Justices side with Rich Rod in home purchase case

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled in favor of former West Virginia University football coach Rich Rodriguez in a lawsuit filed by a couple who purchased their home. The Supreme Court considered the parties' briefs and the record on appeal and stated that the facts and legal arguments are adequately presented, and the decisional process would not be significantly aided by oral argument, according to the June 12 memorandum decision. "Upon consideration of the standard Read More »

Putnam couple says home wasn't built to code

WINFIELD – A Fraziers Bottom couple is suing Love-Lee Construction after they claim it violated West Virginia code. JPMorgan Chase Bank, Stave Branch Land Development and Poca Valley Bank were also named as defendants in the suit. On June 13, 2013, Jason Drake and Stefanie Drake purchased real property together with a house in Fraziers Bottom to live and raise their family in a secure and safe environment, according to a complaint filed in Putnam Circuit Court. The Drakes claim the property w Read More »

Man says company didn't properly install security system

WINFIELD – A Charleston man is suing Eloop Security LLC after he claims it was negligent in installing and maintaining a security system. George Shawkey owns real property in Putnam County in which he operates a video lottery operation, according to a complaint filed in Putnam Circuit Court. Shawkey claims he entered into a contract with Eloop to provide security for the premises and on Nov. 9, the security system installed by the defendant failed to alert authorities to a breaking and enterin Read More »

Woman blames W.Va. Vascular Institute for surgery injuries

BECKLEY - A McDowell County woman is suing the West Virginia Vascular Institute after she claims she was injured during surgery. Dr. Livio Romani and Appalachian Regional Healthcare were also named as defendants in the suit. On April 25, 2013, Romani performed an exploratory laparotomy and cecotomy on Nancy Shirley at Beckley ARH Hospital, according to a complaint filed in Raleigh Circuit Court. Shirley claims after the surgery, she developed tachycardia, fever, had difficulty urinating, chill Read More »

Woman files another lawsuit against Mon General

MORGANTOWN – Another lawsuit has been filed against Monongalia County General Hospital for discrimination. Mary Alkire was employed by the hospital for 35 years as a dietary aid in the Nutritional Service Department, according to a complaint filed June 23 in Monongalia Circuit Court. Alkire claims in December 2013, following the retirement of Delores Shaffer, she began to experience harassment from her supervisors, mainly Megan and Leah, including overloading her by giving her Shaffer's work a Read More »

Two lawsuits filed against Alpha for wage violations

BECKLEY – Two lawsuits have been filed against Alpha Natural Resources Inc. after the plaintiffs claim Alpha failed to pay their final wages in a timely manner. Independence Coal Company Inc. was also named as a defendant in the suits. David Blankenship and Patrick Williams were employed by Alpha and Independence until Sept. 26, according to two complaints filed in Raleigh Circuit Court. The plaintiffs claim the defendants were obligated to pay them wages in full, including fringe benefits, n Read More »