Alpha Settles With Families of Massey Blast Victims

Law360, New York (January 10, 2012, 8:58 PM EST) -- Alpha Natural Resources Inc. on Tuesday reportedly settled all remaining wrongful death lawsuits lodged by the families of the 29 miners killed in the deadly 2010 explosion at Massey Energy Co.'s Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia, which led to the largest-ever criminal resolution of a mining probe.

An attorney for several families said Alpha hammered out confidential settlement agreements with the 19 remaining plaintiffs on Tuesday after several days of negotiations, according to the Associated Press.

A representative for Alpha and counsel for several...
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