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Patient accuses obstetrician of medical liability

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 18, 2018

HUNTINGTON — A Prichard woman is suing an obstetrician and gynecologist, alleging medical professional liability.

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Texas officials were 'in over their heads' when they struck deals with opioid lawyers

By Dan Fisher | Aug 16, 2018

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.

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Opioid lawyer trying to avoid 'cesspool' asked for by major national firm

By Dan Fisher | Aug 9, 2018

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."

Five more lawsuits filed against drug wholesalers for opioid epidemic

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 28, 2018

CHARLESTON – Five more lawsuits have been filed in federal court against drug wholesalers and pharmacies for the opioid epidemic ravaging West Virginia.

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Plaintiff lawyers see nationwide settlement as only end for opioid lawsuits

By Daniel Fisher | Mar 7, 2018

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.

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

By Daniel Fisher | Feb 14, 2018

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.

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

By Daniel Fisher | Feb 9, 2018

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.

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

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 30, 2018

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.

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Usual Suspects: Lawyers used to getting their way in MDL process to lead opioid litigation

By Daniel Fisher | Jan 24, 2018

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.

Federal opioid judge makes plaintiffs lawyers play musical chairs

By Record News | Jan 16, 2018

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.

Physicians Services USA accused of breaching a billing services agreement

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 30, 2017

A medical provider is suing Physicians Services USA LLC, a billing services provider, citing alleged breach of a billing services agreement.

Man says Jacobs PSG fired him for cancer diagnosis

By Kyla Asbury | May 17, 2017

CHARLESTON – A man is suing Jacobs PSG Inc. after he claims his employment was terminated several hours after informing his supervisor that he had cancer.

Retired worker accuses mortgage servicer of misrepresentation

By Philip Gonzales | May 3, 2017

WHEELING — A Wheeling man is suing a mortgage loan servicer and holder, alleging illegal debt collection.

Mother, son accuse state troopers of use of excessive force

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 28, 2017

CHARLESTON — A mother and son are suing two West Virginia state police troopers, alleging unlawful use of excessive force.

Woman blames Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder for mother’s death

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 23, 2016

CLARKSBURG – A woman is suing Johnson & Johnson after she claims it was negligent and caused her mother’s wrongful death.

Charleston attorney writes book about animal law

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 22, 2016

CHARLESTON – A Charleston attorney has written her second book—combining her love for animals with her love of the law.

Segal firm names almost 300 companies in each asbestos suit

By Jessica Karmasek | Jun 29, 2016

CHARLESTON – The average number of companies targeted by some of the biggest asbestos firms in their lawsuits is in the triple-figures, according to recent statistics, forcing some, especially those in claims management, to question the strategy of plaintiffs’ lawyers.

AG, federal partnership nets another heroin conviction

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 20, 2016

MARTINSBURG — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced today the conviction of a Maryland man for trafficking heroin in the Eastern Panhandle.

State Electric Supply named in alleged sexual harassment case

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 3, 2016

CHARLESTON — A man is suing a local electrical supply company after he allegedly was sexually harassed while working for the business.

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