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2 Key Rulings Pending In Global Warming Lawsuits
Posted on 29 Apr 2011 by John G. Nevius

By John G. Nevius, Esq., P.E. On Tuesday, April 19, 2011, two separate oral arguments were held that will help determine the future of climate-change litigation - and whether and how insurance coverage is available to defend against certain climate... Read More

Massey Wins Lawsuit Over Coal Dust At West Virginia School
Posted on 28 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - (AP) Jurors have rejected claims that a Massey Energy coal-loading silo built near a southern West Virginia elementary school exposed hundreds of children to possible health problems, a decision the energy giant said Friday was an... Read More

For Hundreds, Lawsuit Over Coal Slurry Unresolved
Posted on 15 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - (AP) Eighteen months ago, Christina Doyle packed up her two kids for an eight-hour journey to a West Virginia courthouse, hoping for some resolution to a lawsuit o ver water pollution she believes caused her daughter's learning... Read More

Feds Sue Pennsylvania Coal Plant Operators Over Pollution
Posted on 9 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOMER CITY, Pa. - (AP) The federal government on Thursday sued several companies over a coal-burning electricity generating plant, calling it "one of the largest air pollution sources in the nation" and asking the court to keep it from operating... Read More

TVA Paring Coal Operations, Paying $10M To Settle Lawsuits
Posted on 15 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - (AP) The Tennessee Valley Authority over the next five years will shutter operations that account for about 16 percent if its coal-fired capacity to settle lawsuits from several states over air quality, its board said Thursday. TVA... Read More

Mississippi Utility Sues Norfolk Southern Rail For $34 Million
Posted on 3 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

JACKSON, Miss. - (AP) A Mississippi power company has sued Norfolk Southern Railway Company for $34 million, claiming the railroad uses a monopoly over coal deliveries to inflate costs. Hattiesburg-based South Mississippi Electric Power Association said... Read More

Massey: West Virginia Mine Families Offered $3 Million Deals
Posted on 5 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - (AP) Massey Energy Co. has offered families of the 29 miners killed in the Upper Big Branch coal mine explosion $3 million apiece to settle their claims, according to a document filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission... Read More