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Ohio woman says she was injured after tripping outside Charleston Coliseum

February 20, 2024, West Virginia Record


Dunbar sued to release bodyworn camera footage of arrest

February 12, 2024, Charleston Gazette-Mail


Estate blames poor medical treatment in jail for man's death

February 9, 2024, West Virginia Record


Dunbar hit with FOIA lawsuit for not producing public record, bodycam footage

February 7, 2024, West Virginia Record


Federal judge orders default judgment in Dunbar police brutality case

January 30, 2024, West Virginia Record


Man's estate blames Beckley doctors, hospital for being too slow treating his heart attack

January 26, 2024, West Virginia Record


Trial date set in civil suit against West Virginia State Police Trooper

January 24, 2024, West Virginia Record


Jackson County woman files medical negligence lawsuit

January 23, 2024, West Virginia Record


Stuart Calwell Reflects on 10th Anniversary of Water Crisis and Importance of Holding Corporations Accountable

January 9, 2024, CLDLAW Press Release


Calwell reflects on 10th anniversary of water crisis

January 9, 2024, West Virginia Record


Lincoln County man says he wasn't diagnosed for medical issue in a timely manner

January 8, 2024, West Virginia Record


Another civil lawsuit filed against Dunbar Police Department claiming use of excessive force

December 26, 2023, WOWK-TV


Lawsuit claims excessive force by Dunbar police led to brain damage and physical injuries

December 22, 2023, WCHS-TV


Dunbar police face another excessive-force lawsuit: What we know

December 22, 2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail


Dunbar officers named in another police brutality lawsuit

December 22, 2023, West Virginia Record


Gas outage questions a focus as utilities answer to WV legislators

December 12, 2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail


Notice Issued in Class Action Lawsuit Against West Virginia American Water Company for 2015 Dunbar Water Main Break

December 1, 2023, CLDLAW Press Release


Notices mailed to class in 2015 Dunbar water leak

December 1, 2023, West Virginia Record


Customers affected by 2015 Dunbar water main break to receive notice of lawsuit

November 30, 2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail


Woman blames weight loss clinic for mother's death

November 29, 2023, West Virginia Record


Class action says WorkForce WV tried to collect three years after alleged overpayments

November 28, 2023, West Virginia Record


Cold, frustrated Charleston West Side residents still dealing with gas outage after five days

November 16, 2023, West Virginia Watch


Third class action filed following lost natural gas service

November 16, 2023, West Virginia Record


Lawsuit filed in connection with natural gas outage in Charleston

November 15, 2023, WV MetroNews


Lawsuits start to stack up against utility companies as West Side gas outage continues

November 15, 2023, WCHS-TV


Lawsuits filed against gas, water companies over West Side gas crisis

November 15, 2023, WOWK-TV


Lawsuit filed in connection with West Side natural gas outage

November 15, 2023, WCHS 580AM


WSAZ Investigates | Digging Deeper into Cause of Gas Outage

November 15, 2023, WSAZ-TV


Calwell Luce diTrapano and Forbes Law Offices File Class Action in Response to Water Line Break That Pierced Main Gas Line on Charleston’s West Side

November 15, 2023, CLDLAW Press Release


Potential class action lawsuit filed against Mountaineer Gas Company & WVAW after gas outage

November 14, 2023, WCHS-TV


'I don't know what else to do': Gas outage taking toll on West Side residents

November 14, 2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail


Class action filed in response to lost natural gas service on Charleston's West Side

November 14, 2023, West Virginia Record


Family files wrongful death lawsuit against CAMC after 29-year-old woman dies at hospital

November 13, 2023, WOWK-TV


Estate says CAMC negligence led to 29-year-old woman's death

November 9, 2023, West Virginia Record


Estate accuses CAMC, WVU of negligence in man's death

October 26, 2023, West Virginia Record


Calwell Luce diTrapano Reveals Primary Sponsorship of Last Weekend’s Gold Star Mothers Bridge Ride

October 18, 2023, CLDLAW Press Release


Estate blames CAMC, doctors for woman's death during surgery

October 16, 2023, West Virginia Record


Class definition, notice plan approved for 2015 WVAWC Dunbar leak case

October 13, 2023, West Virginia Record


Kanawha County woman sues CAMC for negligence during hospital admission

October 2, 2023, West Virginia Record


Boone County woman says deputy, Madison officer used excessive force on her

September 1, 2023, West Virginia Record


Man blames bad jail medical care for permanent neurological injury

August 22, 2023, West Virginia Record


$2 million settlement reached in Dunbar police brutality case

August 16, 2023, WCHS-TV


Federal judge approves $2 million fatal Dunbar police brutality settlement

August 16, 2023, West Virginia Record


Judge approves multi-million dollar settlement for family of West Virginia man fatally injured while in police custody

