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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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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.

Damages sought from allegedly intoxicated driver involved in fatal wrong-way crash on I-77

BECKLEY – The administrator of the estates of two Ohio residents and another Ohio man are seeking damages from an allegedly intoxicated driver involved in a fatal wrong-way collision on Interstate 77 in Raleigh County.

Federal opioid judge makes plaintiffs lawyers play musical chairs

CLEVELAND – Plaintiff lawyers in national opioid litigation chose their executive committee so poorly that a federal judge made them choose again. A protest against the original committee had rung out from West Virginia. As a result, four lawyers lost seats, and five replaced them.

Ally Financial Inc. claims Q&M Construction owes more than $20,000

MOUNDSVILLE – A Cameron business is alleged to have defaulted on a loan and the lender is seeking possession of a truck as collateral.

Whayne Supply Co. alleges it is owed more than $50,000 from S&S Tower Services

POINT PLEASANT – A Kentucky corporation alleges it was not paid in full for goods provided to a Glenwood corporation.

West Virginia Chamber names Dinsmore attorneys to committee positions

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce recently elected two Dinsmore attorneys for chair positions on committees. Mark Carter has been named chair of the Human Resources Committee and Anna Dailey has been named chair of the Civil Justice Committee.

What a charming personality: quick to criticize and quick to take offense

No one, including presidents, should criticize judges, but judges can say whatever they want about anybody, including presidents, and that's okay.

Federal judge handling opioid suits questioned Trump's legitimacy

CLEVELAND – U.S. District Judge Dan Polster, who will preside over opioid addiction suits from all around the nation, questioned the legitimacy of President Donald Trump earlier this year.

CSX Transportation employee alleges diesel exposure caused cancer

MOUNDSVILLE – A Williamstown man alleges he was diagnosed with cancer because of his exposure to diesel fumes during his employment.

Panel chooses Cleveland district judge to handle opioid MDL

WASHINGTON – Multi distr​ict judges consolidated 155 opioid suits from 25 courts on Dec. 5, and chose District Judge Dan Polster of Cleveland to preside over them.

Opioid MDL assigned to Cleveland despite push for Charleston, Faber

ST. LOUIS – Drug distributors defending opioid suits of local governments in the court of District Judge David Faber in Charleston wanted Faber to preside over opioid suits from all across the nation.

Dinsmore & Shohl names Chris Plybon as Mentor of the Year

HUNTINGTON – Chris Plybon, a partner with Dinsmore & Shohl, recently was named Mentor of the Year at the firm’s annual Attorney Dinner.

Law firm, six attorneys accused of concealment in legal malpractice suit

HUNTINGTON – A regional law firm and six of its attorneys are named as defendants in a legal malpractice suit for allegedly concealed and withheld documents from a client.

Federal judge remands Boone County Assessor’s Office lawsuit back to state court

CHARLESTON – A federal judge has granted a motion to remand a lawsuit against the Boone County Assessor’s Office back to state court.

State Supreme Court says insurance company must provide stop gap coverage

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that an insurance company must provide stop gap coverage to its insureds in a lawsuit following work injuries.

Former employee alleges Murray Energy, Marshall County Coal Co. terminated him in retaliation

MOUNDSVILLE – A Brooke County man formerly employed by a Marshall County coal mine alleges he was wrongfully terminated.