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N.C. hog farmers press for reversal of $500M in nuisance verdicts

By Daniel Fisher | Mar 13, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) - North Carolina hog farmers, supported by national farming and manufacturing groups, have asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to reverse a $50 million nuisance verdict that was the opening shot in litigation that has delivered more than $500 million in verdicts for property owners who say they are being annoyed by noise and smells emanating from nearby farms.

U.S. Senate fails to override Obama veto of resolution nullifying EPA ‘Waters’ rule

By Jessica Karmasek | Jan 21, 2016

Sens. Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin both voted Thursday to override Obama’s veto. The Senate fell 15 votes short.

House passes resolution nullifying EPA 'Waters of the U.S.' rule

By Jessica Karmasek | Jan 14, 2016

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives, including West Virginia’s entire congressional delegation, on Jan. 13 approved a measure that would effectively kill the Environmental Protection Agency’s new “Waters of the United States” rule. The House voted 253-166, passing a resolution of disapproval to nullify the rule, which extends the federal agency’s authority to all bodies of water, no matter the size or frequency. Only one Republican – U.S. Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey – voted against

Capito, Manchin vote to block ‘overreaching’ EPA ‘Waters’ rule

By Jessica Karmasek | Nov 5, 2015

WASHINGTON – West Virginia’s Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin were among those U.S. senators who, on Tuesday, voted in favor of a measure that would effectively kill the Environmental Protection Agency’s new “Waters of the United States” rule.

THEIR VIEW: CALA spin machine out of control

By Anthony Majestro | Jul 10, 2014

CHARLESTON – Greg Thomas and West Virginia CALA are at it again.

Business groups: Adverse ruling in Mingo Logan-EPA case could hurt economy

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 21, 2012

Tomblin WASHINGTON - Ten business groups, in a filing this week, expressed their support for a federal court ruling reversing the federal Environmental Protection Agency's veto of a West Virginia coal mine's water pollution permit.

*** Five named to state Business Hall of Fame

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 11, 2010

MORGANTOWN -- Five business and industry leaders with strong ties to West Virginia will be inducted into the 2010 West Virginia Business Hall of Fame on Nov. 18 in a ceremony at the Morgantown Event Center, Waterfront Place Hotel.

THEIR VIEW: Candidates should rely on facts, not push buttons

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 26, 2010

Romano CLARKSBURG -- Reading Judge John Yoder's recent guest column in The West Virginia Record reminded me why our country is so divided.

Report probes states' Supreme Court spending

By John O'Brien | Aug 18, 2010

WASHINGTON -- The firm of heavyweight Alabama plaintiffs attorney Jere Beasley gave more than $600,000 to a candidate for the state Supreme Court in 2008 without appearing on a list of her contributors, a recent report shows.

Groups line up to support CSX asbestos appeal

By John O'Brien | Jan 25, 2010

Peirce RICHMOND (Legal Newsline) -- CSX Transportation's appeal in a case alleging a Pittsburgh law firm conspired with a radiologist to fabricate an asbestos exposure claim is drawing attention from tort reform groups and asbestos expert witnesses.

The 'war on domestic energy'

By The West Virginia Record | Dec 9, 2009

CHARLESTON -- Below is an outline of the federal actions that have begun since the start of the Obama Administration and the 111th U.S. Congress. This list was supplied by the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce:

THEIR VIEW: Cohen is no friend of West Virginia

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 13, 2008

Karlin MORGANTOWN -- Steve Cohen is no friend of West Virginia.

Another publication ranks West Virginia legal climate bad for business

By John O'Brien | Jul 17, 2007

During the 2006 State of the State address, Gov. Joe Manchin unveiled new "Open For Business" highway signs that welcome visitors to West Virginia. CHARLESTON - West Virginia and Virginia share a border, but apparently little else.

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