Justice Maynard recuses himself from Massey case

WV Supreme Court Chief Justice Spike Maynard announced Friday he will recuse himself from a legal dispute between Massey Energy and Hugh Caperton and his company Harman Mining. Maynard’s decision came the same week attorneys for Caperton released pictures of Maynard in the French Riviera with Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship while the case was on appeal. In a prepared statement, Maynard said, “It is not enough to do Justice. Justice must also satisfy the appearance of justice.”

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