Trustees in two of the bankruptcies had filed adversary proceedings against the former accountants and lawyers of the former CEO of the bankrupt companies, alleging RICO violations. Suits were also filed against numerous entities allegedly related to the former CEO, alleging conspiracy to defraud creditors. Counterclaims were filed personally against the Trustee for breach of fiduciary duty. Over twenty lawyers were involved in the mediation sessions, which extended over a forty-five day period.