CHARLESTON – A legal reform group is calling the $45 million fee request for the plaintiffs attorneys who have worked on the 2014 water crisis lawsuit and settlement a prime example of “lawsuit greed.” The executive director of West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse also said he hopes the fee amount will be “greatly reduced.” One of the attorneys who worked on the class action case, however, says the request is reasonable and says most people don’t understand all of the work and money that goes into handling such a case. And the president of a statewide group for trial lawyers says CALA is trying to distort the facts.
CHARLESTON – Two lawsuits have been filed against the Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority after the homeowners’ properties were damaged due to blasting efforts. Dyno Nobel Inc. and Central Contracting Inc. were also named as defendants in the suits. On Aug. 1, 2014, Valerie Eve Brown and Regina Kay Carson’s properties and homes began experiencing cracks and subsidence that had not existed prior to the defendants’ blasting operations, according to two complaints filed Feb. 18 in Kana
CHARLESTON – Rabel Development LLC has been named in 11 lawsuits for a flood that caused property damages. Eagle View Properties LLC; EAB Global Enterprises LLC; Capitol Land LLC; Allen Bell Properties LLC; Allen Bell Properties 2 LLC; and Edward Allen Bell, individually, were all named as defendants in the suit. Joyce Elswick; Joshua Donley and Donna Walker; Rebecca Bare; Kenneth Casdorph and Donna Casdorph; Amy Joyce; Steven Smith; John M.