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Aracoma Survivors Settle Lawsuits With Massey Energy
Posted on 14 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - (AP) Nine miners who survived a deadly fire at a Massey Energy coal mine four years ago have settled their lawsuits against the company. The Charleston Gazette reported Monday that the settlements were reached last week ahead of a... Read More

Feds: Stall Document Release In Massey Mine Blast Lawsuit
Posted on 18 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - (AP) Federal prosecutors want to block Massey Energy Co. shareholders from reviewing documents gathered during civil and criminal investigations into last April's deadly explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia.... Read More

More Investors Suing Over West Virginia Mine Disaster
Posted on 29 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – (AP) More institutional investors in Massey Energy Co. are suing the company's board of directors over the recent underground disaster that killed 29 coal miners. The New Jersey Building Laborers Pension Fund blames failures... Read More

Decades-Old Toxic Gas Threat Lifts From West Virginia Town
Posted on 19 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

INSTITUTE, W.Va. - (AP) For the first time in 26 years, Barbara Oden can let go of the image that has haunted her poisonous gas leaking from a Union Carbide tank and killing thousands of people in Bhopal, India, in the world's deadliest industrial... Read More

Massey: West Virginia Mine Families Offered $3 Million Deals
Posted on 5 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - (AP) Massey Energy Co. has offered families of the 29 miners killed in the Upper Big Branch coal mine explosion $3 million apiece to settle their claims, according to a document filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission... Read More

Judge OKs $70M DuPont Waste Pile Settlement In West Virginia
Posted on 5 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - (AP) Chemical maker DuPont Co. will pay $70 million and fund long-term medical monitoring for residents of a West Virginia town who sued over pollution from a zinc smelter and its 100-foot-tall pile of waste. A state judge approved... Read More

W.Va. Treasurer's Daughter Sues Marshall BOG, Prof
Posted on 14 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HUNTINGTON W.Va. - (AP) Marshall University's Board of Governors and a professor are being sued by the daughter of West Virginia Treasurer John Perdue. Emily Perdue's lawsuit claims her right to privacy was violated by the unauthorized release... Read More

Massey Wins Lawsuit Over Coal Dust At West Virginia School
Posted on 28 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - (AP) Jurors have rejected claims that a Massey Energy coal-loading silo built near a southern West Virginia elementary school exposed hundreds of children to possible health problems, a decision the energy giant said Friday was an... Read More

Lobbying Group Weighs In On W.Va. Chemical Lawsuit
Posted on 15 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - (AP) A national lobbying group for the chemical industry wants a federal judge in West Virginia to tread lightly in a lawsuit over a deadly chemical stored at a Bayer CropScience plant, arguing his rulings could have nationwide implications... Read More

Massey Faces More Lawsuits From West Virginia Explosion
Posted on 12 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - (AP) Massey Energy Co. says it is facing more lawsuits filed by miners and the families of miners killed in the Upper Big Branch mine explosion last year. The Richmond, Va.-based mining company said in a regulatory filing Tuesday that... Read More

Federal Judge Dismisses States' Gun Lawsuit
Posted on 2 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) A federal judge in Missoula has dismissed a lawsuit by gun rights advocates and states seeking freedom from federal gun laws, a move that the advocates promised to appeal. The decision Wednesday from U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy... Read More

For Hundreds, Lawsuit Over Coal Slurry Unresolved
Posted on 15 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - (AP) Eighteen months ago, Christina Doyle packed up her two kids for an eight-hour journey to a West Virginia courthouse, hoping for some resolution to a lawsuit o ver water pollution she believes caused her daughter's learning... Read More

Judge: Bayer Can't Produce Toxic Chemical In West Virginia
Posted on 14 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - (AP) A federal judge on Thursday temporarily barred Bayer CropScience from using a West Virginia plant to produce the same toxic chemical that killed thousands in India in 1984. U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin issued the temporary... Read More

Judgment As Matter Of Law Granted In 1st Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Bellwether Trial
Posted on 18 Feb 2014 by Tom Moylan

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — (Mealey’s) The first Ethicon pelvic mesh multidistrict litigation bellwether trial ended Feb. 18 when the judge granted the defendant’s motion for judgment as a matter of law ( In Re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair... Read More

W.Va. Jury Finds Spoliation Of Evidence, Awards $155,000 Against Actos Manufacturer Takeda
Posted on 18 Nov 2014 by Tom Moylan

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — (Mealey’s) A West Virginia state court jury on Nov. 17 found that Actos is not unsafe and that manufacturer Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. was not negligent in the case of a man who developed bladder cancer while taking... Read More