Wheeling Jesuit parents sue dead son's attackers, bars that served them

WHEELING – The parents of a former Wheeling Jesuit University student have filed a federal lawsuit against the two men who allegedly “viciously attacked” their son, resulting in his death, and the two Wheeling bars that allegedly served the men. Thomas and Valerie Figaniak filed the lawsuit on behalf of their son, Kevin Figaniak, who was a 21-year-old student at Wheeling Jesuit in 2013. The Figaniaks filed their lawsuit Aug. 24 in the U.S. Read More »

German drug maker files patent lawsuit against Mylan

WHEELING – A German pharmaceutical company has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Morgantown-based Mylan Pharmaceuticals. Plaintiff Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. contends that defendant Mylan submitted Abbreviated New Drug Applications, or ANDAs, to the Food and Drug Administration seeking the approval to make and sell generic versions of Boehringer’s Tradjenta and Jentadueto tablets. An ANDA is an application for a U.S. Read More »

Monongalia woman's estate asks court to clarify beneficiaries

CHARLESTON – The administrator of a deceased Monongalia County woman’s estate has asked a state court to determine who is her surviving beneficiary. Under the terms of Marilyn Huffman’s will, her husband Allen Huffman and son Brian Huffman were named as primary and secondary beneficiaries. However, both died before Huffman, who died last October. The third beneficiary listed in Huffman’s will was the “Cheat River Stocking Program.” But there is no entity by that name. According to research d Read More »

Beckley man sues Walmart, driver after being hit in parking lot

BECKLEY – A Raleigh County couple blames a “barely visible” crosswalk outside a Walmart for contributing to the husband being hit by a car in the parking lot. Everett and Elizabeth Agnor of Beckley filed their complaint against Suman Maharjan and Wal-Mart Stores East LP last month in Raleigh Circuit Court. Everett Agnor was exiting the Walmart Supercenter on North Eisenhower Drive in Beckley on Jan. 29, 2015, when he entered the crosswalk outside the store. “The crosswalk utilized by Mr. Agno Read More »

Preston Co. man says he nearly died using Ace Hardware equipment

KINGWOOD – A Preston County couple says Ace Hardware isn’t exactly the helpful hardware place it claims to be in its advertising after the man says he nearly died using a piece of rental equipment. Michael L. and Crystal L. Frantz of Terra Alta filed their lawsuit against Ace Hardware Corporation, which is based in Illinois, and A.D. Naylor & Co. Inc. of Oakland, Md., last month in Preston Circuit Court. Read More »