Massey Case On Brink Of Trial After Failed Mediation

Law360, New York (May 24, 2012, 4:52 PM EDT) -- Claims by hundreds of West Virginia residents against Massey Energy Co. for health problems tied to alleged water contamination could be headed to trial next month after the mining giant failed to reach a settlement in a consolidated class action earlier this week.

Two days of mediation failed to resolve any of the issues Massey and four subsidiaries — now owned by Alpha Natural Resources Inc. — face in the lawsuit brought on behalf of Boone County, W.Va., residents, according to attorneys who were present at...
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