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Another dancer says Southern Xposure didn't pay her properly

HUNTINGTON – An exotic dancer has filed a potential class action against the Southern Xposure chain of strip clubs, claiming the business violated state wage laws.

John Adams teacher says he was fired after complaining about mold, filing for workers' comp

CHARLESTON – A former Kanawha County teacher says he was fired as part of an effort to hide the fact that a special needs classroom at John Adams Middle School was infested with mold.

WVU law school's employment rates higher than national average

MORGANTOWN—The employment rate for graduates of West Virginia University College of Law in 2017 is higher than the national average, according to recent statistics.

Attorney: Power generation remains mostly coal but natural gas developing

CHARLESTON— Although coal still makes up the vast majority of power generation in West Virginia, natural gas is beginning to develop in the area.

Supreme Court denies U-Haul request to keep case from being a class action

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has rejected U-Haul’s request for a writ of prohibition to prevent a case from being certified as a class action.

Charleston attorney applauds proposed EPA regulations

CHARLESTON – A Charleston attorney thinks the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's newly proposed regulations could provide the energy industry with a much needed pathway to greater transparency.

Davis, Canterbury draw focus in second legislative audit report

CHARLESTON – The second part of an audit of the state Supreme Court took another look at use of state vehicles by justices and staff as well as other issues.

Blankenship accepts Constitution Party nomination to run for Senate

CHARLESTON – Just weeks after losing the Republican primary, Don Blankenship has accepted the nomination to be the Constitution Party's candidate for the U.S. Senate.

Justices: Pharmaceutical companies properly warned mothers of risks

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that the mass litigation panel rightfully awarded summary judgment to three drug companies in two product liability cases.

CALA: Innovator liability litigation could have stifled development of new drugs

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court’s ruling that a consumer can’t bring a claim against a brand-name drug manufacturer when they took a generic version is drawing reaction from both sides of the issue.

State Supreme Court annuls law license of Elkins attorney

CHARLESTON—The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ordered the annulment of an attorney's law license after he was convicted of a crime.

W.Va. ahead of the game when it comes to sports betting

CHARLESTON – A U.S. Supreme Court ruling makes sports gambling legal across the country, and West Virginia already is ahead of the game.

Lindsay plans to run for vacant Kanawha Circuit Court judge position

CHARLESTON – A veteran Charleston attorney is throwing his hat into the ring for the vacant Kanawha Circuit Court judgeship.

Supreme Court declines to expand West Virginia's products liability law

CHARLESTON -- The state Supreme Court has declined to expand West Virginia's products liability law, saying a plaintiff has no cause of action against a brand-name drug manufacturer when the drug used was made by a generic manufacturer.

Judge sees litigation as only an `aid in settlement discussions’ for opioid lawsuits

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CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits against the opioid industry that have been consolidated in federal court said some trials may occur but that litigation is “not a substitute or replacement” for his preferred goal of a comprehensive settlement.

Blankenship refuses to support Morrisey in race against Manchin

CHARLESTON – Don Blankenship will not be supporting Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in the U.S. Senate race against incumbent Democrat Joe Manchin.

Horse trainer claims Charles Town Gaming tried to 'take his livelihood'

MARTINSBURG – A man is suing PNGI Charles Town Gaming after he claims it caused him damages when it attempted to eject him from training horses at its track in an alleged attempt to “take his livelihood” from him.

Lawsuit will be filed against state DOH for fatal wreck in I-64 work zone

CHARLESTON – Construction on Interstate 64 in Putnam and Cabell counties has led to scores of traffic accidents as well as the deaths of three people and an unborn baby. And soon, there will be a lawsuit filed regarding one of the deaths.

Morrisey wins contentious GOP race for shot at Manchin's Senate seat

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey will take on incumbent Joe Manchin for a seat in the U.S. Senate.

New trial date set for Norfolk Southern Railway lawsuit

WILLIAMSON – A new trial date has been set for a lawsuit against Norfolk Southern Railway Company after a judge tossed a previous $800,000 verdict when it was discovered that one of the attorneys and a juror knew each other.