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Massey Energy Settles With 4 Families Of Miners Killed In Upper Big Branch Disaster

First Posted: 08/25/10 03:45 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:30 PM ET

Mine Explosion

In case you missed it, we broke the story yesterday evening on the Gazette's Web site that Massey Energy has settled potential wrongful death lawsuits with four of the families of miners killed in the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster.

It's interesting to note that Massey CEO Don Blankenship has publicly urged the families to settle potential claims against the company without hiring lawyers and filing lawsuits, saying that way they can avoid giving attorneys a cut.

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Filed by Travis Donovan  |