Charleston attorney W. Kent Carper relishes being called the "King of Small Torts," a nod to the legendary lawyer known for the very large ones, Melvin Belli.
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WHEELING — A woman and her husband are suing several drug companies and laboratories they claim are responsible for injuries she incurred in utero due to exposure to a specific drug.
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.
CHARLESTON – Another lawsuit has been filed against DuPont for a warehouse fire that occurred in October and caused damages.
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.
PARKERSBURG – Chemical giant DuPont and spin-off company Chemours are in the process of paying out $670 million to 3,500 claimants in Ohio and West Virginia who contended in lawsuits their health was jeopardized from a spill of toxic chemicals used to make Teflon from a plant near Parkersburg more than a decade ago.
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.
West Virginians first had to face the epidemic of addiction to opioids. Now there’s an epidemic of opioid lawsuits. Who's responsible for the first epidemic, in addition to the drug abusers, is subject to dispute. The ones responsible for the second epidemic are known.
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.
CHARLESTON – A well-known Kanawha County Democrat says he thinks Neil Gorsuch is well qualified to become the next United States Supreme Court justice.
COLUMBUS – A federal jury awarded a $10.5 million in punitive damages in a case against DuPont regarding contamination of water supplies in the Parkersburg area.
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.
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.
CHARLESTON – A father is suing the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources after he claims his adoptive son was abused by his biological parents.
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.
BLUEFIELD — A married couple's lawsuit against drug manufacturing companies responsible for Nexium cites alleged breach of express and implied warranties.
CHARLESTON – A statewide legal reform group is speaking out as attorneys from a Mississippi law firm behind one of the biggest cases in West Virginia court history – and one of the biggest news stories involving a state Supreme Court justice – make their way to the Mountain State again.
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.
COLUMBUS – A federal jury has awarded a college professor $5.1 million in the second DuPont C-8 bellwether trial.
CHARLESTON – Beth Walker’s state Supreme Court campaign has responded to an attack ad from personal injury lawyers it says includes “false claims based on misleading evidence.” A political action committee called Just Courts For WV began running television ads earlier this week against Walker, according to documents with the Secretary of State’s office.