CHARLESTON — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit vacated a permit that would go across the Appalachian Trail with the three-judge panel criticizing the permit being approved in the first place.
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In proposed Monitronics $28 Million TCPA settlement, attorneys would pocket $9.3M and class members $38
WHEELING. W. Va. (Legal Newsline) – Individual plaintiffs in multidistrict Telephone Consumer Protection Act litigation stand to pocket $38 each in a $28 million settlement proposed in federal court in March.
RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – As a panel of judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit prepares to consider the appeal in a case pitting a Loudoun County, Va., official and a frequent critic, the ACLU is stepping in.
CHARLESTON – The U.S. State Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued an opinion on Dec. 20 stating that Gov. Jim Justice’s company is on the hook for two holes-in-one payments to spectators during the 2015 Greenbrier Classic golf tournament, because the policy requirements weren’t met.
CHARLESTON – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has granted a request by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to throw out the DEP’s approval of the Mountain Valley Pipeline and let them start over.
RICHMOND, Va. – A federal appeals court upheld a decision made by a West Virginia federal judge earlier this year that a drilling waste ban in Fayette County was preempted by state law.
CHARLESTON – The U.S. Circuit of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has upheld a $1.23 million contempt-of-court fine issued to Justice Energy in a lawsuit filed against the company by James River Equipment.
WASHINGTON – Don Blankenship’s legal team formally has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his appeal. Attorneys for the former Massey Energy CEO filed the petition May 25 asking the Justices to take up an appeal of his criminal mine safety conviction. They say the U.S. District Court in Charleston and the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., both erred in rulings, and they claim Blankenship was a victim of politics.
LAS VEGAS – Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship has finished serving his sentence, but he says he still plans to fight to get the truth out about the 2010 Upper Big Branch explosion.
RICHMOND, Va. -- Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship must serve the rest of his one-year term in federal prison. A federal appeals panel on Jan. 19 issued a ruling upholding Blankenship’s conviction from U.S. District Court in 2015. Blankenship, who was sentenced to a year in prison on a misdemeanor conspiracy charge for the 2010 explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine that killed 29 miners, reported to Taft Federal Prison in California on May 12, 2016.
CHARLESTON – The Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling made by a West Virginia federal judge that coal operators in the state have to comply with water quality standards that limit the amount of pollution allowed in streams.
RICHMOND, Va. – A three-judge panel focused its attention on asking former Massey CEO Don Blankenship’s attorneys a multitude of questions during oral arguments for an appeal.