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Former Raleigh doctor arrested for intentionally distributing oxycodone

Kyla Asbury Dec. 1, 2016, 4:34pm

BECKLEY – A former doctor whose license was revoked earlier this year has been arrested on federal charges, including 17 counts of knowingly and intentionally distributing oxycodone for no legitimate medical reason.

Supreme Court denies Logan County judge’s attempt to remain on bench

Kyla Asbury Dec. 1, 2016, 1:03pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has denied Logan Circuit Judge William Douglas Witten’s attempt to remain on the bench following May’s primary election.

Two lawsuits filed against Stone Energy Corporation for fraud, breach of contract

Kyla Asbury Dec. 1, 2016, 12:21pm

NEW MARTINSVILLE – Two lawsuits have been filed against Stone Energy Corporation after the plaintiffs claim the company breached its contracts with them and its actions were fraudulent.

DEP reaches second settlement with Alpha

Kyla Asbury Dec. 1, 2016, 12:13pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has reached a second settlement agreement with Alpha Natural Resources to guarantee the reclamation of former mining sites in the state.

Judicial board recommends suspension for judge-elect for one year

Kyla Asbury Nov. 30, 2016, 2:05pm

CHARLESTON – The Judicial Hearing Board has recommended that the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals bar Nicholas circuit judge-elect Stephen Callaghan for one year following the ethics charges against him for alleged shady campaign tactics.

Justices: Comp board right in denying underlying conditions

Kyla Asbury Nov. 30, 2016, 11:02am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has issued a ruling that the West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Board of Review did not err in denying two conditions as compensable conditions in a case involving Lifepoint Hospitals and a certified nursing assistant.

Charleston doctor named in another sexual assault suit

Kyla Asbury Nov. 30, 2016, 10:58am

CHARLESTON – Another lawsuit has been filed against Charleston Gastroenterology Associates and Dr. Steven R.

Benjamin dissents on majority ruling about DUI on private property

Kyla Asbury Nov. 29, 2016, 1:51pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled last month that driving under the influence on private property is a crime, which Justice Brent D.

Woman sues Portfolio Recovery Associates for consumer credit violations

Kyla Asbury Nov. 29, 2016, 1:34pm

WHEELING – A woman is suing Portfolio Recovery Associates after she claims it violated the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act. Kathryn Eakin became in arrears upon an alleged indebtedness to the defendant and the defendant began to engage in collection of the indebtedness through the use of telephone calls and written communications placed to Eakin, according to a complaint originally filed in Randolph Circuit Court and remove to federal court.

Federal judge awards woman maximum amount under medical malpractice laws

Kyla Asbury Nov. 29, 2016, 1:30pm

BECKLEY – U.S District Judge Irene C. Berger has awarded a then 24-year-old woman the maximum amount permitted under West Virginia’s medical malpractice laws after she underwent a hysterectomy after the birth of her only child in 2013.

Texas woman sues City of Westover for sister’s wrongful death

Kyla Asbury Nov. 28, 2016, 1:43pm

MORGANTOWN – A Texas woman is suing the City of Westover after she claims it is responsible for her sister’s wrongful death.

Former salesman sues Thornhill Group for discrimination

Kyla Asbury Nov. 28, 2016, 1:41pm

LOGAN – A man filed a class action lawsuit against Thornhill Group Inc. after he claims he was discriminated against based on his race.

Monongalia couple sues WVU Board of Governors for breach of standard of care

Kyla Asbury Nov. 28, 2016, 1:39pm

MORGANTOWN – A Monongalia County couple is suing the West Virginia University Board of Governors after they claim its hospital, through one of its surgeons, breached the standard of care.

Wheeling woman accuses Growing Generations of discrimination

Kyla Asbury Nov. 28, 2016, 1:38pm

WHEELING – A Wheeling woman is suing Growing Generations after she claims she was discriminated against and her employment was wrongfully terminated.

Huntington woman sues Northwestern Mutual, company says she doesn’t qualify for benefits

Kyla Asbury Nov. 23, 2016, 3:48pm

HUNTINGTON – A Huntington woman is suing Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, claiming she is entitled to disability benefits.

Cabell County Commission votes to appeal county’s budget

Kyla Asbury Nov. 22, 2016, 2:50pm

HUNTINGTON – The Cabell County Commission voted on Tuesday in a 2-1 vote to appeal the county’s budget.

Delegate sues Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center for gender discrimination

Kyla Asbury Nov. 22, 2016, 1:34pm

CHARLESTON – A state delegate is suing Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center for discriminating against her based on her gender.

Justices overturn $1 million jury award to former Thomas Hospital nurse

Kyla Asbury Nov. 21, 2016, 3:49pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has overturned a $1 million jury verdict that was awarded a former Thomas Memorial Hospital nurse who alleged she was wrongfully fired.

Attorney General investigation leads to prosecution of roofing company, owners

Kyla Asbury Nov. 21, 2016, 1:58pm

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced an investigation by his office led to a three-count criminal indictment alleging a Putnam County roofing company and its owners misled consumers in order to receive money for work never completed.

Jury returns verdict against Parkersburg, police officer for car accident

Kyla Asbury Nov. 21, 2016, 12:17pm

PARKERSBURG – A jury returned a verdict against the City of Parkersburg and one of its police officers last week for a car accident that caused injuries.