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Justices: Pharmaceutical companies properly warned mothers of risks

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that the mass litigation panel rightfully awarded summary judgment to three drug companies in two product liability cases.

State Supreme Court annuls law license of Elkins attorney

CHARLESTON—The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ordered the annulment of an attorney's law license after he was convicted of a crime.

Justices grant summary judgment to subdivision for homeowners’ delinquent assessments

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued a ruling that a subdivision was rightfully awarded summary judgment by a circuit court in 2016.

Supreme Court says nearly $160,00 fine is proper for cigarette distributor

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has issued a ruling, agreeing that a fine of nearly $160,000 for a cigarette distributor who sold delisted cigarettes on multiple occasions was proper.

Attorney says AG's office shouldn’t be involved in criminal proceedings

CHARLESTON – A Charleston attorney has said that Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office should not be involved in a criminal case on a county level, but that his office is denying a Boone County inmate his own inmate records, despite a signed release and order from Circuit Judge William Thompson.

51 lawsuits filed against Erie Insurance claiming breach of contract

CHARLESTON – Fifty-one lawsuits have been filed against Erie Insurance Property & Casualty Company after the plaintiffs claim it breached its contract with it failed to offer enough underinsured motorists coverage.

Supreme Court says claims administrator wrongfully denied meal reimbursement request

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia​​​​​ Supreme Court of Appeals has issued an opinion stating that a claims administrator who denied reimbursement for a meal during a workers’ compensation medical examination appointment was in the wrong.

Judge approves settlement in case of teen who drowned in city pool

CLARKSBURG – A circuit judge has approved a settlement in a lawsuit against the city of Shinnston for the wrongful death of a 14-year-old girl who drowned in the city’s pool.

Supreme Court pays more than $200,000 after IRS audit

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has paid the Internal Revenue Service more than $200,000 as a result from an audit done over the course of the last year.

Beckley attorney New is named new president of WVAJ

CHARLESTON – Beckley attorney Stephen New has been named president of the West Virginia Association for Justice to complete the term of the former president who resigned to run for circuit judge.

Justices say trial court abused discretion by dismissing suit

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that a trial court abused its discretion by dismissing a lawsuit as a sanction.

Supreme Court denies Parkersburg, officer new trial

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has issued a ruling denying a police officer and the city of Parkersburg a new trial in lawsuit filed by a man who was injured when he was rear-ended by a police officer.

Supreme Court hears arguments in former coach’s age discrimination appeal

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals heard arguments this week regarding an appeal by a former basketball coach who alleged he was discriminated against because of his age.

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against municipal judge, others

CHARLESTON – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a municipal judge and 30 other defendants a man alleged discriminated against him over the course several lawsuits filed in 2014 and 2015.

Judge dismisses age discrimination lawsuit against Hampden Coal

CHARLESTON – A judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against Hampden Coal that alleged a man was terminated from his employment based on his age.

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against Princeton Community Hospital, others

BLUEFIELD – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Princeton Community Hospital and others that alleged health care providers kept a woman from receiving workers' compensation benefits.

Judge orders Ford Motor Company to pay nearly $500,000 in sanctions

HUNTINGTON – A federal magistrate judge has ordered Ford Motor Company to pay nearly $500,000 in sanctions within 30 days for making material misrepresentations during the discovery process, which significantly increased the plaintiffs’ costs of litigation.

Wal-mart, customer settle lawsuit out of court

KINGWOOD – Wal-mart and a customer who alleged he was injured in its Kingwood store have agreed to settle a lawsuit out of court.

Judge to issue right-to-work ruling by summer

CHARLESTON – Kanawha Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Bailey said at a hearing earlier this week that she plans to issue a ruling in the right-to-work lawsuit filed by unions nearly two years ago before this summer.

Opioid lawsuit removed to federal court

CHARLESTON – A lawsuit filed by four municipalities against 14 pharmacies regarding the opioid epidemic in West Virginia has been removed to federal court.