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Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: W. Va. Residential Homeowner Can Recover Costs of Repairs Even If Greater Than Fair Market Value of House
Posted on 18 Nov 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Eric J. Hulett, Member Until recently, owners of damaged homes in West Virginia had some limits on the amount of damages they could recover in a lawsuit. Now, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has significantly revised prior case law and... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Arbitration Enforcement Trend Continues At Supreme Court
Posted on 24 Feb 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By the Consumer Financial Services Group For the fourth time in less than a year, the U.S. Supreme Court has championed the "emphatic federal policy in favor of arbitral dispute resolution" and vacated a state appellate court's decision... Read More

W.Va. High Court: State Consumer Law Doesn’t Apply To Drug Cases
Posted on 20 Dec 2010 by Tom Moylan

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - (Mealey's) The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on Dec. 17 ruled that plaintiffs must show reliance and ascertainable loss in state consumer fraud cases and said the state law does not apply to prescription drugs ( Shirley... Read More

W.Va. High Court Reduces Punitive Award In Contamination Suit By $98 Million
Posted on 29 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — (Mealey’s) The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on March 26 slashed a $196 million punitive damages award against DuPont and held that a jury must decide whether the class action suit, alleging contamination from... Read More