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Bankruptcy judge OKs motion to keep Southern reorganization details secret

By Clair Johnson

Billings Gazette


The trustee for a bankrupt wholesale power cooperative can keep key information in a proposed reorganization plan confidential, a judge ruled on Monday.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Ralph Kirscher granted a request by Lee Freeman, trustee of Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission Cooperative, for a protective order to keep information about rates and pricing with a potential power supplier secret.

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