James River Coal Company

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James River Coal Company

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General Information

On April 7, 2014, James River Coal Company and thirty-three (33) subsidiary companies (collectively, the “Debtors”) filed petitions in the United States Bankruptcy Court for Eastern District of Virginia seeking relief under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The Debtors’ cases have been assigned to Judge Kevin R. Huennekens. These cases are being jointly administered for procedural purposes, meaning that all pleadings filed in these cases will be reflected on case docket for James River Coal Company, Case No. 14-31848 (KRH) (the "Main Case Docket"). The Main Case Docket can be accessed through the website maintained by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (https://www.vaeb.uscourts.gov). An unofficial version of the Main Case Docket is accessible by selecting the “Docket” link at the top of this page.

Important Phone Numbers

For additional information and inquires about these cases, please call the numbers listed below. U.S.-based parties should use the toll free number below. International parties should use the non-U.S. number below:

     Toll Free U.S. #:  877-283-6545
     Non U.S. #:          503-597-7660

Case Information

Hearing on Debtors' Disclosure Statement

A hearing to consider the adequacy of the Disclosure Statement (the “Disclosure Statement Hearing”) was held before the Honorable Kevin R. Huennekens on January 26, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. (ET) convened at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 701 East Broad Street, Courtroom 5000, Richmond, Virginia, 23219, (the “Bankruptcy Court”). The Disclosure Statement may be amended at any time prior to or at the Disclosure Statement Hearing, and the Disclosure Statement Hearing may be adjourned from time to time without further notice, except for the announcement of the adjourned date(s) at the Disclosure Statement Hearing or any continued hearing(s). For copies of the Disclosure Statement, the Plan, or related documents, please click here.

Section 341 Meeting of Creditors

A date for the meeting of creditors pursuant to section 341 of the Bankruptcy Code was held on June 24, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Office of the U.S. Trustee, 701 East Broad St., Suite 4300, Richmond, Virginia.

Sale Hearing

For a copy of the Notice of Stalking Horse Bid, please click here.

The Debtors have determined, in their reasonable judgment and in consultation with the DIP Agent and the UCC, to request that any party interested in purchasing any or all of the assets subject to the Stalking Horse Bid submit to the Debtors, via email (william.murphy@jamesrivercoal.com with a copy to jrcc.sale@davispolk.com), a binding bid in the form of a marked-up version of the Stalking Horse Bid asset purchase agreement for the Debtors’ assets that the party proposes to purchase) so as to be actually received by the Debtors by 5:00 pm (prevailing Eastern Time) on December 27, 2014.


Lead Debtor:
Case No: 14-31848  James River Coal Company

Related Debtors:
Case No: 14-31850 BDCC Holding Company, Inc.
Case No: 14-31851 Bell County Coal Corporation
Case No: 14-31852 Bledsoe Coal Corporation
Case No: 14-31853 Bledsoe Coal Leasing Company
Case No: 14-31856 Blue Diamond Coal Company
Case No: 14-31857 Buck Branch Resources LLC
Case No: 14-31858 Chafin Branch Coal Company, LLC
Case No: 14-31860 Eolia Resources, Inc.
Case No: 14-31861 Hampden Coal Company, LLC
Case No: 14-31862 International Resource Partners LP
Case No: 14-31863 International Resources Holdings I LLC
Case No: 14-31864 International Resources Holdings II LLC
Case No: 14-31866 International Resources, LLC
Case No: 14-31867 IRP GP Holdco LLC
Case No: 14-31868 IRP Kentucky LLC
Case No: 14-31869 IRP LP Holdco Inc.
Case No: 14-31870 IRP WV Corp.
Case No: 14-31871 James River Coal Sales, Inc.
Case No: 14-31872 James River Coal Service Company
Case No: 14-31873 James River Escrow Inc.
Case No: 14-31874 Jellico Mining, LLC
Case No: 14-31875 Johns Creek Coal Company
Case No: 14-31876 Johns Creek Elkhorn Coal Corporation
Case No: 14-31877 Johns Creek Processing Company
Case No: 14-31878 Laurel Mountain Resources LLC
Case No: 14-31879 Leeco, Inc.
Case No: 14-31880 Logan & Kanawha Coal Co., LLC
Case No: 14-31881 McCoy Elkhorn Coal Corporation
Case No: 14-31882 Rockhouse Creek Development, LLC
Case No: 14-31883 Shamrock Coal Company, Incorporated
Case No: 14-31884 Snap Creek Mining, LLC
Case No: 14-31885 Triad Mining Inc.
Case No: 14-31886 Triad Underground Mining, LLC

Claim Form

Proof of Claim Forms

The deadline for the filing of proofs of claim against the Debtors has been established by the Bankruptcy Court as, and expired on, September 22, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. (prevailing Eastern Time) for the General Bar Date; and October 6, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. (prevailing Eastern Time) for the Government Bar Date. Completed forms may be sent to the following addresses:

If by First-Class Mail:
James River Coal Company Claims Processing Center
c/o Epiq Bankruptcy Solutions, LLC
FDR Station, P.O. Box 5015
New York, NY 10150-5015

If by Hand-Delivery or Overnight Mail:
James River Coal Company Claims Processing Center
c/o Epiq Bankruptcy Solutions, LLC
757 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10017

A blank proof of claim form can be obtained here.

