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The Buffalo Creek Disaster: How the Survivors of One of the Worst Disasters in Coal-Mining History Broughtsuit Against the Coal Company--And Won

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One Saturday morning in February 1972, an impoundment dam owned by the Pittston Coal Company burst, sending a 130 million gallon, 25 foot tidal wave of water, sludge, and debris crashing into southern West Virginia's Buffalo Creek hollow. It was one of the deadliest floods in U.S. history. 125 people were killed instantly, more than 1,000 were injured, and over 4,000 were suddenly homeless. Instead of accepting the small settlements offered by the coal company's insurance offices, a few hundred of the survivors banded together to sue. This is the story of their triumph over incredible odds and corporate irresponsibility, as told by Gerald M. Stern, who as a young lawyer and took on the case and won.

About the Author

Gerald M. Stern is a Counselmen at Phillips & Cohen LLP, a practice is devoted exclusively to representing whistleblowers in qui tam lawsuits. He graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School before beginning his legal career in Washington.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780394723433
Subtitle:
How the survivors of one of the worst disasters in coal-mining history brought suit against the coal company--and won
Author:
Stern, Gerald M.
Author:
Stern, Gerald M.
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Criminal Law
Subject:
Legal History
Subject:
Natural Disasters
Subject:
West virginia
Subject:
Floods
Subject:
Floods -- West Virginia -- Buffalo Creek (Logan County)
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Civil law
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
20080506
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x .6 in .5 lb

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