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Trial lawyers find unusual allies in fight against arbitration: Conservative state treasurers

By Daniel Fisher | Dec 11, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Class action lawyers who see arbitration as a mortal threat to their business have found unlikely allies among some of the nation’s most conservative state officials.

Man claims he was tricked into buying extra products to get better Ford financing

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 10, 2018

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County consumer alleges he was persuaded to buy additional products when he purchased a vehicle believing they would improve his financing when the products were optional.

Health care workers accuse nursing service company of unpaid wages

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 4, 2018

HUNTINGTON — Two health care workers have filed a class action lawsuit against a Charleston nursing service company, alleging violation of applicable minimum wage laws.

Evans to hear case regarding state employees not getting paid properly

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 30, 2018

CHARLESTON – A class-action case regarding the state auditor’s office alleged failure to properly calculate and pay the wages of up to 40,000 p​​​​​ublic employees has been assigned a judge.

Consumer accuses Mo. law firm of violating West Virginia statute

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 14, 2018

FAYETTEVILLE — A Fayette County man has filed a class action lawsuit against a Kansas City, Missouri, law firm, alleging violation of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act.

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Report: Surging securities class actions over corporate M&A, 'adverse events,' a growing 'litigation racket'

By Jonathan Bilyk | Oct 25, 2018

Saying the trend carries substantial costs for investors and the entire economy, a new report is calling for reforms to tamp down on the growing surge in the number of so-called securities class action lawsuits filed against companies over mergers, acquisitions or stock price drops - a phenomenon the report author called a "litigation racket."

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Time running out for lawyers suing opioid industry to show specific proof

By Daniel Fisher | Oct 20, 2018

The judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against the opioid industry has given plaintiffs a stark choice on a tight deadline: Hand over evidence of specific prescriptions they believe were improper or lose the right to present such evidence forever.

Former employee alleges energy services business failed to timely pay wages

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 4, 2018

HARRISVILLE — A former employee has filed a class action lawsuit against energy services companies, alleging violation of workers compensation acts.

Employee alleges VFW post violated wage payment act

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 3, 2018

CHARLESTON — A Harrison County man has filed a class action lawsuit against a Bridgeport VFW post, alleging violation of the Wage Payment and Collection Act.

Water crisis settlement victims should see checks within a week

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 6, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia residents who filed claims in the water crisis settlement should receive their settlement checks within the next week or so, according to a law firm.

Fayette County consumer accuses law firm that collects debt of oppressive practices

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 4, 2018

FAYETTEVILLE — A Fayette County woman has filed a class action lawsuit against collectors, alleging abusive debt collection practices.

Employee alleges college failed to pay proper overtime

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 29, 2018

CHARLESTON — A former employee has filed a class action lawsuit against a West Virginia community college, alleging unpaid overtime wages.

Student accuses Collins Career Center of constructive fraud

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 27, 2018

CHARLESTON — A student has filed a class action lawsuit against a career center and fire commission, alleging constructive fraud and unjust enrichment.

Kmart employee alleges she lost job because of flood damage at Crossings Mall in Elkview

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 20, 2018

CHARLESTON – An employee at the Kmart in Elkview alleges she lost her job because of the collapse of the only access point to the Crossings Mall shopping center in 2016 due to flooding.

AvanteUSA, Cascade Capital alleged to have failed to provide disclosures regarding time-barred debt

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 20, 2018

BECKLEY – A Raleigh County man alleges a debt collector violated state regulations regarding the disclosure of time-barred debt.

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