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State cable companies sue over broadband law

Kyla Asbury Jul. 19, 2017, 4:03pm

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association, on behalf of its members, is suing the governor and the attorney general alleging the new broadband law could cause outages.

Man alleges Cellco discouraged him from taking FMLA

Wadi Reformado Jul. 13, 2017, 7:40am

CHARLESTON — A Butler County, Ohio, man is suing an employer, citing alleged violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Frontier files lawsuit on broadband bill section

Kyla Asbury Jul. 12, 2017, 3:52pm

CHARLESTON – Frontier Communication has filed a lawsuit, alleging that the state’s new broadband law violates federal law. Gov. Jim Justice; Chairman Michael A. Albert; Commissioner Brooks F. McCabe Jr.; and Commissioner Renee A. Larrick were all named as defendants in the suit.

Property company files two motions in deed dispute lawsuit

Kyla Asbury Jul. 10, 2017, 2:03pm

CHARLESTON – Paige-Hunter Properties has filed two motions in a lawsuit alleging it and others deprived an elderly couple of their property.

Federal judge rejects plea deal for alleged drug dealer

Kyla Asbury Jul. 7, 2017, 3:20pm

CHARLESTON – U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin shocked all involved in a criminal proceeding by rejecting an alleged drug dealer’s single count of distribution in favor of having him face a jury trial.

Kanawha County Clerk wants property lawsuit dismissed

Kyla Asbury Jul. 7, 2017, 1:44pm

CHARLESTON – Kanawha County Clerk Vera McCormick is seeking to have a lawsuit dismissed that alleges deprivation of property. McCormick filed her motion to dismiss July 5, claiming that she was not properly served court documents and summons.

Federal judge shoots down water crisis settlement proposal

Chris Dickerson Jul. 7, 2017, 9:11am

CHARLESTON – A federal judge has nixed a proposed class action settlement regarding the 2014 Elk River chemical spill. U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver Jr. on July 6 issued an order denying the proposal. He denied it without prejudice, meaning the parties can refile a revised agreement.

Four drug distributor lawsuits removed to federal court

Kyla Asbury Jul. 5, 2017, 2:32pm

CHARLESTON – Four lawsuits against drug distributors for allegedly contributing to the opiate epidemic have been removed to federal court. The lawsuits were filed by Mayor Charles Sparks, on behalf of the town of Kermit; Mayor Vivian Livinggood, on behalf of the town of Gilbert; Mayor Reba Honaker, on behalf of the city of Welch; and the Lincoln County Commission.

Paige-Hunter Properties Inc., PD Enterprises Inc. allegedly deprived elderly couple of their home

Philip Gonzales Jun. 30, 2017, 11:22am

An elderly couple has filed a class-action lawsuit against Paige-Hunter Properties Inc., Hobert Eugene Aliff Jr., PD Enterprises Inc. and Vera J. McCormick for alleged deprivation of property without due process.

Supreme Court grants extension for DOJ to respond to Blankenship appeal request

Chris Dickerson Jun. 27, 2017, 10:27am

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice has been given an extra month to respond to former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship’s request to have the U.S. Supreme Court hear an appeal of his conviction.

Couple sues Equifax for failure to reinvestigate credit errors

Kyla Asbury Jun. 22, 2017, 6:42am

CHARLESTON – A couple is suing Equifax Information Services after they claim the credit bureau failed to reinvestigate credit reporting errors that caused them damages.

Couple sues Wal-mart after woman slips on water

Kyla Asbury Jun. 21, 2017, 11:00am

CHARLESTON – A couple is suing Wal-mart after they claim it is responsible for injuries sustained on the premises of one of its stores. Tommy Comer, a manager at Wal-mart Store #1477, was also named as a defendant in the suit.

Cardinal Health files motion for summary judgment in opioid lawsuits

Chris Dickerson Jun. 15, 2017, 1:42pm

CHARLESTON – Cardinal Health has filed a motion for summary judgment or partial summary judgment as to all claims.

Environmental activists accuse coal company of harming environment

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 9, 2017, 9:28am

CHARLESTON — Environmental organizations are suing a coal company, alleging the continuous discharge of pollutants into the water is causing harmful effects to humans, animals and aquatic life.

Two lawsuits filed over failure to repair culvert to Crossings Mall

Kyla Asbury Jun. 6, 2017, 9:56am

CHARLESTON – Two lawsuits have been filed against U.S. Bancorp Government Leasing & Finance Inc. after the plaintiffs claim it and others failed to repair the culvert to the Crossings Mall shopping center.

Woman sues Oldcastle Materials for discrimination

Kyla Asbury Jun. 6, 2017, 9:38am

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing Oldcastle Materials after she claims it discriminated against her.

Insurance company sues family of slaying victim

Kyla Asbury Jun. 5, 2017, 3:37pm

CHARLESTON – Erie Insurance Property and Casualty Company is suing the estate of Sandra Kay Nichols after it claims questions of coverage exist.

Blankenship's legal team files appeal petition with U.S. Supreme Court

Chris Dickerson May 26, 2017, 10:03am

WASHINGTON – Don Blankenship’s legal team formally has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his appeal. Attorneys for the former Massey Energy CEO filed the petition May 25 asking the Justices to take up an appeal of his criminal mine safety conviction. They say the U.S. District Court in Charleston and the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., both erred in rulings, and they claim Blankenship was a victim of politics.

West Virginia corporation alleges damages via fax machine

Philip Gonzales May 25, 2017, 10:24am

CHARLESTON — A West Virginia corporation has filed a class action lawsuit against a Maryland company, alleging unlawful advertising.

Under settlement, water spill law firms will get up to $850 per hour for work

The West Virginia Record May 23, 2017, 11:04am

CHARLESTON – While the average water consumer would collect about $500 from a pending settlement of claims over contamination of the Elk River, law firms would collect up to $850 an hour. Lawyers applying for fees up to $40 million reported that they worked 30,248 hours and their employees worked 16,657 hours. In the course of three years and four months, those totals equal about 175 hours a week for lawyers and about 100 a week for support staff.