When it comes to estimating liabilities for black lung claims in West Virginia (WV), and elsewhere, there seems to be only one consistent factor—the challenges and difficulty involved in determining the likely expense of an individual claim or calculating a business’ future liabilities.
Buying or selling a house can be a long and stressful process. Even the most straightforward transactions involve multiple parties and many steps. Once the closing date is set, it can be tempting to relax and assume everything is on track. However, house closing delays are more common than you may think.Buying or selling a house can be a long and stressful process. Even the most straightforward transactions involve multiple parties and many steps. Once the closing date is set, it can be tempting to relax and assume everything is on track. However, house closing delays are more common than you may think.
Businesses operating in and around the coal mining industry are at great risk of liability for claims under the federal black lung program. The legislation and supporting regulations establishing the ground rules for mining operator liability are complex and occasionally expanded upon in black lung court cases. Here, an experienced black lung defense lawyer offers a primer on the federal Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA) for mining operators.
When entering a West Virginia (WV) commercial real estate transaction, there are many legal and financial consequences to consider. Put simply, you don’t know what you don’t know. An experienced WV commercial real estate attorney can help with all aspects of a commercial transaction, including examining title, negotiating the deal, handling the closing, and helping resolve any post-closing disputes.
Complications can arise at any time during a commercial real estate transaction. Having an attorney negotiate and oversee your deal is the best way of mitigating your risk in commercial real estate transactions in WV.
Non-compete agreements are provisions found in employment contracts that restrict an employee’s actions after leaving that employer. Covenants not to compete are regularly disputed, and states have struggled to balance an employer’s legitimate business interests against an employee’s right to switch employers. President Biden issued the Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy on July 9, 2021. With only vague direction ordering the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to “curtail” the use of contracts to unfairly inhibit worker mobility, the extent to which this apparent federal ban on non-compete agreements will impact businesses bears watching.