Legal Roundup

FITZSIMMONS LAW FIRM: Bob Fitzsimmons Bestowed Honorary Degree From WVU College Of Law

By Fitzsimmons Law Firm, PLLC | Jun 25, 2019

It was a great day to be a Mountaineer as Bob Fitzsimmons was bestowed an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the West Virginia University College of Law at its recent graduation ceremony.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF WEST VIRGINIA: Deputy Attorney General recognizes district employees

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Northern West Virginia | Jun 25, 2019

Administrative Officer Fawn Thomas, Reentry Coordinator Ashley Lough, and Litigation Support Specialist Tracie Weaver of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of West Virginia were three of 172 members of the Department of Justice recognized by Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, and Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA) Director James Crowell, IV at the 35th Director’s Awards Ceremony in Washington D.C.

JACKSON KELLY PLLC: Danielle M. Waltz Selected for Membership in IADC

By Jackson Kelly PLLC | Jun 25, 2019

We are pleased to announce member Danielle M. Waltz was selected for membership to the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC).

LITTLER MENDELSON: Littler Earns Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum

By Littler Mendelson | Jun 24, 2019

Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has received the Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) for the ninth consecutive year.

WEST VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT: Justice Hutchison Speaks to Defense Lawyers

By West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals | Jun 18, 2019

West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued the following announcement on June 14.Supreme Court Justice John A.

FITZSIMMONS LAW FIRM: Clayton Fitzsimmons Presents at West Virginia Trial Lawyer Convention on West Virginia Mass Torts and the Opioid Litigation

By Fitzsimmons Law Firm, PLLC | Jun 18, 2019

Clayton Fitzsimmons recently presented at the West Virginia Association for Justice’s 61st Annual Convention and Seminar which took place June 6th and 7th in Charleston, West Virginia.

WEST VIRGINA SUPREME COURT: Chief Justice Walker to Speak to Public Defenders

By West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals | Jun 18, 2019

Supreme Court Chief Justice Beth Walker will be the keynote speaker at the Public Defender Services’ 2019 Indigent Defense Conference on June 20 in Morgantown.

WEST VIRGINA SUPREME COURT: Supreme Court Admits Lawyers

By West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals | Jun 17, 2019

The following people were admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

WARNER LAW OFFICE PLLC: Alleged Surgical Errors Spark Lawsuit Related to Wire in Body

By Warner Law Offices PLLC | Jun 17, 2019

A man located in a different state recently asserted that a surgeon had failed to remove a wire from his body before sending him home from his procedure more than a decade ago.

NELSON MULLINS: West Virginia Team Addresses Class Certification Issue in Appeal

By Nelson Mullins | Jun 10, 2019

West Virginia Managing Partner Marc Williams, with assistance from associate Chris Smith, represented West Virginia University Hospitals Inc. and West Virginia United Health System Inc. in a case that could ultimately change the way state courts must look at certifying classes in potential class-action lawsuits.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Legacy Land Management, Southern Coal and Affiliates Sued by EEOC for Retaliation

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Jun 10, 2019

Affiliated companies Southern Coal Corporation, Kentucky Coal Transport, LLC, and Tams Management, Inc., together with contracted hauling company Legacy Land Management, Inc., violated federal law against retaliation in discrimination cases, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed.

FLAHERTY SENSABAUGH BONASSO PLLC: Bob Coffield and Amy McLaughlin to Provide HIPAA Update and Discuss Changes to the Opioid Reduction Act

By Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC | Jun 10, 2019

Bob Coffield and Amy McLaughlin will provide an update on HIPAA as it relates to health information, as well as changes from SB273 during the 2018 session that introduced the Opioid Reduction Act. They are presenting at the 2019 Spring Conference of the West Virginia Society for Healthcare Risk Management and West Virginia Association of Medical Staff Services.

BAILEY GLASSER LLP: Energy Litigator Brian Swiger Joins Bailey & Glasser

By Bailey & Glasser L.L.P. | Jun 4, 2019

Bailey & Glasser LLP is pleased to announce that Brian Swiger has joined the firm as a partner based in the Charleston, West Virginia, office.

WEST VIRGINIA GOVERNOR'S OFFICE: Gov. Justice signs series of bills from 2019 Special Session

By West Virginia Governor's Office | Jun 3, 2019

Gov. Jim Justice has signed a series of 17 bills passed by the West Virginia Legislature last week as part of the 2019 Special Session.

WEST VIRGINIA GOVERNOR'S OFFICE: Gov. Justice appoints Kornish as judge for 8th Judicial Circuit serving McDowell County

By West Virginia Governor's Office | Jun 3, 2019

Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Edward J. Kornish of Welch, WV to the 8th Judicial Circuit Court, which serves McDowell County.

WEST VIRGINIA GOVERNOR'S OFFICE: Gov. Justice appoints Jean Kranz as director of CHIP

By West Virginia Governor's Office | Jun 3, 2019

Gov. Jim Justice announced the appointment of Jean Kranz as director of the West Virginia Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF WEST VIRGINIA: Law enforcement and other community leaders honored by U.S. Attorney at awards ceremony

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Northern West Virginia | May 28, 2019

Five law enforcement representatives and one community leader were recognized for their outstanding work in the greater Martinsburg area.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF WEST VIRGINIA: Morgantown Pharmacist admits to drug charges, agrees to pay nearly $2 million

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Northern West Virginia | May 27, 2019

Scott D. Tingler, a Morgantown, West Virginia pharmacist, has admitted to illegally distributing oxycodone, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

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