Schoene v. McElroy Coal Co.

ELR Citation: 46 ELR 20028
No(s). 5:13-cv-95 (N.D.W. Va. Jan 29, 2016) (Bailey, J.)

A district court denied mining companies' motion for summary judgment seeking to dismiss property owners' lawsuit against them for alleged subsidence damage. The coal companies, who lease the coal interests under the owners' property, engage in a mining technique known as "longwall mining," a form o...