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05

Mar

2015

Workplace Fatalities in West Virginia on the Rise

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ preliminary report on workplace fatalities in West Virginia, (final report scheduled to be released end of spring 2015), 60 people lost their lives due to fatal work injuries in 2013. This tentatively…

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workplace-fatalities-in-west-virginia-on-the-rise

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ preliminary report on workplace fatalities in West Virginia, (final report scheduled to be released end of spring 2015), 60 people lost their lives due to fatal work injuries in 2013. This tentatively…

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04

Mar

2015

New Legislation Could Cap Damages for Nursing Home Abuse Victims

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Nursing home abuse is a horrific, senseless crime which targets those individuals who do not have the ability to protect themselves. If you have a loved one who has been the victim of nursing home abuse, you want to do…

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new-legislation-could-cap-damages-for-nursing-home-abuse-victims

Nursing home abuse is a horrific, senseless crime which targets those individuals who do not have the ability to protect themselves. If you have a loved one who has been the victim of nursing home abuse, you want to do…

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09

Oct

2014

Tort Reform: Complex Claims for Simple Cases

The recent case of Ebola in Texas could lead to tort claims after an early misdiagnosis left a number of people exposed to the virus. Unfortunately, if any claims of negligence are brought forward, prosecution will have the difficult task…

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The recent case of Ebola in Texas could lead to tort claims after an early misdiagnosis left a number of people exposed to the virus. Unfortunately, if any claims of negligence are brought forward, prosecution will have the difficult task…

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07

Oct

2014

Is Tort Reform Worth It?

There has been a recent political push to reform tort laws in West Virginia. While the concept of limiting fraudulent claims is admirable, it is best to consider how such reforms may affect the average person pursuing a medical malpractice…

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There has been a recent political push to reform tort laws in West Virginia. While the concept of limiting fraudulent claims is admirable, it is best to consider how such reforms may affect the average person pursuing a medical malpractice…

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19

Sep

2014

Bankruptcy Judge Rejects Objection & Approves New Lawsuit Filing

Our attorneys at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC currently represent over 100 businesses that are involved in litigation for the Elk River chemical spill that occurred in January. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Ronald Pearson has rejected West Virginia American Water’s objection…

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Our attorneys at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC currently represent over 100 businesses that are involved in litigation for the Elk River chemical spill that occurred in January. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Ronald Pearson has rejected West Virginia American Water’s objection…

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15

Aug

2014

Anniversary of the Social Security Act of 1935

On August 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act and became the first United States president to advocate federal assistance for retirees and the unemployed. The act was drafted and signed in the midst of the…

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On August 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act and became the first United States president to advocate federal assistance for retirees and the unemployed. The act was drafted and signed in the midst of the…

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