James River Coal Company (2014) Bankruptcy New Filing Alert: Application For Authority To Retain Professionals

On April 23, 2014, an application for authority to retain professionals was filed in the bankruptcy case of James River Coal Company (2014) and its affiliates.

The filing was assigned docket number 129 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows:

Application to Employ (Debtors’ Application for Authority to Employ and Retain Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP as Counsel to the Debtors and Debtors in Possession Retroactive to the Petition Date) filed by Henry Pollard Long III of Hunton & Williams, LLP on behalf of James River Coal Company. (Long, Henry)

James River Coal Company (2014) filed for bankruptcy protection, or had an involuntary bankruptcy petition filed against it, on April 7, 2014. The bankruptcy case is pending before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia . The case number for the lead bankruptcy case is 14-31848. The bankruptcy case is currently assigned to United States Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Huennekens. The law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP is acting as lead bankruptcy counsel to James River Coal Company (2014) in the bankruptcy case.

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