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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.

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.

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.

Couple accuses BB&T of illegal debt collection

Kyla Asbury Apr. 3, 2017, 12:20pm

BECKLEY – A couple is suing Branch Banking & Trust after they claim it illegally attempted to collect an alleged debt.

Consumer sues Indiana debt collector

Philip Gonzales Mar. 31, 2017, 7:56am

A consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against Phoenix Financial Services LLC, an Indiana debt collector, alleging unconscionable collection practices.

Truck driver blames another trucker for crash

Noddy A. Fernandez Feb. 28, 2017, 9:34am

BECKLEY — A Virginia truck driver is suing a North Carolina truck business and one of its drivers, alleging their negligence caused injuries to the plaintiff. 

Greenbrier Co. woman sues TransAmerica Insurance for breach of contract

Kyla Asbury Jan. 20, 2017, 1:03pm

BECKLEY – A Greenbrier County woman is suing TransAmerica Premier Life Insurance Company after she claims it breached its contract with her.

Judge grants motion to continue Kostenko trial to April

Kyla Asbury Jan. 13, 2017, 9:07am

BECKLEY – District Judge Irene Berger granted a motion to continue the trial of Dr. Michael Kostenko until April.

Former employee accuses Arch Coal of wrongful termination

Kyla Asbury Jan. 11, 2017, 12:24pm

BECKLEY – A former employee is suing Arch Coal after he claims his employment was terminated after he cooperated with Federal Bureau of Investigation agents during an investigation into a pay-to-play scheme.

Three employees allege mining operators illegally laid him off

Philip Gonzales Jan. 10, 2017, 10:52am

BECKLEY — Three former full-time employees are suing mining operators, alleging violation of a layoff law.

Affliction clothing lawsuit removed to federal court

Kyla Asbury Dec. 7, 2016, 11:39am

BECKLEY – A lawsuit against Affliction Holdings for breach of contract has been removed to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

Disabled veteran accuses conservation group of discrimination

Philip Gonzales Dec. 2, 2016, 11:31am

BECKLEY — A disabled veteran from Putnam County is suing a conservation group, alleging disability discrimination, invasion of privacy and violation of the Family Medical Leave Act.

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.

Employee alleges convenience store operators failed to pay overtime

Michael Abella Oct. 11, 2016, 8:00am

BECKLEY — A Monroe County woman is suing a Greenbrier County convenience store, alleging failure to pay proper overtime wages. 

Automotive service providers claim defamation

Philip Gonzales Jul. 26, 2016, 7:16pm

BECKLEY — Automotive service providers are suing First Community Bank and First Community Bancshares Inc., joint venture companies, citing alleged negligence, defamation and slander.

AutoZone wants to move wrongful termination suit to federal court

Robert Hadley Jun. 1, 2016, 8:23pm

BECKLEY – Retailer AutoZone Inc. says a former employee’s retaliatory discharge case should be tried in federal court, rather than state court, where it was originally filed.

Wal-Mart seeks to move libel case to federal court

Robert Hadley Mar. 11, 2016, 1:48pm

BECKLEY — Wal-Mart wants a slander and libel case against the company to be heard in federal court.

Disabled woman accuses federal prison where she worked of discrimination

The West Virginia Record Feb. 8, 2016, 5:21pm

BECKLEY — A Raleigh County couple is suing the United States of America, claiming the federal prison where the wife worked created a hostile environment based on her disability.