Court Reverses Award Of Attorney Fees To Coal Cos.

Law360, New York (August 1, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An appeals court has ruled that Williams Mountain Coal Co. and Augusta Processing Inc. are not entitled to attorneys’ fees in a failed suit brought on behalf of six retired miners, finding that the plaintiffs did not initiate the suit in bad faith.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit concluded Thursday that although it previously affirmed a lower court’s decision to grant the coal companies summary judgment in the miners’ suit, it reversed and remanded the lower court’s order forcing the...
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