Coal miners who were once employed at Nine Miles Mining Inc. in Wise County, VA has been granted a preliminary settlement after alleging the WARN Act was violated.
The lawsuit was filed about a year ago and the proposed settlement states that Nine Mile Mining Inc. has agreed to pay a total of $745,000. The amount of each class member’s settlement was derived by calculating an estimate of the amount of wages each class member would receive in a 60-day period. Each class member then receives a pro-rata percentage of his total potential wage damages. Each class member will receive 76.11 percent of his total potential wage damages, after attorneys’ fees.
The final hearing for the settlement is on Febuary 23 at 10:30 am in Abingdon, VA