NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Oklahoma’s landmark verdict in its opioid case against Johnson & Johnson does not mean the company must pump billions of dollars into the state over the next 30 years, a judge ruled Friday.
New York’s surprising decision to drop half its case against ExxonMobil in the closing arguments of a closely watched trial over climate-fraud claims was unusual and probably indicates the state never had the evidence it needed, said an experienced litigator who has handled environmental lawsuits for government clients.
WAYNE – A U.S. Army Iraq War Veteran is suing Carrington Mortgage over allegations it refused to offer him mortgage loan assistance and filed for foreclosure on his East Lynn farm where he and his son live after his estranged wife emptied their bank account.
CHARLESTON – A Clay County man who purchased a 2018 GMC Terrain vehicle claims General Motors has failed to honor the vehicle's warranty by making necessary repairs or give him a comparable replacement vehicle in violation of state and federal laws.
CHARLESTON – A former Seminole West Virginia Mining worker claims she was paid less than her male counterparts for doing the same job and was fired in retaliation when she returned from a medical leave.
PINEVILLE – A West Virginia man alleges an orthopedic physician, nurses and staff at Raleigh General failed to treat his infection and osteomyelitis, which led to the worsening of his infection and a possible leg amputation.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - Fighting has erupted among creditors in the multibillion-dollar Purdue Pharma bankruptcy, as attorneys representing individual claimants and other creditors object to paying millions of dollars in fees to private lawyers representing governmental claimants - including thousands of municipalities with federal lawsuits against the opioid industry.
WHEELING – A circuit judge has ordered that Ohio County’s circuit clerk accept a filing she previously refused. Ohio Circuit Chief Judge Ronald Wilson made the ruling Nov. 13 from the bench during a morning hearing. A week earlier, he had filed a Rule to Show Cause ordering Circuit Clerk Brenda Miller to appear for the hearing.
If insurance companies won’t cover pre-existing conditions, why should supermarkets? You didn’t know supermarkets cover pre-existing conditions? Well, they don’t, actually, but someone needs to explain that to Jennifer Thompson and Carolyn Foster.
What does Right To Work mean for West Virginia? In a recent HADCO meeting, I asked a site selection expert if West Virginia’s passage of Right To Work was a factor in our region being considered by his company. He answered bluntly, “We would have never considered West Virginia without passing Right To Work.”
When I look at West Virginia and our debilitating drug epidemic, it shakes me to my core. I cannot understand why our current governor’s plan to address this challenge remains in draft form after being office for over 1,000 days. I know just about every nook and cranny of our state, and this crisis touches all of us. It’s why I recently announced a lengthy and detailed action plan to address this crisis.
CHARLESTON – A former inmate at the Southern Regional Jail who reported a correctional officer for bringing contraband into the jail alleges that correctional officers labeled him a "rat" to other inmates, which resulted in him being beaten and suffering severe injuries.