CHARLESTON — West Virginia University and its College of Law are expanding their footprint in Charleston. The university is leasing two floors in Equities House, a central downtown office building that will become home to several offices.
PRINCETON – The estate of a man who died in a bicycle accident filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer and seller of the helmet he was wearing at the time of the crash, and that company named as a seller in that lawsuit asked Mercer Circuit Court to declare that the insurance company defending the manufacturer also has an obligation to defend the seller under the terms of the insurance policy.
CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) – A federal appeals court has turned away an attempt to halt the first federal opioid trial by ruling Thursday against Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, who is concerned cities and counties in his state have usurped his authority.
CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Richard Neely wants his old seat on the bench. The 78-year-old Neely, also a former state legislator, announced his intentions to run for a seat on the bench Oct. 9. He is a partner at Neely & Callaghan in Charleston.
Lawyers running anti-drug commercials should be held accountable for their claims. If they can’t substantiate those claims, they should be forced to compensate the companies whose sales they’ve depressed and the drug users whose health they’ve impaired.
CHARLESTON – Multiagency coordination is under way between lawmakers, Department of Motor Vehicles, Secretary of State, county clerks and the governor to provide West Virginia new systems to implement “opt-out” Automated Voter Registration. The process is technical, and needs to be done properly to protect against voter disenfranchisement that has occurred during implementation in other states due to old systems, gaps in technology and human error.