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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.

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.

State Supreme Court says insurance company must provide stop gap coverage

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 27, 2017

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that an insurance company must provide stop gap coverage to its insureds in a lawsuit following work injuries.

Woman says JAK Productions co-worker shared compromising photos of her

By From staff reports | Oct 11, 2017

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing JAK Productions after she claims it created a hostile work environment when another employee distributed compromising photos of her.

Woman sues Wal-mart for wrongful termination

By From staff reports | Oct 11, 2017

CLARKSBURG – A woman is suing Wal-mart after she claims her employment was wrongfully terminated.

Pizatella returns to Spilman Thomas & Battle with state government experience

By Carrie Salls | Oct 10, 2017

CHARLESTON – Jason C. Pizatella has returned to private practice at Spilman Thomas & Battle after leaving the firm to serve in various positions for the West Virginia state government.

Woman says Globe Life & Accident Insurance didn't pay accidental death benefits

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 14, 2017

BLUEFIELD – A woman is suing Globe Life & Accident Insurance Company after she claims it failed to pay out an accidental death policy.

Judge grants order preventing federal agency from revoking Medicare billing privileges from doctor

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 25, 2017

CHARLESTON – A judge has granted a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in a lawsuit filed by a physician claiming the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is attempting to revoke Medicare billing privileges.

Attorneys discuss business practices, Trump changes at SuperVision event

By John Sammon | Jul 12, 2017

CHARLESTON – The annual West Virginia SuperVision event featured attorneys advising business leaders on issues of importance to employers and human resource directors. That included everything from ultrasound policies for unborn infants and use of social media in the workplace to anti-discrimination policies and updates from the West Virginia Legislature.

Equipment rental company alleges logistic business owes more than $32,000

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 4, 2017

NEW MARTINSVILLE — An Ohio equipment rental company is suing a logistics business and a guarantor, alleging breach of a rental agreement and guaranty in owing more than $32,000.

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