A mediation between parties in a lawsuit involving the band Live has been rescheduled for Dec. 14 in New York.

An initial mediation, which was slated for Nov. 1, was postponed because of Hurricane Sandy.

John J. Rosenberg, lawyer representing former Live lead singer Ed Kowalczyk, confirmed the new date of the mediation - an informal and confidential process often taken to resolve disputes without the need for lengthy and costly litigation.

A lawsuit filed in May 2010 in New York by Live band members Patrick Dahlheimer, Chad Gracey and Chad Taylor alleges Kowalczyk and the band's longtime manager, David Levin, violated terms of a contract.

The members of Live grew up together in York and graduated from William Penn Senior High School before going on to make multiplatinum albums and tour the globe in the 1990s. By 2009, the members parted ways. Dahlheimer, Gracey and Taylor pursued other musical projects and recently began performing as Live again.

"We have exhausted every effort known to man to try and reach some sort of peaceful accord with Ed," Taylor said in July. In a text message, he added "the legal drama ... pales in comparison to the personal nature and disappointment of losing a childhood friend."

Kowalczyk pursued a solo career. He performed an acoustic show Nov. 9 at Penn State York's Pullo Family Performing Arts Center.

"As to the details of the legal proceedings, for now I will only say that both suits are baseless and totally without merit," Kowalczyk wrote via email in August.

Kowalczyk as well as Dahlheimer, Gracey and Taylor have declined subsequent interview requests.

Read more about Live, which got its start in York, and lawsuits involving group members at www.flipsidepa.com/live.