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JACKSON KELLY PLLC: Vivian H. Basdekis Receives CLSA’s 2018 Diversity Law Institute Diversity Award

By Press release submission | Sep 16, 2018

Jackson Kelly is pleased to announce that Vivian H. Basdekis, Member, received the Construction Lawyers Society of America’s 2018 Diversity Law Institute Diversity Award.

JACKSON KELLY PLLC: Jackson Kelly PLLC Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

By Press release submission | Aug 16, 2018

Jackson Kelly PLLC is pleased to announce that 70 of the firm’s lawyers were recently named in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

West Virginia Women Attorneys conducts first conference

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 7, 2018

CHARLESTON — A relatively new organization created to promote the welfare, interests and professional development of women attorneys in West Virginia held its first conference in June.

Huntington business alleges contractor owes more than $26,000

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 13, 2018

KINGWOOD — A Huntington business is suing a Preston County contractor, alleging breach of credit and guaranty agreement in failing to pay more than $26,000.

Jury awards $4.3 million in lawsuit against Charleston Sanitary Board

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 9, 2018

CHARLESTON – A jury awarded $4.3 million to the plaintiff in a lawsuit against the Sanitary Board of the City of Charleston.

Benchmark honors 3 Jackson Kelly attorneys

By Dee Thompson | Oct 26, 2017

CHARLESTON --: Three attorneys with the firm Jackson Kelly PLLC have been recognized as leading litigation lawyers in the nation by the publication Benchmark Litigation for 2018.

Individuals sue Chesapeake Energy for leaking equipment

By From staff reports | Oct 13, 2017

CHARLESTON – Three individuals are suing Chesapeake Energy Corporation after they claim leaking equipment has caused them injuries and damages.

W.Va. liability law passes first test in federal opioid cases

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 25, 2017

CHARLESTON – West Virginia’s liability law has passed its first test by allowing defendants in opioid epidemic suits to spread blame. The new law gives defendants 180 days to identify possibly responsible parties that plaintiffs didn’t sue. Those other parties will pay nothing on a jury verdict, but their share of liability will reduce the damages defendants must pay.

Man sues The Vanguard Group for negligence, breach of duty

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 22, 2017

ELKINS – A man is suing The Vanguard Group after he claims it wrongly gave his ex-wife half of his entire retirement fund.

Doddridge jury awards property owners nearly $200k in lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 14, 2017

WEST UNION – A jury awarded two property owners nearly $200,000 in a lawsuit filed in 2014 alleging EQT Production Company trespassed on their properties and built a shale gas drilling pad without their permission.

Two drug distribution lawsuits removed to federal court

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 8, 2017

CHARLESTON – Lawsuits filed by Chapmanville Mayor Raaimie Barker and the Mercer County Commission against the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy and multiple drug distributors have been removed to federal court.

Willis-Miller brings experience, university pride to WVU board secretary role

By Carrie Salls | Jul 27, 2017

MORGANTOWN – Taunja Willis-Miller’s one-year term as newly elected secretary of the West Virginia University Board of Governors began on July 1, marking the latest chapter in her service of the state and university she holds dear.

Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia president concludes term

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 26, 2017

MORGANTOWN – Jill Cranston Rice, an attorney with Dinsmore & Shohl, has concluded her term as the president of the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia.

Four drug distributor lawsuits removed to federal court

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 5, 2017

CHARLESTON – Four lawsuits against drug distributors for allegedly contributing to the opiate epidemic have been removed to federal court. The lawsuits were filed by Mayor Charles Sparks, on behalf of the town of Kermit; Mayor Vivian Livinggood, on behalf of the town of Gilbert; Mayor Reba Honaker, on behalf of the city of Welch; and the Lincoln County Commission.

Supreme Court remands sexual abuse lawsuit back to state court

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 22, 2017

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has remanded a sexual abuse lawsuit back to state court. Nine minors and their parents brought suit against the Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Corporation of The Presiding Bishop of the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Steven Grow, Don Fishel, Christopher Michael Jensen, Christopher Jensen, Sandralee Jensen and Unnamed Defendant-1 alleging negligence claims, fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress, assault, battery and civil conspiracy related to, arise from and resulting in Jensen’s known and alleged sexual abuse of the minor plaintiffs, according to a June 14 opinion.

Federal judge says Fola Coal violated state, federal water quality protections

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 8, 2017

CHARLESTON – A federal judge has ruled that Fola Coal Company violated state and federal water quality protections when it dumped mine waste into valley fills located in tributaries to Leatherwood Creek in Nicholas and Clay Counties.

WSAZ-TV sues eight individuals for harassing phone calls to news anchor

By Kyla Asbury | May 29, 2017

HUNTINGTON – WSAZ-TV is suing eight unknown individuals it claims the individuals made harassing phone calls and threatened one of the news anchors.

Aliff says giving back is 'really important' for lawyers

By Zachary Lewis | May 25, 2017

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Bar Foundation has recognized and inducted attorney Robby Aliff of Jackson Kelly as one of its Fellows.

Justice signs bill updating state Consumer Credit Protection Act

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 24, 2017

WASHINGTON – Gov. Jim Justice has signed a bill making key changes to the West Virginia Consumer Credit Protection Act, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is praising the move. Justice signed Senate Bill 563 into law on April 24. Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), said the law will further reduce frivolous lawsuits and improve the business climate in the state of West Virginia.

Bill would make changes to state Consumer Credit Protection Act

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 19, 2017

CHARLESTON – A bill that makes some key changes to the West Virginia Consumer Credit Protection Act awaits a signature from Gov. Jim Justice.