Exide, Calif. Agency Duel Over $100M Suit, Ch. 11 Shield

Law360, Wilmington (February 2, 2016, 7:09 PM EST) -- Battery recycler Exide Technologies Inc. and California air regulators agreed Tuesday to seek a mediator for a dispute over state rights to court action on as much as $100 million in environmental claims that Exide considers barred by its Delaware bankruptcy case.

The mediation plan, supported by Judge Kevin J. Carey, would give the sides up to several weeks to seek settlement on California’s attempt to resume pursuit of claims related to toxic emissions and permit violations at the company’s now-shuttered Vernon plant near Los Angeles.

California agreed in July to delay action on the state civil suit, which targets Exide’s...

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