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Economy might be cause of high number of medical malpractice suits in West Virginia

Dawn Brotherton Jun. 24, 2016, 10:54am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia ranks ninth in the nation for malpractice lawsuits, and the head of the state's medical association believes one of the key reasons is the depressed economy. Zippia recently released a report on medical malpractice lawsuits across the United States. Louisiana had the highest number of lawsuits at 44.1 per 100,000 residents. Hawaii is the least litigious malpractice st...

Lending services sued for alleged violation of consumer law

Lhalie Castillo Jun. 23, 2016, 7:04pm

PRINCETON — A woman is suing Specialized Loan Servicing LLC and FV-1 Inc., lending services, citing breach of contract and alleged violation of laws governing mortgage lending and consumer credit.

Bank takes car buyer to court

Lhalie Castillo Jun. 23, 2016, 6:55pm

HUNTINGTON — A financial services company is suing Michael K. Perry, claiming he has failed to repay a debt.

Couple accuse construction company of poor work

Philip Gonzales Jun. 23, 2016, 6:51pm

WINFIELD — A couple's lawsuit against Leroy Lovejoy and Love Lee Construction alleges negligence, improper construction, fraud and misrepresentation.

Borrowers accuse Discover Bank of improper collection attempts

Lhalie Castillo Jun. 23, 2016, 6:47pm

HUNTINGTON — Two West Virginia residents are suing Discover Bank, a financial services company, alleging violation of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act.

Borrowers say Wells Fargo violated collection law

Lhalie Castillo Jun. 23, 2016, 6:41pm

HUNTINGTON — Two borrowers are suing Wells Fargo Financial National Bank, a financial services company, citing alleged violation of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act.

Company accuses contractor of failure to pay for work

Philip Gonzales Jun. 23, 2016, 6:35pm

KINGWOOD — A Terra Alta trucking company is suing TOC Construction Inc., a contractor, citing alleged breach of contract, failure to pay for completed work, and unjust enrichment.

Property owner accuses Marshall County residents of negligence

The West Virginia Record Jun. 23, 2016, 6:30pm

WHEELING — A property owner is suing Marshall County residents Peter A. Miller and Jennifer Miller, doing business as JLM Enterprises LLC, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent damages.

Wayne County man blames goat ranch for horse injuries

Kyla Asbury Jun. 23, 2016, 2:31pm

WAYNE – A Wayne County man is suing Spring Branch Bore Goat Ranch after he claims he was injured while feeding horses.

Wayne Co. assisted living home accuses Lowe’s of contract breach

Kyla Asbury Jun. 23, 2016, 2:20pm

WAYNE – Grayson Assisted Living and its owner are suing Lowe’s Companies Inc. after they claim it breached its contract and was negligent.

WVAJ elects Morgantown attorney as new president

Chris Dickerson Jun. 23, 2016, 9:45am

CHARLESTON – Morgantown attorney Jane E. Peak has been elected the 2016–2017 president of the West Virginia Association for Justice. Originally from Hurricane, Peak has practiced with the Morgantown firm of Allan N. Karlin and Associates since graduating from the West Virginia University College of Law in 1996.

State business leader not impressed with EPA chief being honored

Robert Lawson Jun. 23, 2016, 9:34am

CHARLESTON — Earlier this month EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy was awarded the 2016 Franklin Delano Roosevelt Public Service Award from the Roosevelt Foundation. That honor didn't set well with at least one West Virginia leader who says the agency’s agenda has had devastating financial consequences here.

Medical providers accused of malpractice

Philip Gonzales Jun. 22, 2016, 7:42pm

PRINCETON — A married couple's lawsuit accuses Bluefield Clinic Company LLC and Gary McCarthy, M.D., of alleged negligence and medical malpractice.

Real estate owners accuse coal mining operators of negligence

Philip Gonzales Jun. 22, 2016, 7:35pm

MOUNDSVILLE — A couple's lawsuit against Real estate owner are suing The Marshall County Coal Co. and Murray Energy Corporation, coal mining operators, alleges breach of duty, negligence and trespassing in connection with damages to the plaintiffs' land.

Insurer accused of underpaying after fire

Philip Gonzales Jun. 22, 2016, 7:29pm

MOUNDSVILLE — The executrix of a deceased man's estate and a property owner are suing Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Company, citing alleged breach of contract.

Property owner accuses coal company of breach of duty

Philip Gonzales Jun. 22, 2016, 7:25pm

MOUNDSVILLE — A property owner is suing Consol Pennsylvania Coal Company LLC, a coal mining company, citing alleged breach of duty.