Huntington nursing home abuse case removed to federal court

HUNTINGTON – A woman is suing Huntington Health & Rehabilitation Center after she claims her family member was neglected and abused during his time at the center. Seventeenth Street Associates is doing business as Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center. SMV Huntington LLC; SSC Huntington Operating Company LLC; SSC Submaster Holdings LLC; SavaSeniorCare LLC; and SSC Special Holdings LLC were also named as defendants in the suit. On April 3, 2014, Gene Harrison was admitted to Huntington H Read More »

Man accuses Southern Coal Corporation of wrongful termination

CHARLESTON – A man is suing Southern Coal Corporation for wrongfully terminating his employment due to a work-related injury and workers' compensation claim. Joshua Glenn Maynard was employed by Southern Coal and on July 13, 2013, he injured his back and shoulder while engaged in his employment, according to a complaint filed in Logan Circuit Court and removed to federal court. Maynard claims he filed a workers' compensation claim for his work-related injuries and from that day until January 2 Read More »

WVU wrongful termination suit goes to federal court

CLARKSBURG – A woman is suing the West Virginia University Board of Governors after she claims her employment was wrongfully terminated. Robin Jones was employed by WVU for approximately 40 years as an assistant professor, according to a complaint initially filed in Monongalia Circuit Court and removed to federal court. Jones claims she was a resident faculty leader and on Dec. 2, she was notified that her secondary appointment as a RFL would not be renewed for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. On D Read More »

Baby monitor house fire case removed to federal court

CHARLESTON – A lawsuit involving an alleged faulty baby monitor has been removed to federal court. The notice of removal states that the federal court has original jurisdiction of all civil actions where the matter in controversy exceeds the sum of $75,000, according to the notice. Summer Infant is a Rhode Island corporation and Toys R Us is a Delaware corporation, satisfying the diversity of citizenship requirements, according to the notice of removal. In May 2012, Travis E. Read More »

Morgantown man blames WVU for table saw injuries

MORGANTOWN – A Morgantown man is suing West Virginia University Board of Governors after he claims he was forced to work in unsafe conditions that caused him injury. On Oct. 2, 2013, WVU Board of Governors caused Christopher Waters to perform work in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology Workshop where he was using a table saw, according to a complaint filed in Monongalia Circuit Court. Waters claims he was ordered to use the table saw without a guard to cut a piece of Teflon plastic. Read More »

Morgantown resident files suit to remove mayor, City Council members

MORGANTOWN – A Morgantown man has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to remove three Morgantown City Council members and the mayor from their positions. The suit seeks to remove Morgantown Councilpersons William Kawecki, Jennifer Selin, Nancy Ganz and Mayor Marti Shamberger. George Papandreas claims the city council members and mayor are guilty of misconduct, malfeasance in office, incompetence and neglect of duty, according to a complaint filed Oct. 8 in Monongalia Circuit Court. Papandreas claim Read More »

Morrisey gets 'critical victory' on EPA 'Waters' plan

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has granted a motion that effectively blocks the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency from enforcing a new rule that extends the federal agency’s authority to all bodies of water. The rule – known generally as the “Waters of the United States” rule – was published in the Federal Register June 29. The EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began enforcement Aug. 28. Read More »