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Insurance firm alleges pole barn manufacturer, contractor owe $171,000

Philip Gonzales Dec. 2, 2016, 11:34am

WINFIELD — An insurance firm is suing a pole barn manufacturer and a contractor, alleging breach of contract and breach of warranty in owing more than $171,000. 

Housekeeper accuses Red Roof Inns of discrimination

Philip Gonzales Dec. 2, 2016, 11:32am

CHARLESTON — A housekeeper is suing Red Roof Inns, a co-employee and a supervisor, alleging a hostile and unsafe work environment and sexual discrimination.

U.S. labor secretary accuses Bluefield contractor of compensation violations

Philip Gonzales Dec. 2, 2016, 11:31am

BLUEFIELD — The U.S. secretary of labor is suing a Bluefield contractor and a real estate company, alleging violation of workers compensation acts in failing to pay proper overtime.

Estate administrator blames nursing home operator for patient's death

Philip Gonzales Dec. 2, 2016, 11:31am

LOGAN — An estate administrator is suing a Logan nursing home operator, alleging the defendant's negligence led to the death of a patient. 

Disabled veteran accuses conservation group of discrimination

Philip Gonzales Dec. 2, 2016, 11:31am

BECKLEY — A disabled veteran from Putnam County is suing a conservation group, alleging disability discrimination, invasion of privacy and violation of the Family Medical Leave Act.

Employee accuses Jackson County of wrongful discharge

Philip Gonzales Dec. 2, 2016, 11:29am

RIPLEY — A Ravenswood man is suing a Jackson County company, alleging age discrimination, retaliation and wrongful discharge.

Former Raleigh doctor arrested for intentionally distributing oxycodone

Kyla Asbury Dec. 1, 2016, 4:34pm

BECKLEY – A former doctor whose license was revoked earlier this year has been arrested on federal charges, including 17 counts of knowingly and intentionally distributing oxycodone for no legitimate medical reason.

Supreme Court denies Logan County judge’s attempt to remain on bench

Kyla Asbury Dec. 1, 2016, 1:03pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has denied Logan Circuit Judge William Douglas Witten’s attempt to remain on the bench following May’s primary election.

Morrisey hails victory in dispute with Maryland over Potomac River usage

Chris Dickerson Dec. 1, 2016, 12:38pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is pleased with Maryland's plan to stop a permitting process that restricted West Virginia’s use of the Potomac River.

Morrisey joins lawsuit challenging federal rule for 'critical habitats'

Chris Dickerson Dec. 1, 2016, 12:26pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey joined an 18-state coalition in a lawsuit that challenges overreaching federal rules that broadly expand the definition for “critical habitats” for endangered and threatened species.

Two lawsuits filed against Stone Energy Corporation for fraud, breach of contract

Kyla Asbury Dec. 1, 2016, 12:21pm

NEW MARTINSVILLE – Two lawsuits have been filed against Stone Energy Corporation after the plaintiffs claim the company breached its contracts with them and its actions were fraudulent.

DEP reaches second settlement with Alpha

Kyla Asbury Dec. 1, 2016, 12:13pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has reached a second settlement agreement with Alpha Natural Resources to guarantee the reclamation of former mining sites in the state.

Capito seeks economic stimulus for coal-mining states

Kristin Danley-Greiner Dec. 1, 2016, 11:40am

CHARLESTON -- West Virginia has relied on coal production for years to support communities, but regulations and increased competition have dented that prospect as thousands of jobs have been omitted. However, legislation proposed by U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., aims to revive rural economies.

Charleston attorney helping ADM fight poisonous horse feed suit

Joe Dyton Dec. 1, 2016, 11:22am

CHICAGO – Animal feed manufacturer Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM) is currently facing a lawsuit alleging it produced horse feed with an ingredient, monensin, that is poisonous to horses.

Three strikes and Ed Kohout is out

Chris Dickerson Dec. 1, 2016, 10:23am

Edward R. Kohout has been suspended at least three times in the course of his legal career: once by the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in Birmingham and twice by our Supreme Court of Appeals, this last time permanently. In case you're wondering, he was suspended from law school after being caught selling books he'd stolen from the university bookstore.

Internet access necessary for growth

Shelley Moore Capito and Michael Beckerman Dec. 1, 2016, 10:22am

PARKERSBURG – While the energy sector has served as a powerful engine of growth here in West Virginia since the Industrial Revolution, a new economic driver has made its way to the Mountain State: the internet.

Parents, brother blame Charleston police for man's death

Philip Gonzales Dec. 1, 2016, 10:21am

CHARLESTON — Parents and a brother are suing the Charleston police, alleging their negligence led to the death of a family member. 

Estate administrator blames WVU, CAMC for family member's death

Philip Gonzales Dec. 1, 2016, 10:20am

CHARLESTON — An Kanawha County estate administrator is suing medical care providers, alleging their negligence led to the death of a family member. 

Attorney general hopes poignant winning contest entry helps drug abuse fight

Carrie Salls Dec. 1, 2016, 10:19am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office recently named Rosemont Elementary School student Jacey Rose Chalmers from Martinsburg as the winner of the statewide Kids Kick Opioids contest, a competition designed to spur creativity and raise awareness of prescription painkiller abuse.

Property buyer accuses brokers, contractor violated contract

Philip Gonzales Dec. 1, 2016, 10:15am

CHARLESTON — A Roane County property buyer is suing real estate brokers and a contractor, alleging breach of contract and negligence.