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Court rules against man with history of neck injuries

Nathan Bass Sep. 27, 2013, 9:30am

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

Nathan Bass Sep. 25, 2013, 9:37am

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 black lung benefits award

Nathan Bass Sep. 13, 2013, 9:00am


Fourth Circuit affirms Judge Stamp in trespass suit against Chesapeake

Nathan Bass Sep. 10, 2013, 10:00am

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 awards black lung benefits to Mingo Logan Coal miner

Nathan Bass Sep. 4, 2013, 9:30am


Black lung benefits given to widows as a result of Affordable Care Act

Nathan Bass Sep. 3, 2013, 10:26am

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Fourth Circuit remands Wayne Co. Zoloft cases

Nathan Bass Sep. 3, 2013, 10:04am

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

Nathan Bass Aug. 29, 2013, 9:00am

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.

Fourth Circuit not buying W.Va. woman's foreclosure claims

Nathan Bass Aug. 27, 2013, 9:00am


Charleston attorneys win 'head counting' appeal at Fourth Circuit

Nathan Bass Aug. 26, 2013, 2:10pm


Court denies request to add additional defendants to personal injury lawsuit

Nathan Bass Aug. 12, 2013, 12:53pm

Justices of the state Supreme Court

Woman, fired for sleeping on the job, not entitled to unemployment benefits

Nathan Bass Aug. 12, 2013, 12:40pm

Charleston Area Medical Center

Woman filed lawsuit over fall at state park too late

Nathan Bass Aug. 12, 2013, 12:26pm

Pipestem State Park Amphitheater

Woman loses appeal to Supreme Court for unemployment

Nathan Bass Aug. 6, 2013, 10:52am

Justices of the state Supreme Court

Supreme Court rules for late attorney in property dispute

Nathan Bass Aug. 6, 2013, 10:43am

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

Nathan Bass Jul. 30, 2013, 8:41am

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

Nathan Bass Jul. 30, 2013, 8:37am

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.

Supreme Court resolves dispute over DOT job opening

Nathan Bass Jul. 29, 2013, 12:50pm

Justices of the state Supreme Court

Supreme Court: Pleasants Co. case belongs in Texas

Nathan Bass Jul. 26, 2013, 9:00am

Justices of the state Supreme Court

Supreme Court overrules Workers' Comp board; Loughry files dissent

Nathan Bass Jul. 22, 2013, 10:13am