James River Coal Company (2014) Bankruptcy New Filing Alert: Motion For Authority To Assume And/Or Assign Agreements

On June 26, 2014, a motion for authority to assume and/or assign agreements was filed in the bankruptcy case of James River Coal Company (2014) and its affiliates.

The filing was assigned docket number 441 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows:

Motion to Assume (Debtors’ Motion for Entry of an Order Pursuant to Sections 105(a), 363(b) and 365(a) of the Bankruptcy Code Authorizing and Approving the Debtors’ Assumption of a Workers’ Compensation and Employee Liability Insurance Program, and Renewal Thereof) 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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