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WVBA Award of Merit recipient offers advice for newer attorneys

Karen Kidd Sep. 27, 2016, 1:05pm

CHARLESTON – The most recent recipient of the West Virginia Bar Association's Award of Merit has some advice for up-and-coming attorneys.

Two individuals sue Chesapeake Appalachia for conversion, trespassing

Kyla Asbury Sep. 27, 2016, 10:53am

NEW MARTINSVILLE – Two individuals are suing Chesapeake Appalachia LLC after they claim it intentionally interfered with their property and trespassed.

Man files class action against law firm, businesses for consumer credit violations

Kyla Asbury Sep. 27, 2016, 10:50am

BECKLEY – A Raleigh County man is suing Jefferson Capital Systems LLC in a class action lawsuit after he claims it violated the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act. D&A Services LLC; and Fenton & McGarvey Law Firm PSC were also named as defendants in the suit.

Statoil sues Marshall County Commission for tax errors

Kyla Asbury Sep. 27, 2016, 10:48am

MOUNDSVILLE – Statoil USA Onshore Properties Inc. is suing the Marshall County Commission for tax errors it claims were made that the commission refused to fix.

Mercer County consumer accuses debt collector of invasion of privacy

Philip Gonzales Sep. 27, 2016, 10:25am

PRINCETON — A Mercer County man is suing a Virginia debt collector, alleging unfair and unconscionable collection practices.

Logan homeowner blames highway contractor for loss of property

Philip Gonzales Sep. 27, 2016, 10:22am

LOGAN — A Logan County homeowner is suing a highway contractor, alleging the defendant's negligence led to property damages for the plaintiff. 

Supreme Court suspends Beckley attorney’s law license

Kyla Asbury Sep. 26, 2016, 6:37pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals voted to suspend Richard E. Hardison Jr.’s law license on Sept. 14.

Survey shows race for West Virginia AG a close one

Chris Dickerson Sep. 26, 2016, 12:58pm

CHARLESTON – A recent survey among likely West Virginia voters has incumbent Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Democratic challenger Doug Reynolds in a statistical dead heat.

Federal judge grants preliminary injunction in Medicaid lawsuit

Kyla Asbury Sep. 26, 2016, 12:12pm

CHARLESTON – District Judge Thomas E. Johnson granted a preliminary injunction restoring the benefits for five individuals in the Medicaid Title XIX Intellectual/Developmental Disability Waiver program. Johnston granted the plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary injunction in part on Sept. 13 to the extent that the plaintiffs requested injunctive relief to the named plaintiffs, according to the memorandum opinion and order.

McKinley: House version of energy bill has 'direct and positive impact' on state's residents

Dawn Geske Sep. 26, 2016, 10:43am

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congress has come together to discuss finalizing legislation for an energy bill for the U.S.

Tomblin gives 'great weight' to JVAC's judge recommendations when filling vacancies

Mike Helenthal Sep. 26, 2016, 10:42am

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Gov. Earl Tomblin depends on a well-established and extensive vetting process to fill vacant judgeships, but he doesn’t make bench appointments blindly.

Women Lawyer's Networking Group of West Virginia sees 'immediate, positive reaction'

Carrie Salls Sep. 26, 2016, 10:40am

CHARLESTON – A group of female lawyers at Bailey & Glasser LLP have organized the Women Lawyers’ Networking Group of West Virginia in an effort to fill a previously untapped need for networking in the state.

Putnam Co widower accuses loan servicer, trustee of contract breach

Philip Gonzales Sep. 26, 2016, 9:33am

WINFIELD — A Putnam County widower is suing loan servicer and trustee, alleging unconscionable conduct and breach of contract.

Lanark motorist alleges Hanover driver caused crash

Philip Gonzales Sep. 26, 2016, 9:27am

BECKLEY — A Lanark motorist is suing a Hanover driver, alleging the defendant's negligence caused a crash that injured the plaintiff. 

Guardian, former patient allege health care providers failed to provide medical records

Philip Gonzales Sep. 26, 2016, 9:27am

LOGAN — A guardian and former patient are suing Logan County health care providers, alleging violation of public policy.

Marshall County home insurance client alleges insurer violated law

Philip Gonzales Sep. 26, 2016, 9:26am

MOUNDSVILLE — A Marshall County man is suing an insurance provider, alleging breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.

Appalachian Highlands Ventures alleged to owe fees to condo owners association

Philip Gonzales Sep. 23, 2016, 8:33pm

MARLINTON – A condominium owners association alleges it is owed approximately $40,000.

Justice says majority swept Wells’ freedom of association ‘under the rug’

Kyla Asbury Sep. 23, 2016, 10:54am

CHARLESTON – In her dissenting opinion regarding the Erik Wells case, West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Robin Jean Davis says the other Supreme Court justices have swept Wells’ freedom of association “under the rug.”

Marshall essayists focus on Electoral College issue

Mike Helenthal Sep. 23, 2016, 8:39am

HUNTINGTON – A recent Marshall University contest asked authors to make pro and con arguments about the value of the Electoral College.

Justices' visit to Marshall University opportunity for public to 'see the Supreme Court in action'

Caleb Murphy Sep. 23, 2016, 8:39am

HUNTINGTON – The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia heard arguments at Marshall University on Sept. 20. The hearings included three cases and were open for the public.