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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.

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.

Arkansas AG, GOP colleagues criticized litigation strategy on climate, embrace it on opioids

By Daniel Fisher | Mar 20, 2018

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge was a vocal critic of the aggressive litigation tactics her Democratic colleagues used against the oil industry over climate change. But she’s taken a different approach toward the opioid crisis.

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UPDATE: W.Va. SOS has questions about probe of Davis' 2012 contributions

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 21, 2017

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.

Frontier files suit over West Virginia's House Bill 3093

By Louie Torres | Aug 1, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – The West Virginia arm of Frontier Communications has filed a suit against the state's governor and other officials regarding House Bill 3093, which pertains to access to utility poles.

Two companies defeat telemarketing claims holding them 'vicariously liable'

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 9, 2017

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – Two defendants in a multidistrict litigation proceeding involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act have won summary judgment, dismissing them from an MDL containing 30 cases. 

Former employees file suit against Seneca Coal Resources after mass layoff

By Robbie Hargett | May 16, 2016

BECKLEY, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – A West Virginia coal company is being sued after it instituted a sudden mass layoff.

More than 100 file opt-out notices with federal court over proposed W.Va. water crisis settlement

By Jessica Karmasek | Jan 13, 2016

Those wishing to opt out or object to the settlement -- in which Freedom Industries executives have agreed to pay $400,000 -- have until next month to do so.

Pelvic mesh MDL ‘most complicated MDL in history,’ plaintiff attorney says

By Amanda Robert | Nov 24, 2015

Tens of thousands of female plaintiffs have sued the seven companies, claiming that transvaginal mesh products that were intended to treat their stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse were defective and caused severe problems such as organ perforation and bleeding, pelvic pain and infection.

Federal judge denies class certification in Whirlpool class action lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 5, 2014

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.

Delousing of prisoners not unconstitutional, Fourth Circuit decides in W.Va. class action

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 17, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) - A federal appeals court has ruled visual strip searching and delousing of arrestees does not violate the Fourth Amendment.

W.Va. water contamination class actions consolidated

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 24, 2014

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

By Kyla Asbury | May 29, 2014

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

By John O'Brien | Aug 24, 2010

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

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 24, 2010

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.

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