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Man sues Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company for car accident, breach of contract

CHARLESTON – A man is suing Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company after he claims it breached its contract with him after he was involved in a car accident.

Dinsmore paralegal Francisco elected president of national association

HUNTINGTON -- Jill Francisco has been prepping for nearly the last two decades for the job to which she has been elected.

Judge in massive opioid case watching plaintiff lawyer spending, orders them to fly coach

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CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against the opioid industry ordered plaintiffs’ attorneys to keep monthly records of the time they spend on their cases down to a tenth of an hour and imposed strict rules on who can collect fees, in an effort to prevent the excesses that have drawn criticism in other class actions and mass tort cases.

Judge dismisses age discrimination lawsuit against Hampden Coal

CHARLESTON – A judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against Hampden Coal that alleged a man was terminated from his employment based on his age.

Opioid judge orders trials, DEA records as 'step toward defeating the disease'

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CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The federal judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors has ordered a series of bellwether trials starting in 2019 to test disputed legal theories and facts before live juries, all but admitting defeat in his initial goal of crafting a global settlement and solution to the opioid crisis this year.

Former patient blames Wheeling health care providers for knee problems

WHEELING — A former patient is suing Wheeling health care providers, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries to the plaintiff''s knee.

Widower accuses physician of negligence in wife's death

HUNTINGTON — A Cabell County man is suing a physician, alleging negligence in the death of his wife.

Former employee alleges Speedway store operator violated wage laws

WINFIELD — A former employee is suing Speedway, alleging violation of workers compensation acts.

St. Albans couple blames Kroger's for wife's injuries

CHARLESTON — A St. Albans couple is suing Kroeger, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries to the wife.

Woman sues Huntington National Bank for unjust enrichment, breach of contract

CLARKSBURG – A woman is suing Huntington National Bank after she claims it refused to pay her money that she was owed from a Certificate of Deposit.

Former Cabell Huntington Hospital patient says she was given excessive dose of insulin

HUNTINGTON – A Cabell County woman alleges she had to be admitted to a hospital's intensive care unit after given an excessive dose of insulin by staff.

Prestera Center allegedly owes more than $20,000 for goods

HUNTINGTON – A Huntington corporation is alleged to have failed to pay for goods it purchased on credit.

Citing 'barriers' to settlement, judge orders opioid foes to prepare for trial

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CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors ordered both sides to prepare for trials, citing unspecified “barriers” to a global settlement that became apparent after a conference Tuesday.

Plaintiff lawyers see nationwide settlement as only end for opioid lawsuits

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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.

New trial granted after Mingo juror didn't disclose relationship to lawyer

WILLIAMSON – A circuit judge has granted a new trial to Norfolk Southern Railway Company after it was discovered a Mingo County juror involved in an $800,000 verdict had not disclosed a relationship with one of the plaintiff’s attorneys.

Schooner's Stadium Front Grille alleges tenant fraudulently conveyed property

WINFIELD – A West Virginia corporation alleges a tenant fraudulent conveyed property to his spouse before a breach of contract trial between the parties began.

Opioid judge orders companies to pay bulk of special master costs because they have 'greater discretionary funding'

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CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors has ordered defendant companies to pay three-quarters of the costs of special masters who are overseeing settlement negotiations.

Ohio Attorney General sues DuPont for alleged Ohio River contamination

MARIETTA, Ohio – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine filed a lawsuit against DuPont for allegedly releasing toxic chemicals into the Ohio River for many years.

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

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Legal Newsline

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.

Charleston attorney endows scholarship to help West Virginians, public safety workers at ONU

CHARLESTON – Charleston attorney Kent Carper has six grandchildren who are “in a very comfortable position now to be well-educated,” but he knows many others in the area struggle to pay for a college education. As a result, he has endowed a scholarship fund at Ohio Northern University, where he went to law school.