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Some attorneys say West Virginia courts are too lenient when it comes to certifying class actions

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 14, 2018

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.

California bank alleges convenient store failed to comply with contract

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 19, 2018

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

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 31, 2018

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

By From staff reports | Oct 20, 2017

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

By Carrie Salls | Oct 12, 2017

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

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 10, 2017

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

Multiple organizations honor Huntington attorney Williams

By Kacie Whaley | Oct 9, 2017

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

By From staff reports | Oct 5, 2017

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

By Chandra Lye | Sep 21, 2017

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

By Chandra Lye | May 31, 2017

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

By Linda A. Klein and Marc E. Williams | May 23, 2017

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

By Record News | May 23, 2017

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

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | Apr 12, 2017

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

By Carrie Salls | Mar 10, 2017

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

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 23, 2016

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

By Joe Dyton | Nov 3, 2016

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

By Dawn Geske | Oct 4, 2016

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

By April Bamburg | Aug 11, 2016

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

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 1, 2016

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

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 1, 2016

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

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