W.Va. High Court Asked To Block Massey-Alpha Deal

Law360, New York (May 26, 2011, 7:22 PM EDT) -- A group of Massey Energy Co. shareholders filed a motion Wednesday with West Virginia's highest court in a last-ditch effort to block the coal giant's $7.1 billion acquisition by Alpha Natural Resources Inc.

Massey and Alpha now have until Friday to file a response, and the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals is expected to take up the matter on May 31, according to Andrew MacQueen, an attorney who is representing the shareholder plaintiffs, including the California State Teachers' Retirement System.

One day later, all shareholders...
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