CHARLESTON – Some members of the West Virginia House of Delegates are upset by some stereotypical depictions of the Mountain State in a new film triggered by the leaking of alleged cancer-causing chemicals in Wood County. Those stereotypes include one image of a young girl on a bicycle with “blackened, rotting teeth.”
CLEVELAND – The Ohio federal judge overseeing opioid cases soon could release the cases Cabell County and the City of Huntington have filed against opioid distributors to be heard in West Virginia instead.
CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Secretary of State’s office is questioning how the Kanawha County Prosecutor’s Office handled an investigation into some campaign contributions to Justice Robin Jean Davis’s 2012 re-election campaign.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – The asbestos trust claims act recently signed into law is good for business in West Virginia, according to several attorneys who played key roles in crafting the legislation.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says a permanent injunction has been entered against the owner of a Georgia-based business that sold illegal synthetic drugs in West Virginia.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Friday said the state recently penned a letter on behalf of 19 states asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw its proposed rules on greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants because the agency failed to meet the specified deadlines set by law.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Senate on Friday unanimously passed Senate Bill 411, creating the Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Claims Transparency Act and the Asbestos and Silica Claims Priorities Act.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - A West Virginia group representing trial lawyers says a state Senate bill targeting asbestos bankruptcy trust claims is unnecessary and only will hurt affected residents.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - An attorney involved in a major nursing home verdict last year has filed a motion in another case saying West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Robin Jean Davis should recuse herself from hearing a petition in a similar case.