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The Duty To Mitigate Damages in Employment Cases–What Does It Mean?

In many civil cases, plaintiffs or claimants are required to mitigate or minimize their damages by undertaking reasonable efforts to do so. In employment cases, W.Va. Code §55-7E-1 through 3 (enacted in 2015) requires you in any employment action taken against a current or former employer to mitigate your wage losses regardless if your action […]

Coal Miners Discrimination / Retaliation Claims Under W.Va. Code 22A-1-22 et seq: Miners Reporting Safety Concerns

Mining is a hazardous occupation. Although companies in our state have instituted safety programs and gone beyond the extreme dangers and risks that once plagued the industry, there continue to be abuses. Safety is or should be the number one priority in the mining industry. Explosions, toxic fumes, methane and coal dust explosions, collisions, fires, […]

Child Support is NOT Negotiable

If you ever bought a used car or a home, then you know that you can negotiate a price. But when it comes to child support, you have to follow the state’s guidelines. In other words, child support is not a negotiable item unless you mutually agree to an amount that the court will approve. […]

5 Common Questions About Debt Collectors

As part of our law practice, we represent consumers against creditors for illegal or abusive conduct. The West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act along with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act prohibit abusive debt collection by creditors. The term “creditor” is a broad term that basically includes any person or entity to which you […]

Secrets- A Component of the Attorney-Client Privilege

When you think of who you’d tell your deepest, darkest secrets to, the list is probably short and clear: your mother, your romantic partner, maybe even your best friend.  Are you aware that attorneys make a commitment to their clients, in what is known as Attorney-Client Privilege? This relationship has been under scrutiny recently, as […]