The settlement aims to resolve claims by nearly 600 West Virginians alleging Massey Energy coal operations poisoned their water.
Massey alleges someone from the plaintiff’s side breached a confidentiality agreement that’s part of the deal. Settlement details were reported by The Associated Press earlier this month.
Lawyers for the plaintiffs say they don’t know who may be responsible. The lawyers will give the three-judge panel documents they prepared to inform plaintiffs of the deal.
The judges were holding a hearing into the matter in a Kanawha County courtroom when it shook from Tuesday’s 5.9-magnitude earthquake.
Both sides agreed to the review after the courtroom was evacuated.