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West Virginia Supreme Court upholds ruling dismissing suit from Massey shareholders


Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In a split decision, the West Virginia Supreme Court has affirmed a court ruling that prevents former Massey Energy shareholders from holding company officials liable for poor management of the company leading up to the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster.

The court voted 3-2 in favor of upholding a ruling from Kanawha County Circuit Court that dismissed a lawsuit from former Massey shareholders and prevented them from filing an amended complaint against Massey officials following the criminal conviction of former Massey CEO Don Blankenship.

Justices Allen Loughry, Menis Ketchum and Beth Walker ruled that Kanawha Circuit Judge Charles King was correct in stopping the lawsuit in the ruling handed down May 25.

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