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Lawsuit filed after chlorine ruptures rail car, sends dangerous plume into the air

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 11, 2018

MOUND​SVILLE — Companies that service and repair rail cars are being sued after 178,000 pounds of liquid chlorine ruptured a rail car and sent a dangerous chemical plume into the air.

Cabell jury returns verdict against First State Bank for $1.5 million

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 7, 2018

HUNTINGTON — A jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff in a lawsuit against The First State Bank for breach of contract.

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."

Wayne motorist alleges negligent oil and gas driver caused crash

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 20, 2018

WAYNE — A Wayne motorist is suing a driver and her employer, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries on the road.

Mechanic accuses Dow, Union Carbide, others of negligence, discrimination

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 11, 2018

CHARLESTON — An Ohio mechanic is suing joint venture partners, alleging negligence and discrimination.

From Legal Newsline

States against climate change lawsuits ask for dismissal of NYC's

By John O'Brien | Jun 5, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The top lawyers of 15 states are again asking a federal judge to reject the legal strategy used by public officials and the private attorneys with whom they’ve teamed to sue the energy industry over alleged effects of climate change.

Estate administrator accuses asbestos products manufacturers of negligence

By Lhalie Castillo | May 24, 2018

CHARLESTON — An estate administrator is suing asbestos products manufacturers, alleging failure to warn and negligence in causing the death of a relative.

Woman sues Allstate for breach of contract

By Record staff | May 10, 2018

MARTINSBURG – A woman is suing Allstate after she claims it breached its contract with her when it denied coverage for water damage in her home.

You may be eligible to help further enrich some wealthy lawyers

By The West Virginia Record | May 8, 2018

Which would you rather be paid – 38 dollars or $9 million? How about getting paid $38 to help someone else make $9 million?

Store manager accuses 7-Eleven of wrongful discharge

By Philip Gonzales | May 3, 2018

CHARLESTON — A Boone County woman is suing 7-Eleven, alleging discrimination, a hostile work environment and wrongful discharge.

W.Va. joins seven other states in suit to end DACA

By Chris Dickerson | May 2, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has joined a coalition of six other states are suing the federal government, challenging the 2012 executive action that created the unconstitutional Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

From Legal Newsline

In proposed Monitronics $28 Million TCPA settlement, attorneys would pocket $9.3M and class members $38

By Karen Kidd | Apr 26, 2018

WHEELING. W. Va. (Legal Newsline) – Individual plaintiffs in multidistrict Telephone Consumer Protection Act litigation stand to pocket $38 each in a $28 million settlement proposed in federal court in March.

From Legal Newsline

As Boulder sues, 15 states - including Colorado - oppose global warming lawsuits

By John O'Brien | Apr 21, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Two days after local officials in the Boulder, Colo., area filed a lawsuit that attempts to hold large energy companies liable for the alleged effects of global warming, the state’s top lawyer showed that she disagrees with their legal argument by voicing her opposition to similar lawsuits in California.

Former employee accuses Lowe's of discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 11, 2018

CHARLESTON — A St. Albans woman is suing Lowe's Home Center alleging age, gender and disability discrimination.

Customer service employee accuses AT&T of disability discrimination

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 5, 2018

HUNTINGTON — A customer service employee is suing AT&T, alleging disability discrimination and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Fayette Co. woman alleges Toyota sold defective vehicle

By Lhalie Castillo | Mar 27, 2018

BECKLEY — A Fayette County consumer is suing Toyota, alleging breach of warranty.

Customer sues Kroger store operators

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 13, 2018

HUNTINGTON — A costumer are suing Kroger Limited Partnership I, The Kroger Co., et al, grocery store operators, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

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 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.

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