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Morgan County man files multi-million dollar asbestos suit

Chris Dickerson Dec. 21, 2005, 5:49am

Scott Segal CHARLESTON – A Morgan County man has filed a multi-million dollar asbestos lawsuit against 27 companies in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Female inmate at Pruntytown claims former maintenance worker sexually harassed her

Chris Dickerson Dec. 19, 2005, 7:54am

Pruntytown Correctional Center CHARLESTON – A female inmate at the Pruntytown Correctional Center claims a former maintenance worker at the facility sexually harassed her for about two years.

Former director of Fellowship Home says firing was discriminatory

Chris Dickerson Dec. 15, 2005, 4:46am

CHARLESTON – The former director of the Kanawha Valley Fellowship Home claims her firing earlier this year was a form of discrimination.

Couple sues roofer for inferior work, damages to home

Chris Dickerson Dec. 15, 2005, 4:27am

CHARLESTON – A Charleston couple has sued a roofing contractor for inferior work and subsequent damages to their home.

Woman sues drivers of both vehicles in 2003 Charleston traffic accident

Chris Dickerson Dec. 15, 2005, 2:48am

CHARLESTON – A woman seeks damages for injuries from the drivers of both vehicles involved in a 2003 Charleston traffic accident as well as the business for which one of the drivers was working.

Man sues for $25,000 after hit-and-run in hotel parking lot

Chris Dickerson Dec. 15, 2005, 2:46am

CHARLESTON – A man is seeking more than $25,000 after his vehicle sustained damage in a hit-and-run accident earlier this year in a Charleston hotel parking lot.

Kanawha County man sues after falling through floor of rental property

Chris Dickerson Dec. 15, 2005, 2:45am

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County man is suing the owners of a property he rented for negligence after he fell through the floor.

Workers' Comp sues two businesses for defaulting on payments

Chris Dickerson Dec. 15, 2005, 2:44am

CHARLESTON – The state Workers' Compensation Commission has sued two businesses for nearly $37,000 in Kanawha Circuit Court for defaulting on payments.

South Charleston man sues after being attacked with 2-by-4

Chris Dickerson Dec. 15, 2005, 2:41am

CHARLESTON – A South Charleston man has sued a St. Albans man for severe injuries sustained after he claims he was attacked with a two-by-four.

Man seeks more than $50,000 for 2003 vehicle accident

Chris Dickerson Dec. 15, 2005, 2:40am

CHARLESTON – A Charleston man is seeking more than $50,000 for a 2003 accident in Charleston that did $817 in damages to vehicle.

West Virginia listed as third worst 'Judicial Hellhole'

Chris Dickerson Dec. 13, 2005, 2:49am

CHARLESTON – West Virginia again stands alone as the only full state listed as a "Judicial Hellhole," according to a ranking announced Tuesday.

Greenbrier County man says mother received poor care at nursing homes

Chris Dickerson Dec. 8, 2005, 8:37am

CHARLESTON – A Greenbrier County man claims his mother received poor care at nursing homes last year before her death.

DOH sues Raleigh County man and company for damages to bridge

Chris Dickerson Dec. 8, 2005, 8:02am

CHARLESTON – The commissioner of the state Division of Highways has sued a Beckley man and a Raleigh County company after an incident that did damage to a bridge in Summers County.

Woman sues after slipping, falling at Nitro Wal-Mart

Chris Dickerson Dec. 8, 2005, 7:38am

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing Wal-Mart after taking a fall at its store at Nitro Marketplace.

Boone County couple claims they were sold a dud home

Chris Dickerson Dec. 8, 2005, 7:27am

CHARLESTON – A Boone County couple claims they were sold a bad manufactured home and want out of the deal.

Asbestos suit names 18 defendants

Chris Dickerson Dec. 8, 2005, 7:06am

CHARLESTON – A man has filed suit against 18 companies – from worldwide corporations such as Viacom and General Motors to local companies such as Nitro Industrial Coverings – for being exposed to asbestos and other harmful dusts over the span of 40 years as a laborer.

Laborers file silica suits in Kanawha County

Chris Dickerson Dec. 8, 2005, 6:35am

Victor S. Woods CHARLESTON -- As defendants in lung injury litigation begin to fight back in courts across the country, a Charleston attorney in the meantime recently filed three separate silica lawsuits in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Contractor says security firm responsible for stolen equipment

Chris Dickerson Dec. 7, 2005, 8:00pm

CHARLESTON -- The contractor that built the new state Department of Environmental Protection headquarters in Kanawha City has sued a security firm for negligence after a construction site robbery in 2003.

Peyton hopes code of conduct improves public perception of lawyers

Chris Dickerson Dec. 7, 2005, 7:57pm

CHARLESTON -- The president of the West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association said he hopes the group's recently adopted Code of Prohibited Conduct improves the public's perception of attorneys.

Charleston still weighing options on user fee opinion

Chris Dickerson Dec. 7, 2005, 6:31pm

Justice Larry Starcher CHARLESTON -- The city of Charleston is weighing its options a week after the state Supreme Court said it must put its user fee up for vote. Meanwhile, one Supreme Court justice said the $1 weekly fee is a burden on low-income workers in the city. While another justice said the city shouldn't be forced to have an election on the issue.