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Trump DOJ acts on threat to trial lawyers who sue on behalf of the government

By Daniel Fisher | Jan 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Department of Justice's recent effort to toss lawsuits it says it wasted hundreds of hours investigating is emblematic of a strategy under President Donald Trump to rein in trial lawyers who are using a federal whistleblower law to seek millions of dollars.

Insurance company blames LG Electronics for fire at customer's home

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Dec 8, 2018

An insurance company is suing LG Electronics USA Inc., an appliance manufacturer, citing alleged strict product liability.

Martinsburg woman alleges shingles vaccine caused viral infection

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 22, 2018

MARTINSBURG – A Martinsburg couple alleges the wife was injured by a shingles vaccine.

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Cleveland, Akron will try to prove opioid cases without a single bogus prescription

By Dan Fisher | Oct 26, 2018

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.

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Opioid lawyer trying to avoid 'cesspool' asked for by major national firm

By Dan Fisher | Aug 9, 2018

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."

Ky. woman blames opioid companies, medical providers for son's O.D. death

By Chris Dickerson | May 31, 2018

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.

CALA: Innovator liability litigation could have stifled development of new drugs

By Chris Dickerson | May 17, 2018

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.

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

By Karen Kidd | Apr 26, 2018

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 man sues ex-wife, others for exploitation of child

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 12, 2018

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.

Bank accuses JP Morgan Chase of breaching agreement

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 6, 2017

BECKLEY — A bank is suing JP Morgan Chase, alleging breach of loan agreement.

West Virginia-American Water accused of discrimination

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 21, 2017

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.

Justice says majority’s decision ignores facts of record in MedExpress appeal

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 27, 2017

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.”

Justices say medical professional liability law applies in MedExpress appeal

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 17, 2017

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.

Charleston attorney helping ADM fight poisonous horse feed suit

By Joe Dyton | Dec 1, 2016

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.

'Middle market' firms make outsized contribution to West Virginia's economic health

By Jamie Kelly | Jun 15, 2016

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.

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