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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.

Man says Jacobs PSG fired him for cancer diagnosis

Kyla Asbury May 17, 2017, 12:14pm

CHARLESTON – A man is suing Jacobs PSG Inc. after he claims his employment was terminated several hours after informing his supervisor that he had cancer.

Fat cat lawyers say they deserve big fees

The West Virginia Record May 16, 2017, 3:30pm

Plaintiff attorneys demanding a $45 million fee for their work on the 2014 water crisis lawsuit insist that they richly deserve this colossal compensation for their services.

Woman accuses Chase Bank of TCPA violations

Kyla Asbury May 16, 2017, 8:54am

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing Chase Bank after she claims it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Marcie Biggs became in arrears upon an alleged debt to Chase and the bank began to engage in collections of the debt, according to a complaint originally filed in Putnam Circuit Court and later removed to federal court.

Gasket technician alleges former employers failed to pay overtime

Philip Gonzales May 16, 2017, 8:29am

CHARLESTON — A Jackson County man is suing a rubber company, alleging violation of workers compensation acts in failing to pay overtime.

Former employee accuses electric company of discrimination

Noddy A. Fernandez May 11, 2017, 6:40am

HUNTINGTON — A Cabell County technician is suing an electrical contracting company, alleging wrongful termination because age and disability discrimination.

Blankenship says he'll continue to fight for the truth, wants to debate Manchin

Chris Dickerson May 10, 2017, 12:16pm

LAS VEGAS – Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship has finished serving his sentence, but he says he still plans to fight to get the truth out about the 2010 Upper Big Branch explosion.

Water crisis attorneys seek $45 million in legal fees, court expenses

Chris Dickerson May 10, 2017, 8:29am

CHARLESTON – The attorneys for plaintiffs in the 2014 water crisis litigation have asked a federal judge to approve more than $45 million in fees and expenses for their work on the case.

Roofing companies allege Travelers breached insurance contract

Philip Gonzales May 8, 2017, 11:04am

CHARLESTON — Two roofing companies are suing an insurance carrier and administrator, alleging breach of an insurance contract.

Injury case against Frito-Lay, Speedway moved to federal court

Kyla Asbury May 4, 2017, 12:58pm

CHARLESTON – A man is suing Rolling Frito-Lay Sales and Speedway after he claims he was injured in the store.

Installers allege heating/air conditioning company failed to pay overtime

Philip Gonzales May 4, 2017, 8:03am

CHARLESTON — Three installers have filed a class action lawsuit against a Parkersburg heating and air conditioning business, alleging violation of workers compensation acts.

Federal court documents provide details of water crisis settlement

Chris Dickerson Apr. 28, 2017, 8:00am

CHARLESTON – A $151 million settlement would provide an estimated $525 to each household affected by the 2014 chemical spill that contaminated the water supply for residents in nine counties.

Drug wholesalers seek dismissal of federal lawsuits

Kyla Asbury Apr. 17, 2017, 4:07pm

CHARLESTON – The drug wholesalers named in multiple lawsuits across the state alleging they are responsible for the substance abuse epidemic in West Virginia have filed motions to dismiss the lawsuits.

Gun owner accuses deputy sheriff of uneccessary force

Philip Gonzales Apr. 17, 2017, 8:20am

CHARLESTON — A Cabell County gun owner is suing a deputy sheriff, alleging unlawful use of unreasonable and excessive force.

Homeowner accuses mortgage servicing business of unfair practices

Philip Gonzales Apr. 17, 2017, 8:20am

CHARLESTON — A Cabell County homeowner is suing a mortgage servicing company, alleging unfair or unconscionable collection practices.

Company linked to 2014 water crisis sues Lincoln Co. over ordinance

Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson Apr. 12, 2017, 11:01am

CHARLESTON – Eastman Chemical Company has filed a lawsuit against the Lincoln County Commission for passing an illegal ordinance it claims is an attempt to recover money from the company three years after the chemical contaminated the water supply in West Virginia.

Faith-based organization alleges vertical farm operator breached contract

Philip Gonzales Apr. 12, 2017, 10:23am

CHARLESTON — A faith-based organization is suing a vertical farms operator, alleging breach of contract and conversion.

Couple sues Arch Coal, Coal-Mac for work-related injuries

Kyla Asbury Apr. 3, 2017, 12:28pm

CHARLESTON – A couple is suing Arch Coal and Coal-Mac after they claim the companies are responsible for work-related injuries.