CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County man is suing his former employer alleging that he was retaliated against for filing a grievance against the CEO after she allegedly peered in on him while using the restroom.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) – Purdue Pharma, the maker of the pain drug OxyContin, has reportedly offered a settlement in a lawsuit filed by more than 1,500 counties and municipalities over claims that it helped ignite the opioid crisis that has left hundreds of thousands dead over two decades.
Sixteen years ago in a case involving gunmaker Sturm, Ruger & Co., a New York appeals court refused to apply public nuisance law against the manufacturer of a legal product, saying that doing so would transform nuisance law “into a monster that would devour in one gulp the entire law of tort.”
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) - A state judge in Oklahoma has blamed Johnson & Johnson for the state's opioid crisis and ordered it to pay $572 million in damages, extending public nuisance law beyond its traditional boundaries into what may become an all-purpose tool for government lawsuits against product manufacturers.
CHARLESTON – A Raleigh County man who worked at a coal mine near Four Mile Creek in Kanawha County claims the mine's unsafe conditions and equipment caused his severe injuries when his truck dropped 85 feet over a spoil bank.