Massey Drops Challenge To W.Va. High Court Recusals

Law360, New York (July 24, 2009, 3:58 PM EDT) -- Coal producer Massey Energy Co. said Friday that it would drop a suit seeking review of the West Virginia Supreme Court's judicial recusal policies, saying the suit's “driving forces” — including former high court Justice Larry Starcher — are no longer an issue.

Massey and subsidiary Marfork Coal Co. Inc. filed a voluntary stipulation of dismissal for the 2006 suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on Friday.

Massey, the fourth-largest U.S. coal producer, challenged the state Supreme Court's recusal...
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