August 15, 2023, WOWK-TV


Federal judge approves settlement over excessive force lawsuit

August 15, 2023, WV MetroNews


Family of man who died from injuries sustained while in Dunbar police custody to receive $2M

August 10, 2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail


Dunbar settles fatal police brutality civil suit for $2 million

August 9, 2023, West Virginia Record


Dunbar agrees to pay family of Michael Scott Jr. $2 million

August 8, 2023, WOWK-TV


Melissa Luce honored as top lawyer

July 27, 2023, Fayette Tribune


Melissa Luce honored as top lawyer

July 26, 2023, Beckley Register-Herald


Calwell Luce diTrapano’s Managing Partner Named to West Virginia Super Lawyers List for Fourth Consecutive Year

July 25, 2023, CLDLAW Press Release


State Police release progress report on internal investigations

July 22, 2023, WV Metro News


West Virginia State Police give progress report on federal, internal investigations

July 21, 2023, WOWK-TV


Four troopers fired as WVSP housecleaning continues

July 19, 2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail


Inmate's estate says jail, medical staff played part in her death

July 18, 2023, West Virginia Record


Class action accuses prison health provider of denying inmates opioid addiction medication

July 13, 2023, West Virginia Record


Second lawsuit filed in WV State Police assault case

July 5, 2023, Williamson Daily News


Second lawsuit filed in WV State Police assault case

July 1, 2023, Herald-Dispatch


Sexual assault victim sues state police

June 30, 2023, West Virginia Record


Second lawsuit filed in WV State Police assault case

June 30, 2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail


Second lawsuit filed against West Virginia State Police trooper who allegedly kidnapped, raped woman

June 30, 2023, WOWK-TV


Second woman files suit against State Police trooper for alleged kidnap, rape in Logan County

June 30, 2023, WV Metro News


West Virginia State Police in chaos as attorney general launches probes into claims an officer kidnapped, drugged and raped two women, another put a hidden camera in the women's locker room at the station and a third stole a man's $500 winnings from casino

June 26, 2023, DailyMail.co.uk


West Virginia state police face damning claims: ‘The more we dug, the worse it stunk’

June 26, 2023, The Guardian


Negligent medical care left woman in wheelchair, lawsuit claims

June 26, 2023, West Virginia Record


Estate blames CAMC, WVU, others for man's death

June 23, 2023, West Virginia Record


Calwell Luce diTrapano’s Practice Manager Attends West Virginia Bar Foundation’s Lawyer Leadership Institute

June 21, 2023, CLDLAW Press Release


Supreme Court rules class action suit can proceed against West Virginia American Water

June 9, 2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail


State Supreme Court denies WVAWC writ in water leak case

June 7, 2023, West Virginia Record


WVU professor, former officer reacts to Dunbar police bodycam video

June 5, 2023, WOWK-TV


Federal judge lifts stay in fatal Dunbar police brutality lawsuit

May 25, 2023, West Virginia Record


Death Certificate: Death of man who died after arrest in Dunbar ruled homicide, caused by blunt force injuries

May 24, 2023, WOWK-TV


Lawsuit filed against West Virginia State Police trooper who allegedly drugged, kidnapped, raped woman

May 10, 2023, WOWK-TV


Lawsuit filed from victim of alleged sexual abuse by state trooper

May 10, 2023, WV Metro News


Lawsuit alleges WVSP knew Logan trooper was preying on women

May 10, 2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail


Logan woman files first lawsuit accusing State Trooper of rape

May 9, 2023, West Virginia Record


Man blames employer, Toyota for on-the-job burn injuries

April 28, 2023, West Virginia Record


Parole officer sexually assaulted victims on multiple occasions

April 21, 2023, WV Metro News


Man blames state jail system for his son's suicide at South Central

April 19, 2023, West Virginia Record


Woman says CAMC responsible for man's wrongful death

April 13, 2023, West Virginia Record


Estate blames CAMC, WVU, EMS for son's death

April 11, 2023, West Virginia Record


Whistleblower behind anonymous letter sparking investigation into West Virginia State Police comes forward

April 11, 2023, WOWK-TV


Two women accuse State Trooper of kidnapping and rape in Logan

April 11, 2023, The Logan Banner


Sheriff’s office asked to preserve potential evidence pertaining to WVSP rape allegations

April 7, 2023, WSAZ-TV


Law firm sends notice of pending suit to Logan sheriff in WVSP rape case

April 7, 2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail


Editorial: It's looking worse for WVSP

April 7, 2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail


Letter: Second alleged rape victim to file lawsuit against WVSP

April 6, 2023, WCHS-TV


Attorney says Logan County deputy should have stepped forward when told about rape involving state police trooper

