Kyla Asbury News

Mylan antitrust lawsuit filed by 44 AGs transferred to Pa. federal court

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 17, 2019

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — A federal lawsuit filed by West Virginia and 43 other states against Mylan Pharmaceuticals has been transferred from the federal court in Connecticut to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia.

Justice scheduled to appear in Maryland court next month

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 17, 2019

CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice has been asked to appear in a Maryland case before a hearing examiner in July.

Douglas files pre-candidacy papers to run in 2020 Supreme Court race

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 17, 2019

CHARLESTON — Kanawha Family Court Judge Jim Douglas filed pre-candidacy papers to run for Supreme Court justice in 2020.

Lobbyist sues state education officials

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 17, 2019

CHARLESTON — West Virginia lobbyist Jason Webb filed a lawsuit against two state education officials for trying to get him fired.

Trial date set for 2020 for Rockwool lawsuit against Jefferson County school board

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 17, 2019

MARTINSBURG — A trial has been set in a lawsuit involving a worldwide manufacturer of stone wool insulation and the Jefferson County Board of Education.

Huntington sues HUD for issues with housing development project funds

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 17, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) answered a complaint filed by the City of Huntington alleging the department didn't comply with regulations and is attempting to assess penalties on the city.

Hearing date set in lawsuit involving Alfredo's

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 17, 2019

SUMMERSVILLE — A hearing is set on a motion to compel discovery in a lawsuit against Alfredo's of Summersville after a woman claims she was subjected to a hostile work environment by her supervisor.

Attorney sues dry cleaner for refusing to return clothing

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 14, 2019

WILLIAMSON — A Williamson attorney is suing Clothesline Dry Cleaners and its owner after he claims the dry cleaner refused to return his items after he dropped them off for cleaning.

Jay Justice, Justice companies sue government agency for reneging on agreement

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 14, 2019

ROANOKE, Va. — Jay Justice and several of the Justice family companies are suing the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) and the United States Department of the Interior for going back on a settlement agreement.

Estate says Putnam County Bank's actions caused business owner to take his own life

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 14, 2019

WINFIELD — The estate of the owner of Claxton Smith & Sons Concrete Company is suing Putnam County Bank alleging the bank was the reason the owner took his own life.

Supreme Court says trial court didn't err in refusing to grant new trial

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 14, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court decision in denying a new trial in a lawsuit involving a Huntington obstetrician.

Raleigh County debt collection lawsuit against law office dismissed

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 14, 2019

BECKLEY — A lawsuit filed against the Law Offices of Mitchell D. Bluhm & Associates for its actions in attempting to collect debts for a hospital has been dismissed.

West Virginia is part of 45-state settlement regarding ITT Tech loan company

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 14, 2019

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, together with 44 other attorneys general, reached a $168 million settlement with a loan company linked to ITT Tech.

Manchin, Justice speak out against Beyond Carbon initiative

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 12, 2019

CHARLESTON — Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Gov. Jim Justice both spoke out in opposition of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Beyond Carbon Initiative.

Supreme Court suspends license of Wheeling attorney for heroin addiction

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 10, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals suspended the law license of a Wheeling attorney for an incident involving heroin.

Supreme Court suspends attorney's law license for drug abuse

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 10, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ordered the suspension of an attorney for violating the Rules of Professional Conduct.

Schwartz files pre-candidacy papers for 2020 Supreme Court race

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 9, 2019

CHARLESTON — Bill Schwartz filed pre-candidacy papers with the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office to run in the 2020 state Supreme Court justice race.

More lawsuits filed against manufacturers for opioid epidemic

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 9, 2019

MOUNDSVILLE — Thirteen lawsuits were filed against Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Purdue Pharma for the opioid epidemic ravaging the state.

Mylan sued for patent infringement

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 9, 2019

WHEELING — A tobacco company is suing Mylan Pharmaceutical after it claims it infringed on one of its patents.

Supreme Court sides with surface owners in trespassing suit

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 7, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals sided with surface owners in an appeal of a lawsuit where EQT argued it could access mineral rights via surface owners property without permission.

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