Longview Judge Won't Order Mediation In Contractor Fight

Law360, Wilmington (January 15, 2014, 7:01 PM EST) -- The Delaware bankruptcy judge presiding over coal plant operator Longview Power LLC's case said Wednesday that he won't order mediation in the dispute with several contractors over nearly $360 million in mechanics liens in part because not all of the parties have indicated support for the process.

During a status conference in the case, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Brendan L. Shannon said that although he has "a lot of affection" for the mediation process, he was unsure how useful it would be in this instance if each...
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