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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.

Medical screening program underway in DuPont case, informational meetings planned

PARKERSBURG – Chemical giant DuPont and spin-off company Chemours are in the process of paying out $670 million to 3,500 claimants in Ohio and West Virginia who contended in lawsuits their health was jeopardized from a spill of toxic chemicals used to make Teflon from a plant near Parkersburg more than a decade ago.

Customer at Charleston Kroger alleges wet floor caused fall

CHARLESTON – A patron alleges she was injured at a grocery store in Charleston because of a slippery floor.

Kroger shopper seeks damages after nearly falling in store, injuring back

CHARLESTON – A shopper at the Kroger location in Marmet alleges that she has injured her back after stepping on produce.

Beckley doctor allegedly owes more than $250,000 on notes

WINFIELD – A Beckley physician is alleged to have defaulted on two promissory notes.

Motorist seeks benefits from Westfield Insurance for crash damages

WINFIELD – A Putnam County woman alleges her insurer owes her underinsured motorist benefits after a collision.

Elderly Cabell County woman says she slipped on vomit at Kroger

HUNTINGTON – An elderly Cabell County woman says she was injured after slipping on vomit at Kroger.

Kenova paralegal earns second term as VP for national group

HUNTINGTON – Jill Francisco recently was elected to a second term as vice president of the National Association of Legal Assistants/Paralegals (NALA). Francisco, a paralegal at Dinsmore and Shohl in Huntington, said she is “excited and committed to” continuing in that role “to support and contribute to NALA’s success in the upcoming year.”

Motorist seeks damages after U.S. 60 collision

HUNTINGTON – A man alleges he and his vehicle were damaged in a collision in Cabell County.

West Virginia's latest epidemic: opioid lawsuits

West Virginians first had to face the epidemic of addiction to opioids. Now there’s an epidemic of opioid lawsuits. Who's responsible for the first epidemic, in addition to the drug abusers, is subject to dispute. The ones responsible for the second epidemic are known.

Ditech Financial seeks release of deed of trust

CHARLESTON – A mortgage holder and servicer is seeking the release of a deed of trust.

Storm Service Solutions alleged to have failed to properly repair Grafton home's roof, siding

GRAFTON – A Grafton couple alleges an Ohio company provided less than adequate workmanship on their home.