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District Courts in West Virginia Resolve Spokeo Standing Issues in Plaintiffs’ Favor

To have standing to file a lawsuit, a plaintiff must show actual damages that resulted from a concrete harm caused by a defendant, which can be fixed by a court’s Read More

Recent Statute Requires an Employee’s Mitigation of Lost Wages to Be Held Retroactively

West Virginia juries traditionally awarded employees generous or “double” damages after determining they were wrongfully terminated by an employer who acted with malicious intent or willful disregard for their rights. Read More

Can an Inmate File a Workers’ Compensation Claim While on Work Release?

Private businesses in West Virginia contracting inmates through the Prison Industry Enhancement (PIE) Certification Program are required to carry workers' compensation insurance to cover them for on-the-job injuries. Inmates injured Read More

Anti-Stacking Applied to Courts’ Interpretations of Underinsured Motorist Coverage

West Virginia automobile insurance companies can include anti-stacking provisions in their coverage for underinsured motorists (UIM), which West Virginia law requires all drivers to purchase. But when there is more Read More

Qualified Immunity Shields Government Employer from Employee Claims of Infringement of a Liberty Interest and Wrongful Termination

West Virginia’s at-will-employment doctrine allows employers to terminate an employee at any time with or without notice, and without cause or compensation for any reason provided it’s not illegal. That Read More

Law Requires Dealers to Warn Buyers About Flood-damaged Cars

  Even though the waters have receded, the massive floods that afflicted West Virginia in 2016 present ongoing liability issues for auto dealers in the state. Under the West Virginia salvage Read More

Ohio Football Helmet Manufacturer Playing Defense on Concussion Claims

News stories, television reports and even feature films have addressed the potential injuries that can result from blows to the head suffered by football players. Major helmet manufacturers like Riddell, Read More

Numerous Defendants Sued After Kentucky Truck Driver’s Fatal Crash

A devastating truck crash in 2015 involving a Kentucky truck driver has led to litigation against several defendants. Six people died when Ben Brewer drove his vehicle into traffic that Read More

Federal Regulator Who Penalized Auto Dealerships Is Leaving Position

  Along with doing business under a new presidential administration, car dealers might be experiencing a new regulatory environment for business matters such as financing and advertising. A top federal regulator Read More

Permit Shield Does Not Protect Environmental Defendants if Terms Are Not Followed

Complex environmental regulations can frustrate the most sophisticated companies. No matter how much time, money and effort is put into environmental safety, changing rules and contradictory directives can trigger significant Read More

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