"For the most part we have cleaned up almost 100 percent of that, we're still in this terrible coal business, everybody's just struggling along and doing the best we can," he said.
In December 2011, The Greenbrier was sued by Delta Air Lines. The Greenbrier had guaranteed Delta a minimum amount of revenue in return for providing air service to Greenbrier Valley Airport, north of Lewisburg.
Delta's suit, requesting $4 million, was settled with undisclosed terms.
In 2010, two landscaping companies sued The Greenbrier, alleging that they were not paid for work they did on the Old White golf course, in preparation for The Greenbrier's inaugural PGA tour event.
Aspen Corp., a landscaper, sued The Greenbrier for $1.275 million for work it did on the Old White course.
George Golf Design sued for about $200,000 that they said they were owed for work on the course's 16th hole, among other things.
Both suits were eventually settled, with undisclosed terms.
Phillips, and its Kentucky-based subsidiary The Combs Group, claimed eight debts from the seven Justice-owned businesses. The claims range from about $1,200 they say they're owed by Black River Coal, LLC, up to nearly $350,000 that they're allegedly owed by Sequoia Energy, LLC.
In total, Phillips and The Combs Group are seeking about $1.13 million from Justice's companies.
Among the largest of the bills that Phillips says it is owed is $270,000 for rebuilding two shuttle cars.
Marc Weintraub, a Charleston attorney representing Phillips, said his client had no comment.
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