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‘Poison,’ ‘Toxic’ Nixed By Judges

Slurry victims’ lawyers limited in Massey suit

July 23, 2011
By VICKI SMITH, Associated Press , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WHEELING - Three judges who will hear a coal slurry pollution lawsuit against Massey Energy have declared any reference to a deadly 2010 mine explosion off limits for the August trial and ordered the plaintiffs' lawyers to avoid inflammatory phrases including "poison" or "toxic soup" in opening statements.

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