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WV Design-Build Lawyers at H&L

The design-build delivery method is no longer a new kid on the block. West Virginia (WV) construction projects of many different types have long been delivered using this alternate project delivery method. The experienced construction lawyers at Hendrickson & Long have worked with the design-build construction process for many years and on many different types of projects. You won’t find better WV design-build lawyers anywhere in the state. Common Legal Issues Handled by Our WV …

New Disclosure Requirements Now Required for Contracts with West Virginia State Agencies

Image of Pen, Used to Sign a Disclosure Document under the WV Contractor Disclosure Law

During the 2017 Regular Session, the West Virginia Legislature enacted a law that affects virtually every contractor doing business with the State of West Virginia. How Does the WV Contractor Disclosure Law Affect You? House Bill 2001, which concerns the West Virginia Ethics Commission, went into effect July 7, 2017. As part of that law, state agencies are now prohibited from entering into a contract, or a series of related contracts, having an actual or …

Carl Fletcher Selected as Charleston WV Construction Lawyer of the Year

Hendrickson & Long is proud to announce that Partner Carl L. Fletcher, Jr. has been named Charleston, West Virginia’s 2018 Construction Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America®. In addition, Fletcher is listed in the new edition of Best Lawyers for his Construction Litigation practice. Fletcher was selected as Charleston WV Construction Lawyer of the Year by a purely peer-review process. There Is Only One 2018 Charleston WV Construction Lawyer of the Year …

WV Wrongful Death Lawyer Gets $3M Jury Award for Figniak Parents

(Wheeling, WV – August 1, 2017) – On August 2, 2017, a federal court jury awarded $3 million in damages to the parents of Kevin Figaniak in their wrongful death suit. The 21-year-old Wheeling Jesuit University student died on Labor Day weekend in 2013 from traumatic head injuries following a street altercation. WV wrongful death lawyer Guy R. Bucci, of Hendrickson & Long, PLLC, and Jeffrey P. Goodman, of Philadelphia-based Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky, …

Commercial Attorneys Poised to Advise on Virtual Currency Laws

People increasingly transact business over the Internet. Businesses place orders for goods online and pay vendors and suppliers by means of bank money transfers, money wires, or on credit. At the consumer level, purchasers pay for online orders via credit cards or an online payment portal like PayPal. In recent years, the expansion of the digital arena for conducting business has opened another new avenue: the creation and use of virtual currency. As this new …

WV Wrongful Death Lawyers Answer FAQ

If you’ve recently lost a loved one due to wrongful death in West Virginia (WV), it’s likely that you’re not just dealing with the grieving process. You may also be trying to pay medical, funeral, and other bills with less income. The last thing you need is to spend hours canvassing the Internet, searching for credible information on wrongful death law just to find out about your legal options. In this blog, our experienced WV …

Former Employee Raises Discrimination Claim Against Dish Network

A woman initiated charges in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia against Dish Network LLC at the end of March 2017 on the basis of race and gender (also referred to as “sex”) discrimination. According to the complaint, between 2013 to the woman’s termination from her position on January 7, 2016, she was rejected from various positions at Dish Network and claims to have incurred significant monetary losses. The woman alleges …

Property Right Advocates Attempt to Stop West Virginia Gas Drilling Bill

At the end of March, West Virginia’s Senate voted to authorize natural gas producers to drill when three fourths of those with royalty rights agree and a reasonable effort has been made to negotiate with the remaining owners of a property. The bill was approved with a vote of 19 to 14. The West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association has commented that the law reflects current technology and that the state of West Virginia …

Trump Announces Removal of Many Coal Industry Regulations

President Trump recently gave his first address to a joint session of Congress. During his speech, he specifically mentioned how the coal industry would benefit from his promise to remove many types of regulations. Trump has even proposed a new rule that would require two old regulations to be eliminated for every one new regulation passed. This proposed reduction in regulations come at a time when many individuals argue that Environmental Protection Agency regulations are …

Low Natural Gas Prices

The recent spike in natural gas prices may have helped numerous drilling companies avoid disaster. Often, natural gas companies involved in drilling in the Marcellus Shale in West Virginia lease mineral rights from landowners and sign contracts to provide natural gas to third parties. When natural gas prices are low, drilling companies may have difficulty seeing profit due to price suppression. Yet those companies may feel compelled to continue drilling and supplying natural gas based …