CHARLESTON – Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango has thrown his hat into the ring for the 2020 gubernatorial race. Salango, a Democrat, made the formal announcement Oct. 10 in Charleston, where his law firm Preston & Salango is located.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - The federal bankruptcy judge overseeing Purdue Pharma’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization granted the OxyContin manufacturer and its controlling Sackler family a two-week respite from opioid litigation to work on a settlement that appeases warring state attorneys general and a growing list of municipal and private plaintiffs.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission says lawyers and legal advertisers looking for plaintiffs to sue drug companies are making false claims in their TV ads, as well as possibly scaring viewers into stopping taking their medications.
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.