4th Circ. Revives Negligence Suit Over W.Va. Miners' Deaths

Law360, New York (June 11, 2013, 3:59 PM EDT) -- The Fourth Circuit on Tuesday revived a suit brought by the widows of two miners killed in a 2006 fire at a Massey Energy Co. subsidiary’s mine, following a ruling by West Virginia's top court that government inspectors can be held accountable for negligence that results in wrongful death.

In mulling whether to vacate a West Virginia federal court's dismissal of the suit brought by the widows of Ellery Hatfield and Don Bragg,  the Fourth Circuit had asked the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to...
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