Several Pennsylvania counties are fighting to keep control of their opioid lawsuits as the national law firm Simmons Hanly Conroy, with the active support of the companies it is suing, seeks to create what a rival attorney calls a litigation "cesspool."
CLARKSBURG — The United Mine Workers of America and the Monongalia County Coal Company have both filed complaints in federal court against each other to vacate two arbitration awards.
HUNTINGTON — A Hispanic customer is suing Chase Bank, alleging discrimination.
CHARLESTON – Federal Magistrate Judge Omar Aboulhosn has issued an order requiring the U.S. Department of Justice to provide Don Blankenship's attorneys with a copy of a report on the prosecutorial misconduct from his trial by Aug. 15.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) – Large pharmacy chains are asking why they are being sued by hundreds of cities and counties over the opioid crisis instead of the criminals who pushed drugs to addicts.
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.
CHARLESTON – Just weeks after losing the Republican primary, Don Blankenship has accepted the nomination to be the Constitution Party's candidate for the U.S. Senate.
CHARLESTON — A St. Albans couple is suing a mortgage loan servicer and holder, alleging illegal and abusive loan servicing.
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.
MOUNDSVILLE — An insured Kentucky business is suing a liability insurer, alleging breach of an insurance contract and breach of duty.
SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) - Self-driving cars, machines that teach themselves how to operate and home digital assistants that can enter into legally binding contracts are all either on the market now or soon will be. So the next question is: Whom do you sue when they run amok?
MOUNDSVILLE — A former Harrison County resident is suing a retail store operator, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.
CHARLESTON – Three lawsuits have been filed against State Farm Fire and Casualty Company for issues with uninsured motorist claims from car accidents that occurred in 2005 and 2009.
CHARLESTON — A St. Albans customer is suing Toyota, alleging breach of warranty.
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.
HUNTINGTON – A Barboursville woman alleges her late husband was induced into a loan with an illegal balloon payment.
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.
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 orders companies to pay bulk of special master costs because they have 'greater discretionary funding'
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors has ordered defendant companies to pay three-quarters of the costs of special masters who are overseeing settlement negotiations.