BECKLEY — Greenbriar County property owners are suing a mortgage service provider, alleging misrepresentation and concealment.
CHARLESTON — An Alum Creek couple is suing Outback Steakhouse, alleging negligence led to the wife's injuries.
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.
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.
CHARLESTON — An elderly widow is suing a loan holder, alleging breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation.
CHARLESTON – Five more lawsuits have been filed in federal court against drug wholesalers and pharmacies for the opioid epidemic ravaging West Virginia.
HUNTINGTON – A Barboursville woman alleges her late husband was induced into a loan with an illegal balloon payment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CHARLESTON – The owners of Mountain Blue Hotel Group re-filed for bankruptcy in Florida after their case in Georgia was denied.
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.
CLARKSBURG – Two disaster recovery service businesses in West Virginia allege that they have been damaged by insurance company practices.
WEBSTER SPRINGS – Two consumers allege that their mortgage was serviced in bad faith.
PINEVILLE – A financial institution is seeking the court's assistance with regards to an Oceana property.
HUNTINGTON – CSX filed an answer to a lawsuit alleging it had discriminatory hiring practices. CSX denies the discrimination.
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 – 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.