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Environmental attorney says Green New Deal wouldn't be good news for West Virginia

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 12, 2019

A Charleston attorney who focuses on environmental law believes New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal would not help West Virginia.

Interest owner sues oil and gas well operators, alleging breach of contract

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 10, 2019

An interest owner is suing oil and gas well operators, citing alleged breach of contract.

BB&T alleges engineering services failed to provide access to property

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 11, 2018

CHARLESTON — A North Carolina banking corporation is suing an engineering and construction service, and an Elkview resident, seeking the court to order specific performance, declaratory and injunctive relief.

BB&T alleges Wheeling borrower, guarantor owe $348,000

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 16, 2018

MOUNDSVILLE — A North Carolina bank is suing a Wheeling borrower and guarantor, alleging breach of contract and a guaranty agreement.

Supreme Court affirms PSC decision approving Brooke County gas-powered plant

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 3, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has affirmed the state Public Service Commission’s approval of Brooke County Power’s gas plant, saying developers had “substantially complied” with state power plant siting rules.

Obstacles prevent West Virginia from joining shale revolution at full speed

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 29, 2018

CHARLESTON — Although West Virginia is blessed with an abundance of natural gas, there are several issues that need to be fixed for the state to keep up with the shale revolution currently taking place.

Wheeling steel company alleges customer owes $104,000

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 16, 2018

WHEELING — A Wheeling steel company is suing a customer, alleging fraud and conversion.

BB&T alleges borrower, guarantors owe more than $1.1 million

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 12, 2018

MARTINSBURG — A bank lender is suing a borrower and guarantors, alleging they owe more than $1.1 million for breach of a promissory note and guaranty agreements.

Attorney: W.Va. would benefit with more state oversight of coal waste

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 7, 2018

CHARLESTON — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently shifted oversight of coal combustion byproducts from the federal level to the state level for the first time.

Shale boom could benefit West Virginia economy but hurt landowners

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 19, 2018

CHARLESTON—The recent shale boom could benefit West Virginia's economy in different ways, but could also harm surface owners' rights.

BB&T claims Nicholas County couple owes more than $200,000

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 1, 2018

HUNTINGTON — A North Carolina banking corporation is suing Alkon Inc., Evelyn F. Underwood and William T. Underwood, borrower and guarantors, citing alleged breach of promissory note and guaranty agreements.

Spilman Thomas & Battle to host climate change seminar June 12

By Kyla Asbury | May 30, 2018

A Charleston law firm is hosting a climate change seminar with four renowned experts discussing their perspectives.

Attorney: Power generation remains mostly coal but natural gas developing

By Kyla Asbury | May 23, 2018

CHARLESTON— Although coal still makes up the vast majority of power generation in West Virginia, natural gas is beginning to develop in the area.

Charleston attorney applauds proposed EPA regulations

By Glenn Minnis | May 22, 2018

CHARLESTON – A Charleston attorney thinks the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's newly proposed regulations could provide the energy industry with a much needed pathway to greater transparency.

Couple sues Lowe’s for discrimination

By Record staff | May 8, 2018

CLARKSBURG – A man and his wife are suing Lowe’s Home Centers after claiming he was discriminated against because of his age when he received a pay cut.

Jobs Investment Trust Board, non-profit say business violated investment agreement

By From staff reports | Feb 8, 2018

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Jobs Investment Trust Board and West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation are suing a business they claim violated their investment agreement when it closed business in West Virginia and reopened in Florida.

Man says Lowe’s violated Fair Labor Standards Act

By From staff reports | Jan 29, 2018

BECKLEY – A man is suing Lowe’s Home Centers after he claims it violated various state and federal laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Spilman partner Allevato recognized for trust and estate work

By Carrie Salls | Dec 21, 2017

CHARLESTON – Spilman Thomas & Battle partner John F. Allevato is “very appreciative” after being awarded the highest recognition for private wealth attorneys in the 2017 edition of the Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) guide.

Brier View Associates seeks release of deed of trust

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 18, 2017

GRAFTON – A Wheeling partnership alleges an Ohio-based financial company failed to release a deed of trust.

Man sues REM Community Options for wrongful termination

By From staff reports | Dec 1, 2017

CHARLESTON – A man is suing REM Community Options after he claims his employment was wrongfully terminated when he complained about understaffing.

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