By Jeffrey V. Mehalic on Posted in Attorney FeesOver the next few posts, I want to follow up on some earlier posts and also talk about Supreme Court of Appeals decisions that, for one reason or another, I have overlooked.
You may remember that a couple of years ago, as a result of criminal charges that a trio of plaintiffs’
By Jeffrey V. Mehalic on Posted in Appellate DecisionsI have not written since early last month — and have no excuse to offer for my dereliction — but thanks to a much-anticipated decision released this afternoon by the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, there is plenty to discuss.
The Court has issued its opinion in Perrine v. Continue Reading
By Jeffrey V. Mehalic on Posted in Appellate DecisionsIn case you haven’t noticed, there are two opinions from the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia that were not released during the term that ended on November 25, and presumably will be issued during the term that begins next month. One of the opinions is Perrine v. E. I.
By Jeffrey V. Mehalic on Posted in Appeals I had intended to write this post a few weeks ago, and because the issues have been back in the news recently, I have another chance to discuss them.
Last year, a Harrison County, West Virginia jury returned a verdict for $196.2 million in punitive damages against DuPont in a
By Jeffrey V. Mehalic on Posted in Appeals Last week, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia rejected appeals in two widely-publicized cases. In Estate of Garrison G. Tawney v. Columbia Natural Resources, LLC, No. 080482, Columbia and NiSource, Inc. appealed the jury’s verdict of $404,335,138, which included punitive damages of $ 270 million. Here is
By Jeffrey V. Mehalic on Posted in Class Actions You may have seen the print ads or TV commercials for LifeLock, Inc., which feature its president, Todd Davis, disclosing his Social Security number and guaranteeing its security, and offering a $1 million service guarantee if a subscriber’s identity is stolen or compromised. But according to a lawsuit filed