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New Developments Reveal West Virginia Chemical Leak Worse Than Initially Reported

In the span of roughly a week, several new developments have come to light regarding the chemical leak that emanated from the Freedom Industries facility on Thursday, January 9. Many of these developments have revealed that the chemical spill was worse than initially reported by Freedom Industries. Some of these important new developments include: 10,000...

Attorney Bernie Layne Appears on Fox Business to Discuss West Virginia Chemical Spill

Our very own Attorney Bernie Layne recently made an appearance on Fox Business Network to share his insight on the recent West Virginia chemical spill. Attorney Layne was interviewed with one of our firm's clients, Frank Gonzalez. Mr. Gonzalez is the owner of a local restaurant in Charleston whose business was impacted by the chemical...

Mani, Ellis & Layne Continues to Support Community, Taking Requests for Supplies

At Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC, our West Virginia attorneys have been intimately involved in supporting the local community after the Freedom Industries chemical leak resulted in a Federal State of Emergency. Aside from filing the first lawsuit on behalf of local businesses affected by the leak and subsequent water ban, our legal team has...

Kanawha Judge Orders Freedom Industries to Preserve Evidence After Chemical Leak

On Monday, January 13, 2014 - just four days after the chemical leak was discovered at the Freedom Industries facility - a Kanawha Circuit Court Judge granted a temporary restraining order to preserve evidence at the site of the leak. The order comes in response to a wave of civil lawsuits that have been filed...

Legal Team at Mani, Ellis & Layne Gives Water to West Virginians in Need

Thursday's chemical leak at Freedom Industries, Inc. ultimately impacted more than 300,000 West Virginians in nine counties. Numerous individuals, families, and local businesses were ordered to not drink or use water as a precautionary measure from the chemical spill, which had made its way down the Elk River toward a water treatment facility. Since the...

Mani, Ellis & Layne First to File Complaint in Wake of West Virginia Chemical Spill, Federal Disaster

On Thursday January, 9, 2014, a chemical leak emanated from a tank at the Freedom Industries plant in Charleston, West Virginia. The spill, which later contaminated the nearby Elk River and a water treatment plant involved the chemical 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, a chemical used in the coal preparation process. Shortly after the spill, Governor Earl Ray...

Child Health Risk: Soap Pod Poisoning, Product Liability

Children don't often think about the possible dangers that may lie ahead of them, they see something shiny and they eat it, or stick it up their nose. There is no true explanation for why kids do this apart from the fact that they do, and it is the responsibility of the parents to help...

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