NEW ORLEANS – Another lawsuit has been filed against one of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice’s companies for failing to pay more than $400,000 in legal fees. Phelps Dunbar LLP is suing James C. Justice Companies Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana alleging JJC owes $409,535.35 in legal fees for services rendered since 2011, according to a complaint filed Dec. 7 in federal court.
CHARLESTON – West Virginia Baseball is suing former attorney R. Michael Martin after it claims he breached his contract with the company. On Feb. 23, 2005, WVB – also known as the West Virginia Power minor league baseball team – and Martin entered into a suite agreement for the defendant's law firm to lease Suite No. 4 from WVB at the rate of $20,000 per year, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Circuit Court.
CHARLESTON – Central Regional West Virginia Airport Authority and Triad Engineering have filed answers to a complaint filed against it because of the March landslide, while two other defendants filed motions to dismiss themselves from the lawsuit. Meanwhile, airport officials want to keep the case in Kanawha Circuit Court rather than having it removed to federal court. Yeager officials say removing the case to federal court could delay work on the runway in wake of the March 12 landslide.
HUNTINGTON – A lawsuit filed by a former client against five Huntington attorneys has been amended to assert a legal malpractice claim. The amended complaint lists Richard J. Bolen, Cindy D. McCarty, T. Matthew Lockhart, John H. Mahaney, Daniel A. Earl, Huddleston Bolen and Dinsmore & Shohl as defendants in the suit.