A class action lawsuit is a type of civil claim filed by one person or party on behalf of a larger group that either has a similar claim or has suffered similar damages. These lawsuits may be filed in either state or federal courts.
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WINFIELD — A Buffalo property lessee is suing a real estate company and hunting club, alleging a breach of the plaintiff's lease contract allowed personal property to be damaged.
BECKLEY — A Beckley couple is suing a local utility company, alleging violation of statutory obligations regarding manganese content in the water.
LOGAN – Five lawsuits have been filed against Beckley Drilling & Blasting for damages done to their properties.
CHARLESTON – A service technician for a Suddenlink Communications subcontractor alleges he was not paid in a timely manner.
LOGAN – Another lawsuit has been filed against Bizzack Construction for property damages from highway construction.
HUNTINGTON – A Logan County mother alleges her son was burned by a surgical instrument during a procedure at Cabell Huntington Hospital.
LOGAN – Five more lawsuits have been filed against Bizzack Construction for property damages from highway construction.
CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County man alleges his auto dealer employer failed to pay him in a timely manner for certain work performed.
CHARLESTON – Three class-action lawsuits over a Parkersburg warehouse fire have been removed to federal court.
CHARLESTON – A federal judge has granted preliminary approval on the settlement involving the January 2014 water crisis.
PRINCETON – A woman who was treated at a Mercer County emergency room alleges that she was billed excessive charges.
CHARLESTON – A federal judge has nixed a proposed class action settlement regarding the 2014 Elk River chemical spill. U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver Jr. on July 6 issued an order denying the proposal. He denied it without prejudice, meaning the parties can refile a revised agreement.
LOGAN – Another lawsuit has been filed against Bizzack Construction for alleged property damages from highway construction. The lawsuit brings the total to at least 24 lawsuits filed against the company — mostly in Logan Circuit Court — for the highway construction.
CHARLESTON – Two lawsuits have been filed against U.S. Bancorp Government Leasing & Finance Inc. after the plaintiffs claim it and others failed to repair the culvert to the Crossings Mall shopping center.
HUNTINGTON – A woman is suing Cabell Huntington Hospital after she claims it is responsible for her child’s death.
CHARLESTON — A West Virginia corporation has filed a class action lawsuit against a Maryland company, alleging unlawful advertising.
CHARLESTON – While the average water consumer would collect about $500 from a pending settlement of claims over contamination of the Elk River, law firms would collect up to $850 an hour. Lawyers applying for fees up to $40 million reported that they worked 30,248 hours and their employees worked 16,657 hours. In the course of three years and four months, those totals equal about 175 hours a week for lawyers and about 100 a week for support staff.
CHARLESTON – A legal reform group is calling the $45 million fee request for the plaintiffs attorneys who have worked on the 2014 water crisis lawsuit and settlement a prime example of “lawsuit greed.” The executive director of West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse also said he hopes the fee amount will be “greatly reduced.” One of the attorneys who worked on the class action case, however, says the request is reasonable and says most people don’t understand all of the work and money that goes into handling such a case. And the president of a statewide group for trial lawyers says CALA is trying to distort the facts.
CHARLESTON – The attorneys for plaintiffs in the 2014 water crisis litigation have asked a federal judge to approve more than $45 million in fees and expenses for their work on the case.