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Boone Co. couple blames Charleston, Kanawha County for wife's fall

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 4, 2018

CHARLESTON — A Boone County couple is suing Charleston and a county commission, alleging negligence and violation of the city ordinance.

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.

Woman alleges Bluefield Regional Medical Center failed to evaluate fall risk

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 29, 2018

PRINCETON – A woman alleges she fell and broke multiple teeth while being treated at Bluefield Regional Medical Center.

From Legal Newsline

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."

Bluefield couple accuses mobile home park owners of negligence

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 28, 2018

PRINCETON — A Bluefield couple is suing mobile home park owners, alleging negligence and premises liability.

Charleston alleges city business owes more than $28,000

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 28, 2018

CHARLESTON — Charleston is suing a city business, alleging failure to pay more than $28,000.

Guests accuse Pullman Plaza Hotel, elevator company of negligence

By Bree Gonzales | Jun 22, 2018

HUNTINGTON — Seven hotel guests are suing a Huntington hotel and an elevator equipment and service provider, alleging negligence and premises liability.

Injured trailer-truck driver accuses drilling site operators of negligence

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 26, 2018

WEST UNION — A Philippi trailer-truck driver is suing drilling worksite operators, alleging unsafe working conditions led to injuries to the plaintiff. .

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.

Neurological Associates patient alleges screw caused injuries

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Mar 16, 2018

CHARLESTON – An Oak Hill woman alleges an improperly placed screw from a surgery caused her pain.

From Legal Newsline

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.

From Legal Newsline

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.

From Legal Newsline

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.

From Legal Newsline

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.

Patient alleges surgeon left instrument in body after surgery at Bluefield Regional Medical Center

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 5, 2018

PRINCETON – A Princeton woman alleges an instrument was left in her body after a surgery.

Woman alleges toxic mold in Elkview home was not disclosed before purchase

By Louie Torres | Sep 19, 2017

CHARLESTON – A woman who purchased a home in Elkview says an allegedly inadequate home inspection and appraisal failed to disclose toxic mold.

Charleston to settle 'Tent City' lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 25, 2017

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.

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