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Hillary Clinton leading field of potential 2016 presidential candidates, poll says

David Yates Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A new poll indicates former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the front-runner for the 2016 presidential race.

Consent decree allows resubmitted absentee ballots in 35th District race

David Yates Nov. 4, 2014, 7:05pm

CHARLESTON – On Monday, a day before Election Day, a federal judge issued a consent decree allowing resubmitted absentee ballots to be counted in the race for House District 35.

Capito overshadowing Tennant in money, polls

David Yates Oct. 23, 2014, 8:25am

CHARLESTON – West Virginians are primed to elect a Republican to the U.S. Senate for the first time in more than half a century.

Lawyers, PACs, unions flock to fund U.S. House races

David Yates Oct. 20, 2014, 2:04pm

CHARLESTON – The usual suspects are crossing the Appalachians to fund West Virginia congressional races this election cycle, with even local lawyers and law firms spending tens of thousands of dollars in hopes of sending Democratic candidates to the House of Representatives.

W.Va. trial lawyers’ campaign donations near $600K

David Yates Oct. 6, 2014, 12:41pm

CHARLESTON – With Election Day just around the corner, West Virginia trial lawyers spending on candidates running for or seeking re-election to the state legislature has neared $600,000.

WV CALA updates 'Dirty Dozen' list

David Yates Aug. 13, 2014, 9:07am

CHARLESTON – West Virginia trial lawyers are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on candidates running for or seeking re-election to the state Legislature.

Morrisey announces support for Mooney in Second Congressional District

David Yates Jul. 22, 2014, 3:12pm

MARTINSBURG – A Republican nominee running for Congress has received an endorsement from state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

WV CALA says Trial lawyer political donations near $300K mark

David Yates Jun. 2, 2014, 11:17am

CHARLESTON – So far in the 2014 election cycle, West Virginia trial lawyers have spent almost $300,000 supporting candidates.

WV CALA lists 'Dirty Dozen' state candidates funded by trial lawyers

David Yates Apr. 29, 2014, 1:25pm

CHARLESTON – A state legal reform group has released its “Dirty Dozen” list highlighting candidates funded in part by trial lawyers.

Poll shows W.Va. voters think lawsuits hurt job creation

David Yates Mar. 24, 2014, 8:17am

CHARLESTON -- The majority of voters in West Virginia see job creation as the most pressing issue and believe lawsuits are hampering job growth, according to a new poll.

CALA excited about prospects of change

David Yates Feb. 27, 2014, 8:30am

CHARLESTON – Considered by some groups to be a haven for trial lawyers, West Virginia’s punitive legal climate soon might start to fracture as more reformers come to political power, the leader of a statewide legal reform group says.