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Trial lawyers find unusual allies in fight against arbitration: Conservative state treasurers

By Daniel Fisher | Dec 11, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Class action lawyers who see arbitration as a mortal threat to their business have found unlikely allies among some of the nation’s most conservative state officials.

Gutter company accuses competitors of computer crime, civil conspiracy

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 24, 2018

CHARLESTON — A South Charleston gutter and guard provider is suing a home solutions company and the plaintiff's previous employees, alleging civil conspiracy and computer crime and abuse.

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Report: Surging securities class actions over corporate M&A, 'adverse events,' a growing 'litigation racket'

By Jonathan Bilyk | Oct 25, 2018

Saying the trend carries substantial costs for investors and the entire economy, a new report is calling for reforms to tamp down on the growing surge in the number of so-called securities class action lawsuits filed against companies over mergers, acquisitions or stock price drops - a phenomenon the report author called a "litigation racket."

DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP: Dinsmore Elects Joseph Leventhal to its Board of Directors

By Press release submission | Oct 21, 2018

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has elected San Diego Office Managing Partner Joseph Leventhal to the firm’s board of directors.

Jackson Kelly attorney chairs annual DRI meeting

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 19, 2018

CHARLESTON — Jackson Kelly attorney Danielle Waltz is attending the DRI 2018 annual meeting in San Francisco, an event she helped plan.

DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP: Team of Experienced Neutrals Set to Lead Dinsmore’s New Dispute Resolution Entity

By Press release submission | Oct 12, 2018

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP is pleased to announce the launch of its ADR Center, a full-service dispute resolution practice serving parties’ needs throughout the Midwest.

Lawsuit filed after chlorine ruptures rail car, sends dangerous plume into the air

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 11, 2018

MOUND​SVILLE — Companies that service and repair rail cars are being sued after 178,000 pounds of liquid chlorine ruptured a rail car and sent a dangerous chemical plume into the air.

Bank alleges motorcycle dealership owes nearly $143,000

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 11, 2018

CHARLESTON — A Walton bank is suing a Pratt motorcycle dealership, alleging it owes nearly $143,000 for breach of contract.

Barbour County jury finds Alderson Broaddus 30 percent liable in nude picture case

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 11, 2018

PHILIPPI — A Barbour County jury found that Alderson Broaddus University was 30 percent liable in its supervision and retention of former coach Collins Murphy, who secretly photographed female student-athletes in the dorm in which he was the residence director.

Davis seeks federal injunction to stop her impeachment trial in state Senate

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 3, 2018

CHARLESTON – Retired state Supreme Court Justice Robin Jean Davis is seeking a federal injunction to stop her scheduled impeachment trial in the state Senate.

Court issues order asking to show cause regarding Jenkins, Armstead eligibility

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 21, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has issued an order saying a rule to show cause is needed in the case regarding the eligibility of two appointments Gov. Jim Justice recently made to the court.

State Farm seeks to recover amount paid to insured over collision with BBU Services of WV truck

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 17, 2018

HUNTINGTON – An insurance company is seeking damages from a Cottageville man and a Kenna employer over a collision in Barboursville.

CSX derailment and oil spill leads to federal lawsuit

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 14, 2018

Federal and state officials accuse CSX Transportation of several environmental torts in response to oil spilled from a derailed train.

DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP: Dinsmore’s Vanessa Rogers Joins Brandeis Inn of Court

By Press release submission | Aug 30, 2018

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP’s Vanessa Rogers has joined the Louis D. Brandeis Inn of Court as an associate member. Part of the American Inns of Court, the Brandeis Inn is an organization for legal practitioners that promotes skill development and professional excellence.

Student accuses Collins Career Center of constructive fraud

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 27, 2018

CHARLESTON — A student has filed a class action lawsuit against a career center and fire commission, alleging constructive fraud and unjust enrichment.

Insurance company alleges Alderson Broaddus breached agreement

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 27, 2018

ELKINS — An insurance company is suing a Barbour County university, alleging breach of contract.

DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP: Best Lawyers® Recognizes 179 Dinsmore & Shohl Attorneys

By Press release submission | Aug 16, 2018

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP issued the following announcement on Aug. 15.Dinsmore & Shohl LLP is pleased to announce 179 of its attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® firm-wide.

DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP: 17 Dinsmore Attorneys Named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®

By Press release submission | Aug 16, 2018

Dinsmore & Shohl is pleased to announce 17 of its attorneys were recently named “Best Lawyers®2019 “Lawyer of the Year.”

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Texas officials were 'in over their heads' when they struck deals with opioid lawyers

By Dan Fisher | Aug 16, 2018

When it hired outside lawyers to represent it in lawsuits against the opioid industry, Harris County agreed to pay a contingency fee of 35%, more than double the rate in Dallas County and equal to the highest in the state.

Moundsville property owner alleges demolition business refused to finish work

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 9, 2018

MOUNDSVILLE — A Moundsville property owner is suing a demolition business, alleging breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

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