W.Va. Court Grills Massey In Appeal Of $50M Verdict

Law360, New York (September 8, 2009, 7:24 PM EDT) -- West Virginia's highest court reconsidered Tuesday whether to uphold a $50 million verdict against Massey Energy Co., this time without the chief justice, whose reversal of the verdict was tarnished by connections to the coal giant.

The dispute has a lurid history, with the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals hearing Massey’s appeal on remand after the U.S. Supreme Court determined in June that Chief Justice Brent Benjamin should have recused himself from the case before casting the decisive vote to reverse the 1998 verdict, currently...
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