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Newspapers want federal appeals court to unseal data about opioid crisis

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 28, 2019

CHARLESTON — Two newspaper companies have filed briefs in a federal appellate court in order to obtain information involving the opioid crisis.

VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: Attorney General Herring joins $68 million settlement with UBS AG For Manipulating Libor

By Press release submission | Jan 3, 2019

Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced a $68 million 40-state settlement with UBS for fraudulent conduct involving the manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR).

JACKSON KELLY PLLC: Two Jackson Kelly Lexington Attorneys Named to 2019 Kentucky Super Lawyers List

By Press release submission | Dec 12, 2018

Jackson Kelly PLLC is pleased to announce that 2019 Kentucky Super Lawyers named two attorneys in the firm’s Lexington office, a designation for attorneys who have achieved a significant level of peer recognition and professional achievement.

STEPTOE & JOHNSON PLLC: William "Bill" Wahoff inducted as Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is proud to announce the election of attorney William “Bill” Wahoff as a new Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Virginia court orders loan company to pay more than $50 miliion for alleged illegal loans

By Marian Johns | Nov 23, 2018

HAMPTON, Va. — A Hampton Circuit Court has ordered a loan company and its owner to pay more than $50 million in debt relief and civil penalties for advancing illegal, high-interest loans to more than 1,000 veterans and seniors in the state, according to the Virginia Attorney General's Office.

LEWIS BRISBOIS: Lewis Brisbois opens Reno/Tahoe, Nevada Office

By Press release submission | Nov 16, 2018

Lewis Brisbois is pleased to announce the expansion of its presence in Nevada by joining forces with former law firm GeorgesonAngaran.

Virginia alleges recycling services company violated state's waste management laws

By Marian Johns | Nov 6, 2018

PETERSBURG, Va. — The state of Virginia alleges in a recently filed lawsuit that CFS Group Disposal & Recycling Services LLC (CFS) has a series of waste management violations at its Tri City landfill.

LEWIS BRISBOIS: Alecia Walter-Hinds to speak at Women in Law & leadership Summit sponsored by Lewis Brisbois

By Press release submission | Oct 28, 2018

New York Partner Alecia Walters-Hinds will speak at the Women in Law & Leadership Summit, taking place on November 14th at the Stewart Hotel in NYC.

JACKSON KELLY PLLC: Jackson Kelly’s Pro Bono Efforts Honor the Memory of Many

By Press release submission | Oct 21, 2018

“This is one of those projects that make you glad you went to law school,” said John Hays, Member of Jackson Kelly’s Construction Industry Group, when he describes his participation in the I Was Here exhibit at Carnegie in Lexington, Kentucky.

Virginia True's un-permitted land clearing allegedly caused environmental issues

By Marian Johns | Oct 16, 2018

RICHMOND — Virginia's attorney general and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) are suing Virginia True Corporation, for allegedly clearing un-permitted land and other environmental violations near Fones Cliffs.

N.D. county turns down meeting with opioid lawyers, favors state AG taking lead

By John Breslin | Oct 10, 2018

A North Dakota county recently declined to pursue a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, turning down a request for a meeting from five heavyweight law firms based from Texas to Washington D.C.

STEPTOE & JOHNSON: Steptoe & Johnson PLCC adds four attorneys to Louisville Office

By Press release submission | Sep 23, 2018

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of four respected litigators to the firm's Louisville office.

Texas officials were 'in over their heads' when they struck deals with opioid lawyers

By Dan Fisher | Aug 16, 2018

When it hired outside lawyers to represent it in lawsuits against the opioid industry, Harris County agreed to pay a contingency fee of 35%, more than double the rate in Dallas County and equal to the highest in the state.

Virginia attorney general lauds decision to halt Tribune Media, Sinclair merger

By Marian Johns | Aug 15, 2018

RICHMOND — Virgina Attorney General Mark Herring is applauding the recent Tribune Media Company announcement that it will discontinue pursuing a merger with Sinclair Broadcast Group.

W. Virginia company ordered to pay $817,902 for alleged FLSA violation

By Marian Johns | Jun 29, 2018

WHEELING. W. Va. — The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia has ordered a Bridgeport company and its owner to pay $817,902 in back wages and damages stemming from an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD).

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Some attorneys say West Virginia courts are too lenient when it comes to certifying class actions

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 14, 2018

CHARLESTON – A recent state Supreme Court ruling about class action lawsuits has some in the legal community dismayed about the way such cases are certified in West Virginia.

Virginia attorney general accuses major online lender of astronomical interest rates

By Mark Iandolo | May 14, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced a lawsuit May 4 against Net Credit, a major online lender in the state, for allegedly violating the Virginia Consumer Protection Act.

Oil and gas company challenges West Virginia's Flat-Rate Statute

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 23, 2018

CLARKSBURG, W. Va. (Legal Newsline) – A company leasing mineral rights to drill for oil and gas claims West Virginia's Flat-Rate Statute is unconstitutional.

As Boulder sues, 15 states - including Colorado - oppose global warming lawsuits

By John O'Brien | Apr 21, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Two days after local officials in the Boulder, Colo., area filed a lawsuit that attempts to hold large energy companies liable for the alleged effects of global warming, the state’s top lawyer showed that she disagrees with their legal argument by voicing her opposition to similar lawsuits in California.

New leadership at the CFPB means state AGs will be more active in financial consumer protection

By Karen Kidd | Apr 10, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Some states will be even more active in financial consumer protection enforcement now that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new director has made it clear the bureau will stay out of the way, an expert on state attorneys general said during a recent interview.

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