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Oklahoma City contractor Bloom Electric files for Chapter 11

Family feud precedes Bloom Electric bankruptcy filing in Oklahoma City
by Brianna Bailey Published: June 9, 2014

“Richard Bloom brought in three Oklahoma City police officers to Bloom Electric’s headquarters and orchestrated a public ‘firing’ of David Bloom, along with 12 other key employees that had planned to go to work with David Bloom following the planned company division,” David Bloom claims in court documents.

Richard Bloom claims in court documents that David Bloom and/or another former Bloom employee threatened to “ruin” the company after they were fired and told Bloom workers to walk off job sites, causing work stoppages for contracts with the Grand River Dam Authority and Chesapeake Energy.

Calls to Bloom’s corporate offices and attorneys for Richard Bloom were not returned Monday.

In a statement, David Bloom said he hoped the dispute could be resolved quickly.

“For more than 30 years, my brother and I worked together to make our mark on Bloom Electric. I would have preferred to work out any personal disagreements privately with my brother, but regrettably he elected to file a contentious lawsuit against me, and has now raised a number of extraneous and distracting issues that have further complicated this matter,” David Bloom said in the statement. “I truly want the best for our company and I hope that we can reach a quick resolution. If we cannot, I look forward to continuing to present my side of the story and let the legal process work to its conclusion.”

by Brianna Bailey
Business Writer
Brianna Bailey has lived in Idaho, Germany and Southern California, but Oklahoma is her adopted home. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and has worked at several newspapers in Oklahoma and Southern...
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