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Bailey & Wyant Partner Receives AV Preeminent Rating

Jason Hammond
Bailey & Wyant, PLLC is pleased to announce that Jason S. Hammond has received an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, one of the oldest and most esteemed attorney lists in the United States. Surveys are sent to other attorneys and judges who have worked with the lawyer being rated. The reviewers are asked to rate colleagues on their ethical standards and legal ability in the specific practice area.

Toxic Tort Basics

Attorneys Charles R. Bailey, Justin C. Taylor, and Michael W. Taylor presented a “Toxic Tort Basics” seminar to attorneys and claims adjusters for AIG in Jersey City, New Jersey, March 25, 2015.  Subjects covered during the “Toxic Tort Basics” seminar included a discussion of general and specific causation, identification and discussion of chemicals subject to litigation, medical monitoring claims, recent cases involving toxic torts, environmental claims, medical monitoring, distributor liability, and mediation.

Inmates File Suit Stating Strip Search is Violation of Constitutional Rights

Congratulations to Bailey & Wyant partner David J. Mincer, who recently successfully argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia, which affirmed a District Court Order granting the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority summary judgment on a proposed class action case brought by attorneys from NY, PA, OH, and Washington, D.C. on behalf of all West Virginia jail detainees. Said detainees challenged the constitutionality of the Jail Authority’s strip search and delousing policy.

Summary Judgement Won Before the United States District Court for the Northern District Of West Virginia

John Fuller and Michael Taylor won summary judgment on behalf of an insurance company before the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia in a coverage dispute declaratory judgment action. The insured, a real estate developer, had prepped a site for the construction of a big box store for a tenant. After the store had been constructed defects were found in the building and alleged to have been caused by negligent site prep work.

What to Do When You Get Sued

John P. Fuller and Michael W. Taylor from the law firm of Bailey & Wyant, PLLC will be leading a workshop entitled “What to Do When You Get Sued.” The workshop is designed to provide insight and tips to county officials and employees regarding the steps to take when you are sued in your individual and/or official capacity as a county official.  Because you only have thirty-days from the date you receive a summons and complaint to take action (21 days if you are in federal court), it is crucial that you take immediate action.  But what action should you take?

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