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Hendrickson & Long seeks justice for special needs child, family in suit against Holz (W. Va.) Teacher, KCBOE

Charleston, WV, United States, November 24, 2021 — Hendrickson & Long PLLC continues our pursuit of justice for the innocent, filing a lawsuit Tuesday, November 23, 2021, against Holz (W. Va.) special needs teacher Nancy Boggs and the Kanawha County Board of Education. David K. Hendrickson and Stephen E. Hastings of Hendrickson & Long, PLLC are proud to represent S.P. and S.P.’s family in attempting to correct a broken system and bring justice to those who victimize our community’s …

7 Hendrickson & Long PLLC Lawyers Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® List

Charleston, WV, United States, August 20, 2021 — Hendrickson & Long PLLC is pleased to announce that 7 lawyers have been included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. “Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession. After three decades, we are proud to continue …

H&L’s Long, Bailey respectively recognized as “Lawyer of the Year”​

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE* Charleston, WV, United States, August 19, 2021 — Hendrickson & Long PLLC attorneys R. Scott Long and Gene Bailey was recently recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” for Bet-the-Company Litigation (Long), and for Litigation – Construction (Bailey). These top-tier distinctions further solidify Hendrickson & Long’s Tier 1 Bet-the-Company Litigation firm in Charleston, West Virginia. These three awards from Best Lawyers® demonstrate what Hendrickson & Long’s clients have known for …

HENDRICKSON & LONG HELPS FORMER STUDENTS SETTLE ABUSE CLAIMS AT CLOSED WEST VIRGINIA BOARDING SCHOOL FOR RECORD $51.9 MILLION DOLLARS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORMER STUDENTS SETTLE ABUSE CLAIMS AT CLOSED WEST VIRGINIA BOARDING SCHOOL FOR RECORD $51.9 MILLION DOLLARS MEDIA CONTACT:  SCOTT LONG: (304) 346-5500, scott@handl.com Twenty-nine former students at the Miracle Meadows School in Salem, W.Va., who were child victims of serious sexual and physical abuse, settled their claims for a total of $51.9 million dollars following years of litigation against the school. The total settlement amount is believed to be a record for …

HENDRICKSON & LONG OBTAINS FIRST COMPASSIONATE RELEASE IN WEST VIRGINIA (W. VA.).

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** On Friday, June 12, 2020, Jack Tinney of Hendrickson & Long, P.L.L.C., obtained the first compassionate release for a federal inmate in the Southern District of West Virginia. Our client (“R.W.”) was sentenced to a 60-month term of imprisonment in June of 2018. He was incarcerated at the low-security federal correctional institution at FCI Elkton. During his incarceration, R.W. experienced health issues, which caused him to be identified as medically vulnerable to …

DOES A CLAIM OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE IN WV JEOPARDIZE YOUR CAREER?

A case of medical malpractice in WV can harm your integrity as a health care provider. Talk to an experienced defense lawyer! In West Virginia (WV), personal injury lawsuits often arise alleging medical malpractice. This is inevitable because individuals look to their physicians for answers and solutions when it comes to matters of their health. Whether it is a common cold, a chronic condition, or something with life-threatening consequences, many patients expect their doctors to …

Defending an Employment Discrimination Claim

In West Virginia (WV), Kentucky, (KY), or Pennsylvania (PA), and indeed the entire United States, employees may bring a claim against an employer based on discrimination for a variety of reasons. Cases involving age discrimination, gender discrimination, and racial discrimination are probably the most common forms of discrimination claims. An employer has several options for responding to such claims, depending on the type of complaint that the employee has brought and the current stage of the …

FORECLOSURE DEFENSES: APPLYING LEGAL STRATEGIES TO SAVE YOUR HOME

Understanding foreclosure defenses could save your home. With the current state of the economy, many homeowners in West Virginia (WV) are facing financial hardships, including the possibility that banks will foreclose on their homes. However, evidence shows that the real estate industry has embraced a plethora of fraudulent practices, exacerbating financial constraint on homeowners. For this reason, courts are acknowledging and becoming more sympathetic to borrowers who raise foreclosure defenses in hopes of saving their …

The Evolution of Product Liability Law

Product liability law is changing, undergoing what some call an evolution of product liability law on the international level. Product liability claims are becoming much more complex and are rapidly changing in the modern world. Some believe that the changes in product liability law do not reflect just an increase in dangers associated with products. Instead, they believe that increased litigation and issues related to product liability are due to changing cultural attitudes toward risk …

Understanding a Will Contest in WV

A will is an estate planning document that acts to ensure a person’s wishes are followed and that desired property transfers are carried out after the person dies. In West Virginia (WV), there are many important factors to consider when ensuring the proper documentation is in place and validly executed. First and foremost, to prevent a will contest in WV, careful estate planning is key to ensure that the will is valid.  If estate planning documents …