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Massey Energy Derivative Litigation: Remembering Who The Real Victims Are
Posted on 15 Jun 2011 by Brian JM Quinn

David Marcus of The Deal discusses an important footnote in Vice Chancellor Strine's opinion in the recent Massey derivative litigation. During oral argument, I pointed out that Strine referred to Massey shareholders as the least sympathetic victims... Read More

Lawsuit Filing Seeks To Overturn SEC Rules Over 'Conflict Minerals'
Posted on 1 Nov 2012 by David N. Feldman

The National Association of Manufacturers and the US Chamber of Commerce have filed a lawsuit with the goal of reversing the SEC rules implemented in August, under the Dodd-Frank Act of 2011, requiring disclosure of "conflict minerals." The... Read More

Miners Seek Final Judgment on Withdrawal Law
Posted on 8 Jul 2013 by William Perry Pendley

DENVER - A 117-year-old nonprofit, non-partisan mining trade association with thousands of members, which had argued that a federal law used to lock-up a million acres of federal land in northwestern Arizona is unconstitutional, on June 12 sought final... Read More

Miner Battles Forest Service’s Attempt to Moot Lawsuit
Posted on 8 Jul 2013 by William Perry Pendley

DENVER - A Colorado man who owns 10 valuable mining claims in the White River National Forest in north-central Colorado on June 19 filed legal documents to resist an attempt by the federal government to dismiss his lawsuit in federal district court challenging... Read More

Jones Walker Expands Energy Industry Team
Posted on 20 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON — Jones Walker has named Michael B. Donald, a partner in the firm's Houston office, and Marjorie A. McKeithen, of counsel in the firm's New Orleans office, co-chairs of the Energy Industry Team. The firm has combined attorneys... Read More

Environmental Group Sues Interior Over Wyoming Coal Leasing
Posted on 22 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – (AP) An environmental group is suing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to try to get the government to increase its regulation of mining in the nation's top coal-producing region. The lawsuit filed by WildEarth Guardians in U.S... Read More

Tough Mining Law Survives Court Test In Kentucky
Posted on 6 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - (AP) Federal regulators have used an enforcement provision of the 33-year-old mine safety law for the first time to win a legal battle involving a troubled Kentucky mine owned by Massey Energy Co. Mine safety experts say the case demonstrates... Read More

Massey Faces More Lawsuits From West Virginia Explosion
Posted on 12 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - (AP) Massey Energy Co. says it is facing more lawsuits filed by miners and the families of miners killed in the Upper Big Branch mine explosion last year. The Richmond, Va.-based mining company said in a regulatory filing Tuesday that... Read More

Mining Company To Pay $263 Million To Settle Superfund Lawsuit
Posted on 14 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SPOKANE, Wash. - (AP) The largest mining company in Idaho's Silver Valley will pay $263.4 million plus interest to settle one of the nation's largest Superfund lawsuits one of the top 10 such settlements in history, the U.S. Environmental Protection... 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

Potash Files Lawsuit Against BHP Billiton
Posted on 22 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

TORONTO - (AP) Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan asked a U.S. court on Wednesday to block a US$39 billion hostile takeover by BHP Billiton on the grounds BHP has made "false statements and half-truths" in an effort to manipulate the perceived value... Read More