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U.S. Chamber urges Tomblin to sign AG 'sunshine bill'

Feb. 10, 2016, 6:00pm by

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform is pushing Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to sign legislation providing transparency to how the state Attorney General's office operates. ILR President Lisa A. Rickard applauded the state Legislature for passing House Bill 4007, which promotes transparency and limits contingency fees when the AG's office hires outside private plaintiffs’ lawyers. more...

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Suit against Hampton Inn alleges bug infestation

Feb. 9, 2016, 3:03pm by

MORGANTOWN — A suit filed by a Pennsylvania couple seeks damages from the Hampton Inn in Morgantown and its owners over a dispute involving an alleged infestation of insects and mites.

Auto wholesaler seeks to move sexual harassment claim to federal court

Feb. 9, 2016, 2:31pm by

MARTINSBURG — Cascade Auto Wholesalers and three other defendants in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed a petition Feb. 3 to move the case from Berkeley Circuit Court to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia Martinsburg Division.

State Farm asks to move liability case from state to federal court

Feb. 9, 2016, 1:59pm by

CHARLESTON — State Farm Insurance and two other defendants in a lawsuit have petitioned to move their case from Kanawha Circuit Court to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia at Charleston.

Disabled woman accuses federal prison where she worked of discrimination

Feb. 8, 2016, 5:21pm by

BECKLEY — A Raleigh County couple is suing the United States of America, claiming the federal prison where the wife worked created a hostile environment based on her disability.

Justices: Board of review relied on misstatement, mischaracterization

Feb. 8, 2016, 12:26pm by

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals says that a Board of Review decision should be reversed after it found that the board’s decision was based upon a material misstatement or mischaracterization of the evidentiary record. The claim was remanded with instructions to authorize an evaluation by a doctor at Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery Associates for Frank Johnson Jr.’s lower back injury he suffered during his employment, according to a memorandum decision filed Feb.

Man accuses John Skidmore Development of workers’ comp discrimination

Feb. 8, 2016, 12:20pm by

CLARKSBURG – A man is suing John Skidmore Development Inc. for discriminating against him for attempting to receive workers’ compensation benefits. John K. Skidmore II and Gregory B. Skidmore were also named as defendants in the suit. The defendants removed the lawsuit to federal court because the federal court is the correct jurisdiction, as the plaintiff’s first cause of action arises under federal law.

Police officer sues City of Kenova for forcing him to quit

Feb. 8, 2016, 12:17pm by

WAYNE – A former Kenova police officer is suing the city after he claims he was forced to quit his job under threat. Brandon Willis began his employment with the city on Oct. 20, 2008, when he was sworn in as a police officer, according to a complaint filed in Wayne Circuit Court.

Woman accuses 3D Construction of discrimination, invasion of privacy

Feb. 8, 2016, 12:07pm by

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing 3D Construction after she claims it discriminated against her and invaded her privacy. Laura Daniel was also named as a defendant in the suit. Nichole Ballard was hired as a secretary by 3D in August 2013 and since her date of hire, she has been subjected to severe and pervasive sexual harassment and a hostile work environment by Daniel, according to a complaint filed in Wood Circuit Court and removed to federal court.

Wayne Co. man sues Mountaineer Contractors for breach

Feb. 8, 2016, 12:01pm by

WAYNE – A Prichard man is suing Mountaineer Contractors Inc. after he claims it breached an agreement with him. Samuel A. Brown owns and resides on 12.642 acres in Butler District of Wayne County in Prichard, according to a complaint filed Jan. 6 in Wayne Circuit Court.

Woman says Nytis Exploration violated state code

Feb. 8, 2016, 11:59am by

WAYNE – A woman is using Nytis Exploration Co. after she claims it violated West Virginia code by refusing to cancel agreements it allegedly fraudulently coerced her to enter into.