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CHARLESTON – A lawsuit against Walmart Stores East LP and the Home City Ice Company has been removed to federal court. The defendants moved to have the civil action removed to federal court because the amount in controversy exceeds $75,000, … Read More
CHARLESTON – For the second time in 10 days, state Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum has found himself in the minority of his colleagues and has filed a critical dissent. On June 14, Ketchum filed a dissenting opinion in Gaddy … Read More
CHARLESTON – The law firm Bowles Rice is entitled to the $4 million in fees it earned in a $380 million settlement and won’t have to pay an engineering firm that says it was promised one-third. On June 14, the … Read More
CHARLESTON – The recent majority opinion in a lawsuit that alleged an engineering firm had entered into a fee-sharing agreement with a law firm fails to address a necessary issue, state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry says. Loughry, who was … Read More
CHARLESTON – Instead of doing the arguing, some state attorneys and law firms were the subjects of the state Supreme Court’s oral arguments held April 16-17. Charleston attorney Michael Clifford is defending himself from a conflict-of-interest complaint, while the Charleston … Read More
SPENCER — A Charleston engineering firm says victorious attorneys in a multi-million dollar gas royalties case cheated it out of fees from the case.
SPENCER –- Lawyers in a lawsuit against Nationwide Insurance are seeking class members to share in a proposed $75 million settlement with the company. The settlement is pending in Roane Circuit Court, and class members are being instructed to have … Read More
CHARLESTON — Lawyers who represented about 10,400 leasers in a class action lawsuit against NiSource Inc. and Chesapeake Energy will receive about $125 million in legal fees. The money is about 33 percent of a $380 million settlement reached between … Read More
CHARLESTON — The former executive director of the state Republican Party is back in that position. Gary Abernathy accepted the position Thursday.
CHARLESTON – One of West Virginia’s three large 2007 verdicts has been settled before the U.S. Supreme Court could decide if it wanted to review it.
CHARLESTON — Two natural gas companies have agreed to pay $380 million to settle a headline-grabbing Roane County class-action lawsuit over royalty payments.
SPENCER – A Charleston law firm hopes a lawsuit concerning damages caused by Columbia Gas pipelines is given class-action status. Tim J. Yianne and Harry F. Bell Jr. of Bell & Bands filed the lawsuit Oct. 17 in Roane Circuit … Read More