Va. High Court Resurrects $50M Coal Mining Dispute

Law360, New York (April 18, 2013, 7:44 PM EDT) -- The Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday revived a $50 million dispute between rival coal mining magnates Hugh M. Caperton and Donald Blankenship, ruling unanimously that Caperton's 2010 suit against Blankenship's Massey Energy Corp. involves different evidence than his 1998 breach of contract suit against the company.

A lower court had thrown out the case, ruling that Caperton could have brought the 2010 tortious interference claims more than a decade earlier, but the state high court found that the second Virginia action required Caperton to show much...
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