CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - Plaintiffs in bellwether trials blaming the opioid industry for the nation's addiction crisis have allowed a Monday deadline to pass, apparently without turning over any proof of specific prescriptions that were made in error.
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."
CHARLESTON – A Kentucky woman blames nine drug companies as well as a host of doctors, medical facilities and pharmacies for her son’s opioid overdose.
CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court’s ruling that a consumer can’t bring a claim against a brand-name drug manufacturer when they took a generic version is drawing reaction from both sides of the issue.
In proposed Monitronics $28 Million TCPA settlement, attorneys would pocket $9.3M and class members $38
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.
HUNTINGTON – A Barboursville woman alleges her late husband was induced into a loan with an illegal balloon payment.
NEW YORK – A Huntington man is suing is ex-wife and others after he claims they have exploited a child custody proceeding for their own gain.
WEBSTER SPRINGS – Two consumers allege that their mortgage was serviced in bad faith.
PINEVILLE – A financial institution is seeking the court's assistance with regards to an Oceana property.
BECKLEY — A bank is suing JP Morgan Chase, alleging breach of loan agreement.
An employee is suing American Water Works Service Company, American Water Works Company Inc., West Virginia-American Water Company and Jeff McIntyre, citing alleged age and disability discrimination.
CHARLESTON – West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Robin Jean Davis issued a dissenting opinion in an appeal, saying that she believes the majority opinion ignores facts of record in favor of a “narrow construction of allegations set forth in the complaint.”
CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that the Medical Professional Liability Act applies in an appeal in a lawsuit against MedExpress for injuries.
CHICAGO – Animal feed manufacturer Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM) is currently facing a lawsuit alleging it produced horse feed with an ingredient, monensin, that is poisonous to horses.
West Virginia ranks 19th in the nation for the percentage of so-called “middle market” companies in the state, which contribute an outsized portion to both tax revenues and jobs, according to the latest Middle Market Power Index from American Express and Dun & Bradstreet.