Former Massey CEO's Criminal Trial Pushed Back To April

Law360, New York (January 6, 2015, 12:56 PM EST) -- A West Virginia federal judge on Monday postponed by almost three months the criminal trial of former Massey Energy Co. CEO Don Blankenship in connection with 29 miner deaths, over opposition from the federal government.

U.S. District Judge Irene C. Berger set April 20 as the new date for the trial of the former head executive of coal giant Massey, rescheduling the trial from its original date of Jan. 26. 

Judge Berger granted Blankenship's motion to exclude time under the Speedy Trial Act, excluding the time from Jan. 26 through the new trial date and resetting deadlines in the case....

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