Massey Units Lose Bid To Appeal Orders In Selenium Suit

Law360, New York (June 21, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT) -- A West Virginia federal judge refused Monday to allow Massey Energy Co. to immediately appeal orders finding that a $20 million settlement between the energy giant and regulators didn't bar a private environmental suit and that two Massey subsidiaries were liable for selenium discharges.

In rejecting the motion for certification of finality for appeal, U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers pointed out that the court had yet to decide the level of relief to be awarded to the Sierra Club and three other green groups that...
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