Humphreys' firm hit with another legal malpractice claim

CHARLESTON – A prominent Charleston already named as a defendant in a legal malpractice lawsuit now has been named in a potential class action. Jim Humphreys and James F. Humphreys & Associates LC are listed as defendants in a lawsuit filed Oct. 6 by Beverly McCormick over the firm’s alleged mishandling of a mass tort case against Celotex for harm they had claimed to have suffered as a result of asbestos exposure. The number of potential plaintiffs exceeds 500, according to the complaint. Read More »

UPDATE: WV CALA kicks off Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week

CHARLESTON – A statewide legal reform group is using an annual event to raise awareness of lawsuit abuse to also highlight reforms happening in West Virginia. West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse on Monday kicked off its annual Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week, which is meant "to help raise awareness about abusive lawsuits and the tactics of greedy personal injury lawyers, and highlight recently passed lawsuit reforms." WV CALA Executive Director Roman Stauffer said his organization aims t Read More »

AG's office files diesel engine lawsuit against VW

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has filed a complaint against Volkswagen over the company's recent admission that its diesel engines emit higher levels of pollutants than it claims. The complaint, filed Oct. 2 in Kanawha Circuit Court, alleges Volkswagen’s “clean diesel” vehicles with Turbo-charged Direct Injection (TDI) engines violate the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act.  The suit claims VW fraudulently manufactured, advertised, and sold Read More »

Woman sues Marshall University for soccer injuries

HUNTINGTON - A woman is suing Marshall University Board of Governors after she claims she was injured while playing in a soccer game. Southern Prosthetic Supply Inc. was also named as a defendant in the suit. On Sept. 14, 2014, Marshall University directed Taylor Fleming to wear the Southern Prosthetic Supply face guard safety shield in a soccer game to protect her face, according to a complaint filed in Cabell Circuit Court. Fleming claims the shield was hit by a soccer ball and it broke, sh Read More »

Hurricane woman accuses Healthsouth of FMLA violations

HUNTINGTON – A Hurricane woman is suing Healthsouth Corporation after she claims it violated her rights under the Family & Medical Leave Act. Danielle Haynes began her employment with the defendant on Jan. 9, 2012, and in 2014, she became pregnant with her first child, according to a complaint filed in Cabell Circuit Court. Haynes claims she gave birth to her son on Feb. 3, several months premature and on Feb. 10, she notified the defendant that she would need to take leave under the Family & Read More »