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Charleston, W.Va., Sep. 2, 2021 (article by Chris Dickerson for WV Record) – A woman’s estate blames her death on improper care while being held in the Southwestern Regional Jail…… 

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Tallahassee, Fla., Aug. 26, 2021 (article by Chris Dickerson for The West Virginia Record) – Another federal prison inmate says she was sexually and physically assaulted and abused by an officer who since has been indicted for similar actions…… 

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Aug. 25, 2021 (article by Rachel Frazin for The Hill) – Lawsuits filed in recent months allege that the harmful effects of a pesticide linked to developmental issues in children could last well beyond the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new ban on the chemical…… 

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Roane County CourthouseWorkers pick asparagus at Del Bosque Farms Inc. in Firebaugh, Calif., on April 6, 2015. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

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Four California families on Monday sued Corteva, Inc., Dow Chemical, pesticide applicators, farms, and a winery, alleging that the use of chlorpyrifos caused birth defects, developmental issues, and other ill health effects in their children. The cases, filed in superior courts in four…… 

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Sacramento, Calif., July 12, 2021 (Don Thompson for the Associated Press) – Lawsuits filed Monday in California seek potential class-action damages from Dow Chemical and its successor company over a widely used bug killer linked to brain damage in children… 

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Roane County, W.Va., July 1, 2021 (article by Douglas Soule for Mountain State Spotlight) – On the last day of his life, Timmy Rhodes drove his blue Dodge pickup truck to his childhood home in Roane County. His fiancée, Tammy Nichols, sat beside him. They were going, she later said, to pick up mail and other items. But around 4:45 p.m., a neighbor dialed 911 with a complaint. Rhodes was spinning gravel beneath his tires and… 

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Parkersburg, W.Va., July 2, 2021 (article by Chris Dickerson for The West Virginia Record) – A circuit judge again has certified a case involving a 2017 Parkersburg warehouse fire as a class action. An attorney for the defendant, however, says the issue again will be appealed to the state Supreme Court… 

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Parkersburg, W.Va., July 2, 2021 (article by Chris Dickerson for The West Virginia Record) – A circuit judge again has certified a case involving a 2017 Parkersburg warehouse fire as a class action. An attorney for the defendant, however, says the issue again will be appealed to the state Supreme Court… 

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Attorney Melissa Luce (R) with Bar Foundation Board of Directors President Ellen Cappellanti (L) (photo courtesy WV Bar Foundation)

Charleston, W.Va., July 2, 2021 — Melissa Luce, managing partner of the plaintiff's law firm Calwell Luce diTrapano PLLC, was recently honored by the West Virginia Bar Foundation as a Fellow in its 2020 class of 15 lawyers and judges. Last year’s induction ceremony was postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and last week’s June 24 ceremony… 

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Charleston, W.Va., June 7, 2021 — Calwell Luce diTrapano PLLC announced that one of its lawyers, Benjamin Adams, has been selected for the sixth consecutive year to the 2021 West Virginia Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of… 

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It was a long battle against tremendous odds, but West Virginia attorney Stuart Calwell and his team never gave up on their fight for the town of Nitro, West Virginia, and its residents, eventually reaching a settlement that forced Monsanto Company to… 

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Charleston, W.Va., June 1, 2021 — Calwell Luce diTrapano PLLC announced that its Managing Partner, Melissa Luce, has been once again selected by Super Lawyers to the West Virginia Super Lawyers list for 2021. No more than 5 percent of lawyers in West Virginia are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers. Candidates are selected annually on a state-by-state basis.

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Charleston, W.Va., Feb. 5, 2021 (article by Chris Dickerson for The West Virginia Record) — The estate of a Roane County man has filed a federal lawsuit after he was killed on his own property by a deputy sheriff… 

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Charleston, W.Va. Dec. 10, 2020 — Calwell Luce diTrapano PLLC announced that lawyer Sydney Q. Kaplan has joined the law firm as its Practice Manager. In addition to her management duties, Kaplan will also represent plaintiffs in general personal injury matters.… 

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Charleston, W.Va., September 16, 2020 — an Joaquin Valley family says company's toxic pesticide caused child's disabilities.… 

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Attorney Sean Shriver

Charleston, W.Va., May 12, 2020 — Calwell Luce diTrapano PLLC, renowned for its successful legal battles against corporate giants such as Monsanto, Dow Chemical, and American Water, continues expanding its practice by welcoming attorney Sean Shriver to the firm.… 

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Attorneys

Charleston, W.Va., May 12, 2020 — Calwell Luce diTrapano PLLC, renowned for its successful legal battles against corporate giants such as Monsanto, Dow Chemical, and American Water, announced that two of its attorneys have been selected to the 2020 West Virginia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.… 

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Charleston, W.Va., Apr. 17, 2020 (article by Chris Dickerson for The West Virginia Record) — A Kanawha County woman has filed a lawsuit against the State Police, several Kanawha County Sheriff’s deputies and… 

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Attorney Bradley Dunkle

Charleston, W.Va., Feb. 11, 2020 — Calwell Luce diTrapano PLLC, renowned for its successful legal battles against corporate giants such as Monsanto, Dow Chemical, and American Water.… 

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Attorneys

Charleston, W.Va. (orig. release date Jan. 30, 2019) – Further expanding the footprint of The Calwell Practice, LC, founder and distinguished lawyer Stuart Calwell announced that his firm… 

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