CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) – Purdue Pharma, the maker of the pain drug OxyContin, has reportedly offered a settlement in a lawsuit filed by more than 1,500 counties and municipalities over claims that it helped ignite the opioid crisis that has left hundreds of thousands dead over two decades.
WHEELING — A final dismissal order was filed in a lawsuit against former Catholic Bishop Michael J. Bransfield for alleged sexual molestation by a former employee of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.
Let’s hope West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's recent litigation on our behalf is not motivated by an opportunistic desire to exploit a crisis and swell state coffers by shaking down legitimate companies that may have had little or nothing to do with the crisis.
CHARLESTON – Words are powerful, and they have a particular power when it comes to public policy. As we talk about problems we face in our communities and propose solutions, we have a responsibility to use words precisely and responsibly to describe our world as it is.
Sixteen years ago in a case involving gunmaker Sturm, Ruger & Co., a New York appeals court refused to apply public nuisance law against the manufacturer of a legal product, saying that doing so would transform nuisance law “into a monster that would devour in one gulp the entire law of tort.”
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP is proud to announce that Jill Cranston Rice, a partner in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been named to the esteemed West Virginia Executive magazine Lawyers & Leaders Class of 2019.
Jackson Kelly PLLC, a regional law firm with a national reputation, is pleased to announce the return of Michael A. Albert as Of Counsel practicing in the Business Law practice group, focusing primarily on public utilities, economic development, and public policy.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey joined a coalition of 51 attorneys general and 12 phone companies in reaching an agreement that will result in the phone companies adopting eight principles to fight illegal robocalls.