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  • Owner of West Virginia mine where 29 died “valued production over safety” Tuesday, December 6, 2011 � by jg

    Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette: The disaster that killed 29 miners at West Virginia’s Upper Big Branch coal mine in April 2010 was “entirely preventable,” according to a report on the incident by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration.

  • Settlement reached in West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 Tuesday, December 6, 2011 � by jg

    Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette: The owners of a West Virginia coal mine where 29 miners died in an explosion in April 2010 will pay $200 million to resolve civil enforcement actions and some criminal matters relating to the disaster.

  • Coal mine security chief faces felony charges after deadly blast Monday, February 28, 2011 � by jg

    Wall Street Journal: A federal grand jury indicted the chief of security at the Massey Energy Company on charges of lying to investigators and ordering the destruction of security-related documents.

  • The man behind the West Virginia mine disaster that killed 29 men Tuesday, December 14, 2010 � by jg

    Rolling Stone: Reporter Jeff Goodell tells the story of Don Blankenship, the coal mining executive who turned Massey Energy into a “national symbol of lethal greed.”

  • Judge, citing fraud, throws out $2.3 million Dole verdict Friday, July 16, 2010 � by scott

    A California judge threw out a $2.3 million jury verdict against Dole over its use of a pesticide in Nicaragua, filed by workers who said they had suffered sterility and other health issues. Dole accused the workers and lawyers of concocting a fraud.

  • On John Stossel, and lawyers as ‘parasites’ Friday, July 9, 2010 � by scott

    Only the naive believe corporations operate with the public good in mind. And it’s lawyers with access to the courts that keep them (somewhat) honest.

  • Why has Wal-Mart spent more than $1 million to fight a $7,000 fine? Wednesday, July 7, 2010 � by jg

    New York Times: The company contends the government is improperly trying to tell companies to prevent “crowd trampling” as an occupational hazard.