McGuireWoods' Links To Freedom Questioned In Ch. 11 Case

Law360, Los Angeles (February 5, 2014, 10:10 PM EST) -- The U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee for Freedom Industries Inc., the now-bankrupt company blamed for a chemical leak in West Virginia, asked a bankruptcy judge on Wednesday to reconsider a final decision to make McGuireWoods LLP counsel for the debtor, saying the firm’s connections to the company may be too close.

The law firm represented Chemstream Holdings Inc. in its acquisition of Freedom in late 2013, and Freedom-related subsidiary Etowah River Terminal, according to its own declarations. The firm also represented J. Clifford Forrest, Freedom Industries’ owner, and...
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