Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough News

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.

PERSONNEL FILE: Quaranta joins Nelson Mullins' Huntington office

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 19, 2015

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.

Wetzel jury finds CSX not negligent in death of 18-year-old

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 10, 2015

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.

Woman claims AT&T didn't pay her full final wages after termination

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 5, 2015

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing AT&T Mobility after she claims it terminated her employment and failed to pay her final wages in full. Rick Bowenger and Gregory Mathers were also named as defendants in the suit. Gayle Ballard was hired as a trainer on June 12, 2014, and her job was to train new employees at different AT&T locations, according to a complaint first filed June 1 in Kanawha Circuit Court and removed to federal court on Oct. 22 Ballard claims during the course of her employment, she

PERSONNEL FILE: Three Nelson Mullins attorneys listed in Best Lawyers

By From staff reports | Sep 1, 2015

HUNTINGTON – Three Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP West Virginia attorneys in 11 practice areas have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016.

PERSONNEL FILE: Nelson Mullins West Virginia attorneys named Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

By Staff reports | Jun 9, 2015

HUNTINGTON – Five Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP West Virginia attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2015 West Virginia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars publication.

Nelson Mullins West Virginia attorneys named Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 9, 2015

FROM STAFF REPORTS HUNTINGTON – Five Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP West Virginia attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2015 West Virginia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars publication. The Super Lawyer attorneys and the practices they are recognized for are: Marc E.

PERSONNEL FILE: Turner joins Nelson Mullins' West Virginia office

By Staff reports | Mar 31, 2015

HUNTINGTON – Alex Turner has joined the West Virginia office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP as an associate and will focus his practice on class action and mass tort litigation as well as commercial, medical liability, and product liability litigation.

Judge denies request for new mesh trial

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 10, 2015

CHARLESTON – A federal judge has denied a motion requesting a reduction in punitive damages in a lawsuit against C.R. Bard Inc. for its vaginal mesh products.

PERSONNEL FILE: Williams admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

By Staff reports | Mar 10, 2015

HUNTINGTON – Marc Williams, managing partner of the Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP's West Virginia office, has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Speedway seeks summary judgment in injury suit

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 20, 2015

HUNTINGTON – Speedway filed a motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit against the company for injuries allegedly sustained at one of its Huntington gas stations.

St. Mary's seeks to dismiss punitive damages claim

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 9, 2015

HUNTINGTON – St. Mary's Medical Center filed a motion to dismiss a woman's punitive damages claim in a lawsuit alleging the hospital caused irreparable damages to a newborn baby.

PERSONNEL FILE: Brown elected partner at Nelson Mullins

By Staff reports | Jan 16, 2015

HUNTINGTON – The partners of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP have elected Nathan Brown to the partnership.

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