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Water crisis attorneys to get more than $22 million in fees while plaintiffs split $73 million

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 12, 2018

CHARLESTON — While those affected by the 2014 Elk River chemical spill should be receiving their checks soon, the plaintiffs attorneys who handled the case will split more than $22 million in fees.

Woman blames DISH Network for house fire

By From staff reports | Oct 20, 2017

CLARKSBURG – A woman is suing DISH Network after she claims improperly installed equipment caused her home to catch fire.

Homeowner claims Dish Network to blame for fire that damaged home

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 18, 2017

UNION – A West Union woman alleges that her home was destroyed in a fire caused by the negligent installation of Dish Network equipment.

Federal judge shoots down water crisis settlement proposal

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 7, 2017

CHARLESTON – A federal judge has nixed a proposed class action settlement regarding the 2014 Elk River chemical spill. U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver Jr. on July 6 issued an order denying the proposal. He denied it without prejudice, meaning the parties can refile a revised agreement.

Federal court documents provide details of water crisis settlement

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 28, 2017

CHARLESTON – A $151 million settlement would provide an estimated $525 to each household affected by the 2014 chemical spill that contaminated the water supply for residents in nine counties.

African-American employee accuses Dish Network of discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 20, 2017

BLUEFIELD — An African-American woman is suing a Dish Network, alleging race and sex discrimination.

Customer accuses satellite TV provider of negligence in ladder accident

By Robert Hadley | May 27, 2016

NEW CUMBERLAND – A Hancock County man is suing a satellite TV provider for injuries allegedly caused by a technician during an installation at his home.

More than 100 opt out of water crisis settlement

By Jessica Karmasek | Jan 13, 2016

CHARLESTON – More than 100 people have asked to be excluded from a class action settlement over the 2014 water contamination crisis in West Virginia. Those wishing to opt out or object to the settlement – in which Freedom Industries executives have agreed to pay $400,000 – have until next month to do so.

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