Tobacco company payments to states may drop as smoker choices change the market, but fees for trial lawyers who negotiated the payments will never drop.
Jeffrey T. Jones Once again West Virginia is under attack by the U. S. Chamber of Commerce and the billion-dollar corporations that it represents. The charge? That West Virginia's courts are the worst in the country.
CHARLESTON – Advertisements critical of a recent ad campaign saying West Virginia legal climate is the least fair in the nation have begun airing radio stations across the state.
"The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is running ads to convince you that lawsuits and the legal system are costing each American $886 dollars a year. But the Wall Street Journal reports that figure "includes payments that don't involve the legal system at all."
Darrell McGraw CHARLESTON – When a leader in state government gives money to the wife of another leader, eyebrows will rise. It happened March 29, when Attorney General Darrell McGraw awarded $180,000 to the nursing school of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College.
Alan Mollohan Directing his attention toward West Virginia, political commentator Robert Novak suggests that Democratic Congressman Alan Mollohan's own ethical problems could hurt his party's chances of using the scorcher against Republicans.
WINFIELD - Roger Decanio and The Sutter Law Firm didn't file a lawsuit on behalf of Eagle Research Corporation quickly enough to receive punitive damages, according to a Putnam County jury.
MORGANTOWN - A Westover woman is suing her landlord, claiming he repeatedly fondled her breasts and unfairly raised her rent.
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Jim Lees CHARLESTON - More than 600 angry teachers have called Charleston attorney Jim Lees regarding a pending switch between two state teacher retirement plans. He only needed one.
MARTINSBURG - A Berkeley County woman born with cerebal palsy is charging the Berkeley County School Board with discrimination after she was not hired for the position of substitute aide.
CHARLESTON - Marvin Carl Crowder, Jr. allegedly tried to double his fun with his bank account.
CHARLESTON - A woman who was a passenger in her son's fatal car accident is suing her son's estate for her injuries.
CHARLESTON - A woman is attempting to put an 11-year dispute regarding her father's estate to rest by filing a lawsuit against his widow.