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Two lawsuits filed against United Bank for gas leak

Kyla Asbury Feb. 20, 2017, 2:41pm

BECKLEY – Two lawsuits have been filed against United Bank after the plaintiffs claim they were injured when a gas leak occurred in the United Bank Building.

Couple sues PPG Industries for injuries at Wetzel Co. facility

Kyla Asbury Feb. 20, 2017, 2:40pm

WHEELING – A couple is suing PPG Industries for injuries sustained at its Wetzel County facility.

Car accident results in three lawsuits against Quality Distributing

Kyla Asbury Feb. 20, 2017, 2:38pm

BECKLEY – Three lawsuits have been filed against Quality Distributing after the plaintiffs claim one of its drivers caused a car accident.

Supreme Court rules Summersville property meets criteria for annexation

Kyla Asbury Feb. 20, 2017, 1:57pm

CHARLESTON – The Supreme Court has ruled that 20 acres of land in Summersville meets the statutory criteria of property properly subject to annexation by minor boundary adjustment and concluded that the petition for annexation met the threshold statutory requirements.

Justices say medical professional liability law applies in MedExpress appeal

Kyla Asbury Feb. 17, 2017, 11:44am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that the Medical Professional Liability Act applies in an appeal in a lawsuit against MedExpress for injuries.

Former city council candidate sues Morgantown for FOIA violations

Kyla Asbury Feb. 17, 2017, 11:42am

MORGANTOWN – A former city council candidate is suing the City of Morgantown a second time, after he claims this time that it violated the Freedom of Information Act. In his lawsuit, George Papandreas claims he submitted a lawful FOIA request with the city for the disclosure of public documents and information on Dec. 24, 2015, however, the defendant failed to respond, according to a complaint filed Feb. 10 in Monongalia Circuit Court.

Supreme Court says Caremark, pharmacies must settle through arbitration

Kyla Asbury Feb. 17, 2017, 11:35am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that a lawsuit involving CVS Caremark and six West Virginia pharmacies should be dismissed and arbitration should be compelled.

30 cases filed against CSX for train derailment

Kyla Asbury Feb. 16, 2017, 3:11pm

FAYETTEVILLE – Thirty lawsuits have been filed against CSX Transportation for the 2015 train derailment that caused approximately 300 families to evacuate the area due to fires, explosions and Bakken crude oil spilling into the Kanawha River.

Insurance company says doctor’s policy doesn’t cover sexual assaults

Kyla Asbury Feb. 16, 2017, 3:09pm

CHARLESTON – The insurance company for Dr. Steven R. Matulis, who is under investigation for allegedly sexually assaulting female patients during colonoscopy procedures, said his policy does not cover claims of sexual assault.

Century Aluminum, retirees reach $23m settlement

Kyla Asbury Feb. 15, 2017, 1:21pm

RAVENSWOOD – Century Aluminum has agreed to pay a group of retired workers from its Ravenswood plant that closed in 2009 $23 million for benefits.

Kanawha jury returns nearly $300K verdict against Cunningham Energy

Kyla Asbury Feb. 15, 2017, 11:45am

CHARLESTON – A jury returned a verdict of nearly $300,000 against Cunningham Energy in a wrongful termination lawsuit.

Woman sues Marmet for injuries allegedly caused by police officer

Kyla Asbury Feb. 15, 2017, 11:43am

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing the City of Marmet after she claims she was injured by a police officer.

Five more lawsuits filed against Bizzack Construction for property damages

Kyla Asbury Feb. 15, 2017, 11:40am

LOGAN – Five more lawsuits have been filed against Bizzack Construction for property damages caused by highway construction.

Man sues Apria Healthcare for wrongful termination

Kyla Asbury Feb. 15, 2017, 11:38am

CHARLESTON – A man is suing Apria Healthcare after he claims it violated the Family Medical Leave Act and terminated his employment.

City of Welch sues drug companies for opioid epidemic

Kyla Asbury Feb. 14, 2017, 5:11pm

WELCH – The city of Welch is suing five drug companies it claims fueled the opiod epidemic in the state, making it the latest in a handful of cities and counties who have sued the drug companies.

Companies agree to $670 million settlement of C8 cases

Kyla Asbury Feb. 13, 2017, 12:28pm

PARKERSBURG – DuPont Co. has agreed to a $670.7 million settlement that with mid-Ohio Valley residents regarding C8 exposure from the company’s Parkersburg plant.

Charleston attorney Sprague Hazard dies at 71

Kyla Asbury Feb. 8, 2017, 1:50pm

CHARLESTON – A Charleston attorney who was active in the community has passed away at the age of 71.

Bailey & Glasser lawyers part of $20M verdict in Dish Network class action

Kyla Asbury Feb. 8, 2017, 12:21pm

CHARLESTON – A North Carolina jury awarded a $20 million verdict in a class action lawsuit against Dish Network for violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The trial lasted five days.

Woman sues Genesis Healthcare for grandmother’s injuries, death

Kyla Asbury Feb. 8, 2017, 12:12pm

CHARLESTON – A granddaughter is suing Genesis Healthcare after she claims they are responsible for her grandmother’s injuries and death.

Two lawsuits blame Mine Safety Appliances Company for black lung disease

Kyla Asbury Feb. 7, 2017, 12:33pm

PINEVILLE – Two lawsuits have been filed against Mine Safety Appliances Company after the plaintiffs claim they developed black lung disease despite wearing respirators during their careers.