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CHARLESTON — West Virginia lost one of its most important and beloved citizens when former Gov. Cecil H. Underwood passed away Monday.
CHARLESTON — Sometimes its tough to be Governor. And, Joe Manchin has a colossal decision ahead of him.
Half of potential jurors in West Virginia believe lawsuits hurt our state’s economy, according to a poll released this week. 24 percent said lawsuits have a “very negative” impact. 22 percent said they have a “somewhat negative” impact, according to … Read More
CHARLESTON — On a recent Monday afternoon before the election, I was sifting through all the political ads filling my computer mailbox, including various position statements from business groups attempting to portray West Virginia as a “tort hell,” when one particularly interesting news item regarding a new lawsuit caught my attention. Read More
A Pennsylvania lawyer came to Charleston last month and filed 900 lawsuits in one day. Read More
CHARLESTON — As we look at the results of this election, our campaign plan was ALMOST perfect.
CHARLESTON — If Election Day in 2008 taught us anything, it is that the evangelical voter base is neither as strong, nor as weak as the punditry believes. Read More
There aren’t many 16-year incumbents who could win such close ones twice in a row. Read More
Dear Editor: This letter is in response to Lawrence Smith’s Oct. 9 article, “Court Candidates differ on punitive damages, caseload.” At the Oct. 6 Supreme Court of Appeals candidate forum, all three judicial candidates agreed that cases involving “substantial” punitive … Read More
John Denver opined that West Virginia is “almost heaven,” and while the songwriter focused on the state’s natural beauty, the state has long been heaven for personal injury lawyers as well. For the last three years, corporate executives have ranked West Virginia’s legal fairness last among the fifty states in a national survey conducted by the Harris Group for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Read More