NORMAN (Legal Newsline) – A corporate spokeswoman for Johnson & Johnson and its drug subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals on Thursday faced questioning by lawyers for the State of Oklahoma who attempted to link the company’s quest for profits to an opioid epidemic in the state.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Fighting back tears, a father who lost his son to an opioid overdose recounted the nightmare during testimony in a trial alleging that Johnson & Johnson flooded the state with addictive drugs for profit.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Opening arguments began Tuesday in a first-ever trial in attempt to hold drug manufacturers accountable for an opioid over-dose crisis, accusing Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary company Janssen Pharmaceuticals of providing medications for profit that destroyed thousands of lives.
CHARLESTON – U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins said he has invited Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to come to West Virginia to see the resurgence of the region’s coal mining industry after the Trump administration relaxed alleged damaging regulations enacted by the Obama administration.
HUNTINGTON – Recetntly appointed U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia Mike Stuart will be the keynote speaker at the annual Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce dinner May 22, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena, 1 Center Plaza, in Huntington.
HUNTINGTON – After Wisconsin became the first state to enact a law requiring disclosure of third parties funding litigation in the hope of sharing in damage awards with plaintiffs, observers following the issue have indicated that more states are likely to follow suit.
CHARLESTON – West Virginia, the state with the highest drug overdose death rate in the country, will seek again this year to promote student awareness of prescription painkiller abuse with the 2018 Kids Kick Opioids contest.
CHARLESTON – Bruce Perrone, Legal Aid of West Virginia advocacy support counsel, has been honored with a 2017 Lawyers & Leaders award presented by the West Virginia University College of Law and West Virginia Executive Magazine.
PARKERSBURG – Chemical giant DuPont and spin-off company Chemours are in the process of paying out $670 million to 3,500 claimants in Ohio and West Virginia who contended in lawsuits their health was jeopardized from a spill of toxic chemicals used to make Teflon from a plant near Parkersburg more than a decade ago.
CHARLESTON – The annual West Virginia SuperVision event featured attorneys advising business leaders on issues of importance to employers and human resource directors. That included everything from ultrasound policies for unborn infants and use of social media in the workplace to anti-discrimination policies and updates from the West Virginia Legislature.
BARBOURSVILLE – Though he said he is humbled to receive it, Attorney Jon D. Hoover’s accessibility to clients and his attention to detail has yet again earned him this year’s 10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction – the fifth year running he has been so honored.
CHARLESTON – In being named to the Emory Law 100, a prestigious listing of the famed Emory University Law School’s most illustrious graduates, Carte Goodwin said he is honored because of the former alumni whose company he will now keep.