April 6, 2023, WV Metro News


Dante' diTrapano shares latest with Hoppy Kercheval

April 6, 2023, WV Metro News Talkline Radio


Second woman comes forward in WVSP assault case

April 5, 2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail


Second person accuses West Virginia State Police trooper of drugging, kidnapping, raping them

April 5, 2023, WOWK-TV


Second woman intends to sue WVSP, officer for kidnapping, rape

April 5, 2023, West Virginia Record


Second alleged rape victim to file lawsuit against WVSP

April 5, 2023, WSAZ-TV


WV State Police scandal explained

April 3, 2023, Mountain State Spotlight


New WVSP Chief of Staff talks allegations, leading agency forward

April 3, 2023, WSAZ-TV


Woman says she was drugged, kidnapped, and raped by West Virginia State Trooper

March 30, 2023, WOWK-TV


Lawsuits filed over alleged hidden camera at W.Va. State Policy Academy

March 30, 2023, WCHS-TV


WV State Police administrators reassigned

March 29, 2023, Herald-Dispatch


Alleged Rapes Part of State Police Misconduct Investigation

March 29, 2023, WV Public Broadcasting


Gov. Justice, West Virginia State Police superintendent give update on investigations into misconduct

March 29, 2023, MSN.com


WV State Police administrators reassigned

March 29, 2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail


Woman says she was drugged, raped, kidnapped by State Trooper

March 27, 2023, West Virginia Record


Mother blames CAMC's negligence for her son's death

March 6, 2023, West Virginia Record


Woman blames trucking companies, DOH for her, grandson's injuries in U.S. 60 wreck

February 27, 2023, West Virginia Record


Mother blames doctors at two hospitals for causing son's death

February 15, 2023, West Virginia Record


Man's estate blames negligent care from CAMC for his death

February 6, 2023, West Virginia Record


Man says unsafe chase by Oak Hill officer resulted in accident

February 2, 2023, West Virginia Record


Dunbar, officers want civil case stayed pending federal criminal investigation

January 27, 2023, West Virginia Record


Widow blames CAMC, doctor for husband's death

January 24, 2023, West Virginia Record


Calwell Luce diTrapano Welcomes Timothy Houston to Its Litigation Team

January 17, 2023, CLDLAW Press Release


Man says he fell from Cabela's tree stand that was similar to recalled product

January 16, 2023, West Virginia Record


Family says negligent medical care in jail led to man's suicide

January 5, 2023, West Virginia Record


Man sues West Virginia hospital after they incorrectly told him they removed his appendix

December 7, 2022, WTRF.com


Man says deputy used excessive force in no-knock warrant

December 7, 2022, West Virginia Record


Man says CAMC doctors wrongly told him they removed his ruptured appendix

December 5, 2022, West Virginia Record


Man's estate blames CAMC for releasing mentally ill brother before fatal shooting

November 29, 2022, West Virginia Record


Jury awards $700K to family of man who died at Huttonsville Correctional Center

November 18, 2022, Charleston-Gazette Mail


Calwell Luce diTrapano Expands Litigation Depth with New Hire

October 27, 2022, CLDLAW Press Release


Civil lawsuits accuse arrested parole officer of sexual assault

October 12, 2022, West Virginia Record


Mass litigation panel established for W.Va. babies born addicted

October 3, 2022, WDTV.com


Notice of opioid lawsuit being sent to families of affected babies, but attorneys worry many will be overlooked

October 2, 2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail


Excessive force used by Dunbar officers led to man's death, father says

September 29, 2022, West Virginia Record


Judge allows more infants to be added to case involving children born addicted to opioids

September 27, 2022, West Virginia Record


Man sues Cabell, HIMG for removing non-cancerous kidney

September 15, 2022, West Virginia Record


Attorneys seek to have more opioid-addicted infants added to state MLP case

September 6, 2022, West Virginia Record


Woman blames poor jail medical care for man's death from sepsis

August 26, 2022, West Virginia Record


Woman blames medical negligence for daughter’s hearing loss

August 18, 2022, West Virginia Record


Late attorney’s wife files medical malpractice suit over his death

August 12, 2022, West Virginia Record


W.Va. Supreme Court orders child opioid cases to Mass Litigation Panel

August 10, 2022, The Herald-Dispatch


WV Supreme Court orders child opioid cases to Mass Litigation Panel

August 10, 2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail


Lawsuits associated with neonatal abstinence syndrome heading to Mass Litigation Panel

August 10, 2022, WV Metro News


WV neonatal abstinence syndrome case to be heard by Mass Litigation Panel

August 10, 2022, WOWK-TV13


NAS cases referred to state’s Mass Litigation Panel

August 10, 2022, West Virginia Record


Estate blames negligent prison health care for man’s death

August 8, 2022, West Virginia Record


Woman alleges her brother died after getting fentanyl while in jail

August 3, 2022, West Virginia Record


Kanawha County Circuit Judge certifies class in class-action lawsuit against WV American Water

