Safety Citations Knowingly Unfounded: American Coal

Law360, New York (March 5, 2010, 12:32 PM EST) -- American Coal Co. has lodged an amended lawsuit against U.S. mine safety officials, claiming they unlawfully imposed a quota on safety inspectors that led to the issuance of unfounded safety violation citations.

The coal mining company — owned by Ohio-based Murray Energy Corp. — filed the amended complaint Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, a day ahead of a refiling deadline set by Judge Michael J. Reagan.

The judge had previously dismissed without prejudice a count of deprivation of due...
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