The Price of Justice: a True Story of Two Lawyers' Epic Battle Against Corruption and Greed in Coal (BOK)

The Price of Justice: a True Story of Two Lawyers' Epic Battle Against Corruption and Greed in Coal (BOK)

Laurence Leamer

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Don Blankenship, head of Massey Energy since the early 1990s, ran an industry that provides nearly half of America's electric power. But wealth and influence weren't enough for Blankenship and his company, as they set about destroying corporate and personal rivals, challenging the Constitution, purchasing the West Virginia judiciary, and wilfully disregarding safety standards in the company's mines - in which scores died unnecessarily. As Blankenship hobnobbed with a West Virginia Supreme Court justice in France, his company polluted the drinking water of hundreds of citizens while he himself fostered baroque vendettas against anyone who dared challenge his sovereignty over coal country. Just about the only thing that stood in the way of Blankenship's tyranny over a state and an industry was a pair of odd-couple attorneys, Dave Fawcett and Bruce Stanley, who undertook a legal quest to bring justice to this corner of America. From the backwoods courtrooms of West Virginia they pursued their case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and to a dramatic decision declaring that the wealthy and powerful are not entitled to purchase their own brand of law.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Laurence Leamer
Forlag
Saint Martin's Press Inc.
ISBN 9780805094718
Antall sider 448 Dimensjoner 16,6cm x 24,1cm x 3,6cm
Vekt 635 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Corporate crime, Financial law

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