Walker announces legislative endorsements

CHARLESTON – Beth Walker's Supreme Court campaign on Tuesday announced endorsements from state lawmakers. In the announcement, Walker's campaign said the legislators cited "her extensive experience as a lawyer and her independent, conservative judicial philosophy." “I support Beth Walker because she will be an independent voice on our Supreme Court of Appeals," Kanawha County state Senator Ed Gaunch said. Read More »

AG's office warns of solicitations from out-of-state pharmacies

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has issued an alert for consumers to be wary of out-of-state pharmacies sending unsolicited order forms, medical supplies or medications to insurance customers without their consent. Morrisey's Consumer Protection Division has received several reports of local consumers receiving what appear to be order forms for medical supplies and prescriptions from out-of-state pharmacies. Read More »

Nationwide sues Liberty Transportation over water damage from refrigerator

An insurance company has filed suit over an incorrectly installed refrigerator that caused considerable water damage to an insured party's home. Nationwide Property & Casualty Insurance Company filed a lawsuit on Aug. 14 in Ohio County Circuit Court in West Virginia against Liberty Transportation, Inc. for the costs of water damage incurred after a refrigerator was installed incorrectly. Read More »

Wheeling woman fired after short-term disability leave sues ex-employer

An employee who took an extended leave of absence on short-term disability was shocked when she wasn't reinstated upon returning to work. Edna J. Tullius, of Wheeling, West Virginia, filed suit against former employer Silgan Plastics Corp., a Delaware-based company licensed to operate in West Virginia, on Aug.11 after she was let go upon returning from short-term disability leave. Read More »

Insurance company accuses funeral home of filing false claims

HUNTINGTON – A Putnam County funeral home operator allegedly filed almost $1 million in false insurance claims by claiming more than 100 people were dead, according to a federal lawsuit. Homesteaders Life Company filed its complaint Aug. 19 in U.S. District Court against Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Inc. as well as owners Chad R. Harding and Billie J. Harding. Homesteaders claims the funeral home falsely reported the deaths of 111 people who had signed up for pre-need funeral services a Read More »