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Don Blankenship Is The Villain Of John Grisham’s Novel ‘The Appeal’

1/29/08: Best-selling author John Grisham tells the Today Show’s Matt Lauer that “The Appeal,” his legal thriller of corporate corruption and crime, was based on Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, the killer coal baron who bought the election of a West Virginia supreme court judge to swing a multi-million-dollar verdict in favor of his company.