Chesapeake Loses Bid to Make River Birch to Show E-Mails

Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK) lost a bid to force River Birch Capital LLC to turn over e-mails explaining why it bought 2019 notes that are now the subject of a dispute in Manhattan federal court. The judge ruled that River Birch’s motive was irrelevant.

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