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  • Writer's pictureKirk Hartley

The WV Mine Explosion as an Example of the Intersection of Criminal Law and Torts

A news article on the criminal trial from the West Virginia mine explosion provides a concrete example of how limits on trial evidence may induce unreality for witnesses, lawyers, judges and jurors. The article is from the Charleston Gazette- Mail on  Sunday October 25, 2105. The big picture point is that actions may not be judged in full context, and potential defendants should keep that in mind when considering, making and executing on a decision.

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