$104.1M Verdict in International Coal Breach of Contract Lawsuit

A trial court returned a $104.1 million verdict against International Coal Group in a breach of contract lawsuit.

According to court documents, the breach of contract lawsuit was filed in 2006 by Allegheny energy Supply and Monogahela Power Co. The lawsuit claimed International Coal breached a supply contract with Allegheny by declaring a force majeure following a temporary idling of Sycamore No. 2 mine in West Virginia.

International Coal does not expect the breach of contract ruling to affect the completion of its sale to Arch Coal, which was announced Monday.

“We intend to avail ourselves of post-verdict remedies and to appeal the ruling, if necessary,” said International Coal Senior Vice President and General Counsel Roger Nicholson.

If you are involved in a contract dispute, please contact an Orange County Business Attorney of Daily Aljian by calling 949-861-2524.