A blank administrative proof of claim form can be obtained here.

Key Professionals

Debtors’ Counsel

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
450 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 450-4000
Fax:     (212) 607-7973
Attn:    Marshall S. Huebner, Esq.
           Brian M. Resnick, Esq.
           Michelle M. McGreal, Esq.

Debtors’ Co-Counsel

Hunton & Williams LLP
Riverfront Plaza, East Tower
951 East Byrd Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 788-8200
Fax:     (804) 788-8218
Attn:    Tyler P. Brown, Esq.
           Henry P. (Toby) Long, III, Esq.
           Justin F. Paget, Esq.

Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors

Pursuant to Docket #106, the following creditors have been appointed to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in these cases by the Office of the United States Trustee:

U.S. Bank National Association as Indenture Trustee
Global Corporate Trust Services
60 Livingston Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55107
Attn: Julie J. Becker
Phone:(651) 466-5869
Fax: (651) 466-7401

Aquatic Resources Management
2265 Harrodsburg Rd.
Suite 100
Lexington, KY 40504
Attn: Josh Howard
Phone:(859) 388-9595

Mine Service Company
P.O. Box 858
Hazard, KY 41702
Attn: Wallace Cornett
Phone:(606) 436-3191
Fax: (606) 436-3194

BTG Pactual
601 Lexington Ave
57th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Attn: Eric Mark
Phone:(212) 293-4601
Fax: (212) 293-4609

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
1200 K Street N.W. Suite 340
Washington, D.C. 20005-4026
Attn: Michael Strollo
Phone:(202) 326-4000 ext 4907
Fax: (202) 842-2643

U.S. Trustee

Office of the United States Trustee - Region 4-R
Judy A. Robbins
701 East Broad Street, Suite 4304
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 771-2310
Fax:     (804) 771-2330

Service List

In accordance with the Order Establishing Certain Notice, Case Management and Administrative Procedures, dated April 10, 2014 [ECF No. 77], an updated list of all Core Parties and 2002 List Parties (the "Service List") is below:

Service List No. 2 (updated June 3, 2014)

Service List No. 3 (updated June 16, 2014)

Service List No. 4 (updated June 20, 2014)

Service List No. 5 (updated June 30, 2014)

Service List No. 6 (updated July 1, 2014)

Service List No. 7 (updated July 10, 2014)

Service List No. 8 (updated July 30, 2014)

Service List No. 9 (updated August 21, 2014)

Service List No. 10 (updated August 26, 2014)

Service List No. 11 (updated September 4, 2014)

Service List No. 12 (updated October 3, 2014)

Service List No. 13 (updated November 6, 2014)

Service List No. 14 (updated December 3, 2014)

Service List No. 15 (updated December 5, 2014)

Service List No. 16 (updated January 6, 2015)

Service List No. 17 (updated February 2, 2015)

Service List No. 18 (updated March 2, 2015)

Service List No. 19 (updated March 4, 2015)

Service List No. 20 (updated March 30, 2015)

Service List No. 21 (updated April 2, 2015)

Service List No. 22 (updated April 3, 2015)

Service List No. 23 (updated May 12, 2015)

Service List No. 24 (updated June 5, 2015)

Service List No. 25 (updated June 11, 2015)

Service List No. 26 (updated June 23, 2015)

Service List No. 27 (updated July 2, 2015)

Service List No. 28 (updated July 21, 2015)

Service List No. 29 (updated August 3, 2015)

Service List No. 30 (updated September 17, 2015)

Service List No. 31 (updated October 5, 2015)

Service List No. 32 (updated November 10, 2015)

Service List No. 33 (updated November 25, 2015)

Service List No. 34 (updated December 08, 2015)

Service List No. 35 (updated January 08, 2016)

Service List No. 36 (updated January 20, 2016)

Service List No. 37 (updated February 26, 2016)

Service List No. 38 (updated March 4, 2016)

Service List No. 39 (updated March 8, 2016)

Service List No. 40 (updated April 4, 2016)

Service List No. 41 (updated May 6, 2016)

Service List No. 42 (updated June 10, 2016)

Service List No. 43 (updated July 8, 2016)

Useful Links

Debtors' Website: http://www.jamesrivercoal.com

Website Information

An unofficial version of the Main Case Docket can be accessed through this website by selecting “Docket” link at the top of this page. In addition, from time to time, certain key documents filed in these cases or otherwise made available by the Debtors will be available by selecting the “Key Documents” link above. Should you have any questions relating to this website, please feel free to contact us at 646.282.2400.

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