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Friday, April 19, 2013

“Virginia court says Caperton lawsuit against former Massey Coal can proceed”: This article appears today in The Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette.

And Alison Frankel’s “On the Case” from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has a report headlined “Virginia Supreme Court revives epic suit against Massey Coal.”

You can access yesterday’s ruling of the Supreme Court of Virginia at this link.

On a somewhat related note, in today’s mail I received a second advance review copy of Laurence Leamer’s new book, “The Price of Justice: A True Story of Greed and Corruption.” As a result, it’s time for another “How Appealing” book give-away. The rules remain the same as before:

(1) This offer is open only to individuals who have a mailing address in the United States; (2) If you want the book, you must send me an email explaining why you want the book; (3) The person whom I choose to receive the book will have the opportunity to email me a two-paragraph review of the book due not later than 30 days after receiving the book, which I may choose to publish at “How Appealing” together with the reviewer’s name or (at a minimum) a description of the reviewer’s relevant qualifications; and (4) The person whom I choose to receive the book will need to provide me with his or her name and mailing address, either in the original email or in response to my email advising that he or she has been selected to receive the book. This book apparently will be sold at retail for $30.00, and it will be mailed free of charge to the winner of this give-away.

Any reader who is interested in receiving this book should send me an email that arrives at my blog’s email account ([email protected]) between now and noon eastern time on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. The selection of a recipient will be within the sole discretion of this blog’s author, and no appeals or original writs will be entertained.

Posted at 9:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Court guilty of age denial?” Yesterday’s edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer contained an editorial that begins, “In an age of long-term unemployment, crippled investments, and actuarial uncertainty, many Americans have discovered that they no longer get to choose their own retirement date. But the justices of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will have none of that.”

And in Monday’s edition of The Philadelphia Daily News, columnist John Baer had an essay titled “This Case for the Ages should be dropped.”

Posted at 2:48 PM by Howard Bashman