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.
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.
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.
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
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.
NEW MARTINSVILLE – A jury returned a verdict that CSX Transportation was not negligent in the 2009 death of 18-year-old Andrew Haslam. The jury returned with its verdict on Nov. 4, after deliberating for nearly three hours, finding that CSX, engineer Carey B.