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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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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.

GW counselor says principal, school board spread false info about her

Aug. 28, 2015, 2:54pm by

CHARLESTON – A counselor at George Washington High School says the principal has pushed her to retire and spread false information about her. Mary “Kackie” Eller filed her lawsuit Aug. 14 in Kanawha Circuit Court against the Kanawha County Board of Education and GW Principal George Aulenbacher.

Man files another negligence suit against former attorney

Aug. 28, 2015, 2:30pm by

CHARLESTON – A man who hired a former attorney to handle an auto accident case for him has sued the lawyer, claiming he allowed the statute of limitations to run out.

Couple sues Preston County, alleging injuries from schoolhouse accident

Aug. 28, 2015, 12:50pm by

NEW CUMBERLAND—A Hancock County couple is suing two related Preston County bodies and one or more unknown individuals, alleging personal injuries in a visit to a public site maintained by the defendants.

Army veteran sues Home Depot, alleging disability discrimination

Aug. 28, 2015, 12:36pm by

WINFIELD—An Army veteran from Putnam County is suing Home Depot, alleging employment law infringement