Unformatted text preview: They must remain liable for damages that they cause to property. This is the case because it maintains the most order and again limits the number of cases that will come up. This is best for the public. It also makes coal mining companies much more careful as they know if something collapses, they’re in trouble. Defense: Nicholas DeBenedictis, Secretary Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, et al. Verdict: 50% of the coal must be left, the coal mining companies must be liable for and damage that occurs. This is a greater public good question. Law and Economics Notes:...
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- Fall '07
- Supreme Court of the United States, Coal, Antonin Scalia, Anthracite, Keystone Bituminous Coal Association