WEST UNION – A three-judge panel has issued an order denying and dismissing a removal petition for Doddridge County Commissioner Greg Robinson. The three-judge panel held an evidentiary hearing on April 18. It found that the respondent, Charles Patrick Heaster, failed to meet the burden of proof on the charges alleged. The order was filed May 23.
CHARLESTON – Kanawha Circuit Court Judge Carrie L. Webster has denied the City of Beckley’s motion to dismiss in a lawsuit against it for allegedly failing to properly submit retirement paperwork. “This court finds that West Virginia Code … does not prohibit plaintiff’s claims against this defendant,” the March 6 order states. “This court finds that the plaintiff may pursue his cause of action under his public policy retaliation claim at this time.”
CHARLESTON – The Second Annual Duane Ruggier MS Golf Tournament is scheduled for May 9 at Berry Hills Country Club in Charleston. All proceeds for the tournament will go to the MS Society. Duane Ruggier II, an attorney at Pullin Fowler Flanagan Brown & Poe in Charleston, said it is a great honor that the tournament has been named after him.
WAYNE – Foodfair Inc. filed an answer to the plaintiff’s complaint in a lawsuit against it and Mars Chocolate North America LLC alleging an object was in a bag of peanut M&Ms that caused the plaintiff to break a tooth. In its answer, Foodfair stated that there has been no proof whatsoever that it sold the alleged defective product in the case and/or caused the object at issue to be in Sue Osborne’s food, however, if the M&Ms at issue were sold by Foodfair, it was merchantable and fit for the int
CHARLESTON – A lawsuit against the Logan County Board of Education has been dismissed from federal court, but the plaintiff’s attorney plans to re-file it. Attorney Ben White says he plans to re-file the lawsuit next week. He said he’s had financial problems as a result of the economy and had to downsize his law practice.