Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

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400 White Oaks Boulevard
Bridgeport, West Virginia 26330, United States
Phone: (304) 933-8000
Fax: (304) 933-8183
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
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  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
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  • Colorado
  • Kentucky
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • West Virginia
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

First Look - Fall 2017: Issues and Developments in Insurance Law

“Insureds may wish, or be contractually obligated, to extend their insurance coverage to other individuals or entities,” commonly referred to as additional insureds. In fact, in certain industries, additional insured provisions…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Insurance

Pennsylvania DEP Issues New Permits Aimed to Further Regulate Methane Emissions from the Natural Gas Industry

On November 30, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued in final form a new and a revised general permit meant to address methane emissions from the natural gas industry. The permits which were…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

The Rollback of Immunity for Healthcare Institutions under Mahmoodian

A recent decision by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals could significantly increase the potential for litigation arising from adverse privileging decisions by healthcare institutions in the state. Under the Court’s…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Health, Labor & Employment Law

Use This Checklist to Assess Your Cybersecurity Preparedness

When was the last time your organization did an assessment of its cybersecurity preparedness? October was designated as Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Even though October is coming to a close, it is important to continue your…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Proposed Regulatory Updates Will Require Increased Analysis of New Loans to Determine if Different Risk Weight Exposures Apply

On September 27, 2017, the principal federal banking agencies, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, released a Notice of…more
 /  Construction Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial

Is Cooperation an All or Nothing Proposition? DOJ Official Says Yes

On October 18, 2017, Kathleen McGovern, Senior Deputy Chief for the U.S. Department of Justice [“Department”] Criminal Division’s Fraud Section, spoke at the Association of Corporate Counsel annual meeting in Washington, DC…more
 /  Business Organizations

Local Drone Laws: They May Be Free Fallin'

Recently, a federal judge decided that a city ordinance limiting a person’s right to use unmanned aircraft vehicles (“UAV” or drones) was pre-empted by federal law. This is an important decision for those aviators who regularly…more
 /  Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Third-Party Bad Faith Is Dead Again!

Back in June 2016, we reported on a 3-2 Memorandum Decision of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia (“WVSCA”) which appeared to be a disguised (and prohibited) third-party bad faith claim under a liability policy. In…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Insurance

Illinois Supreme Court Issues Opinion that May Change Asbestos Litigation Landscape

On September 21, 2017 the Supreme Court of the State of Illinois issued a personal jurisdiction opinion that may change the national landscape of asbestos litigation. Aspen American Insurance Company v. Interstate…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Products Liability, Toxic Torts

Residency and Personal Property Opinion Vacated

Based upon the agreement of the parties, the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia vacated and withdrew the memorandum opinion previously issued by the Court in Shank v. Safeco Ins. Co. of Am.,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Court Affirms Denial of Board of Public Education's Summary Judgment Motion in Asbestos Case

Earlier this year, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania upheld a denial of a motion for summary judgment filed by the Pittsburgh School District’s Board of Public Education (“PBE”). Geier v. Bd. of Pub. Educ. of the Sch…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Education, Toxic Torts

Fumes, Ultraviolet Radiation from Welding Named Carcinogens by IARC

Welding fumes and ultraviolet radiation from welding have recently been classified as Group 1 carcinogens by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the World Health Organization’s specialized cancer agency…more
 /  Health, Toxic Torts

West Virginia Workplace Freedom Act: Free From Injunction

During the 2016 Regular Session of the West Virginia Legislature, Senate Bill 1 – otherwise known as the “West Virginia Workplace Freedom Act” – became law after that Legislature overrode a gubernatorial veto on February 12,…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Title IX: Now What?

When Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivered her Title IX address last Thursday at George Mason University, many expected the Department of Education was about to revoke the agency’s guidance set forth in the 2011 Dear…more
 /  Civil Rights, Education, Elections & Politics

Blockchain Technology Expected to Disrupt the Electrical Grid

There has been some speculation that blockchain technology could ultimately be used to help eliminate or curtail the role of utilities in the energy market. Nossa doesn’t see that as likely…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Science, Computers, & Technology
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