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Red Lobster accuses Huntington of breach of 33-year-old agreement

HUNTINGTON – Red Lobster Hospitality is suing the city of Huntington, the Huntington Municipal Development Authority and Batra Hospitality Group for breaching an agreement made more than 30 years ago.

National panel to decide about consolidating federal opioid cases

WASHINGTON – Judges on a national panel must decide whether to consolidate opioid suits of local governments and, if so, whether to ​​​​​send them to West Virginia, Illinois or Ohio.

Taco Bell customer seeks damages after fall allegedly caused by leaking soda machine

CHARLESTON – A Dunbar woman alleges she fell at a St. Albans restaurant because of water on the floor.

Baxter hopes First District is ready to take a chance on him

WHEELING – Th​​​​​e leaders of the global law firm of Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe took a chance on Ralph Baxter in the late 1980s, naming him CEO. Now, Baxter hopes the residents of West Virginia’s first congressional district are ready to take a chance on him as well.

W.Va. liability law passes first test in federal opioid cases

CHARLESTON – West Virginia’s liability law has passed its first test by allowing defendants in opioid epidemic suits to spread blame. The new law gives defendants 180 days to identify possibly responsible parties that plaintiffs didn’t sue. Those other parties will pay nothing on a jury verdict, but their share of liability will reduce the damages defendants must pay.

Judge dismisses Live Nation lawsuit for plaintiff’s failure to participate

CHARLESTON – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit after a motion to dismiss was filed for failure to participate in discovery and failure to prosecute.

Baxter running for McKinley's 1st District House seat

WHEELING – The former CEO of a global law firm based in Wheeling is running for Congress.

West Virginia's latest epidemic: opioid lawsuits

West Virginians first had to face the epidemic of addiction to opioids. Now there’s an epidemic of opioid lawsuits. Who's responsible for the first epidemic, in addition to the drug abusers, is subject to dispute. The ones responsible for the second epidemic are known.

Customer blames Honda for Acura's troubles

NEW CUMBERLAND — A Weirton man is suing Honda, alleging breach of warranties and guaranties.

Maskell Pipe & Supply Inc. allegedly failed to pay $15,500 in rental fees

An equipment renter is suing Maskell Pipe & Supply Inc., a contractor, for allegedly breaching a verbal agreement.

Morrisey joins other states pushing against California coal plan

CHARLESTON—West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has joined a coalition of 13 states in urging the commissioner of the California Department of Insurance to reconsider a divestment policy that his office says undermines coal mining.

Two consumers accuse Honda of selling them defective Acura

Two consumers are suing American Honda Motor Co. Inc., a vehicle manufacturer, citing alleged design defect and product liability.

California corporation alleges debtor, guarantor failed to pay nearly $100,000

RIPLEY — A California corporation is suing a debtor and guarantor, alleging breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

Former employee says Lowes responsible for loose pipe that caused injury

CHARLESTON — A former employee has filed suit against a major home improvement store, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

AG's office secures $400M in e-book settlement with Apple

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says state consumers soon will receive their portion of a $400 million e-book settlement between Apple Inc. and 33 states and territories.

Supreme Court reverses order denying motion to dismiss IRA case

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has reversed an order denying a motion to dismiss and compel arbitration in a 2014 lawsuit.

Wal-Mart moves chips-and-salsa display case to federal court

CHARLESTON – A suit in which a man blames Wal-Mart, PepsiCo and Frito-Lay for injuries after an incident involving an in-store display of chips and salsa is headed to federal court. On Feb. 2, 2013, Arthur Buckalew was a patron lawfully walking along the premises near inside fixture displays of various merchandise, including Tostito’s corn chips and salsa, according to a complaint filed Jan. 27 in Kanawha Circuit Court. Wal-Mart filed to have it removed to federal court on Feb. 29.

McKesson wants Morrisey's drug lawsuit in federal court

CHARLESTON — The nation’s largest prescription drug distributor has asked to have a lawsuit filed against it by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey removed to federal court. Morrisey’s office filed the complaint Jan. 8 in Boone Circuit Court against McKesson, the nation's largest prescription drug distributor for allegedly failing to identify, detect, report and help stop the flood of suspicious drug orders into the state. McKesson filed its notice of removal to federal court on Feb.

Drug company cuts off supply to Mingo Co. pharmacy

CHARLESTON – After West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office filed a lawsuit against it, McKesson Corp. has terminated its contract with Tug Valley Pharmacy in Mingo County without any advanced notice. McKesson is the nation’s largest drug distributor and it informed the pharmacy on Jan. 8 that it was terminating its contract. That was the same day Morrisey's announced it was suing McKesson for its alleged failure to detect, report and help stop all of the controlled substances co

Veteran, wife sue Wells Fargo in foreclosure fight

A wounded veteran and his wife are seeking damages from Wells Fargo over what they claim was an aggressive pursuit of foreclosure by the bank.