WHEELING — A final dismissal order was filed in a lawsuit against former Catholic Bishop Michael J. Bransfield for alleged sexual molestation by a former employee of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.
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.
PINEVILLE – A Tazewell couple has filed a civil action against General Motors claiming the 2017 GMC Acadia they purchased from a Beckley auto dealership has transmission-related issues they allege still hasn't been repaired.
MOUNDSVILLE – A Texas company that supplied equipment for the Mountaineer Express Pipeline Project in West Virginia has filed suit against the project's owners and a contractor claiming it is owed more than $800,000 in past due invoices.
The AG claims Johnson & Johnson and Teva Pharmaceuticals helped fuel the opioid epidemic by engaging in strategic campaigns to deceive prescribers and misrepresent the risks and benefits of opioid painkillers.
WELLSBURG – A circuit judge has granted a temporary restraining order to a Brooke County man seeking to keep an energy company from using his property as a temporary workspace and from using underground pipelines it installed.
CHARLESTON – A South Charleston man is suing Lowe's over alleged defects in his new roof and the home improvement retailer's credit card financing agent who continues to collect payments despite the dispute over materials and labor.