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Peter should not pay for the sins of Paul

By Steven Cohen | Feb 27, 2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A fundamental of our legal system is that each person is responsible for his or her own conduct, not that of another person. This same principle applies in the area of product liability law in that a manufacturer should only be responsible for its own product, not that of a competitor.

Supreme Court spending controversy triggers shake-up

By Hoppy Kercheval | Feb 20, 2018

MORGANTOWN – West ​Virginia MetroNews statewide correspondent Brad McElhinny reported last Friday, “a rumor has been circulating in recent days that federal authorities have been interviewing (State Supreme) Court officials.”

Defeat of EPA power plan brought real change

By Patrick Morrisey | Feb 13, 2018

CHARLESTON – Two years ago, the outlook for West Virginia’s energy sector seemed grim.

On legal reform, our work has just begun

By Mitch Carmichael | Feb 6, 2018

CHARLESTON – In his State of the State address, Governor Jim Justice hailed the “miracle” unfolding in the Mountain State. We’re now on sound fiscal footing, so we can invest more in things like education and infrastructure.

Bad Science at NIOSH?

By Bruce Fein | Feb 2, 2018

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 as a research agency focused on the study of worker safety and health.

State agencies must be prepared for the worst

By Kent Leonhardt | Jan 30, 2018

CHARLESTON – Serving 21 years as an intelligence officer in the United States Marine Corps taught me one thing; always b​​​​​e prepared for the worst.

Success and accomplishment in Year One

By Mac Warner | Jan 23, 2018

CHARLESTON – On January 16, 2017, I was honored to take the oath of office as the 30th Secretary of State of West Virginia. Through my first year, we worked to improve customer services and operational efficiencies in every Division. The good news is we did it – and we will continue to do it every day I’m in office.

Common legal terms a personal injury client might hear during a case

By Jodi Wood Cunningham | Jan 17, 2018

WHEELING – What may seem like common terms to attorneys may be unfamiliar to clients. Below are some examples of terms that clients might come across during the course of his or her case, so that they may better understand the case.

2017 was a year of wins for West Virginia

By Evan Jenkins | Jan 16, 2018

WASHINGTON – With the inauguration of President Donald Trump one year ago, America entered a new era of prosperity, hope and optimism. The president’s Make America Great Again strategy is putting American families first by creating jobs and growing our economy here at home.

Cuts at Supreme Court might look good at first, but will harm people

By Steve Canterbury | Jan 9, 2018

CHARLESTON – In a written response to questions about remodeling West Virginia Supreme Court justices’ offices — in a clear effort to change the subject and distract from the issue-at-hand — Justice Margaret Workman noted that, in the last year, the court has “already saved almost $8 million so far this year.” Justice Menis Ketchum wrote it was $7 million.

Stop opioids from claiming another generation

By Patrick Morrisey | Jan 9, 2018

CHARLESTON – Opioid abuse is one of the greatest challenges facing our state and nation. Lives are cut short every day. Whether by heroin or prescription painkillers, opioids do not discriminate. These senseless deaths occur across all segments of the population.

Legislature needs to focus on these priorities in 2018

By Steve Roberts | Dec 24, 2017

CHARLESTON – As we think about job creation in the new year, we note that private sector employment in West Virginia increased during 2017. Increases in employment can be attributed to growth in mining and logging, construction, education and health services, and leisure and hospitality. Combined, these important sectors provided 8,100 new jobs for West Virginia workers.

Malpractice cap laws only help insurance companies

By Jim Lees | Dec 19, 2017

CHARLESTON – I read with interest the recent Charleston Gazette-Mail editorial on quality of life issues relevant to West Virginia’s law placing arbitrary caps on damages in medical malpractice lawsuits, and I wanted to expand on your thoughts if I might.

The state Supreme Court needs a written policy about its furniture

By The West Virginia Record | Dec 12, 2017

A policy should be established and published so that the justices – and the citizens they work for – will know what it is.

Tax reform will boost United States' economy

By Danny Hamrick | Dec 12, 2017

CHARLESTON – West Virginians deserve to keep more of their hard-earned income. This is exactly what President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have planned for America.

West Virginia citizens deserve whole Supreme Court story

By Allen Loughry | Dec 7, 2017

CHARLESTON – Many have heard or read about the renovations at the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. News media have boiled this down to a “he said/he said” situation, but that ignores the clear and critical facts.

Protecting your personal information from identity theft

By Patrick Morrisey | Dec 5, 2017

CHARLESTON – As the holiday season approaches, it becomes increasingly important for consumers to exercise caution to protect financial information.

Limiting damage caused by abusive class-action lawsuits

By Rebecca McPhail | Nov 28, 2017

CHARLESTON – Manufacturing is essential to West Virginia’s economy, providing tens of thousands of jobs and more than $4 billion a year in exports. But there’s an import that threatens these West Virginia companies: Class action lawsuits.

Tax relief will help all West Virginians

By Alex Mooney | Nov 17, 2017

WASHINGTON – The year was 1986, Ronald Reagan was president, the Chicago Bears won the Super Bowl and Top Gun was the hit movie at the box office — and it was also the last time the federal government reformed the tax code.

President's tax plan will benefit West Virginians

By Tim Armstead | Nov 13, 2017

CHARLESTON – President Donald Trump has demonstrated his commitment to helping West Virginia rescue our economy from the damage inflicted during the Obama administration.

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