WHATEVER HAPPENED TO INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS IN WEST VIRGINIA?

February 13, 2015

JOIN SENATOR JEFF KESSLER ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16 AT NOON FOR THE “SHOW UP, STAND UP” RALLY IN CHARLESTON Things are happening at the legislature that are going to affect you in ways you may not even understand at this point. Whether you are Republican or Democrat does not matter,…

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TEN MOST COMMON EMPLOYMENT LAW CLAIMS

February 4, 2015

The Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released the top ten claims it receives from aggrieved employees. They are: 1. Retaliation (42.8% of all charges filed) 2. Race (35%) 3. Sex (29.3%) 4. Disability (28.6%) 5. Age (23.2%) 6. National Origin (10.8%) 7. Religion (4%) 8. Color (3.1%) 9.…

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DRUGGED DRIVING – A RISING EPIDEMIC IN WEST VIRGINIA

January 29, 2015

West Virginia has a drug problem. And Harrison County may be as bad as anywhere in the state. Police across the state have noticed one of the consequences of that drug problem – more and more people are driving under the influence of drugs.http://www.wowktv.com/story/27968336/tri-state-sees-an-increase-in-drugged-drivers Most people hear “DUI” and think about…

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DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE – TAKE THE PLEDGE AND YOU COULD WIN $100

January 23, 2015

You want a statistic that will boggle your mind? How about this: On average, two out of every three people in the US will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime. That is almost unbelievable. How about this: every single day, 28 people die as a result…

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NURSING HOME ABUSE AND NEGLECT – FEDERAL INSPECTIONS SHOW 1 IN 3 NURSING HOMES ABUSE PATIENTS

January 15, 2015

Nursing home abuse and neglect is a major problem. Many for-profit nursing homes are funded primarily by Medicaid and Medicare patients. To maximize profit margins, the nursing homes increase the number of patients while decreasing the number of staff to care for them. This problem (putting profits over patients) leads…

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TRUCKING INDUSTRY PROBLEMS ADMITTED BY NTSB

January 14, 2015

The National Transportation Safety Board has recognized the problems that exist with heavy trucks and truck fatalities in the United States. See http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/01/14/353976.htm. In fact, the NTSB has called for changes to improve truck safety, including more anti-collision technology, better limits on driver hours, and tighter regulations on some companies with higher…

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GODDARD & WAGONER LAWYERS RANKED IN BEST LAW FIRMS, BEST LAWYERS, SUPER LAWYERS, TOP 40 UNDER 40 (CLARKSBURG AND MORGANTOWN, WV)

December 22, 2014

Every year, the most prominent legal awards are announced throughout the country. Ever since Goddard & Wagoner PLLC opened in Clarksburg, West Virginia, it has been recognized as one of the Best Law Firms by U. S. News & World Reports. The lawyers at Goddard & Wagoner have also been…

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