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A federal judge has ruled that one of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s coal firms owes $1.5 million plus other costs to a Swiss company that said the firm failed to honor a coal supply agreement and subsequent settlement accord.

A judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia granted a request Tuesday from VISA Commodities to enforce an April order from a London-based arbitrator that found Justice’s Bluestone Coal Sales Corp. liable for the $1.5 million plus arbitration costs and interest.

Mike Tony covers energy and the environment. He can be reached at 304-348-1236 or mtony@hdmediallc

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