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WHEELING – Even though a jury has found a former Pittsburgh law firm filed false asbestos claims against CSX Transportation, there are still other issues to be resolved. On Dec. 27, U.S. District Judge Frederick Stamp entered an order explaining … Read More
WHEELING – A jury has found two members of a former Pittsburgh law firm engaged in racketeering when they conspired with a Bridgeport radiologist to fabricate asbestos claims. The verdict, reached Dec. 20, comes more than seven years after CSX … Read More
CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court overruled the West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Board of Review on Dec. 13 in a case involving occupational pneumoconiosis. Jeffrey Murray alleges that he suffers from occupational pneumoconiosis due to his exposure to dust during … Read More
WHEELING – The law firm accused of racketeering and fabricating asbestos claims says CSX Transportation has belatedly introduced a new theory of fraud liability during trial. Robert Peirce and Louis Raimond – formerly of the Pittsburgh law firm Peirce, Raimond … Read More
WASHINGTON – Despite “occasional glimmers of hope,” the American Tort Reform Association has nonetheless placed West Virginia high on its list of annual list of Judicial Hellholes again. ATRA ranked West Virginia as the No. 2 hellhole in the country, … Read More
WHEELING – CSX Transportation is asking a federal court to impose sanctions against a former Pittsburgh law firm it is accusing of making false asbestos claims. CSX filed its motion for sanctions Dec. 7 in the Wheeling federal court that … Read More
CHARLESTON — A Kenova couple is suing 46 companies they claim are responsible for an asbestosis diagnosis. On Nov. 21, 2010, Elmer Lee Workman was diagnosed with asbestosis, according to a complaint filed Nov. 20 in Kanawha Circuit Court. Workman … Read More