This excerpt taken from the LPL 20-F filed Apr 11, 2005.
Article 15. Deadlock
above shares which may be sold or purchased being hereinafter called Option Shares). The Option shall be exercised by either party (Option Party) serving on a written notice (Option Notice) of its wish to exercise the Option to the other party (Non-Option Party) within 30 days after failure by the top management of NEG and LPL to resolve the Deadlock within the above 30 days period.