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Legislative Rundown with Michael Taylor: HB 4013

Posted by Charles R. Bailey | Aug 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Legislature Seeks to Clarify Who May File a Lawsuit in West Virginia In 2017, the United States Supreme Court, in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, 137 S. Ct. 1773 (2017) held that a nonresident plaintiff must have a “connection between the forum and the specific claims ...

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Legislative Rundown with Michael Taylor: HB 2855

Posted by Charles R. Bailey | Aug 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

This One's For the Dogs (and Cats and other pets) House Bill 2855, introduced and sponsored by Delegate Jill Upson (R- Jefferson, 65th District), is one that may have dogs (and cats) wagging their tails. Specifically, HB 2855, seeks to provide certain protections for family pets whose owners ar...

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Legislative Rundown with Michael Taylor: HB 2768

Posted by Charles R. Bailey | Aug 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Could Penalties for Violations of The West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act be Capped at $1,000? The West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act is designed, in part, to protect consumers from unfair debt collection practices.   Under the original version of the Act, trial courts...

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Legislative Rundown with Michael Taylor: HB 2655

Posted by Charles R. Bailey | Aug 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Grace's Law” Seeks to End Cyberbullying According to a survey conducted by the Cyberbullying Research Center, out of a survey conducted of 4,500 U.S. 12-17 year-olds, over 30% respondents stated that they had been cyberbullied in their lifetime.  Specifically, 30.7 % of the males surveyed and 3...

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Legislative Rundown with Michael Taylor: HB 2647

Posted by Charles R. Bailey | Aug 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cutting Recovery for the Write-Off? HB 2647 seeks to limit medical cost recovery to what has been “actually paid.” Figuring out health care invoices can be a confusing and daunting task. Many times, the amount that is “invoiced” by a health care provider is not actually paid by you or your healt...

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Legislative Rundown with Adam Strider: SB 7

Posted by Charles R. Bailey | Aug 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Senators propose new Round of Changes to the Wage Payment and Collection Act Senators Charles Trump (R-Morgan), Sue Cline (R-Wyoming), and Tom Takubo (R-Kanawha) have introduced legislation that would, if enacted, require a separated employee who claims unpaid wages to make a written demand for...

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Legislative Rundown with Adam Strider: SB 416

Posted by Charles R. Bailey | Aug 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

It's Currently Illegal to Fish For Catfish With Your Bare Hands The legislature may have some good news for all you hardened criminals who spend your free time out in the creek trying to catch catfish with your bare hands. Senators Mark Maynard (R-Wayne) and Sue Cline (R-Wyoming) introduced Sena...

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Legislative Rundown with Adam Strider: SB 396

Posted by Charles R. Bailey | Aug 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Net Neutrality is Dead. Long Live Net Neutrality? West Virginia may join a string of states that have taken it upon themselves to maintain broadband internet's status as it existed during the “net neutrality” regulatory era, following the repeal of the federal government's net neutrality regula...

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Legislative Rundown with Adam Strider: SB 35

Posted by Charles R. Bailey | Aug 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Is Mandatory Pre-Suit Mediation on the Way in West Virginia? Designated as Senate Bill 35, Senator Michael Woelfel (D-Cabell) has introduced legislation that, if enacted, would require a potential plaintiff to make a demand for pre-suit mediation before instituting any civil action in West Virgi...

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Legislative Rundown with Adam Strider: SB 284

Posted by Charles R. Bailey | Aug 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bill to Offer Free Community College Advances Senate Bill 284, which would offer in-state public community college to certain students at no cost to the student, was reported out of committee on Tuesday by the Senate Education Committee. Sponsored by Senate President Mitch Carmichael (R-Jackson)...

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LCLD Networking Reception and Panel Discussion

Posted by Charles R. Bailey | Aug 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

On January 22, 2018, Bailey & Wyant, PLLC Member, Suleiman Oko-ogua attended a networking reception and panel discussion organized by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) and the West Virginia State Bar at WVU College of Law. Ap proximately 50 people gathered for the kick-off recepti...

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GWHS Constitutional Law Class

Posted by Charles R. Bailey | Aug 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Young people around the country are inspiring change and political activism among their peers. At Bailey & Wyant, PLLC we believe it's essential to empower high school students to have a clear understanding of the Constitution and their rights under it. Our Associate, Michael Taylor instructs a ...

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Collateral Evidence Doctrine with Unaiza Riaz

Posted by Charles R. Bailey | Aug 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

The collateral evidence doctrine forbids the introduction of extrinsic evidence to contradict a witness on a collateral matter. Frederick C. Moss, The Sweeping-Claims Exception and the Federal Rules of Evidence, 1982 Duke Law Journal 61-112 (1982). Its purpose is to “limit the scope of impeachme...

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Bailey & Wyant, PLLC Members Present in Arkansas

Posted by Charles R. Bailey | Aug 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bailey & Wyant, PLLC Members, Tom Buck and Suleiman Oko-ogua Presented in Arkansas for The Gavel. On January 24, 2018, B&W Members Tom Buck, from our Wheeling Office and Suleiman Oko-ogua, from our Charleston Office, presented to more than 80 Walmart, Inc., claims professionals in Bentonville,...

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Bailey & Wyant Obtains Motion to Dismiss

Posted by Charles R. Bailey | Aug 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Judge Berger dismissed Bailey & Wyant, PLLC Of Counsel Albert “Abbie” Dunn's case of first impression yesterday in a consumer debt collection case. Originally filed as a potential class action, the issues was whether a debt collector violated both or either of the Fair Debt Collection Practice ...

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Bailey & Slotnick, PLLC attends KVBR Education Fair

Posted by Charles R. Bailey | Aug 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bailey & Slotnick, PLLC was a Silver Sponsor of the Kanawha Valley Board of Realtors Education Fair yesterday at the Charleston Civic Center. The event highlighted “Bridging the Gap” and “Becoming Your Consumers 21st Century Top Producer: How to Remain Your Clients Best Option Going Forward” wit...

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Annual National Conference of The Gavel

Posted by Charles R. Bailey | Aug 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Equity Members Charles Bailey and Justin Taylor attended second annual National Conference of The Gavel, in Boca Raton, Florida in January. During the three day conference, Mr. Bailey and Mr. Taylor attended numerous meetings, obtained continuing legal education credits, and met with other Gavel...

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2018 Best Lawyers in America

Posted by Charles R. Bailey | Aug 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Nine Bailey & Wyant lawyers have been named in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Charles Bailey was recognized for his work in the practice of Employment Law and Management; David Wyant in Commercial Litigation; Marc Slotnick in Real Estate Law; Thomas Buck in Litigation and Labor and...

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