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.
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."
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.
CHARLESTON — An estate administrator is suing asbestos products manufacturers, alleging failure to warn and negligence in causing the death of a relative.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BLUEFIELD – A couple is suing Bristol-Myers Squibb Company for failing to warn them about the risk associated with one of its drugs.
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.
CHARLESTON – A Charleston woman has filed a lawsuit against Walmart and Starbucks claiming she became ill after drinking an outdated Frappuccino.
CLARKSBURG – A woman is suing DISH Network after she claims improperly installed equipment caused her home to catch fire.
BECKLEY – U.S. District Judge Irene C. Berger has dismissed a lawsuit filed by former doctor Michael Kostenko against CBS Evening News for defamation.