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WV Volkswagen Emissions Attorneys Take Action Over Fraud

WV Volkswagen Emissions Attorneys File Cases for Emissions Tests Fraud due to Use of Defeat Devices For years, car owners, including those in West Virginia (WV), have put their trust in the “clean diesel” technology of Volkswagen. Car owners believed Volkswagen’s pitch that its passenger cars were able to harness the fuel efficiency and power of diesel while keeping emissions low, well within or below legal limits. But in 2015, a group of scientists at West Virginia …

Common Medical Errors in WV: What You Need to Know

Awareness of common medical errors in WV can protect you and your loved ones. Generally speaking, health care professionals are among the most trusted and caring people in the world, including in West Virginia (WV). However, medical errors can and do occur. While life-threatening mistakes are rare, there are some common medical errors that can harm your health. Thus, it is important for you to protect your rights by becoming familiar with common medical errors …

WV Car Seat Laws: Protecting the Safety of Your Child

Know about WV car seat laws and keep your children safe. Child passenger safety is a growing concern among parents and highway safety agencies, and West Virginia (WV) is no exception. Every year, it seems that booster seats, baby seats, and seat belts are recalled due to product safety concerns. To keep our kids safe, WV car seat laws are strictly implemented. You can help by knowing applicable laws and by holding the car seat …

What Is Refracking?–An Explanation of Well Refracking in WV

The development of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, technology, which is the extraction process for natural gas under shale formations, has allowed the oil and gas industry to experience exponential growth. And refracking takes that growth one step further. What is refracking, and how does it impact the energy industry and individuals? Keep reading to find out. What Is Refracking? Well refracking, also known as Fracking 2.0, is the process in which those who initially dug …

Surface Rights vs Mineral Rights in WV

In West Virginia (WV) and nationwide, a property that contains minerals will often have two owners—one that owns the above-ground property or surface rights—and one that owns the below-the-surface property, or mineral rights. Often, these property rights conflict. The mineral owner may want to do work on the surface of the property that is necessary to extract minerals from the ground; at the same time, the surface owner may not want the mineral owner to do …

Help with Natural Gas Contract Law for West Virginia Companies

Natural Gas Contract Law 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. Natural gas drilling can be profitable depending on the price the precious material brings on the market. But sometimes, drilling companies may be contractually obligated to continue drilling and supplying natural gas even when the price is depressed. In those cases, natural gas …

Protection against WV Age Discrimination at Work

Age discrimination in West Virginia (WV) is not something many people talk about. However, it is a real issue for real people. Nobody should be singled out because of age, especially when it comes to employment or other factors that can influence a person’s future. While age discrimination may make a person feel bad, it goes much deeper than that. It is against the law. As a result, employers must take action to prevent and address …

Wrongful Termination in WV as an At-Will Employee

The Basics of Wrongful Termination in WV In West Virginia (WV), the law classifies employees as “at-will” status. This means that employees can essentially be fired at any time for any reason or even for no reason at all. With the existence of such laws, it may seem impossible for employees to file a claim against their employers for wrongful termination in WV. However, there are certain situations that fall into the category of wrongful …

How Does the WV Comparative Fault Standard Impact Car Accident Cases?

Find out how the WV comparative fault law affects your car accident case. One of the first considerations taken into account when a personal injury attorney is evaluating a car accident case for a potential claim is fault. In West Virginia (WV), this step is very crucial, as the state adopted a modified comparative fault standard in 2015. In some WV comparative fault cases, there is clear evidence as to which driver caused the crash. …

VICTIM OF A WV MEDICAL MISTAKE? KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

In the event of a WV medical mistake, take legal action to protect your right as a patient! Medical malpractice has been rampant in the U.S., including in West Virginia (WV). In fact, a recent study suggests that a number of deaths in the U.S. are attributable to errors in the delivery of medical care. Needless to say, nobody wants to be on the receiving end of a medical mistake. Mishaps such as these can …