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Charleston attorney endows scholarship to help West Virginians, public safety workers at ONU

By Carrie Salls | Feb 1, 2018

CHARLESTON – Charleston attorney Kent Carper has six grandchildren who are “in a very comfortable position now to be well-educated,” but he knows many others in the area struggle to pay for a college education. As a result, he has endowed a scholarship fund at Ohio Northern University, where he went to law school.

Another lawsuit filed against DuPont for warehouse fire

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 30, 2017

CHARLESTON – Another lawsuit has been filed against DuPont for a warehouse fire that occurred in October and caused damages.

Plaintiffs seek MDL for opioid litigation; Lawyer argues for Ohio or Illinois

By Ann Maher | Sep 26, 2017

BENTON, Ill. – Plaintiffs in opioid litigation pending in federal court seek to consolidate approximately 66 government actions into multi-district litigation in Ohio or Illinois.

Huntington firm leading group filing opioid cases across the country

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 18, 2017

HUNTINGTON – A Huntington-based firm is leading a legal team that recently has filed nearly a dozen federal lawsuits on behalf of government agencies from Ohio and Alabama against drug companies for their alleged role in the opioid epidemic.

Federal jury returns $2M verdict in third DuPont C8 case

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 21, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A federal jury has returned a $2 million verdict against DuPont in the third of 3,500 cases charging that DuPont knowingly contaminated drinking water at its facility near Parkersburg.

Jury returns verdict against Parkersburg, police officer for car accident

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 21, 2016

PARKERSBURG – A jury returned a verdict against the City of Parkersburg and one of its police officers last week for a car accident that caused injuries.

Carper 'humbled' to be appointed to second term on judicial advisory panel

By Carrie Salls | Oct 6, 2016

CHARLESTON – Kanawha County Commission President W. Kent Carper has been reappointed to the Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission by West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin for an additional six-year term.

Jury tacks on $500K in punitives to $5.1M DuPont C-8 verdict

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 8, 2016

COLUMBUS – A federal jury has awarded a college professor $500,000 in punitive damages on top of $5.1 million in compensatory damages awarded earlier this week in the second DuPont C-8 bellwether trial.

Jury awards $5.1M in second DuPont C-8 bellwether trial

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 6, 2016

COLUMBUS – A federal jury has awarded a college professor $5.1 million in the second DuPont C-8 bellwether trial.

Boat crash defendant files answer, counterclaim

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 24, 2016

MORGANTOWN – One of the defendants in a lawsuit involving a Memorial Day boat crash has filed an answer and counterclaim. Steven B. Solomon denied he owned the boat in question and denies he owed a duty to the plaintiffs or that he breached any duty owed to them, according to the March 18 answer and counterclaim.

Kanawha woman blames Kroger for collision, injuries

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 8, 2016

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County woman is suing Kroger after she claims it is responsible for a collision that caused her injuries. Kroger Dedicated Logistics Co.; Ruan Transport Corporation; Ruan Transportation Management Systems Inc. and Cedric D. Allen were also named as defendants in the suit.

Two more lawsuits filed against Antero for fracking damages

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 27, 2016

CHARLESTON – Two more lawsuits have been filed against Antero Resources Corporation for damages due to the company’s fracking practices. Antero Resources Appalachian Corporation and Hall Drilling LLC were also named as defendants in the suits. Slathial A. Simmons, Tracie D. Simmons and E.T.S., a minor; and Kenna Sue Adams filed motions to join already filed cases to an existing mass litigation, according to two complaints filed in Kanawha Circuit Court.

A few more lawsuits filed related to 2014 chemical spill

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 11, 2016

CHARLESTON – A handful of lawsuits were filed Friday related to 2014’s Elk River Chemical Spill. Saturday, Jan. 9, was the two-year anniversary of the incident that left about 300,000 residents without access to tap water for nine days.

C8 trials pushed back to avoid holiday issues

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 14, 2015

PARKERSBURG – The next four trials in C8 litigation have been pushed back, so the second trial would not interfere with the holiday season. The second trial was supposed to begin on Nov. 30, but, as the first trial lasted longer than planned, if the second also lasted as long, it would interfere with the Christmas season. Kathy Brown of Kathy Brown Law said the second trial will now start on March 21.

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