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Court rules against man with history of neck injuries

By Nathan Bass | Sep 27, 2013

CHARLESTON – A West Virginia man with a history of neck injuries will not be drawing Workers’ Compensation benefits as a result of a recent state Supreme Court decision.

Court: Cigarettes, not black lung, likely to blame for man's death

By Nathan Bass | Sep 25, 2013

CHARLESTON – The state high court recently agreed that occupational pneumoconiosis was not the cause of death of a West Virginia man and, resultantly, the widow of the former Cannelton Industries worker will not receive dependent's benefits.

Fourth Circuit affirms Judge Stamp in trespass suit against Chesapeake

By Nathan Bass | Sep 10, 2013

RICHMOND, Va. – A federal appeals court issued an opinion on Sept. 4, affirming a summary judgment defense decision by Judge Frederick P. Stamp in the Northern District of West Virginia in a dispute over the burial of drill cuttings.

Fourth Circuit remands Wayne Co. Zoloft cases

By Nathan Bass | Sep 3, 2013

RICHMOND, Va. – A federal appeals court has sent a case back to the Circuit Court of Wayne County after dismissing a jurisdictional appeal of the lawsuit, which alleges Zoloft caused the plaintiffs’ birth defects when taken by their pregnant mothers.

Fourth Circuit rules against Charleston landlord

By Nathan Bass | Aug 29, 2013

RICHMOND, Va. – A federal appeals court has upheld a judgment against a landlord who imposed special restrictions against a woman seeking to rent a house in Charleston for herself and her disabled brother.

Supreme Court rules for late attorney in property dispute

By Nathan Bass | Aug 6, 2013

CHARLESTON – The now-deceased attorney for a deceased Marion County man owed no duty to the man's widow and cannot be held liable for turning over the man’s divorce files to his ex-wife.

Supreme Court: Affidavit not enough in case over broken water line

By Nathan Bass | Jul 30, 2013

CHARLESTON – A self-serving affidavit is not enough evidence to defeat a motion for summary judgment, the state Supreme Court ruled in a case alleging the negligent severance of a water line.

Court affirms default judgment, punitive damages against Summers Co. man

By Nathan Bass | Jul 30, 2013

CHARLESTON – A Summers County man has failed in his attempt to get the state Supreme Court to set aside a default judgment awarded to a couple who alleged he had slandered the title to a piece of property they own.

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