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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

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  • The Clean Power Plan is a 'government knows best' power play

    Last year, West Virginia State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and peers from other states successfully challenged the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan (CPP) in court and delayed its implementation.

  • ACCESS ACT to be heard in House subcommittee

    The House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice will be holding a hearing today on the ACCESS (ADA Compliance for Customer Entry to Stores and Services) Act, which aims to protect small businesses from the widespread abuse of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

  • Infrastructure still needed for energy job growth

    WASHINGTON – President Obama’s veto of the bipartisan Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act this week is extremely disappointing.

  • McGraw appointees give $36K to re-election campaign

    McGraw CHARLESTON (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys previously given state contracts by West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw have so far contributed $36,000 to his re-election campaign.

  • THEIR VIEW: Even Anti-Trial Lawyer Legal Experts Oppose H.R. 5

    WASHINGTON -- I've traded Tweets with Ted Frank -- of the Manhattan Institute and a leading critic of civil litigation -- about his position on H.R. 5, the bill mandating limits on awards in medical malpractice lawsuits.

  • Report targets McGraw's hiring practices

    McGraw NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) -– West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw's hiring practices are targeted in a new report by the Manhattan Institute.

  • Manhattan Institute probes lobbying efforts of lawyers

    McGraw NEW YORK - The Manhattan Institute's latest edition in its "Trial Lawyers, Inc.," series explores the effect the plaintiffs bar has on lawmakers at the state level and in Washington, D.C.

  • South Florida is top 'Judicial Hellhole'

    ATRF President Sherman Joyce WASHINGTON -- South Florida is again the country's most plaintiffs-friendly jurisdiction, according to the American Tort Reform Foundation's annual "Judicial Hellholes" report, released Tuesday.

  • New report advocates 'Loser Pays' system

    Hurney CHARLESTON -- Forcing losers in lawsuits to pay the winner would help stem the tide of frivolous lawsuits flooding many U.S. jurisdictions, a new report says.

  • Manhattan Institute takes on W.Va. courts in latest report

    McGraw NEW YORK - Businesses are skittish about investing their resources in West Virginia because of the state's troubled legal system, a report released Monday by The Manhattan Institute says.

  • THEIR VIEW: West Virginia too heavenly for trial lawyers

    John Denver opined that West Virginia is "almost heaven," and while the songwriter focused on the state's natural beauty, the state has long been heaven for personal injury lawyers as well. For the last three years, corporate executives have ranked West Virginia's legal fairness last among the fifty states in a national survey conducted by the Harris Group for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

  • The business of asbestos: Manhattan Institute releases report

    NEW YORK - Jim Copland of the Manhattan Institute says his organization certainly doesn't oppose new business concepts. After all, the think tank's mission statement includes fostering new ideas that promote economic growth.

  • Another publication ranks West Virginia legal climate bad for business

    During the 2006 State of the State address, Gov. Joe Manchin unveiled new "Open For Business" highway signs that welcome visitors to West Virginia. CHARLESTON - West Virginia and Virginia share a border, but apparently little else.

  • Like sands through the hourglass ....

    Whalen There are two daytime dramas unfolding in West Virginia this fall. One is the height to which the football Mountaineers are destined -– a top-tier bowl, maybe a shot at a national title? The other story line: to what depth will trial lawyers sink in the ongoing saga that is Putnam General Hospital.