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Car deodorizer was so strong it made a man pass out, lawsuit claims

By Record News | Jul 18, 2018

WINFIELD – A Kanawha County couple claims a company made an automobile deodorizer so strong it made the husband pass out when he smelled it.

Woman sues United Bank for negligence, breach of contract

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 30, 2018

MORGANTOWN – A woman is suing United Bank after she claims it was negligent and breached its contract with her.

Mother sues Camden Park after her son was run over by Tilt-A-Whirl car

By Record News | Apr 26, 2018

WAYNE – A Cabell County woman has sued Camden Park for injuries sustained when her four-year-old son was run over by a Tilt-A-Whirl car.

Federal opioid judge makes plaintiffs lawyers play musical chairs

By Record News | Jan 16, 2018

CLEVELAND – Plaintiff lawyers in national opioid litigation chose their executive committee so poorly that a federal judge made them choose again. A protest against the original committee had rung out from West Virginia. As a result, four lawyers lost seats, and five replaced them.

From Legal Newsline

Victims of IRS's tea party bias - and taxpayers - must see Lois Lerner's testimony, lawyer says

By Record News | Jan 5, 2018

CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) - Lois Lerner, formerly of the Internal Revenue Service when it discriminated against applicants for tax exemptions based on their viewpoints, claims Americans have no right to read statements she made under oath about why she did it.

Federal judge handling opioid suits questioned Trump's legitimacy

By Record News | Dec 12, 2017

CLEVELAND – U.S. District Judge Dan Polster, who will preside over opioid addiction suits from all around the nation, questioned the legitimacy of President Donald Trump earlier this year.

Panel chooses Cleveland district judge to handle opioid MDL

By The West Virginia Record | Dec 5, 2017

WASHINGTON – Multi distr​ict judges consolidated 155 opioid suits from 25 courts on Dec. 5, and chose District Judge Dan Polster of Cleveland to preside over them.

Opioid MDL assigned to Cleveland despite push for Charleston, Faber

By Record News | Dec 5, 2017

ST. LOUIS – Drug distributors defending opioid suits of local governments in the court of District Judge David Faber in Charleston wanted Faber to preside over opioid suits from all across the nation.

National panel to decide about consolidating federal opioid cases

By Record News | Nov 10, 2017

WASHINGTON – Judges on a national panel must decide whether to consolidate opioid suits of local governments and, if so, whether to ​​​​​send them to West Virginia, Illinois or Ohio.

Former co-worker, candidate sues new Ohio County assessor

By Staff reports | Sep 12, 2017

WHEELING – A former candidate for Ohio County assessor is suing the recently elected assessor, among others, alleging a hostile work environment and her eventual termination.

Man sues SWN Production Company for breach of contract

By Staff reports | Sep 8, 2017

WHEELING – A man is suing SWN Production Company after he claims it breached its contract with him.

Man sues Chase Bank for breach of contract

By Staff reports | Sep 8, 2017

WHEELING – A man is suing JPMorgan Chase Bank after he claims it breached its contract with him by failing to apply loan payments and failing to give him a modification on his loan.

Woman says insurer failed to pay claim after 2012 derecho

By Staff reports | Sep 8, 2017

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing American National Property & Casualty Company after she claims it failed to pay a home insurance claim after the 2012 derecho.

Chicken wing injury results in Walmart workers' comp lawsuit

By Staff reports | Sep 1, 2017

HUNTINGTON – A Braxton County woman claims she was discriminated against by Walmart after she filed a workers’ compensation claim when a 30-pound box of chicken wings fell on her in the deli’s poorly lit walk-in freezer.

Couple sues LoanDepot.com for foreclosure

By Staff reports | Sep 1, 2017

ELKINS – A couple is suing LoanDepot.com after they claim it wrongfully began foreclosure proceedings on their home.

Man sues Tug Hill Operating for failing to pay royalties

By Staff reports | Sep 1, 2017

WHEELING – A man is suing Tug Hill Operating after he claims it failed to create a profit and pay royalties to him.

Franklin Oil Co. sues Southern States for breach of contract

By Staff reports | Sep 1, 2017

ELKINS – Franklin Oil Co. is suing Southern States Cooperative Incorporated after it claims it breached its contract by failing to pay $900,000 pursuant to an agreement.

Man sues CU Recovery for consumer credit act violations

By Staff reports | Sep 1, 2017

WHEELING – A man is suing CU Recovery Inc. after he claims it violated the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act.

Blaming Republicans for 80 years of Democratic folly

By The West Virginia Record | Jul 24, 2017

Republicans in the majority in our state legislature are solely responsible for all of West Virginia's economic problems. So says Democratic Gov. Jim Justice.

Under settlement, water spill law firms will get up to $850 per hour for work

By Record News | May 23, 2017

CHARLESTON – While the average water consumer would collect about $500 from a pending settlement of claims over contamination of the Elk River, law firms would collect up to $850 an hour. Lawyers applying for fees up to $40 million reported that they worked 30,248 hours and their employees worked 16,657 hours. In the course of three years and four months, those totals equal about 175 hours a week for lawyers and about 100 a week for support staff.

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