A fiery oil train derailment in West Virginia last month exposes lax safety standards and strengthens the case for tougher U.S. rules governing such shipments, according to safety advocates.... Read more
In another TVM case, Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a federal court jury in West Virginia last month to pay $3.27 million in a lawsuit involving a defectively designed vaginal-mesh imp... Read more
Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay the state of West Virginia $22 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged the company illegally promoted its Avandia diabetes medicine. The British... Read more
It was reported that the West Virginia coal mine where a collapse last month killed two workers had “chronic compliance issues” and received numerous citations from inspectors last year. The... Read more
A judge has approved a settlement that resolves federal workplace and environmental civil charges at a plant in Hancock County, W. Va. An explosion at the plant in 2010 killed three workers.... Read more
A great deal has been written in the past few weeks about the chemical spill that left 300,000 people in West Virginia unable to drink their water. This spill has revived calls for more stri... Read more
Over 25,000 transvaginal mesh (TVM) cases are pending in the Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) in the Southern District of West Virginia, which is overseen by U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Good... Read more
The Charleston Sanitary Board will receive more than $2.6 million from a company it had hired to make compost out of yard waste and sewage sludge generated in the city. Circuit Judge Paul Za... Read more
A West Virginia jury has awarded $7 million in damages to the family of a worker who was killed in a 2007 explosion at an American Electric Power plant in Ohio. The jury found AEP and subsid... Read more
The complaints of 14 West Virginia families who blame illnesses — ranging from cancer to rashes — on long-term exposure to toxic waste piled up at a former DuPont zinc-smelting p... Read more
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