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Supreme Court remands sexual abuse lawsuit back to state court

Kyla Asbury Jun. 22, 2017, 6:47am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has remanded a sexual abuse lawsuit back to state court. Nine minors and their parents brought suit against the Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Corporation of The Presiding Bishop of the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Steven Grow, Don Fishel, Christopher Michael Jensen, Christopher Jensen, Sandralee Jensen and Unnamed Defendant-1 alleging negligence claims, fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress, assault, battery and civil conspiracy related to, arise from and resulting in Jensen’s known and alleged sexual abuse of the minor plaintiffs, according to a June 14 opinion.

Federal judge says Fola Coal violated state, federal water quality protections

Kyla Asbury Jun. 8, 2017, 10:33am

CHARLESTON – A federal judge has ruled that Fola Coal Company violated state and federal water quality protections when it dumped mine waste into valley fills located in tributaries to Leatherwood Creek in Nicholas and Clay Counties.

WSAZ-TV sues eight individuals for harassing phone calls to news anchor

Kyla Asbury May 29, 2017, 9:42am

HUNTINGTON – WSAZ-TV is suing eight unknown individuals it claims the individuals made harassing phone calls and threatened one of the news anchors.

Aliff says giving back is 'really important' for lawyers

Zachary Lewis May 25, 2017, 10:30am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Bar Foundation has recognized and inducted attorney Robby Aliff of Jackson Kelly as one of its Fellows.

Justice signs bill updating state Consumer Credit Protection Act

Chris Dickerson Apr. 24, 2017, 1:47pm

WASHINGTON – Gov. Jim Justice has signed a bill making key changes to the West Virginia Consumer Credit Protection Act, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is praising the move. Justice signed Senate Bill 563 into law on April 24. Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), said the law will further reduce frivolous lawsuits and improve the business climate in the state of West Virginia.

Bill would make changes to state Consumer Credit Protection Act

Chris Dickerson Apr. 19, 2017, 2:15pm

CHARLESTON – A bill that makes some key changes to the West Virginia Consumer Credit Protection Act awaits a signature from Gov. Jim Justice.

Couple accuses BB&T of illegal debt collection

Kyla Asbury Apr. 3, 2017, 12:20pm

BECKLEY – A couple is suing Branch Banking & Trust after they claim it illegally attempted to collect an alleged debt.

Drug distributors ask for lawsuit to be removed to federal court

Kyla Asbury Feb. 27, 2017, 1:18pm

HUNTINGTON – The drug distributors alleged to have caused the opioid epidemic in West Virginia are asking for the Huntington lawsuit against them to be removed to federal court.

Snowden joins Jackson Kelly, aims to increase presence in eastern Panhandle

Carrie Salls Jan. 31, 2017, 1:32pm

MARTINSBURG – New Jackson Kelly attorney Susan R. Snowden has big plans for her position at the firm that involves helping clients in her beloved eastern Panhandle.

Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen settle pain pill lawsuit for $36 million

Kyla Asbury Jan. 10, 2017, 4:10pm

MADISON – Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen have agreed to settle claims against them in the state’s pain pill lawsuit for a total of $36 million.

Federal lawsuit over coal mine drainage settled

Kyla Asbury Dec. 21, 2016, 12:43pm

CHARLESTON – A lawsuit over coal mine drainage into streams has been settled between three environmental groups and Pocahontas Land Corporation.

West Virginia American Water sues insurance company for refusing settlement money

Kyla Asbury Nov. 2, 2016, 3:47pm

CHARLESTON – West Virginia American Water is suing Starr Indemnity and Liability Company after it claims the insurance company has refused to offer settlement money for claims against the company for the water crisis that occurred in 2014.

Attorneys: Better, but West Virginia not out of tort reform woods yet

Dawn Geske Oct. 4, 2016, 7:24am

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS – While West Virginia no longer is on the list of Judicial Hellholes, the state still isn't out of the woods yet, according to attorneys who spoke at a recent state Chamber of Commerce event.

WVBA Award of Merit recipient offers advice for newer attorneys

Karen Kidd Sep. 27, 2016, 1:05pm

CHARLESTON – The most recent recipient of the West Virginia Bar Association's Award of Merit has some advice for up-and-coming attorneys.

Impact of Upper Big Branch felt throughout West Virginia

W.J. Kennedy Apr. 21, 2016, 1:44pm

CHARLESTON – A top underground mine safety attorney says he still wants answers as to what caused the 2010 Upper Big Branch Mine explosion that killed 29 miners.

Supreme Court reverses Kaufman's decision to dismiss Sanitary Board suit

Kyla Asbury Apr. 12, 2016, 2:51pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has reversed Kanawha Circuit Judge Tod J. Kaufman’s dismissal of a lawsuit filed against the Charleston Sanitary Board. J.F. Allen was seeking reversal of the Kanawha Circuit Court’s order, contending that it alleged sufficient facts in its amended complaint, that if considered as true, would entitle it to relief.

Justices affirm circuit court decision confirming arbitration award

Kyla Asbury Mar. 16, 2016, 2:47pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has affirmed a circuit court’s decision confirming the arbitration award in a lawsuit filed nearly six years ago. The petitioner, Ryan Cunningham, appeals from the November 2, 2011, order of Kanawha Circuit Court confirming an arbitration award and entering judgment on that award.

W.Va. BIC rallies behind FACT Act

Vimbai Chikomo Jan. 28, 2016, 1:07pm

WASHINGTON D.C. -- A federal act promoting transparency and access to information relating to asbestos claims recently passed in the U.S. House of Representatives and has now been introduced in the Senate.

Property owners’ descendants battle over gas and oil royalties

Robert Hadley Dec. 26, 2015, 8:27pm

WEST UNION – The heirs of two landowners who have partnered on a lease for oil and gas production are disputing the royalty percentage each is allowed according to the original deeds.

PERSONNEL FILE: Former WVU general counsel rejoins Jackson Kelly

Chris Dickerson Nov. 19, 2015, 12:26pm

CHARLESTON – Jackson Kelly is pleased to welcome April Min back to the firm as a member in the Morgantown office.