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Blankenship accepts Constitution Party nomination to run for Senate

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.

St. Albans couple alleges improper foreclosure

CHARLESTON — A St. Albans couple is suing a mortgage loan servicer and holder, alleging illegal and abusive loan servicing.

Woman sues Allstate for breach of contract

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.

Kentucky business alleges insurer failed to pay benefits

MOUNDSVILLE — An insured Kentucky business is suing a liability insurer, alleging breach of an insurance contract and breach of duty.

In proposed Monitronics $28 Million TCPA settlement, attorneys would pocket $9.3M and class members $38

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WHEELING. W. Va. (Legal Newsline) – Individual plaintiffs in multidistrict Telephone Consumer Protection Act litigation stand to pocket $38 each in a $28 million settlement proposed in federal court in March.

Customer blames Big Lots Stores for injuries

MOUNDSVILLE — A former Harrison County resident is suing a retail store operator, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Three lawsuits filed against State Farm for uninsured motorist claims problems

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.

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.