- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals will hear another round of arguments about whether a pipeline company desecrated a gravesite.

The court will hear arguments Tuesday on whether a lower court erred when it decided that General Pipeline Construction company desecrated dozens of graves when it built a road through Crystal Block Cemetery as part of a pipeline project. The cemetery sits near a historically black coal camp near Sarah Ann, West Virginia.

Jurors ruled in October 2012 that General Pipeline, a subsidiary of Pittsburgh-based EQT Corporation, should pay $900,000 in damages to relatives of those buried in the cemetery. In July 2013, a West Virginia Supreme Court judge turned down the company’s appeal.

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Supreme Court docket: https://bit.ly/1rFPSvn


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