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Huntington man sues ex-wife, others for exploitation of child

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.

Federal lawsuit filed in New York against Abruzzino for defaulting hotel

FOLEY SQUARE, N.Y. – A federal lawsuit has been filed in New York alleging Developer William Abruzzino is personally responsible for nearly $19 million in a defaulting hotel in Morgantown.

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.

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.

Couple claims Bristol-Myers Squibb Company didn't warn about drug risks

BLUEFIELD – A couple is suing Bristol-Myers Squibb Company for failing to warn them about the risk associated with one of its drugs.

West Virginia would be hard hit with loss of DACA

NEW YORK — Data about the impact of immigrants and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) on West Virginia's economy is part of today's iMarch for Immigration, a 50-state campaign calling for a congressional solution to the impasse over the measure also known as the DREAM Act by year's end.

Woman blames Walmart, Starbucks after getting sick from outdated Frappuccino

CHARLESTON – A Charleston woman has filed a lawsuit against Walmart and Starbucks claiming she became ill after drinking an outdated Frappuccino.

Woman blames DISH Network for house fire

CLARKSBURG – A woman is suing DISH Network after she claims improperly installed equipment caused her home to catch fire.

Federal judge dismisses Kostenko’s CBS defamation lawsuit

BECKLEY – U.S. District Judge Irene C. Berger has dismissed a lawsuit filed by former doctor Michael Kostenko against CBS Evening News for defamation.

Jenkins: Schumer 'not welcome here in West Virginia'

CHARLESTON –U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer is coming to West Virginia next month for a Democratic fundraiser.

PcW faces blame for being lied to

“And the Academy Award for Best Picture goes to La La Land! Uh, wait a minute, not La La Land, Moonlight! The Best Picture award goes to Moonlight. Sorry, La La Land.” Whoops! Somebody from PricewaterhouseCoopers gave the wrong envelope to presenter Warren Beatty, co-presenter Faye Dunaway read out the wrong name, and the wrong actors and filmmakers took the stage to accept an award that wasn't meant for them – only to be told moments later on live television that a mistake had been made and they had to turn over their golden statues to the rightful recipients.

Bank accuses JP Morgan Chase of breaching agreement

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

Murray Energy coal companies accuse The New York Times of defamation

WHEELING – A group of Murray Energy coal companies has filed a lawsuit against The New York Times claiming the newspaper published defamatory statements that damaged the businesses’ reputation.

Huntington contractor alleges property owners owe more than $1,600

WINFIELD — A Huntington contractor is suing Putnam County property owners, alleging breach of contract.

Disabled worker alleges Met Life improperly denied benefits

CLARKSBURG — A disabled Marion County woman is suing Met Life Insurance, alleging violation of workers compensation acts.

Retired worker accuses mortgage servicer of misrepresentation

WHEELING — A Wheeling man is suing a mortgage loan servicer and holder, alleging illegal debt collection.

Supreme Court says Frontier class action should go to arbitration

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that a 2014 Frontier class action lawsuit needs to be remanded back to state court to go through arbitration.

Mercer Board of Education asks federal judge to dismiss Bible class lawsuit

BLUEFIELD – The Mercer County Board of Education has filed a motion to dismiss in a lawsuit filed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation attempting to end its Bible in the Schools program.

Morrisey provides one-year progress report on Frontier settlement

CHARLESTON — Frontier Communications has increased internet speeds for approximately 30 percent of customers impacted by its estimated $160 million settlement with West Virginia, according to the state Attorney General's office.

Trump expected to sign resolution to end coal rule, McKinley's office says

WASHINGTON — The beginning of the end of the so-called "war on coal" began this week when both chambers of Congress approved resolutions to overturn the Obama-era Stream Protection Rule, the office of U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.V., announced Feb. 2.