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New Federal and West Virginia State Labor and Employment Laws in 2015

It’s important for employers, labor unions, and employees alike to be aware of the changing labor and employment laws.  Each year federal and state legislature passes new laws for the coming year.  If you have a question about a new labor or employment law or are being charged for violating a law, the experienced labor and employment defense attorneys of Hendrickson & Long, PLLC can help explain the law and defend against any charges.  Federal …

Freedom Industries and Other White Collar Criminals and Crimes

Nearly one year after Freedom Industries’ chemical spill, the company and its officers are still facing new charges.  On January 9th, 2014, Freedom Industries’ storage tank leaked 10,000 gallons of coal-cleaning chemicals that ran into the West Virginia water supply.  Nine counties were placed in a state of emergency and 300,000 residents were banned from using tap water.  The company and its officers face a variety of charges from environmental violations to fraud charges.  Both …

When a Will is Contested in West Virginia

A will is an estate planning document which acts to properly ensure the wishes of the party executing the will are followed and that desired transfers are carried out regarding their property in the event of their death. However, there are other important factors to consider when ensuring the proper documentation is in place and validly executed. First and foremost, careful estate planning is the key to ensuring the validity of a will in the …

Hendrickson & Long Attorney Dwane Tinsley appointed as U.S. Magistrate Judge

 Dwane Tinsley, an attorney with Hendrickson & Long PLLC, has been appointed as U.S. Magistrate Judge in Charleston, the law firm recently confirmed. According to information on the firm’s web site, Tinsley has 30 years of experience as a trial attorney and primarily practices in insurance defense, personal injury, premises liability, product liability, insurance fraud and criminal defense. He received his bachelor’s in 1975 from Davis & Elkins, his masters’ at Howard University and his …