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Customer alleges Toyota breached manufacturer warranty

CHARLESTON — A St. Albans customer is suing Toyota, alleging breach of warranty.

N.Y. opioid litigation won't be stayed; Lawyers seeking 1,000 more county-plaintiffs

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RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - A New York judge has refused to stay lawsuits by a number of New York counties against opioid manufacturers and distributors, rejecting arguments that the Food and Drug Administration hasn’t yet determined whether narcotic painkillers are unnecessarily dangerous - a central question in any litigation.

Plaintiff lawyers see nationwide settlement as only end for opioid lawsuits

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SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - Plaintiff lawyers meeting in San Francisco last week for a conference on opioid litigation acknowledged that the hundreds of lawsuits they have filed in state and federal court will be difficult to resolve without an unprecedented national settlement whose mechanics are still difficult to predict.

ABA Spirit of Excellence Award recipient reflects upon distinguished military legal career

MORGANTOWN – Excelsior Bottom's most-famous son, retired Maj. Gen. Kenneth D. Gray, says he's honored to have received the American Bar Association's 2018 Spirit of Excellence Award and observed the military has a way to go toward gender and racial inclusivity.

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

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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.

Federal judge grants motion to compel arbitration in Verizon Wireless lawsuit

BLUEFIELD – A federal judge granted Verizon’s motion to compel arbitration in a lawsuit alleging it violated the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act.

Kay Casto & Chaney adds three attorneys to new Martinsburg office

MARTINSBURG — Kay Casto & Chaney is opening the firm's next chapter in its 95-year history with a new office in Martinsburg.

Couple seeks underinsured motorist benefits from State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County couple alleges they are entitled to underinsured motorist benefits after the wife was injured in a rear-end collision a few years ago.

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

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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.

UPDATE: W.Va. SOS has questions about probe of Davis' 2012 contributions

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Secretary of State’s office is questioning how the Kanawha County Prosecutor’s Office handled an investigation into some campaign contributions to Justice Robin Jean Davis’s 2012 re-election campaign.

Supreme Court sends lawsuit back to lower court regarding shareholders who were double-taxed

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has issued an opinion in an appeal regarding double taxation of shareholders during the sale of a company that occurred 17 years ago.

Motorist seeks uninsured/underinsured motorist benefits from State Farm

CHARLESTON – A Cameron man alleges he is entitled to additional insurance coverage after an accident in Pennsylvania.

Ohio County Development Authority alleged to owe more than $30,000 to Pennsylvania contractor

WHEELING – A Pennsylvania contractor claims a Triadelphia entity failed to pay it for construction services.

Former district manager for Huntington Bancshares alleges wrongful termination

WAYNE – An Ohio woman formerly employed by a banking corporation alleges she was wrongfully terminated.

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.

La Gran Hacienda Mexican Restaurant alleged to owe more than $11,000 for goods

WHEELING – An Ohio County restaurant is alleged to have failed to pay for goods delivered.

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.

Reinhart Foodservice alleges Wheeling eatery failed to pay for goods

WHEELING – A Wheeling restaurant is alleged to owe more than $17,000 for goods.

Dentons global CEO Portnoy to talks about 'Morgantown roots' at WVU event

MORGANTOWN – West Virginia native Elliott Portnoy talked about his “Morgantown roots” and shared how they helped to lead him to a post as the global chief executive officer at law firm Dentons during a Nov. 6 event at the West Virginia University Erickson Alumni Center.

Judge partially denies motion for summary judgment in Air Evac EMS lawsuit

CHARLESTON – A federal judge denied in part and granted in part a motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit filed by Air Evac EMS Inc. alleging reimbursement problems with an insurance company.