Morrisey gets 'critical victory' on EPA 'Waters' plan

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has granted a motion that effectively blocks the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency from enforcing a new rule that extends the federal agency’s authority to all bodies of water. The rule – known generally as the “Waters of the United States” rule – was published in the Federal Register June 29. The EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began enforcement Aug. 28. Read More »

New York family sues WVU, fraternity for son's death

MORGANTOWN – A New York family is suing West Virginia University after they claim a fraternity is responsible for their son's death due to hazing. Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Kappa Sigma Fraternity Gamma-Phi Chapter, Kappa Sigma House Asociation, Jordan Hankins, Richard Schwartz, Thomas Richey, Linda Richey and 20 unknown, unnamed individuals were also named as defendants in the suit, which was filed Oct. 8 in Monongalia Circuit Court. Hankins, a member of Kappa Sigma, was the Grand Master of Cere Read More »

Federal jury awards $1.6M to Ohio woman in DuPont C8 lawsuit

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A seven-member federal jury awarded $1.6 million to an Ohio woman who developed kidney cancer and claimed it was after drinking water contaminated with C8. The jury found Oct. 7 that Carla Marie Bartlett's kidney cancer was contracted after being exposed to C8 discharged by DuPont's Washington Works facility in Parkersburg into the Ohio River and her drinking water. The jury awarded Bartlett $1.1 million in damages due to DuPont's negligence, and $500,000 for emotional distres Read More »