CHARLESTON – A recent state Supreme Court ruling about class action lawsuits has some in the legal community dismayed about the way such cases are certified in West Virginia.
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PRINCETON — A California bank is suing a gas station and convenience store, alleging breach of contract and tortious interference.
BECKLEY – More than 100 of the recent lawsuits filed against Raleigh Heart Clinic have been removed to federal court.
BECKLEY – A class action lawsuit has been filed against Raleigh Heart Clinic after the class members claim they were exposed and contracted bloodborne illnesses from the clinic.
HUNTINGTON – Two attorneys at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough say the firm’s recent recognition for 100 percent participation in Legal Aid of West Virginia’s annual Just One campaign is an extension of the firm’s overall commitment to pro bono work.
HUNTINGTON – CSX filed an answer to a lawsuit alleging it had discriminatory hiring practices. CSX denies the discrimination.
HUNTINGTON – A Huntington lawyer has been recognized by three organizations this year for continuing to be one of West Virginia's top attorneys.
CHARLESTON – A Waynesboro, Va., man is suing Anthony Pit & Lagoon after he claims one of its employees caused him injuries in a car accident.
HUNTINGTON – A Huntington attorney has been selected to serve on the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce board.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS – The West Virginia Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers recently meet with the dean of the West Virginia University College of Law to discuss how to strengthen ties between the two organizations.
HUNTINGTON – When ordinary Americans need help with life’s big problems, the Legal Services Corporation is there. But its survival is threatened. That’s why it needs help from every resident of West Virginia. What does the LSC do to protect low-income individuals and families who can’t afford a lawyer? Here’s a recent story from Kanawha County.
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 – Eastman Chemical Company has filed a lawsuit against the Lincoln County Commission for passing an illegal ordinance it claims is an attempt to recover money from the company three years after the chemical contaminated the water supply in West Virginia.
HUNTINGTON – Melissa Foster Bird, a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, recently received the firm’s Sara Turnipseed Women on the Go award, which recognizes individual contributions to the promotion of opportunity and success for female attorneys.
HUNTINGTON – A Huntington woman is suing Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, claiming she is entitled to disability benefits.
State Police-led "Handle With Care" program offers support to children facing traumatic events.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS – While West Virginia no longer is on the list of Judicial Hellholes, the state still isn't out of the woods yet, according to attorneys who spoke at a recent state Chamber of Commerce event.
HUNTINGTON – For Huntington attorney Marc E. Williams, serving on the boards of various professional groups is just another part of his job.
CHARLESTON – The company that manufactures the chemical leaked into the Elk River in the 2014 spill that left more than 300,000 people without water for days wants a lawsuit by the administrator of the claim plan heard in federal court. Robert L. Johns, in his capacity as GC Plan Administrator and as Spill Claim Plan Administrator for Freedom Industries, filed his lawsuit Jan. 19 in Kanawha Circuit Court. Freedom Industries Inc. also is listed as a plaintiff in the case against Eastman Chemical