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  •  Was anyone's property destroyed? (1+ / 0-)
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    Futuristic Dreamer

    NO.

    Only humans were harmed.

    Therefore, NO JAIL.

    There are two kinds of people in this world. The kind who divide the world into two kinds of people, and the kind who don't.

    by upstate NY on Wed Jun 29, 2011 at 08:36:28 PM PDT

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      there might be a case for property destroyed.

      I'm not a lawyer, but....the UBB  explosion resulted in unprofitable quarters.  And Alpha got Massey cheap.  So if I'm a shareholder there's probably a case to be made that Blankenship & the Board, through their actions, destroyed the value of the shareholders property.  Will anyone take this approach?  Probably not.  There were some atttempts to halt the sale of the company, court filings were mostly confiodential, and the sale went on.  Courts let the sale go through anyways.

      Republicans: if they only had a heart.

      by leu2500 on Wed Jun 29, 2011 at 08:50:50 PM PDT

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