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.
SUMMERSVILLE – A three-judge panel has dismissed a removal petition against the Nicholas County Commission, its president and two commissioners. The judges granted an order granting the respondents’ motion for summary judgment, according to the Jan. 4 order. The three-judge panel included Judges Phillip D. Gaujot, John W. Hatcher Jr. and Timothy L. Sweeney.