West Virginia

Criminal Justice

Former mining CEO is sentenced to prison in safety case

Criminal Justice

Legal assistant who deposited $300K in law firm payments to own account takes mail fraud plea

Labor & Employment

Law firm raided by FBI overbilled clients, says fired ex-clerk in federal lawsuit

Tort Law

Corporate defense lawyer’s suit against DuPont exposed decades of pollution and redefined his career

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer accused of revealing confidential informant’s name to her client; info was then posted online

Corporate Law

CEO convicted of misdemeanor in rare safety prosecution after coal mine explosion kills 29

Criminal Justice

Defendant who didn’t get exculpatory DNA results can withdraw guilty plea, state supreme court says

Labor & Employment

Prosecutor suspended for allegedly pulling gun on fake spiders

Business of Law

Fast-growing firm is opening 2 new offices; attorney roster has tripled in 15 years

Criminal Justice

West Virginia funeral home accused of filing false death claims

Disability Law

Disability lawyer who made $22M cleared by probe, his lawyer says, but SSA axes some client benefits

Business of Law

Steptoe lays off 32, including 14 attorneys, following energy-price drop

Legal Ethics

Donations to inmates’ prison accounts yield reprimand for West Virginia lawyer

Law Firms

Dinsmore to acquire 40-attorney law firm based in West Virginia

Judiciary

Lawyer defending $91M verdict bought Lear jet from state justice’s husband when case was pending

Legal Ethics

Ex-Dinsmore partner wins dismissal of sex-with-client ethics charges, despite accepting sanction

Criminal Justice

Prosecutor removed from office over domestic case will go into private practice

Judiciary

Judge accused of courthouse sex was ‘seduced and taken advantage of,’  her lawyer says

Juvenile Justice

Truancy crackdown is linked to spike in youth confinement rate in West Virginia

Animal Law

Pit bull gets reprieve from state high court, but this dog was no Lassie, dissent says