CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) – A federal appeals court has turned away an attempt to halt the first federal opioid trial by ruling Thursday against Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, who is concerned cities and counties in his state have usurped his authority.
CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Richard Neely wants his old seat on the bench. The 78-year-old Neely, also a former state legislator, announced his intentions to run for a seat on the bench Oct. 9. He is a partner at Neely & Callaghan in Charleston.
Lawyers running anti-drug commercials should be held accountable for their claims. If they can’t substantiate those claims, they should be forced to compensate the companies whose sales they’ve depressed and the drug users whose health they’ve impaired.
CHARLESTON – Multiagency coordination is under way between lawmakers, Department of Motor Vehicles, Secretary of State, county clerks and the governor to provide West Virginia new systems to implement “opt-out” Automated Voter Registration. The process is technical, and needs to be done properly to protect against voter disenfranchisement that has occurred during implementation in other states due to old systems, gaps in technology and human error.
In honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service, and in accordance with President Donald J. Trump’s proclamation, Gov. Jim Justice had issued a proclamation, ordering that all United States and West Virginia State flags on all State-owned facilities been displayed at half-staff from dawn to dusk on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019.
Alonzo Washington was recently appointed by The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) to serve as Vice-Chair of both the Products Liability Section and Trial Tactics, Practice and Procedures Section for the 2019-2020 year commencing October 1, 2019.