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A federal bankruptcy judge is calling for parties to meet to discuss how to conclude the case of Freedom Industries, whose January 2014 chemical spill caused a tap-water ban for 300,000 people for days.
The Charleston Gazette reports Judge Ronald Pearson scheduled a March 3 status conference in the case.
In a Feb. 6 order, Pearson noted more than $300 million in claims had been filed against Freedom. Spill victims filed 3,800 of them.
Pearson said Freedom has $1.5 million left after starting the case with almost $16 million.
Pearson said the court isn’t comfortable deciding a proposed $3.2 million insurance settlement without consulting spill claimants. Ex-Freedom President Gary Southern has objected to the settlement.
Southern, five other ex-Freedom officials and the company itself face charges in the spill.