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Peevyhouse v. Garland Coal & Mining Company
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Plaintiffs leased their farm to Defendant, a mining company for five years. Defendant performed strip mining. The contract included a provision where Defendant would do remedial work to fill in the holes caused by Defendant’s mining after the mining was complete. This work involved moving substantial amounts of dirt. Defendants did not do the remedial work. The trial court established that the remedial work would cost more than $29,000.00 and that the value of the farm would increase by $300.00. The court awarded Plaintiffs $5,000.00.
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