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Judge tells AG, Gazette-Mail to meet about antitrust petition

Sep. 1, 2015, 5:01pm by

WINFIELD – A Putnam County judge has told the state Attorney General’s office and the state’s largest newspaper to talk things over before coming back to his courtroom for the next hearing about a possible antitrust violation. Putnam Circuit Judge Phillip Stowers on Tuesday told attorneys from AG Patrick Morrisey’s office and lawyers representing the Charleston Gazette-Mail to meet soon to dis... more...

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Beckley man says McDonald's discriminated against him

Sep. 1, 2015, 12:13pm by

BECKLEY – A Beckley man says a job offer from McDonald’s was revoked because of his disability. William Elwell filed his complaint last month in Raleigh Circuit Court.

Putnam Co. attorney wants car shop, State Farm to finish repairs

Sep. 1, 2015, 11:49am by

WINFIELD – A Putnam County attorney is suing a Winfield automotive shop and an insurance company after his vehicle wasn’t properly repaired. Richard Lindroth filed his complaint last month in Putnam Circuit Court against Greg’s Automotive and State Farm Automobile Insurance.

South Charleston woman blames Town Center mall for injuries

Sep. 1, 2015, 11:33am by

CHARLESTON – A South Charleston woman blames the Charleston Town Center for injuries she received while shopping at the mall. Charlene Adams filed her lawsuit last month in Kanawha Circuit Court against Charleston Town Center SPE LLC, doing business as Charleston Town Center.

Walker campaign announces endorsements from state lawmakers

Sep. 1, 2015, 9:40am by

CHARLESTON – Beth Walker's Supreme Court campaign on Tuesday announced endorsements from state lawmakers. In the announcement, Walker's campaign said the legislators cited "her extensive experience as a lawyer and her independent, conservative judicial philosophy." “I support Beth Walker because she will be an independent voice on our Supreme Court of Appeals," Kanawha County state Senator Ed Gaunch said.

AG's office warns of solicitations from out-of-state pharmacies

Sep. 1, 2015, 9:01am by

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has issued an alert for consumers to be wary of out-of-state pharmacies sending unsolicited order forms, medical supplies or medications to insurance customers without their consent. Morrisey's Consumer Protection Division has received several reports of local consumers receiving what appear to be order forms for medical supplies and prescriptions from out-of-state pharmacies.

PERSONNEL FILE: Three Nelson Mullins attorneys listed in Best Lawyers

Sep. 1, 2015, 8:53am by

HUNTINGTON – Three Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP West Virginia attorneys in 11 practice areas have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016.

Nationwide sues Liberty Transportation over water damage from refrigerator

Aug. 31, 2015, 6:08pm by

An insurance company has filed suit over an incorrectly installed refrigerator that caused considerable water damage to an insured party's home. Nationwide Property & Casualty Insurance Company filed a lawsuit on Aug. 14 in Ohio County Circuit Court in West Virginia against Liberty Transportation, Inc. for the costs of water damage incurred after a refrigerator was installed incorrectly.

Wheeling woman fired after short-term disability leave sues ex-employer

Aug. 31, 2015, 6:02pm by

WHEELING – An employee who took an extended leave of absence on short-term disability has filed suit after she wasn't reinstated upon returning to work.Edna J. Tullius of Wheeling sued former employer Silgan Plastics Corp. on Aug.11 after she was let go upon returning from short-term disability leave.

Insurance company accuses funeral home of filing false claims

Aug. 31, 2015, 11:14am by

HUNTINGTON – A Putnam County funeral home operator allegedly filed almost $1 million in false insurance claims by claiming more than 100 people were dead, according to a federal lawsuit. Homesteaders Life Company filed its complaint Aug. 19 in U.S. District Court against Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Inc. as well as owners Chad R. Harding and Billie J. Harding. Homesteaders claims the funeral home falsely reported the deaths of 111 people who had signed up for pre-need funeral services a

AG transfers surplus antitrust funds to state's General Revenue Fund

Aug. 28, 2015, 3:07pm by

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Friday announced plans to transfer more than $60,000 of surplus funds from his office’s antitrust activities to the state’s General Revenue Fund. “I’m proud to have a robust Antitrust Division that diligently works to ensure fair competition in our state’s markets,” Morrisey said.