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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 …

Come Out and Play: WV Recreational Land Use Law Limits Landowner Liability

West Virginia (WV) is home to beautiful and wondrous open spaces, where people from all over come to enjoy the state’s parks, rivers, streams, and mountains. Vast open space is dwindling. The West Virginia Legislature, in recognizing that it must protect the state’s natural resources, passed a statute amending the WV recreational land use law to protect landowners who open their land for recreational use to the public, as well as to military training. The Basics …

Call a WV Professional License Defense Attorney when Your Career Is under Threat

The prospect of losing one’s professional license in West Virginia (WV) can be an extremely stressful experience. When one is faced with disbarment or license revocation, one’s entire source of income becomes threatened.  There is also an element of public shaming, and of course the possibility of fines and other sanctions.  With so much at stake, it is imperative that those facing license revocation or disbarment obtain representation from a skilled and dedicated WV professional license …

CGL For Poor Workmanship: Is Your Business Covered?

Wondering whether you have coverage under CGL for poor workmanship? Commercial General Liability (CGL) insurance is a standard type of insurance policy that protects businesses from personal injury, property damage, and advertising liability claims that arise out of business operations, products, or premises. The language in these policies is drafted and standardized by the Insurance Services Offices, Inc. (ISO), an organization that publishes language for insurance companies. Although the policy language is standard throughout North …