Thursday, June 16, 2005

Blankenship Files $300 Million Lawsuit

According to this report at WVNS, Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship is "striking back at people and organizations he said he believes tried to hurt his reputation and harm the coal company[.]" He has filed a $300 million lawsuit in state court in Fairfax County, Virginia, naming as defendants the United Mine Workers of America, Cecil Roberts, president of UMWA, West Virginia Consumers for Justice, an independent political group that was active in the 2004 election season, Kenneth Perdue, chairman of West Virginia Consumers for Justice, and The Charleston Gazette, a newspaper being sued only by Blankenship and not Massey, according to the article.


The Holywriter said...

Is this guy out to make evryone think he's crazy?

William Stewart said...

Don Blankenship has a point. The leadership in the media, at the capital, and in the rank-and-file democrat hovels hate his guts and have done everything they can to destroy him. The problem is proving it.

Anonymous said...

Blankenship has a lot of room to talk after the vicious and un-truthful attack he waged against the McGraw family.