Court Says Massey CEO's Maid Should Be Paid

Law360, New York (June 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that the former maid of Massey Energy chief Don Blankenship is owed unemployment benefits even though she technically quit.

On Tuesday, the West Virginia Supreme Court unanimously reversed an earlier decision against Deborah May, ruling that she did not leave her position of her own free will and that she has the right to collect unemployment funds.

From 2001 to 2005, May served as the personal maid for Blankenship. She got the job through her employer, Mate...
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