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Charleston attorney named to ABA labor, employment section

Carrie Salls Sep. 28, 2016, 11:42am

CHARLESTON – Eric W. Iskra of Spilman Thomas & Battle recently was elected to the Council of the Labor and Employment section of the American Bar Association.

Trust sues state DHHR for minor’s sexual abuse

Kyla Asbury Sep. 28, 2016, 11:37am

CHARLESTON – A trust is suing the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources after the trustee claims a minor was sexually abused in at least two separate facilities while in its care.

Estate administrator blames pharmacies for mother's death

Philip Gonzales Sep. 28, 2016, 9:45am

CHARLESTON — A Kanawha County woman is suing health care providers, alleging their negligence caused her mother's death. 

Pediatric gastroenterologist alleges medical care providers broke state law

Philip Gonzales Sep. 28, 2016, 9:44am

CHARLESTON — A doctor originally from Saudi Arabia is suing West Virginia University medical providers, alleging violation of public policy.

Former employee accuses state agency of age discrimination

Philip Gonzales Sep. 28, 2016, 9:44am

CHARLESTON — A 59-year-old Randolph County man is suing the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, alleging age discrimination and wrongful termination.

Customer alleges pharmacy's negligence led to fall

Philip Gonzales Sep. 28, 2016, 9:43am

CHARLESTON — A Michigan woman is suing a West Virginia pharmacy, alleging the defendant's negligence caused injuries to the plaintiff.

Federal court hears arguments in EPA Clean Power Plan case

Chris Dickerson Sep. 28, 2016, 8:20am

WASHINGTON — A coalition of states argued in federal court that the EPA has overstepped its authority with proposed emission standards that would require states such as West Virginia to revamp its primary energy source and economic model.

One religion we can do without

The West Virginia Record Sep. 28, 2016, 8:02am

We never thought we'd see a conservative Republican attacking a cult-like religion, but now we have, and it's our own state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey doing it.

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.