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California bank alleges convenient store failed to comply with contract

PRINCETON — A California bank is suing a gas station and convenience store, alleging breach of contract and tortious interference.

122 Raleigh Heart Clinic lawsuits removed to federal court

BECKLEY – More than 100 of the recent lawsuits filed against Raleigh Heart Clinic have been removed to federal court.

Class action lawsuit filed against Raleigh Heart Clinic for bloodborne illness

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.

Nelson Mullins attorneys: Legal Aid pro bono participation rate showcases firm's commitment

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.

CSX files answer to EEOC complaint, denies discrimination

HUNTINGTON – CSX filed an answer to a lawsuit alleging it had discriminatory hiring practices. CSX denies the discrimination.

Multiple organizations honor Huntington attorney Williams

HUNTINGTON – A Huntington lawyer has been recognized by three organizations this year for continuing to be one of West Virginia's top attorneys.

Virginia man sues Anthony Pit & Lagoon for car accident

CHARLESTON – A Waynesboro, Va., man is suing Anthony Pit & Lagoon after he claims one of its employees caused him injuries in a car accident.

Nelson Mullins partner joins state Chamber board

HUNTINGTON – A Huntington attorney has been selected to serve on the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce board.

West Virginia trial lawyers group look to train younger generation

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.

Budget cuts threaten to slam courthouse doors on many West Virginians

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.

Under settlement, water spill law firms will get up to $850 per hour for work

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.

Company linked to 2014 water crisis sues Lincoln Co. over ordinance

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.

Foster Bird encourages young lawyers to 'work within the system' to make positive change

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 woman sues Northwestern Mutual, company says she doesn’t qualify for benefits

HUNTINGTON – A Huntington woman is suing Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, claiming she is entitled to disability benefits.

Law firm donates $25,000 to children's charity

State Police-led "Handle With Care" program offers support to children facing traumatic events.

Attorneys: Better, but West Virginia not out of tort reform woods yet

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 attorney Williams stays involved in professional groups

HUNTINGTON – For Huntington attorney Marc E. Williams, serving on the boards of various professional groups is just another part of his job.

Chemical company wants Freedom spill case in federal court

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

Woman sues Wells Fargo for misrepresentations in debt collection

HUNTINGTON – A woman is suing Wells Fargo Home Mortgage after she claims it made multiple misrepresentations in debt collection.

PERSONNEL FILE: Quaranta joins Nelson Mullins' Huntington office

HUNTINGTON – Ashley N. Quaranta has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP as an associate in its West Virginia office. She will practice in the areas of commercial litigation, consumer financial services litigation, and civil litigation.