CHARLESTON (Legal Newsline)- The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia on Friday reduced the punitive damages award won by residents of Spelter in a pollution class action lawsuit against DuPont Co.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-- West Virginia still holds the distinction of having the most anti-business courts in the nation, a survey released today indicates.
O'Connor DENVER -- Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is leading the push against the election of judges, saying the process taints jurists who depend on political contributions to keep their places on the bench.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-- Although states are raking in billions of dollars in revenue this year from the 1998 tobacco multistate settlement, officials are spending a paltry amount on antismoking efforts, a national report says.
Obama WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- President Barack Obama again has said he is willing to address problems with medical malpractice lawsuits in his push for a national health care overhaul.
Sebelius WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-- Pfizer Inc. and a subsidiary have reached a $2.3 billion settlement Wednesday with the U.S. government over the pharmaceutical giant's now-withdrawn medication Bextra and other medications.
Holder WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The U.S. Justice Department should investigate evidence suggesting there is widespread fraud by trial lawyers litigating asbestos-related cases, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says.
Dell Inc., one of the world's largest computer companies, has agreed to pay $3.35 million to settle claims by 34 state attorneys general, including West Virginia's Darrell McGraw, that the company used deceptive financing and warranty practices.
McGraw WASHINGTON-A coalition of 22 state attorneys general, including West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw, are asking Congress to loosen U.S. bankruptcy rules so judges can modify home loans to help reduce the tide of home foreclosures.
Greear COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Republican candidates for attorney general in Ohio and West Virginia have pledged to run their respective offices with a greater degree of transparency and accountability.
McGraw CHARLESTON - A South Carolina firm that promised to settle consumer tax debts has agreed to pay $1.5 million in restitution and change its advertising, under an agreement with 18 state attorneys general.
Weiss WASHINGTON - Disgraced securities lawyer Melvyn Weiss, who awaits sentencing for illegally paying clients to file shareholder complaints, actually injured shareholders, a report released Wednesday indicates.