Coal Magnate’s Lawsuit Against John Oliver Is Dismissed

After seven months, a West Virginia judge has granted HBO’s motion to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed against “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver by a coal energy magnate.

“I find the arguments set forth in the Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss to dismiss for Failure to State a Claim and Reply to be well-founded, appropriate in this matter and will grant the same,” Judge Jeffrey Cramer said in a statement granting HBO’s request.

The suit, filed by Murray Energy CEO Robert E.

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