American Coal's Quota Claims Against MSHA Tossed

Law360, New York (February 23, 2010, 3:28 PM EST) -- A federal judge has tossed American Coal Co.'s claims over the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration's implementation of a citation quota that allegedly led to baseless citations, but has given the coal mine operator a chance to amend its allegations before completely dismissing the suit.

Judge Michael J. Reagan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on Friday granted MSHA's motion to dismiss the company's three claims for declaratory and injunctive relief, ruling that while the court has the authority to...
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