Justices say injury was not caused by accident at work

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that an injury a man sustained was not caused by an accident at work. The court found that the decision of the Board of Review was not in clear violation of any constitutional or statutory provision, nor was it clearly the result of erroneous conclusions of law, nor was it based upon a material misstatement or mischaracterization of the evidentiary record, according to the Feb. 4 memorandum decision. Read More »

Man sues R&R Operations, others for injuries from fall

KINGWOOD – A man is suing R&R Operations LLC after he claims he was injured from a fall from a rooftop. Mark Ball, Sheri Ball, Shorthorns LLC and Maine Crossings LLC were also named as defendants in the suit. On Dec. 14, the defendants in the suit filed motions to dismiss the lawsuit, citing improper venue. The court ordered that the case be transferred to Preston Circuit Court from Monongalia Circuit Court. Read More »

Law firm continues free Valentine's Day divorce for eighth year

CHARLESTON – The Webb Law Centre is offering its eighth annual free Valentine's Day divorce to the person who presents the "most compelling story." The Webb Law Centre will choose the winner based on its opinion of whose story is the most convincing of why they deserve the free divorce. The divorce is limited to an uncontested, no-fault divorce with no or minimal child custody issues. Read More »

Drug company cuts off supply to Mingo Co. pharmacy

CHARLESTON – After West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office filed a lawsuit against it, McKesson Corp. has terminated its contract with Tug Valley Pharmacy in Mingo County without any advanced notice. McKesson is the nation’s largest drug distributor and it informed the pharmacy on Jan. 8 that it was terminating its contract. That was the same day Morrisey's announced it was suing McKesson for its alleged failure to detect, report and help stop all of the controlled substances co Read More »

Justices: Board of review relied on misstatement, mischaracterization

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals says that a Board of Review decision should be reversed after it found that the board’s decision was based upon a material misstatement or mischaracterization of the evidentiary record. The claim was remanded with instructions to authorize an evaluation by a doctor at Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery Associates for Frank Johnson Jr.’s lower back injury he suffered during his employment, according to a memorandum decision filed Feb. Read More »

Man accuses John Skidmore Development of workers’ comp discrimination

CLARKSBURG – A man is suing John Skidmore Development Inc. for discriminating against him for attempting to receive workers’ compensation benefits. John K. Skidmore II and Gregory B. Skidmore were also named as defendants in the suit. The defendants removed the lawsuit to federal court because the federal court is the correct jurisdiction, as the plaintiff’s first cause of action arises under federal law. Read More »

Woman accuses 3D Construction of discrimination, invasion of privacy

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing 3D Construction after she claims it discriminated against her and invaded her privacy. Laura Daniel was also named as a defendant in the suit. Nichole Ballard was hired as a secretary by 3D in August 2013 and since her date of hire, she has been subjected to severe and pervasive sexual harassment and a hostile work environment by Daniel, according to a complaint filed in Wood Circuit Court and removed to federal court. Read More »

Woman blames Hobby Lobby for injuries from fall

HUNTINGTON – A woman is suing Hobby Lobby after she claims she was injured when she fell in the store’s parking lot. Schottenstein Property Group Inc. and Schottenstein Property Group LLC were also named as defendants in the suit. On Jan. 16, 2014, Saundra Kay Morrison was exiting Hobby Lobby in order to return to her vehicle after making purchases, according to a complaint filed Jan. 8 in Cabell Circuit Court. Read More »

Glasgow couple blames U.S. DHHS for woman's injuries

CHARLESTON – A Glasgow couple is suing the United States after they claim it is responsible for an injury caused by the U.S. Jodie L. Elswick and Larry A. Elswick are suing the United States through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which is the federal governing body responsible for controlling, supervising and managing the business affairs of its public health care provider, Upper Kanawha Valley Medical Center, according to a complaint filed Jan. 11 in the U.S. District Court f Read More »