The jury issued its verdict Friday afternoon following a five-week trial in Grundy.
Caperton had claimed his companies were financially damaged when Massey slashed the amount of coal it had agreed to buy from the companies. Harman Mining ceased operations1998. Alpha Natural Resources bought Massey in 2011 and assumed many of Massey's liabilities, includthe Capertonrton lawsuit.
One of the
A subsequent West Virginia Supreme Court ruling suggested the case should have been filed in
Buchanan County Circuit Court Judge Henry A. Vanover tossed that lawsuit, finding that the issues had already been hashed out in previous cases. The Virginia Supreme Court disagreed, ruling that the issues in the