Ex-Owner Has No Mining Rights For Pa. 9/11 Site, Judge Says

Law360, Philadelphia (October 17, 2012, 6:46 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Tuesday found that a company lacked rights to mine on property the U.S. government appropriated via eminent domain to create a memorial for United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed on the site during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

U.S. District Senior Judge Donetta W. Ambrose ruled in favor of the U.S. government, finding that Svonavec, Inc. did not have coal mining rights for the 276-acre site at the time of the taking, except for those for 8 acres both parties agree the...
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