Justices To Reconsider $50M Massey Case

Law360, New York (January 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals voted unanimously Thursday to rehear its reversal of a $50 million verdict against Massey Energy Co. for allegedly trying to run several smaller companies out of business, after photos surfaced of the Massey CEO and the chief justice vacationing together.

In a 5-0 order, with Judge Donald H. Cookman of the 22nd Judicial Circuit sitting in for Chief Justice Elliot Maynard, who recused himself, the state's highest court granted the plaintiffs' petition for reconsideration and scheduled argument for March...
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