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Massey To Create Medical Fund In W.Va. Slurry Suit

Law360 (February 24, 2011, 4:36 PM EST) -- Massey Energy Co. said Thursday that it would create a medical monitoring fund for hundreds of West Virginia residents who claim the company contaminated groundwater with more than 1 billion gallons of coal slurry.

The deal for the medical monitoring fund came out of a two-day mediation session that was otherwise unsuccessful in resolving the long-standing lawsuit, which is set for trial in August in the Circuit Court of Ohio County, West Virginia.

“Thanks to the efforts of the Mass Litigation Panel mediation judges, this medical...
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