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West Virginia Gov. Justice, Company Ordered To Pay $6.8M In Coal Feud

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge in Delaware has ordered West Virginia Gov. James Justice and one of his family-owned coal companies to pay $6.8 million for breaching a contract with a Pennsylvania coal exporter.

The ruling was handed down this week in a lawsuit filed in 2018 by Pennsylvania-based Xcoal Energy & Resources.

Xcoal claimed that the billionaire coal magnate and his family-owned Bluestone Energy Sales and Southern Coal failed to fulfill a 2017 agreement to deliver hundreds of thousands of tons of coal for shipment overseas.

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