State High Court Affirms $50M Massey Verdict Reversal

Law360, New York (November 13, 2009, 4:28 PM EST) -- West Virginia's highest court has upheld on remand its decision to overturn a $50 million verdict against Massey Energy Co. in a dispute over coal contracts, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that the court should have disqualified a judge who received campaign funds from a Massey executive.

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals rendered the decision in favor of Massey on Thursday on remand, after the U.S. Supreme Court determined in June that Chief Justice Brent Benjamin should have recused himself from the case...
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