CALA: 'Major donor' to Davis sits on judicial panel

CHARLESTON -- A legal reform group again is asking for lawmakers to examine the state Judicial Investigation Commission, noting that one of its members is a “major donor” to a state Supreme Court justice for whom it just issued a favorable ruling. West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse says Wheeling attorney Robert Fitzsimmons and his coworkers have been major supporters of Justice Robin Jean Davis’ political campaigns. Read More »

AG's office warns of debit card phone scam

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning residents to be on alert for fraudulent phone calls that claim a person’s debit card has been deactivated. The AG's Consumer Protection Division has received several similar reports from residents regarding a debit card phone scam currently occurring across the state. According to the reports, the consumer receives a call from an unknown number and an automated voice tells them their debit card has been deactivated. Read More »

Man blames Wildcat Powersports for defective vehicle

HUNTINGTON – A Mason County man is suing Wildcat Powersports after he claims the vehicle he purchased was defective. On March 14, 2014, Brent Bush entered into a purchase contract with the defendant for the purchase of a 2013 Landcaster 650 Utility, according to a complaint filed July 10 in Cabell Circuit Court. Bush claims he was told the vehicle came with a five year warranty and he was told the defendant would repair any problems with the vehicle pursuant to the warranty. After purchasing Read More »

Huntington woman blames AutoZone for injuries

HUNTINGTON – A Huntington woman is suing AutoZone Parts Inc. for injuries sustained in one of its stores. On Sept. 2, 2013, Mary Jane Goodall was on the premises of AutoZone and was attempting to enter the store when she tripped on the concrete block stop located in the individual parking space, according to a complaint filed in Cabell Circuit Court. Goodall claims immediately upon tripping, she crashed into the sidewalk, causing severe and permanent eye and head injuries. The defendant faile Read More »

Woman sues ProHandyman Services for damages

HUNTINGTON – A Huntington woman is suing ProHandyman Services LLC after she claims the company damaged her home. Connie Overstreet's home was damaged by a fire in June 2014 and she contracted with ProHandyman in January to repair the damages to her home, according to a complaint filed in Cabell Circuit Court. Overstreet claims the contract between her and ProHandyman specified the work to be performed was for an estimated $68,964 and the defendant's work was to be performed in seven stages. T Read More »