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Massey board member resigns

At least one Massey Energy board of directors member, Lady Barbara Thomas Judge, has resigned in the wake of the April 5 disaster that killed 29 workers at Massey’s Upper Big Branch M ine in Raleigh County, W.Va.

Massey gave no explanation for the move when it announced it in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Interestingly, Lady Judge was not among those board members named as defendants last week in a shareholder derivative lawsuit against Massey’s governing board and top executives.