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Car Wrecks: The 9 Steps Of Treating & Proving Your Soft Tissue Injury

One of the most challenging aspects of any car wreck, truck wreck, or motor vehicle accident is proving damages. Quite often, car wrecks do not result in broken bones, stitches, or deep lacerations, but the injuries sustained can and are real. The violent jolt and change in velocity (crash) that your body is subjected too […]

What is the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975 and Why it is Powerful for Consumers

Consumers are often victims of fraud or misrepresentation in the quality of consumer (personal, family or household) goods and in how they are intended to perform. To protect consumers, federal legislators passed the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (Act) in 1975. Warranties are promises by sellers that the material or workmanship is defect free or meets a […]

The Importance of Having a Last Will and Testament

Most people have heard that they should have a Will drawn up once they have children, are planning on a trip abroad or facing a serious surgical procedure. But any adult should have one since putting it off can be too late. Accidents or unforeseen events happen everyday and believe it or not, you are […]

Supreme Court Upholds Housing Discrimination Protections

On June 25, 2015, The Supreme Court ruled that housing policies and practices with discriminatory outcomes can be challenged under the Fair Housing Act, even when there is no intent to discriminate. The key issue in the case was the validity of the cause of action known as disparate impact under the Fair Housing Act […]

A Big Win For Consumers! Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez, Opinion No. 14-857

With Justice Ginsberg delivering the Opinion, consumers walk away with a decisive victory. For those that practice class actions, you have probably fell victim to or at a minimum had to brief the pants off of the Defenses “pick-off” move. In an effort not to oversimplify the “pick-off” move, it is basically occurs before the class […]

Why hiring just “any firm” for your car accident isn’t smart!

If you’ve been involved in a serious car or auto accident with injuries, then you don’t need me or anyone else to tell you that you’ve got some serious decisions facing you. You know that the path to recovery is going to be long, painful, and expensive. You need to give careful thought to your choice […]

Employed At Will? What That Can Mean for Your Rights Against Termination

West Virginia at-will employees have some limited protection from being wrongfully terminated by their employer. Aside from the West Virginia Code 6C-1-1 et seq. also known as the “whistle-blower law” passed by our state legislature, employer’s rights to terminate at-will employees are tempered when their termination violates some substantial public policy. Many employees will find themselves in positions […]

Keep Your Past From Jeopardizing Your Future By Getting An Expungement!

If you can relate to the new hit show Orange Is The New Black, CSI, Law & Order, or Cops, then you need to know about expungements. In West Virginia, there exists a process that allows those individuals that have been convicted of a range of misdemeanors to seal and remove their arrests/convictions from their criminal record. […]

WV Consumer Credit and Protetion Act – Credit Debt Collector calls

Most people know that if they decide to use credit cards or some other form of credit to purchase consumer goods (TV’s, cameras, cars, electronics, bikes, etc.) then they are well aware they will be charged interest. But the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act also covers medical debt. Have you found yourself with […]

Black lung- as scary as it sounds

Black lung is a disease with a name as scary as its effects.  Black lung has long been a disease associated with miners and the mining industry. The Center for Public Integrity reported on the resurgence of black lung in central Appalachia.  Here, young miners are increasingly getting the most severe form of the disease.  […]