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WV CALA wants probe of Judicial Investigation Commission

Jul. 28, 2015, 12:42pm by Chris Dickerson

CHARLESTON – A legal reform group is calling on the West Virginia Legislature to study the Judicial Investigation Commission after its handling of a recent complaint against Justice Robin Jean Davis. West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse called the JIC “a secret court for judges.” WV CALA says lawmakers needs to set up a study of the JIC, its appointment process and its investigative pr... more...

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New northern Panhandle judge to be sworn in Aug. 3

Jul. 28, 2015, 8:52am by Chris Dickerson


New Logan County judge to be sworn in

Jul. 28, 2015, 8:43am by Chris Dickerson

LOGAN – William Douglas Witten will be sworn in as the newest judge in the Seventh Judicial Circuit (Logan County) at 1 p.m.

AG: Use caution after online photo center breach

Jul. 28, 2015, 8:36am by Chris Dickerson

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is urging consumers to monitor their personal accounts and credit reports after several major retail stores announced a potential data breach with their online photo printing services. “Protecting consumers’ identities and information is of utmost importance to our office,” Morrisey said in a press release.

AG: 'Grandparent scam' happening again

Jul. 28, 2015, 8:31am by Chris Dickerson

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is urging West Virginia seniors to be on alert as the so-called “Grandparent Scam,” where someone pretending to be a person’s grandchild calls and begs for emergency cash, has begun reoccurring around the state. “This scam originally popped up in 2013 and is making its way back into the region this summer,” Morrisey said.

Morrisey asks phone carriers to offer call-blocking technology

Jul. 28, 2015, 8:25am by Chris Dickerson

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and 44 other state Attorneys General are calling on five major telephone companies to offer technology to block scam phone calls. In a joint letter to the chief executives of AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and CenturyLink, the Attorneys General said a new Federal Communications Commission rule clarification allows telecommunication service providers to offer customers the ability to block scam calls, and verifies that federal law doe

Shareholders disagree with Mylan's use of Dutch foundation

Jul. 27, 2015, 10:46am by Kyla Asbury

CHARLESTON – A group of shareholders of Mylan NV have filed a class action lawsuit against the company, alleging that it misused a Dutch foundation to fend off a takeover by Teva. Heather Bresch and Robert J.

Federal judge denies two motions filed in DuPont MDL

Jul. 27, 2015, 10:45am by Kyla Asbury

CHARLESTON – An Ohio federal judge has filed two orders denying DuPont's motion for summary judgment and its proposed causation experts. District Judge Edmund A.

Raleigh County woman sues landlady over staircase injury

Jul. 27, 2015, 9:46am by Alexander Card

BECKLEY – A Raleigh County woman is suing her landlady over claims she was injured on the staircase of her rented home.

Supreme Court suspends Beckley attorney's law license

Jul. 27, 2015, 9:29am by Kyla Asbury

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has suspended a Beckley attorneys law license for three years. On July 22, the Supreme Court issued its mandate, suspending David S.

Woman claims NGK violated FMLA, wrongfully fired her

Jul. 27, 2015, 9:11am by Kyla Asbury

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing NGK Spark Plugs (USA) Inc. after she claims it violated the Family Medical Leave Act and wrongfully terminated her employment. Doris Scraggs was employed by the defendant from Aug. 19, 1996, until Jan. 12, according to a complaint filed June 5 in Kanawha Circuit Court and removed to federal court on July 20. Scraggs claims during her employment, she performed her duties in a satisfactory manner and met the defendant's reasonable expectations. On Dec. 10, 2013, Sc