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SWN Production Co. alleges wells were overvalued by state's tax department

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 6, 2018

MOUNDSVILLE – The owner of 56 Marcellus wells in Marshall County allege the wells were overvalued.

Steptoe & Johnson attorney credits West Virginia roots for environmental law recognition

By Carrie Salls | Dec 21, 2017

CHARLESTON – Steptoe & Johnson attorney Kathy G. Beckett was recognized recently for her reputation in environmental law by being named a fellow of The American College of Environmental Lawyers, according to a statement released by the firm.

Pinnacle Mining agrees to pay $1.236M to individuals for property damage

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 23, 2017

BECKLEY – Pinnacle Mining has agreed to pay more $1.236 million to a individuals who alleged they experienced property damages due to the company’s underground mining activities.

Judge partially denies motion to dismiss in car accident lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 23, 2017

WHEELING – A judge has granted in part and denied in part a motion to dismiss a lawsuit alleging injuries an employee suffered in a car accident.

Trump taps Charleston lawyer for U.S. attorney post

By John Severance | Oct 20, 2017

CHARLESTON – Michael Stuart, a former state Republican chairman and a member of the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson, was nominated in September by President Donald Trump to become the U.S. attorney for the southern half of West Virginia.

Pritchard Mining Co. alleged to owe nearly $400,000 for fuel

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 4, 2017

CHARLESTON – A Chesapeake business is alleged to have failed to pay for fuel it purchased.

Justices side with Steptoe & Johnson in lawsuit filed by former legal secretary

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 12, 2017

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has filed a memorandum decision, siding with Steptoe & Johnson in a lawsuit filed by a former legal secretary who claimed she was never given a fair shot.

Woman sues Lowe’s for injuries from staining product

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 11, 2017

BECKLEY – A ​woman is suing Lowe’s Home Centers after she claims she was injured after staining her deck.

Supreme Court says Mass Litigation Panel’s application of public policy exception was erroneous

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 28, 2017

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that the Mass Litigation Panel’s application of the public policy exception was clearly erroneous in a case alleging exposure to coal combustion residuals from a landfill owned by American Electric Power Company.

Man sues Huntington Health & Rehab for negligence of nursing staff

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 2, 2017

HUNTINGTON – A man is suing Huntington Health & Rehab after he claims its nursing staff was negligent and caused him injuries.

Supreme Court says DOE has qualified immunity

By Kyla Asbury | May 26, 2017

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that the West Virginia Department of Education has qualified immunity and that the plaintiff’s claims are not sufficient enough to overcome the DOE’s qualified immunity.

Couple sues C&J Well Services for injuries from car wreck

By Kyla Asbury | May 16, 2017

WHEELING – A couple is suing C&J Well Services after they claim it and others are responsible for injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.

Couple sues Arch Coal, Coal-Mac for work-related injuries

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 3, 2017

CHARLESTON – A couple is suing Arch Coal and Coal-Mac after they claim the companies are responsible for work-related injuries.

Man accuses Patriot Coal Corporation of wrongful termination

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 15, 2017

CHARLESTON – A man is suing Patriot Coal after he claims it wrongfully terminated his employment.

Steptoe & Johnson marks eighth year at North American Prospect Expo

By Marian Johns | Feb 22, 2017

HOUSTON – Steptoe & Johnson representatives recently took part in one of the largest networking expos relating to the oil and gas industry, the North American Prospect Expo (NAPE), marking the firm’s eight year of involvement with the energy summit.

Greenbrier Co. woman sues TransAmerica Insurance for breach of contract

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 20, 2017

BECKLEY – A Greenbrier County woman is suing TransAmerica Premier Life Insurance Company after she claims it breached its contract with her.

Judge dismisses part of WVU lawsuit alleging discrimination

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 19, 2016

MORGANTOWN – A Monongalia Circuit Court judge has dismissed part of a lawsuit against West Virginia University that alleged that a former employee was discriminated against and retaliated against. Circuit Judge Phillip D.

Charles Town Races says sand it bought was contaminated with rocks

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 8, 2016

MARTINSBURG – PNGI Charles Town Gaming LLC is suing York Building Products Co. Inc. after it claims the sand it purchased was contaminated with rocks.

Statoil sues Wetzel County Commission for tax errors

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 4, 2016

NEW MARTINSVILLE – Statoil USA Onshore Properties Inc. is suing the Wetzel County Commission for tax errors it claims were made that the commission failed to fix.

Statoil sues Ohio County Commission for tax errors

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 30, 2016

WHEELING – Statoil USA Onshore Properties Inc. is suing the Ohio County Commission after it claims tax errors were made and the commission refused an application of the principle of exoneration.

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