Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- For the third time in nearly two years, West Virginia's top court is hearing a coal contract dispute involving Massey Energy Co.
But because of that passage of time, the State Supreme Court will be looking at the case with a nearly entire new set of eyes.
Tuesday's scheduled arguments follow June's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned the state justices' last decision in the dispute.
Massey is appealing a $50 million verdict won by Harman Mining and its president.
Harman and Hugh Caperton allege the Richmond, Va.-based Massey hijacked a supply contract, bankrupting them.
Appearance of bias allegations have preceded each rehearing of the case.
Only justice Robin Davis has heard the case previously of the five fielding Tuesday's arguments.
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