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Cameron property owner alleges Ohio County Coal mining operations damaged property


By Carrie Bradon | Apr 24, 2019

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MOUNDSVILLE – A Cameron couple alleges their property has been damaged by coal mining operations.

Robert Riggle and Donna Riggle filed a complaint in Marshall Circuit Court against The Ohio County Coal Co. alleging negligent mining operations.

The suit states that Robert Riggle is the owner of a property located at 1702 Dry Ridge Road, Cameron, and both plaintiffs reside at the property. They allege the defendants began long-wall mining operations in March 2017 under and adjacent to the property and due to the defendant's methods of mining, caused damages to the property. The plaintiffs allege the damage includes the loss of natural water resources, damages to the home and buildings and overall impairment of the land.

The plaintiffs allege the defendant has failed to correct the damage or compensate them.

The plaintiffs are seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. They are represented by Eric M. Gordon and Adam E. Barney of Berry, Kessler, Crutchfield, Taylor & Gordon in Moundsville.

The case has been assigned to Judge David. J. Hummel Jr.

Marshall Circuit Court case number 19-C-39

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