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Lawsuit filed over interstate crash

HUNTINGTON – A lawsuit was filed over a crash off of Interstate 64 where a vehicle fell approximately 100 feet over a bridge and the driver of the vehicle was killed.

Couple sues D&M Used Auto Sales for car accident

LOGAN – A couple is suing D&M Used Auto Sales for injuries they suffered from a car accident.

Man sues CONSOL Energy for work injuries

CHARLESTON – A man is suing CONSOL Energy for injuries he suffered while working.

Man sues Genesis Healthcare for mother’s death

CHARLESTON – A man is suing Genesis Healthcare after he claims the nursing home was negligent and caused the death of his mother.

Man sues Genesis Healthcare for nursing home negligence

CHARLESTON – A man is suing Genesis Healthcare after he claims they were negligent during his stay at Marmet Center.

Underground gas storage is promising for state, official says

CHARLESTON – The president of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association says a proposed underground storage facility for natural gas liquids and intermediates “allows West Virginia and the region to take full advantage of natural gas resources.”

UN investigator meets with WVU professors to discuss poverty issues as part of US tour

MORGANTOWN – A United Nations investigator recently visited West Virginia University to hear about issues related to poverty and met with four law school professors to discuss a variety of related topics.

West Virginia Bar launches IOLTA database and new app

CHARLESTON – West Virginia State Bar Executive Director Anita Casey said easy access to information is important.

Judge upholds arbitration ruling against Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON – A federal judge upheld a $3.8 million arbitration ruling against The Charleston Gazette-Mail.

Supreme Court says DMV employee should receive 20 percent disability

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has issued a decision, ruling that an employee for the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles should receive a 20 percent permanent partial disability award.

Five more lawsuits filed against Bizzack Construction for property damages

LOGAN – Five more lawsuits have been filed against Bizzack Construction for property damages from highway construction.

Four lawsuits removed to federal court involving age discrimination

CHARLESTON – Four lawsuits involving age discrimination at GreenWood Inc. have been removed to federal court.

Woman files petition to settle with Putnam County Board of Education

WINFIELD – A woman has filed a petition to settle with Putnam County Board of Education for injuries to her minor daughter suffered at Scott Teays Elementary School.

Lawsuit filed against former sheriff’s deputy for road rage incident

MORGANTOWN – A lawsuit has been filed against a former Harrison County sheriff’s deputy who was involved in a road rage incident.

AG's office not happy about House bill governing settlement funds

CHARLESTON – A bill that would require settlement monies won by the state Attorney General’s office to be put into the state’s General Revenue Fund is moving through the House of Delegates.

Family awarded settlement in WVU fraternity death case

MORGANTOWN – The family of a West Virginia University fraternity pledge who died in 2014 were awarded an undisclosed settlement.

New book details attorney’s frustrations with MDL: Handling of cases becoming ‘more and more deplorable’


TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Nearly 40 percent of civil cases pending in federal courts across the country are consolidated into multidistrict litigation, resulting in “a shift away from the rule of law to a system of arbitrary justice,” says Tampa attorney Brian Donovan in his new book on his experience and frustrations with MDL.

West Virginia Judicial and Lawyer Assistance Program now open to law students, judges

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Lawyers Assistance Program has been officially expanded to include giving assistance to judges, law students and bar applicants, according to the program’s Executive Director Robert E. Albury Jr.

UPDATED: Loughry makes Court budget request; lawmakers barely discuss 'inappropriate' spending

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Chief Justice Allen Loughry made the court’s annual budget presentation to members of the House and Senate Finance committees. Loughry did mention the “inappropriate” expenditures associated with renovations to the five Justices’ offices, but members of the committees didn’t press him much about it.

State Supreme Court upholds dismissal of suit against Preston County schools

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against Preston County Board of Education that was filed by an employee.