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Picture the bank runs of the Depression. Financial institutions could accommodate the small number of nervous customers wanting to withdraw their savings and close their accounts, at first. As the number of withdrawals increased and panic set in, cash reserves rapidly dwindled until one by one the banks were shuttered.

Resident of nursing home alleges negligence caused injuries

WAYNE – A Kanawha County man alleges a nursing home failed to provide him a safe environment.

Judge dismisses four claims in FDA vaping lawsuit

CHARLESTON – A federal judge has dismissed four of five claims against the Food and Drug Administration in a lawsuit challenging the legality of the FDA regulating e-cigarettes and vaping devices.

Elderly consumer accuses lender, mortgage service, holder of illegal practices

PRINCETON — An 80-year-old Bluefield woman is suing a mortgage lender, service and holder, alleging unconscionable inducement.

Caterpillar says Clay Cam Logging owes almost $100,000

An assignee is suing Clay Cam Logging LLC and Douglas C. Bolyard, a debtor and guarantor, citing alleged breach of a sales contract and guaranty agreement.

West Virginia corporation alleges damages via fax machine

CHARLESTON — A West Virginia corporation has filed a class action lawsuit against a Maryland company, alleging unlawful advertising.

Maryland trucking company blamed for fatal crash

ELKINS — A Texas man is suing a trucking company, alleging its negligence caused a fatal crash.

Homeowner alleges lenders failed to explain loan terms

WAYNE — A Wayne County homeowner is suing national lenders, alleging unconscionable inducement.

AG threatens lawsuit against Maryland over access to Potomac River

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says his office is ready to file a lawsuit against the state of Maryland regarding access to the Potomac River.

The Obama Administration's last-minute attacks on arbitration

Trial lawyers don't like arbitration, because arbitration reduces money-making opportunities for trial lawyers.

New federal rule will cut nursing home arbitration clauses

WASHINGTON – A new federal rule will make it more difficult for nursing homes to take legal claims to arbitration.

Capito takes broad-spectrum approach to opioid abuse and addiction

WASHINGTON – West Virginia's junior U.S. senator, Republican Shelley Capito, is at the forefront of a broad-spectrum movement to address the growing problem of opioid abuse and addiction in West Virginia and nationwide.

37 companies sue Dominion Transmission, others for breach of fiduciary duty

MOUNDSVILLE – Thirty-seven companies are suing Dominion Transmission Inc. after they claim it and others breached their fiduciary duties.

Segal firm names almost 300 companies in each asbestos suit

CHARLESTON – The average number of companies targeted by some of the biggest asbestos firms in their lawsuits is in the triple-figures, according to recent statistics, forcing some, especially those in claims management, to question the strategy of plaintiffs’ lawyers.

Everyone involved should be punished

Ten years ago, two case technicians for the Social Security Administration in Huntington noticed something they apparently weren't supposed to notice: that an SSA appeals judge, also in Huntington, habitually was approving the disability claims made by clients of a particular attorney.

'Mr. Social Security' accused of defrauding government of $600M

LEXINGTON, Ky. – An eastern Kentucky attorney who bills himself as “Mr. Social Security” has been charged with defrauding the federal government of more than $600 million. Eric Conn was arrested April 4. In his indictment, unsealed April 5, a federal grand jury found probable cause to believe Conn conspired to rig hundreds of disability claims from 2004 to 2012. The grand jury also indicted Social Security Administration appeals judge David B. Daugherty of Huntington as well as Pikeville, Ky., p

Man sues HealthSouth of Huntington for father’s injuries

HUNTINGTON – A man is suing HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Huntington after he claims his father was injured while in the hospital’s care.

Fighting disability fraud to protect Social Security

CHARLESTON – A far greater percentage of West Virginians collect Social Security disability benefits than the rest of the nation. For instance, a 2011 review found 9 percent of the state’s working-age population received benefits as compared to 4.6 percent nationally. There’s no doubt many have legitimate disabilities, but such a high percentage also suggests some people may be gaming the system. Such a significant problem demands action.

Man accuses HealthSouth of negligence

HUNTINGTON – A man is suing HealthSouth Corporation after he was injured on its premises. On Nov. 20, 2014, Bill Short was a visitor at the HealthSouth Huntington Center and was walking out of the door of the facility to retrieve clothing for his wife when fell, according to a complaint filed in Cabell Circuit Court.

Benwood chiropractor alleges former patient is harming his business

MOUNDSVILLE—A Benwood  chiropractor has filed a suit against a former patient over claims that the patient has maliciously caused harm to his business.