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Supreme Court says man does not meet educational requirements to take bar exam

Kyla Asbury Apr. 27, 2017, 8:17am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that a man does not meet the educational requirements to sit for the West Virginia Bar Examination.

DHHR files temporary restraining order against Beckley doctor for illegally operating pain clinic

Kyla Asbury Apr. 27, 2017, 8:15am

BECKLEY – West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources-Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification has filed a temporary restraining order against a Beckley doctor it claims he is operating a pain clinic without the proper license.

Two lawsuits accuse Appalachian Power of wrongful termination

Kyla Asbury Apr. 27, 2017, 7:44am

WAYNE – Two lawsuits have been filed against Appalachian Power Company after the plaintiffs claim they were wrongfully terminated.

Supreme Court says DOH must pay property owners mineral rights, interest

Kyla Asbury Apr. 26, 2017, 4:41pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that the West Virginia Department of Transportation Division of Highways must pay property owners for mineral rights and interest—which would total nearly $30 million.

Kostenko pleads guilty to drug charge

Kyla Asbury Apr. 26, 2017, 4:39pm

BECKLEY – Michael Kostenko, the former Raleigh County doctor and owner of Coal Country Clinic, decided to plead guilty in order to finish his trial early.

Kostenko trial begins in Beckley federal court

Kyla Asbury Apr. 25, 2017, 9:34am

BECKLEY – The trial of former Dr. Michael Kostenko began Monday in Beckley federal court with his testimony.

Family of teen killed by state trooper to receive $700k

Kyla Asbury Apr. 24, 2017, 1:22pm

CHARLESTON – The attorneys for the family of Timothy Hill have disclosed that a settlement was approved by a judge in a lawsuit they filed against the West Virginia State Police for the death of their teenage son.

Supreme Court says Frontier class action should go to arbitration

Kyla Asbury Apr. 24, 2017, 8:18am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that a 2014 Frontier class action lawsuit needs to be remanded back to state court to go through arbitration.

Suspended Bluefield attorney twice claimed he worked more than 24 hours in a day

Kyla Asbury Apr. 24, 2017, 8:04am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ordered the suspension of a Bluefield attorney after they claim he committed multiple violations.Among the issues cited are records that show Michael P. Cooke submitted vouchers for his work as a public defender at least twice in 2014 showing he worked more than 24 hours in a day.

Judge affirms certificate of need for hospital merger

Kyla Asbury Apr. 21, 2017, 1:36pm

CHARLESTON – Kanawha Circuit Judge James C. Stucky affirmed West Virginia Health Care Authority’s decision to grant a certificate of need in the hospital merger between Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Wyoming Co. man accuses Wal-mart, law office of defamation, seeks $6.8 million

Kyla Asbury Apr. 21, 2017, 9:27am

PINEVILLE – A New Richmond man is suing Wal-mart Stores Eat LP and law office MacCorkle Lavender after he claims they defamed his character.

BB&T sues chiropractor for failure to pay debt

Kyla Asbury Apr. 21, 2017, 9:24am

BECKLEY – Branch Banking & Trust Company is suing Boggs Chiropractic Center for failing to pay a debt.

Mingo Co. man blames physicians, pharmacy for wife's death

Kyla Asbury Apr. 21, 2017, 9:22am

WILLIAMSON – A man is suing Comprehensive Neurology Inc. after he claims it is responsible for the death of his wife.

Same-sex couple sues Gilmer County, others for behavior

Kyla Asbury Apr. 19, 2017, 1:12pm

CLARKSBURG – A same-sex couple is suing Gilmer County after they claim they were treated differently when they applied for a marriage license.

Judge rules on six motions week before Kostenko trial

Kyla Asbury Apr. 19, 2017, 1:10pm

BECKLEY - U.S. District Judge Irene C. Berger has ruled on six motions less than a week before the criminal trial for Michael Kostenko is set to begin.

Drug wholesalers seek dismissal of federal lawsuits

Kyla Asbury Apr. 17, 2017, 4:07pm

CHARLESTON – The drug wholesalers named in multiple lawsuits across the state alleging they are responsible for the substance abuse epidemic in West Virginia have filed motions to dismiss the lawsuits.

Huntington agrees to re-enter negotiations with police, firefighters as part of tentative settlement

Kyla Asbury Apr. 17, 2017, 4:03pm

HUNTINGTON – The city of Huntington has agreed to re-enter negotiations as part of a tentative settlement with the firefighter and police unions regarding its labor contract. Huntington was named in two lawsuits filed by the Fraternal Order of Police Gold Star Lodge 65 and Herschel Marshall, a retired firefighter who was part of the International Association of Firefighters Local Union 289, for its change in health benefits.

Supreme Court suspends Mingo attorney’s law license

Kyla Asbury Apr. 14, 2017, 3:01pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals suspended a Mingo County attorney’s law license for three months after it found that she refused to file briefs in a timely manner.

Former doctor faces 20 counts of distribution in upcoming trial

Kyla Asbury Apr. 10, 2017, 3:35pm

BECKLEY – Former Raleigh County doctor Michael Kostenko is facing 20 counts of distribution of oxycodone in his upcoming trial in federal court.

Federal court judge grants partial summary judgment in Volvo lawsuit

Kyla Asbury Apr. 7, 2017, 3:04pm

ROANOKE, Va. – A federal court has granted Volvo Trucks North America’s motion for partial summary judgment in a lawsuit over the disputed sale of truck dealerships in Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia.