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  • Arbitration issue coming into focus for employers in West Virginia, attorney says

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – A series of recent West Virginia Supreme Court decisions confirms that if employers carefully draft arbitration agreements that comply with the court’s case law, they will likely be enforced, according to Joseph Leonoro, a labor and employment lawyer in...

  • W.Va. jury awards $3.27 million in transvaginal mesh MDL case

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – A West Virginia jury has awarded $3.27 million to the plaintiff in a multi-district litigation lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson over allegedly defective transvaginal mesh products. Jo Huskey’s U.S. District Court for the Southern District of...

  • W.Va. prisoner admits cold case slaying in Va.

    WARRENTON, Va. (AP) — A West Virginia prisoner already serving a life term pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree murder in the decades-old slaying of a man who managed a famed estate in Virginia's horse country. Ronald Richard Cloud was sentenced to life in prison after entering his plea...

  • W.Va. AG asks court to speed up EPA lawsuit over new rules for coal

    ASHLAND, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, along with attorneys general from 11 other states, filed a motion Wednesday to expedite the process on a lawsuit filed against the EPA last month. West Virginia, Kentucky, Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana,...

  • Utility opposes $2.9M deal in W.Va. spill case

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A utility is opposing a $2.9 million bankruptcy settlement that would fund projects to benefit 300,000 people whose water was contaminated in January. West Virginia American Water says Freedom Industries shouldn't use money from its insurance proceeds to pay for the...

  • West Virginia no longer an anti-arbitration jurisdiction, attorney/blogger says

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – In the past year, the West Virginia Supreme Court has issued three decisions that signify a potential shift in the state’s stance toward arbitration agreements. Two of the cases – New v. GameStop and Toney v. EQT – involved arbitration of employment...

  • Audit: $662,000 given to failing farmer's market

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The state Department of Agriculture spent $662,000 in federal money on refrigeration upgrades at a failing farmer's market, according to an audit. The report follows an audit detailing problems under former Agriculture Commissioner Gus Douglass. The main issue stemmed...

  • Hancock County passes public smoking ban

    NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. (AP) — Smoking is no longer allowed in public places in Hancock County, despite the objections of some who worried a ban would set back the area's casino industry. WTRF-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1onysxk ) that the county's board of health voted unanimously Tuesday in favor...

  • Jay Rockefeller doesn't go to West Virginia, even when Congress takes a month-long recess in August

    Ever waited in an airport screening line watching Transportation Security Administration officers poking and prodding old ladies and little kids, then asking yourself, "How could they make a system like this?" The person who could change that scene is Sen. Jay Rockefeller, the West Virginia...

  • EXography: Senator lives like a Rockefeller but bills the cost to taxpayers

    West Virginia's Jay Rockefeller comes from one of America's wealthiest families and represents one of its poorest states, yet he travels home almost exclusively via private charter plane at $4,400 per trip and sends the bill to taxpayers.

  • Does Democratic Senate candidate Natalie Tennant agree with most of Obama's policies?

    Natalie Tennant, a Democrat running for U.S. Senate in West Virginia, can't quite run away from President Obama's policies fast enough.



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