July 11, 2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail


Mother blames doctors, hospitals for infant son’s permanent injuries following childbirth

June 16, 2022, West Virginia Record


West Virginia Supreme Court upholds class certification in IEI fire lawsuit

June 10, 2022, The Parkersburg News & Sentinel


Former WV Realtor employee says CEO repeatedly sexually harassed, assaulted her

June 7, 2022, West Virginia Record


Family: EMT crew allowed psych patient to refuse treatment before being fatally hit by train

April 25, 2022, West Virginia Record


Lawsuit claims lack of medical care resulted in inmate’s cancer diagnosis and death

April 19, 2022, West Virginia Record


Widow says healthcare providers failed to diagnose husband’s bladder cancer

April 7, 2022, West Virginia Record


Man says incorrect cancer diagnosis led to healthy kidney being removed

March 10, 2022, West Virginia Record


Restaurateur sues CAMC for complications following medical procedure

February 18, 2022, West Virginia Record


Woman says improper jail medical care led to brother's death

February 16, 2022, West Virginia Record


Man claims botched surgery left him with permanent kidney injury

February 10, 2022, West Virginia Record


Litigation Counsel of America Recognizes Melissa Luce as Senior Fellow

February 9, 2022, CLDLAW Press Release


Beckley coach sues state troopers for excessive force, unlawfully detained and other infringements

February 7, 2022, The Register-Herald


Basketball coach says State Troopers guarding governor shoved him, broke his arm at game

February 2, 2022, West Virginia Record


Estate says man suffered in final days because of lack of proper prison medical care

January 26, 2022, West Virginia Record


Man blames St. Mary's, doctors for improper treatment that led to wife's death

January 21, 2022, West Virginia Record


Affidavit in teen CPS kidnapping and rape case backs up many allegations

January 6, 2022, West Virginia Record


Woman sues state Division of Corrections for sister's death while in jail

January 4, 2022, West Virginia Record


A sheriff’s deputy shot and killed him. Now, the county is paying the man’s family $700,000

December 20, 2021, Mountain State Spotlight


Settlement in wrongful death case raises more questions

December 20, 2021, West Virginia Metro News


Estate settles fatal shooting case by Roane sheriff's deputy for $700K

December 17, 2021, West Virginia Record


Seasoned Litigator Joins Calwell Luce diTrapano

December 16, 2021, CLDLAW Press Release


Four lawsuits blame feds, drug companies for babies being born addicted to opioids

November 29, 2021, West Virginia Record


Estate of autistic man blames 911, local hospital and EMS for not properly responding to call

November 24, 2021, West Virginia Record


Paralyzed man’s federal claim against South Charleston police settled for $2.45M

November 6, 2021, West Virginia Record


Man says five Huntington police officers assaulted him, breaking his neck and leaving him paralyzed

November 5, 2021, West Virginia Record


Couple sues doctor, nurse for injuries from lipoma surgery

September 28, 2021, West Virginia Record


Another federal inmate says officer sexually, physically assaulted her

August 26, 2021, West Virginia Record


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Whitey Bulger's estate amends complaint to add federal government to wrongful death suit

July 2, 2021, West Virginia Record


Judge again grants class certification in case over 2017 Parkersburg warehouse fire

July 2, 2021, West Virginia Record


Plaintiff’s Attorney Melissa Luce Honored as Bar Foundation Fellow

July 2, 2021, CLDLAW Press Release


WV sheriff’s deputy kills two men in two years

July 1, 2021, Mountain State Spotlight


Bibb v. Monsanto: Stuart Calwell’s Eight-Year Battle to Clean Up the Town of Nitro, West Virginia

June 8, 2021, © Calwell Luce diTrapano PLLC


Calwell Luce diTrapano’s Managing Partner Named to 2021 West Virginia Super Lawyers List

June 1, 2021, CLDLAW Press Release


Family files lawsuit against Roane County deputy, other officials over October fatal shooting

February 5, 2021, West Virginia Record


Calwell Luce diTrapano adds to management team

December 10, 2020, CLDLAW Press Release


Growth Continues at the Calwell Luce diTrapano Law Firm

October 6, 2020, CLDLAW Press Release


Calwell Luce diTrapano Files Lawsuit in California Against Corteva (formerly Dow) and Others

September 16, 2020, Plaintiff's Complaint, Superior Court of the State of California, County of Kings


Attorneys Named to 2020 WV Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

May 12, 2020, CLDLAW Press Release


Woman says state Trooper unlawfully shot her, killed her boyfriend at their home

April 17, 2020, West Virginia Record


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Calwell Luce diTrapano Continues to Expand Litigation Practice

February 11, 2020, CLDLAW Press Release


The Calwell Practice Changes Name, Solidifies Long-Term Growth

January 30, 2019, CLDLAW Press Release