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Protect our Constitution: Vote no on Amendment 1

By Eli Baumwell | Oct 23, 2018

Amendment 1 would be a radical departure from our state’s commitment to personal freedoms.

Wife alleges asbestos exposure caused husband's death

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 28, 2018

CHARLESTON — A wife is suing 3M and dozens of other asbestos manufacturers/suppliers/installers and employers, alleging negligence caused the wrongful death of her husband.

From Legal Newsline

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.

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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."

From Legal Newsline

States against climate change lawsuits ask for dismissal of NYC's

By John O'Brien | Jun 5, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The top lawyers of 15 states are again asking a federal judge to reject the legal strategy used by public officials and the private attorneys with whom they’ve teamed to sue the energy industry over alleged effects of climate change.

Estate administrator accuses asbestos products manufacturers of negligence

By Lhalie Castillo | May 24, 2018

CHARLESTON — An estate administrator is suing asbestos products manufacturers, alleging failure to warn and negligence in causing the death of a relative.

Morrisey joins brief backing states' right to defund Planned Parenthood

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 25, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has joined a 15-state coalition in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear and ultimately protect the right of individual states to defund Planned Parenthood and other medical providers for purposes of their Medicaid programs.

Ruggier golf event to benefit MS Society in West Virginia

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 16, 2018

HURRICANE – The fourth annual Duane Ruggier MS Golf Tournament to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society is set for May 7 at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Teays Valley.

Citibank upgrade on coal price forecasts should benefit West Virginia

By Kristin Emery | Apr 3, 2018

NEW YORK – Citibank says it expects strong demand for coal from Southeast Asia and China over the next two years and has upgraded price forecasts to reflect that.

Disbarred attorney alleging exploitation of child has history of filing lawsuits

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 23, 2018

HUNTINGTON – A Huntington attorney who recently filed a lawsuit in federal court in New York against his ex-wife over exploitation of their child has a history of filing lawsuits against those who don’t rule in his favor and was recently disbarred in New York.

Consumer claims loan with Countrywide has illegal balloon payment

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 14, 2018

HUNTINGTON – A Barboursville woman alleges her late husband was induced into a loan with an illegal balloon payment.

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.

From Legal Newsline

Plaintiff lawyers see nationwide settlement as only end for opioid lawsuits

By Daniel Fisher | Mar 7, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - Plaintiff lawyers meeting in San Francisco last week for a conference on opioid litigation acknowledged that the hundreds of lawsuits they have filed in state and federal court will be difficult to resolve without an unprecedented national settlement whose mechanics are still difficult to predict.

Federal lawsuit filed in New York against Abruzzino for defaulting hotel

By From staff reports | Feb 12, 2018

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.

From Legal Newsline

Opioid judge doesn't want media to know details of settlement talks

By Daniel Fisher | Feb 9, 2018

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.

From Legal Newsline

Usual Suspects: Lawyers used to getting their way in MDL process to lead opioid litigation

By Daniel Fisher | Jan 24, 2018

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

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 15, 2017

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

By Karen Kidd | Dec 6, 2017

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

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 27, 2017

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

By From staff reports | Oct 20, 2017

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

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