Consolidation Coal Settles $380M Polluted Mines Suit

Law360, New York (June 6, 2012, 4:42 PM EDT) -- C.L. Ritter Lumber Co. Inc. on Wednesday settled its $380 million breach of contract suit against Consolidation Coal Co. and three other companies over billions of gallons of polluted water allegedly dumped into two coal mines.

In a short order filed in the Western District of Virginia, U.S. District Judge James P. Jones dismissed the case after the parties said they had resolved all of the disputes at issue.

The settlement details were not publicly available, and an attorney for Consolidation Coal declined to comment. An...
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