Man sues Big Sandy Furniture for battery

CHARLESTON - A Charleston man is suing Big Sandy Furniture after he claims he was attacked by an employee. Kevin Gaten was also named as a defendant in the suit. On Aug. 6, 2014, Kenneth Ray Mullins was physically attacked and brutally beat by Gaten, who was an employee at Big Sandy, according to a complaint filed June 22 in Kanawha Circuit Court. Mullins claims on Dec. 10, Gaten pled guilty to the misdemeanor offense of battery in Charleston Municipal Court. Gaten's negligent, willful, want Read More »

Man sues Kanawha County Sheriff's Department, others for death

CHARLESTON - A man is suing the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department after he claims it and others are responsible for his family member's death. Fillmore Capital Partners LLC; Fillmore Strategic Management LLC; Fillmore Strategic Investors LLC; Drumm Investors Inc.; GGNSC Glasgow LLC; GGNSC Equity Holding LLC; Beverly Enterprises Inc.; Beverly Enterprises-West Virginia Inc.; Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Services Inc.; Golden Gate National Senior Care LLC; GGNSC Holdings LLC; GGNSC Clinical Read More »

Woman sues Kanawha-Charleston Humane Society for refusing vet care

CHARLESTON - A woman us suing the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Society after she claims they refused vet care to cats. Chelsea Staley, the director of the humane society, was also named as a defendant in the suit. Amanda Dawn Woods' seven cats were seized on June 9 for two weeks, according to a complaint filed June 23 in Kanawha Circuit Court. On June 18, the defendants agreed in court to move them to a vet and have failed to comply, according to the suit. Woods claims the defendants refused he Read More »

CALA takes longer look at state Supreme Court voting blocs

CHARLESTON – Another second batch of research from a legal reform group shows a trio of current state Supreme Court justices have been voting similarly for the past six years. West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse previously issued data showing Justices Robin Jean Davis, Margaret Workman and Brent Benjamin have voted most alike in non-unanimous decisions since the Spring 2013 term. New data compiled by WV CALA shows that has been the case among current justices since Spring 2009 as well Read More »

AG: Windows technical support scam resurfacing

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has issued an alert to consumers about a new wave of phone calls from scammers claiming to work for Microsoft. He said the AG's Consumer Protection Division has received multiple reports of consumers receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be from Microsoft Windows wanting to gain access to the consumer’s computer in order to “make repairs.” The caller tells the consumer that their computer has an urgent problem or virus that Read More »