The Marshall County Coal Company et al v. Oliver et al
MEMORANDUM in Opposition to Plaintiff's 21 Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order by Home Box Office, Inc., Partially Important Productions, LLC, Time Warner, Inc. . (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit E (con'd), # 7 Exhibit F, # 8 Exhibit G)(Fitzsimmons, Robert) Modified on 7/28/2017 to link to Motion (kac).
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2017
Murray Energy Corporation Sues Time Warner, Inc., Home Box Office, Inc.,
and Others For False and Defamatory Broadcast
In response to the blatantly false, totally concocted, and deliberately destructive
statements made against Mr. Robert E. Murray, Murray Energy Corporation, and certain of its
West Virginia Subsidiary Companies (collectively “Murray Energy”), Mr. Murray and Murray
Energy confirm that they have sued Time Warner, Inc. (“Time Warner”), Home Box Office, Inc.
(“HBO”), and their operatives for the false and defamatory statements that they made during the
broadcast of an episode of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” on June 18, 2017.
The deceitful and damaging statements of Time Warner, HBO, and their operatives were
clearly a deliberant attempt to assassinate the character of Mr. Robert E. Murray, a champion of
the United States coal industry and patriotic American, and to destroy Murray Energy, a
company which Mr. Murray founded nearly thirty years ago and built into the largest
underground coal mining company in the United States. Allowing these false statements to stand
unrefuted would be a disservice to the Company’s employees, who rely on Mr. Murray and
Murray Energy for their continued livelihoods, and to the Company’s lenders, customers, and
suppliers who depend on our integrity and performance.
Murray Energy Corporation Press Release
June 21, 2017
Time Warner, HBO, and their operatives made these false statements and allegations in
total disregard for the truth. Indeed, prior to the broadcast, Murray Energy and Mr. Murray sent
them two (2) letters, on June 12, and 16, 2017, and had a lengthy conference call their counsel,
on Saturday, June 17, in order to correct what we knew of their proposed false and destructive
broadcast and present the facts to them. Time Warner, HBO, and their operatives ignored our
communications and, instead, continued to baselessly and maliciously attack the character of Mr.
Murray and Murray Energy, with no factual basis whatsoever.
The false and defamatory statements in this broadcast severely and destructively impact
Mr. Murray, and all of Murray Energy, particularly our Mines in the State of West Virginia,
where we are the largest coal mining employer in the State, as well as coal mining itself, one of
the primary foundations of that State’s economy.
Murray Energy filed this lawsuit, in part, in order to protect these lives and family
livelihoods from the further damage by people who do not want to see coal mined, and want all
of those lives destroyed, and will stop at nothing, including lying and fabrications, to accomplish
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Murray Energy Corporation
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