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Firm's W.Va. saga sandwiched by tobacco

By John O'Brien | Aug 21, 2008

Levin PENSACOLA, Fla. -- The past and future of a prominent Pensacola, Fla., plaintiffs firm may be tied to litigation against large tobacco companies, but its present is in a small town in West Virginia.

THEIR VIEW: Manchin simply was doing his job

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 21, 2008

MORGANTOWN -- The New York Times breathlessly reported last week about the Manchin Administration's decision to intervene in the appeal of the $382 million dollar judgment against the DuPont Company over pollution at its old operations in Spelter.

Business attempting to control W.Va. courts, attorney claims

By John O'Brien | Aug 18, 2008

Manchin CHARLESTON – In criticizing Gov. Joe Manchin's relationship with industrial giant DuPont, a prominent plaintiffs attorney has added something of a doomsday warning.

Manchin: Plaintiffs' lawyers missing the point

By John O'Brien | Aug 14, 2008

Manchin CHARLESTON – Gov. Joe Manchin says a group of plaintiffs lawyers should actually read his office's legal arguments before criticizing his contact with industrial giant DuPont.

Gov. Manchin a 'puppet' of DuPont's, attorney says

By John O'Brien | Aug 13, 2008

CHARLESTON - Industrial giant DuPont used Gov. Joe Manchin's office to skirt limitations concerning its appeal of a $382 million jury verdict, attorneys who sued the company said Wednesday.

Manchin stands up

By The West Virginia Record | Jul 19, 2008

Plaintiff's lawyers are outraged. But West Virginians should be proud that Gov. Joe Manchin is asking pointed questions before our state's highest court.

THEIR VIEW: How a judicial system chased 2,500 W.Va. jobs away

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 4, 2008

CHARLESTON -- It was a heady day last year when a major U.S. company broke ground in West Virginia's capital for a new regional headquarters, promising $35 million investment in the Mountain State and 2,500 new jobs.

Attorneys in DuPont smelt case to share fees with lead plaintiffs

By Cara Bailey | Apr 10, 2008

CLARKSBURG - The plaintiffs' attorneys in a class-action lawsuit against DuPont will share a portion of their fees with the 10 people who represented thousands of their neighbors in the case.

Having three big verdicts in 2007 was an anomaly

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 19, 2008

Toriseva In a recent article critical of three 2007 verdicts, The West Virginia Record failed to present a balanced analysis of these cases and our state's court system.

DuPont, Carbide others named in asbestos suit

By Cara Bailey | Mar 12, 2008

CHARLESTON - A West Virginia man filed an asbestos lawsuit against 42 companies, including three local corporations where he worked, claiming the companies are responsible for exposing him to life-threatening asbestos.

The Big Verdict State

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 7, 2008

$404 million in Roane County against Columbia Natural Resources.

Fayetteville man names DuPont, others in asbestos suit

By Cara Bailey | Mar 4, 2008

CHARLESTON - A Fayetteville man has filed an asbestos lawsuit against 38 companies, claiming he developed mesothelioma after being exposed to the dangerous asbestos fibers.

Three W.Va. cases at top of big '07 verdicts list

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 29, 2008

Massie CHARLESTON – Three of the top seven jury verdicts awarded in the United States in 2007 happened in West Virginia.

Boone couple lists 46 defendants in asbestos case

By Cara Bailey | Feb 14, 2008

CHARLESTON - A Boone County man has filed an asbestos lawsuit against 46 companies, claiming they in some way caused his lung cancer and deterioration of life.

PERSONNEL FILE: Jackson Kelly moves to new D.C. office

By The West Virginia Record | Feb 14, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Jackson Kelly has relocated its Washington, D.C., office to 1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1110 in the area north of DuPont Circle.

New television ad targets McGraw

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 7, 2008

McGraw CHARLESTON – A television ad targeting Attorney General Darrell McGraw has both sides talking.

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