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Federal judge denies class certification in Whirlpool class action lawsuit

FORT SMITH, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that a proposed class will not get certification in a class action lawsuit against Whirlpool for alleged failure to clean up toxic chemicals at its refrigerator manufacturing facility that harmed surrounding property values.

W.Va. water contamination class actions consolidated

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - An order to consolidate five class action lawsuits involving the water contamination crisis in West Virginia in January has been filed in federal court.

W.Va. justice calls class action frivolous in dissent over class certification

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has certified a class action lawsuit against Charleston Area Medical Center for allegedly accidentally placing a database containing medical information on the Internet, while a dissenting justice claims the case is an example of a frivolous class action.

Attorney: Tax break would create more litigation, partnership with feds

Williams HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - A West Virginia defense attorney says a possible trial lawyer tax break that has attracted the attention of 25 U.S. senators would make the federal government partners with plaintiffs attorneys.

Ford gets $31M verdict overturned

Kittredge COLUMBIA, S.C. (Legal Newsline) - The Supreme Court of South Carolina sided with Ford Motor Company in its appeal of a $31 million jury award on Aug. 16.