LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom
WV: Law Firms Seek to Represent Families of 29 Miners Killed in Upper Big Branch Explosion

CHARLESTON, WV - Law firms are reportedly approaching the families of the 29 miners that died in the recent Upper Big Branch explosion to represent them in wrongful death actions. To prevail in a wrongful death action, the plaintiffs must prove that company management showed a conscious and deliberate...

WV: Massey Energy to Begin Discussing Benefits Packages for Miners' Survivors

JULIAN, WV - The Charleston Daily Mail reports that Massey Energy will begin discussing benefits packages for survivors of the 29 miners who died in the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion, but it remains to be seen if the company packages will deter multimillion-dollar wrongful death lawsuits that are expected...

WV: Massey Sues MSHA for Failure to Approve Ventilation Practices

West Virginia - Massey Energy Co., the company that owns the Upper Big Branch mine where 29 miners were killed earlier this year, has filed a lawsuit againt the Mine Safety and Health Administration, claiming that Massey was unable to challenge MSHA's ventilation-plan requirements in violation of...