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National group praises W.Va. tort reforms

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 @ 12:39pm by Chris Dickerson

WASHINGTON – A national tort reform group has praised West Virginia for leading the way in civil justice reforms this year. The American Tort Reform Association this week issued its annual State Tort Reform Enactments brief. more...

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Charleston law firm hit with another malpractice suit

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 @ 12:31pm by KYLA ASBURY

LOGAN – Another lawsuit has been filed against former attorney R.

Justices uphold decision in firing Charleston police officer

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 @ 12:27pm by KYLA ASBURY

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals upheld a Kanawha Circuit Court decision in a lawsuit involving the firing of a Charleston police officer who failed to warn a fellow officer of a loaded gun in a vehicle. The court said it found no substantial question of law and no prejudicial error, leading it to affirm the circuit court's order as appropriate, according to the June 22 memorandum decision. On June 9, 2010, during a traffic stop and vehicle search, Rick A.

Man accuses Putnam law firm of debt collection violations

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 @ 12:18pm by KYLA ASBURY

BECKLEY – A man is suing a Putnam County law firm after he claims it violated the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act. Brandon Boggess became in arrears upon an alleged indebtedness to Atkins & Ogle Law Offices, and the law office began to engage in collection of the indebtedness through the use of telephone calls and written communication, according to a complaint filed June 10 in Raleigh Circuit Court. Boggess claims the defendant engaged in repeated violations of the West Virgi

Clarksburg man says McElroy Mine was unsafe

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 @ 12:08pm by KYLA ASBURY

WHEELING – A Clarksburg man is suing McElroy Coal Company after he claims it subjected him to an unsafe workplace. Consol Energy Inc. was also named as a defendant in the suit. Ronald Miller was employed as a head-gate operator at the McElroy Mine, according to a complaint filed June 9 in the U.S.

Woman sues man's estate, Speedway for drunk driver injuries

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 @ 11:54am by KYLA ASBURY

LOGAN – A Harts woman is suing the Logan County sheriff after she claims a drunk driver caused her injuries. Margaret Bryant, Speedway Superamerica LLC, Eddie Mullins and John Doe and/or Jane Doe were also named as defendants in the suit. Logan County Sheriff Sonya M.

Man sues United Healthcare for breach of contract

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 @ 11:46am by KYLA ASBURY

BECKLEY – A Raleigh County man is suing United Healthcare Services after he claims it breached its contract with him. Ryan Snuffer had medical coverage through UHS beginning in 2008, which covered his daughter, H.S.'s medical treatment, according to a complaint filed May 11 in Raleigh Circuit Court and removed to federal court on June 17. Snuffer claims his daughter has a rare condition and is prescribed treatment and medication that allowed her to thrive. The treatment was made available in

USSC says EPA was ‘unreasonable’ to not consider cost

Monday, Jun 29, 2015 @ 3:45pm by Jessica Karmasek

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Man says McGraw law firm owes him more than $40K

Monday, Jun 29, 2015 @ 12:59pm by Chris Dickerson

BECKLEY – A Lincoln County man claims a Wyoming County law firm owes him more than $40,000 for his services. Jack Spadaro filed his lawsuit in Raleigh Circuit Court against Warren Randolph McGraw II doing business as The Warren McGraw Law Firm or McGraw Law Offices.

Pocahontas man says agriculture teacher sexually molested him

Monday, Jun 29, 2015 @ 10:59am by Chris Dickerson

MARLINTON – A Pocahontas County man claims he was sexually abused by his high school agriculture teacher. Chase McKenzie Fisher filed his lawsuit against the Pocahontas County Board of Education and Samantha Jane Bartley in Pocahontas Circuit Court. Fisher, who now is 20, says “Bartley was a sexual predator with a lustful disposition towards male minor children” who “sexually abused, molested, fondled and assaulted” him during her employment at Pocahontas County High School from April to June

Sides settle sexual harassment case against attorney

Monday, Jun 29, 2015 @ 9:58am by Chris Dickerson

CHARLESTON – A lawsuit by a former employee of a Charleston law firm alleging one of the firm’s attorneys sexually harassed her has been settled. Kylan Wilson filed her lawsuit earlier this year in Kanawha Circuit Court against M.