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Man gets his driver's license back in ruling from Supreme Court of Appeals

Dee Thompson May 24, 2017, 10:16am

CHARLESTON – A man who lost his driver’s license for three years even though he wasn’t driving has won a victory against the DMV in the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia.

AG's office leads push to roll back EPA regulations

Chris Dickerson May 23, 2017, 1:38pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is leading an eight-state coalition in establishing a list of federal regulations that should be repealed, replaced or modified.

Here's a candidate for a new federal coal mine safety director

The West Virginia Record May 23, 2017, 11:45am

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship thinks he has a thing or two in common with Donald Trump and said so in a letter written to the president just days after his release from federal prison after serving a one-year sentence on a misdemeanor charge of conspiracy to willfully violate mine safety standards prior to the 2010 explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine.

Contingent fees, class actions ensure justice for all, not just rich CEOs

Jane E. Peak May 23, 2017, 11:40am

MORGANTOWN – The January 2014 water crisis following the Freedom Industries' chemical leak affected more than 225,000 Kanawha Valley residents, workers and businesses. People had to purchase bottled water to drink and cook and had to travel outside the area to bathe. Businesses were affected too, especially restaurants, medical offices, hotels and others that depend on safe, clean water for daily operations.

Budget cuts threaten to slam courthouse doors on many West Virginians

Linda A. Klein and Marc E. Williams May 23, 2017, 11:29am

HUNTINGTON – When ordinary Americans need help with life’s big problems, the Legal Services Corporation is there. But its survival is threatened. That’s why it needs help from every resident of West Virginia. What does the LSC do to protect low-income individuals and families who can’t afford a lawyer? Here’s a recent story from Kanawha County.

WVU law grads employment rates beat national average

Pam Wright May 23, 2017, 11:18am

MORGANTOWN – Last year was a very good year for graduates from the West Virginia University's College of Law.

Supreme Court upholds decision denying medication to mechanic with alleged back pain

Chandra Lye May 23, 2017, 11:15am

CHARLESTON – The Supreme Court of Appeals for the State of West Virginia has affirmed a decision by the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board of Review denying medication for a mechanic who allegedly has ongoing back pain.

Kanawha County couple alleges financial business violated law

Wadi Reformado May 23, 2017, 11:14am

WINFIELD — A Kanawha County couple is suing a financial business and an insurance company, alleging negligence and violation of state law.

Huntington contractor alleges property owners owe more than $1,600

Philip Gonzales May 23, 2017, 11:14am

WINFIELD — A Huntington contractor is suing Putnam County property owners, alleging breach of contract.

Employee blames mine operator for severe leg injuries

Jenie Mallari-Torres May 23, 2017, 11:13am

PINEVILLE — A Raleigh County man is suing a mine operator and support services, alleging deliberate intent and negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.

Under settlement, water spill law firms will get up to $850 per hour for work

The West Virginia Record May 23, 2017, 11:04am

CHARLESTON – While the average water consumer would collect about $500 from a pending settlement of claims over contamination of the Elk River, law firms would collect up to $850 an hour. Lawyers applying for fees up to $40 million reported that they worked 30,248 hours and their employees worked 16,657 hours. In the course of three years and four months, those totals equal about 175 hours a week for lawyers and about 100 a week for support staff.

WVU legal expert said Mueller is 'skilled,' 'trustworthy' choice for investigation

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro May 23, 2017, 10:12am

MORGANTOWN – The appointment of former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel to conduct the investigation between the Trump administration and Russia was an inevitable choice, John Taylor, Jackson Kelly professor of law at West Virginia University, said.

Maryland trucking company blamed for fatal crash

Philip Gonzales May 23, 2017, 8:27am

ELKINS — A Texas man is suing a trucking company, alleging its negligence caused a fatal crash.

Tenant blames senior housing operator for injuries

Philip Gonzales May 23, 2017, 8:27am

MOUNDSVILLE — A Marshall County woman is suing a Moundsville senior housing operator, alleging negligence caused injuries to the plaintiff.

Barbour County property owners allege mortgage loan service broke law

Philip Gonzales May 23, 2017, 8:27am

PHILIPPI — Two Barbour County property owners are suing a mortgage loan business, alleging unconscionable collection practices.

Beckley couple accuses Wells Fargo of breach of contract

Wadi Reformado May 23, 2017, 8:26am

BECKLEY — A Beckley couple is suing Wells Fargo, alleging breach of contract.

Couple blames multiple businesses for husband's injuries

Philip Gonzales May 23, 2017, 7:42am

PINEVILLE — A Wyoming County couple is suing three companies, alleging negligence led to injuries for the husband.

Estate executor blames nursing home facility operators for resident's death

Philip Gonzales May 23, 2017, 7:42am

BECKLEY — An estate executor is suing Raleigh County nursing home facility operators, alleging their negligence led to the death of a resident.

Gilbert mayor sues drug wholesalers for prescription drug epidemic

Kyla Asbury May 22, 2017, 2:22pm

WILLIAMSON – Mayor Vivian Livinggood has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the town of Gilbert against the drug wholesalers and the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy for the prescription drug epidemic that has ravaged the state.

Woman accuses Putnam County physician of negligence

Wadi Reformado May 22, 2017, 9:57am

WINFIELD — A Nitro woman is suing a Putnam County doctor, alleging breach of duty.