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Greenbrier County couple accuses lender of misrepresentation

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 25, 2018

BECKLEY — Greenbriar County property owners are suing a mortgage service provider, alleging misrepresentation and concealment.

Alum Creek couple alleges Outback restaurant's negligence led to injuries

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 11, 2018

CHARLESTON — An Alum Creek couple is suing Outback Steakhouse, alleging negligence led to the wife's injuries.

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New state AG opioid lawsuits show diverging strategies, outside counsel pay scales

By Daniel Fisher | May 30, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - The latest wave of state lawsuits over the opioid crisis illustrates sharp differences emerging in how governments litigate these cases, both in whom they choose to sue and whether private lawyers stand to get a piece of the action.

Woman sues Allstate for breach of contract

By Record staff | May 10, 2018

MARTINSBURG – A woman is suing Allstate after she claims it breached its contract with her when it denied coverage for water damage in her home.

Elderly widow accuses loan holder of misrepresenation

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 5, 2018

CHARLESTON — An elderly widow is suing a loan holder, alleging breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation.

Five more lawsuits filed against drug wholesalers for opioid epidemic

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 28, 2018

CHARLESTON – Five more lawsuits have been filed in federal court against drug wholesalers and pharmacies for the opioid epidemic ravaging West Virginia.

Consumer claims loan with Countrywide has illegal balloon payment

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 14, 2018

HUNTINGTON – A Barboursville woman alleges her late husband was induced into a loan with an illegal balloon payment.

From Legal Newsline

Opioid judge doesn't want media to know details of settlement talks

By Daniel Fisher | Feb 9, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors has named the teams of lawyers who will try to negotiate a settlement of hundreds of federal lawsuits - a complex task given parallel investigations and litigation by state attorneys general and potentially conflicting goals of private attorneys and their government counterparts.

From Legal Newsline

Usual Suspects: Lawyers used to getting their way in MDL process to lead opioid litigation

By Daniel Fisher | Jan 24, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - There will be a lot of familiar faces in U.S. District Judge Dan Polster’s courtroom in Cleveland on Jan. 31, when lawyers gather for a hearing on multidistrict litigation against the nation’s opioid manufacturers and distributors.

Federal opioid judge makes plaintiffs lawyers play musical chairs

By Record News | Jan 16, 2018

CLEVELAND – Plaintiff lawyers in national opioid litigation chose their executive committee so poorly that a federal judge made them choose again. A protest against the original committee had rung out from West Virginia. As a result, four lawyers lost seats, and five replaced them.

Mountain Blue Hotel Group blames economy, debt payments for failure to pay state, local taxes

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 19, 2017

CHARLESTON – Mountain Blue Hotel Group filed a response to a lender blaming the economy and debt payments it had to pay for why it fell behind on paying its state and local taxes.

Lender requests proof that hotel ownership signed off on bankruptcy

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 11, 2017

CHARLESTON – U.S. Bank National Association has filed a motion to dismiss a bankruptcy case involving Mountain Blue Hotel Group unless the owner can prove that all of its investors agreed to the bankruptcy.

Mountain Blue bankruptcy case denied in Georgia, re-filed in Florida

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 17, 2017

CHARLESTON – The owners of Mountain Blue Hotel Group re-filed for bankruptcy in Florida after their case in Georgia was denied.

National panel to decide about consolidating federal opioid cases

By Record News | Nov 10, 2017

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.

Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration Inc., Master Dry accuse insurers of violating Antitrust Act

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 31, 2017

CLARKSBURG – Two disaster recovery service businesses in West Virginia allege that they have been damaged by insurance company practices.

Consumers file suit against Carrington Mortgage Services, Bank of America over handling of claim

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 17, 2017

WEBSTER SPRINGS – Two consumers allege that their mortgage was serviced in bad faith.

Wells Fargo Bank seeks reformation of deed of trust on Oceana property

By Louie Torres | Oct 16, 2017

PINEVILLE – A financial institution is seeking the court's assistance with regards to an Oceana property.

CSX files answer to EEOC complaint, denies discrimination

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 10, 2017

HUNTINGTON – CSX filed an answer to a lawsuit alleging it had discriminatory hiring practices. CSX denies the discrimination.

West Virginia's latest epidemic: opioid lawsuits

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 22, 2017

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.

Huntington firm leading group filing opioid cases across the country

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 18, 2017

HUNTINGTON – A Huntington-based firm is leading a legal team that recently has filed nearly a dozen federal lawsuits on behalf of government agencies from Ohio and Alabama against drug companies for their alleged role in the opioid epidemic.

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