The COVID-19 pandemic challenged the restaurant industry like nothing in recent memory, yet many business owners, operators, and staff rose to the challenge with grit and innovation. Some of the restaurant COVID solutions that were adopted to keep businesses afloat and ensure public health and safety—from new services to improved technology—are likely to stick around as consumers and restaurant operators realize new value and opportunities.
After someone passes away, their belongings, financial accounts, business holdings, and real property must be distributed through a legal process. The probate process is the legal process that guides the distribution of a person’s estate with or without a last will and testament by the deceased person.
Digital currencies are no longer the stuff of science fiction. While not yet common for consumer level transactions, using a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin for B2B (business-to-business) transactions is on the rise and becoming increasingly attractive, even for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Whether you’re a small restaurant in West Virginia (WV) or a wholesale or retail producer, distributor, or seller of goods elsewhere in the country, B2B Bitcoin transactions offer safeguards that might surprise you.
The oil and gas industry contributes a significant portion of the energy used in the US. Drilling in the Appalachian Basin—which includes West Virginia (WV), Pennsylvania (PA), and Ohio (OH), among other states—provides a rich source of the fuels that power our country and its economy. In turn, the oil and gas industry provides WV, PA, and OH and their residents with quality, well-compensated employment opportunities and related economic benefits. These relationships mean that developments like President Joe Biden’s recent executive orders impacting the oil and gas industry are important WV oil and gas news.
The West Virginia (WV) Legislature has passed a bill called the West Virginia Appellate Reorganization Act, which will establish an intermediate court of appeals in WV. Assuming that Governor Jim Justice signs the bill, and he is expected to do so, West Virginia will become the 46th state with an intermediate court of appeals, which will hear appeals from courts in civil matters and family court matters and from various administrative courts. This article, however, focuses on the ways in which the new court will impact workers’ compensation litigation in WV.