Like West Virginia's Supreme Court, a Delaware judge rejected an investor request to block...

|By:, SA News Editor

Like West Virginia's Supreme Court, a Delaware judge rejected an investor request to block Massey Energy's (MEE +0.4%) $7.1B sale to Alpha Natural Resources (ANR), saying shareholders should make the call on the deal - and they are expected to approve it today, with the hurdles cleared. Institutional investors tried to block the sale alleging that Massey was trying to escape liability for the Upper Big Branch collapse.