CHARLESTON — A Boone County couple is suing Charleston and a county commission, alleging negligence and violation of the city ordinance.
PRINCETON – A woman alleges she fell and broke multiple teeth while being treated at Bluefield Regional Medical Center.
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."
PRINCETON — A Bluefield couple is suing mobile home park owners, alleging negligence and premises liability.
CHARLESTON — Charleston is suing a city business, alleging failure to pay more than $28,000.
HUNTINGTON — Seven hotel guests are suing a Huntington hotel and an elevator equipment and service provider, alleging negligence and premises liability.
WEST UNION — A Philippi trailer-truck driver is suing drilling worksite operators, alleging unsafe working conditions led to injuries to the plaintiff. .
CHARLESTON – Five more lawsuits have been filed in federal court against drug wholesalers and pharmacies for the opioid epidemic ravaging West Virginia.
CHARLESTON – An Oak Hill woman alleges an improperly placed screw from a surgery caused her pain.
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.
Opioid judge orders companies to pay bulk of special master costs because they have 'greater discretionary funding'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PRINCETON – A Princeton woman alleges an instrument was left in her body after a surgery.
CHARLESTON – A woman who purchased a home in Elkview says an allegedly inadequate home inspection and appraisal failed to disclose toxic mold.
CHARLESTON – Charleston officials are planning to settle a lawsuit filed last year by homeless people living in a makeshift “Tent City” in below-freezing temperatures who alleged their possessions were trashed.