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Layoffs at coal mining company prompted two WARN Act suits – $625,000 Settlement and $745,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiffs brought two class actions under the federal WARN Act against two affiliates of Southern Coal Corporation. Both class actions were filed in the U.S. District Court in Abingdon. These actions arose from layoffs of approximately 155 coal miners by ...

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No New Discovery in Coalbed Methane Case (access required)

In plaintiffs’ long-running suit seeking royalties from defendant coalbed methane producers, remanded by the 4th Circuit for redetermination of class certification, the Abingdon U.S. District Court denies plaintiffs’ requests for additional discovery; plaintiffs’ request discovery that would be cumulative of ...

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