Massey And Justice Starcher Clash Over Recusal

Law360, New York (April 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- West Virginia State Supreme Court Justice Larry Starcher is adamant about holding a public hearing over Massey Energy Company's insistence that he recuse himself from a case involving the coal mining giant.

Richmond, Va.-based Massey filed a motion in December 2007 requesting that Justice Starcher recuse himself from its appeal of a $240 million judgment granted to Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corporation. The company said his recusal in that judgment should necessarily follow his February recusal from a separate Massey case.

Justice Starcher declined that request, stating that...
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