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The Obama Administration's last-minute attacks on arbitration

The West Virginia Record Oct. 4, 2016, 12:20pm

Trial lawyers don't like arbitration, because arbitration reduces money-making opportunities for trial lawyers.

One religion we can do without

The West Virginia Record Sep. 28, 2016, 8:02am

We never thought we'd see a conservative Republican attacking a cult-like religion, but now we have, and it's our own state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey doing it.

Thanks for everything, Mr. President

The West Virginia Record Sep. 21, 2016, 8:24am

If you've ever lost a job, you know what it's like.

CFPB? Creating Fortunes for the Plaintiffs Bar?

The West Virginia Record Sep. 13, 2016, 2:48pm

With the Obama administration, overreach comes from every direction.

Goodbye, McHugh Fuller, and good riddance!

The West Virginia Record Sep. 7, 2016, 8:56am

Well, now it's time to say goodbye to Lear Jet Justice men, And we would like to ask you not to come back here again. You're not invited back to sue in this locality: You've had your heapin' helpin' of our hospitality.

What if it were illegal to choose where you shop, exercise, or worship?

The West Virginia Record Aug. 30, 2016, 12:06pm

Do you shop at Foodland, Save-A-Lot, Kroger, Walmart or some other chain?

Keep your hands off West Virginia schools

The West Virginia Record Aug. 24, 2016, 12:36pm

President Obama can pocket his pen and hang up his phone now.

The newest right-to-work state, sort of

The West Virginia Record Aug. 16, 2016, 12:44pm

West Virginia became the 26th right-to-work state in the nation in February when our legislature overrode Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's veto of a bill prohibiting workers from being required to pay union dues or fees as a condition of employment.

Time to retire the Lear Jet Justice franchise

The West Virginia Record Aug. 9, 2016, 3:41pm

A sequel is seldom as good as the original, but fans of the first installment can rarely resist seeing the second.

You can't have it both ways, Humphreys!

The West Virginia Record Aug. 3, 2016, 6:59am

When the Upper Big Branch Mine exploded in 2010 and stock market prices for Massey Energy shares plummeted, Charleston’s James Humphreys & Associates filed a class action suit on behalf of Massey shareholders, arguing they should be compensated for financial losses.

Never ever give up

The West Virginia Record Jul. 27, 2016, 9:21am

As Scarlett O'Hara observed at the close of Gone With the Wind, “Tomorrow is another day!” The same sentiment applies to a week, a month, and a year.

Did Don Blankenship receive a fair trial?

The West Virginia Record Jul. 19, 2016, 10:45am

Here's a question honest, fair-minded West Virginians should ask themselves: Would Don Blankenship have received the same “justice” if he were a Democrat?

Labor's new rule doesn't work

The West Virginia Record Jul. 12, 2016, 11:37am

We've got seven more months of this nonsense: rogue federal agencies overreaching, usurping legislative powers, and trying to pull fast ones by reinterpreting existing rules or adding unauthorized new verbiage to them.

Has Joe Manchin 'grown' in office?

The West Virginia Record Jun. 29, 2016, 7:57am

Growth, assuming it's not cancerous, generally is a good thing.

Uneasy Rider pulls out of West Virginia

The West Virginia Record Jun. 21, 2016, 4:09pm

After seven years of providing low-cost motorcycle, ATV, and off-road insurance to mountaineers, Rider Insurance is pulling out of West Virginia.

It ain't over 'til it's over

The West Virginia Record Jun. 7, 2016, 7:35am

Tick, tock.

Can punitive damages be cruel and unusual?

The West Virginia Record May 31, 2016, 1:13pm

Most Americans would affirm the common sense legal principle that the punishment should fit the crime, perhaps disagreeing as to what fits and what doesn't in a given case.

Beth Walker wins, and so does West Virginia

The West Virginia Record May 17, 2016, 10:24am

We affirm State Republican Party Chairman Conrad Lucas' contention that “Beth's election guarantees a tough, fair court that should maintain the progress we've made to ensure the lawsuit lottery in our state comes to a stop.”

There's jackpot justice, and then there's jackpot justices

The West Virginia Record May 10, 2016, 7:35pm

Voters going to the polls this week to select a state Supreme Court justice for the next 12 years may have had many motivations. A desire to have a competent, ethical person in that position should have been paramount among them, but less elevated considerations undoubtedly played a part as well, such as party affiliations, personal attachments to one candidate or another, and self-interest.

Dog bites man

The West Virginia Record May 3, 2016, 2:22pm

“Read the comments.” That's good advice when directing friends to a dubious article or hollow commentary on some newspaper websites. The paid staff will often play it safe with a viewpoint that’s strictly vanilla at best. You might direct your friends to read some real information and analysis provided by citizen journalists and unpaid polemicists in the comments below the story.