545 residents of Mingo County, West Virginia, have filed a multi-million dollar personal injury and wrongful death lawsuit against an energy company. It is set to go to trial in 2011, according to a New York Injury Lawyer.
The suit claims that the company poisoned residential drinking water when it in poured 1.4 billion gallons of coal slurry into abandoned underground mines between 1978 and 1987. According to the suit, this highly toxic slurry seeped up through cracks in the earth and got into the wells. The company denies it did anything wrong, but residents have told New York Injury Lawyers that their water often ran orange, red, or black.
As of now, the trial is set for August 1, 2011. “I suggest you all clear your calendars for August and September,” the presiding judge told a gathering of attorneys. New York Injury Lawyers have learned there were only five claimants when the case originated in 2004.
“It has grown to more than 500,” an attorney reported. “Some of the claims have changed from personal injury to wrongful death because some have died.” Another attorney claims there have been at least three deaths and more may occur.
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