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Mountain Blue bankruptcy case denied in Georgia, re-filed in Florida

Kyla Asbury Nov. 17, 2017, 12:14pm

CHARLESTON – The owners of Mountain Blue Hotel Group re-filed for bankruptcy in Florida after their case in Georgia was denied.

Supreme Court says Zoloft birth defect claims in Mass Litigation Panel are under Michigan law

Kyla Asbury Nov. 17, 2017, 11:44am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of appeals has issued an opinion agreeing that birth defects from the drug Zoloft that have been sent to the Mass Litigation Panel fall under Michigan law.

Federal judge remands Boone County Assessor’s Office lawsuit back to state court

Kyla Asbury Nov. 17, 2017, 11:42am

CHARLESTON – A federal judge has granted a motion to remand a lawsuit against the Boone County Assessor’s Office back to state court.

Supreme Court says Mason Co. Commission not at fault for man’s beating at county fair

Kyla Asbury Nov. 17, 2017, 11:35am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued an opinion that answered three certified questions and ruled that the county commission was not liable for a man’s beating at the annual fair.

Federal judge denies motion to stay discovery in John Deere credit violation lawsuit

Kyla Asbury Nov. 17, 2017, 11:30am

CHARLESTON – A federal judge has denied a motion to stay discovery in a lawsuit against John Deere alleging West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act and Federal Truth in Lending Act violations.

Emergency petition filed to stay FERC order in pipeline appeals

Kyla Asbury Nov. 16, 2017, 6:38pm

CHARLESTON – An emergency petition has been filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia seeking to stop the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from blocking challenges to its approval of new natural gas pipelines.

Two Kanawha magistrates receive public admonishments

Kyla Asbury Nov. 15, 2017, 8:51pm

CHARLESTON – The Judicial Investigation Commission of West Virginia has published recommendations for public admonishments for two Kanawha magistrates.

Supreme Court suspends Parkersburg attorney’s license for three months

Kyla Asbury Nov. 14, 2017, 1:23pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ordered the suspension of a Parkersburg attorney’s law license for three months after he allegedly lied to a magistrate regarding his own case for driving under the influence.

Justices say Fairmont State suit wasn’t filed in proper court

Kyla Asbury Nov. 13, 2017, 1:12pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that Fairmont State University lawsuit should have been filed in Kanawha Circuit Court — not in Marion Circuit Court.

Federal judge grants motion for approval of settlement, dismissal

Kyla Asbury Nov. 13, 2017, 1:12pm

HUNTINGTON – A federal judge has granted a joint motion for approval of settlement and dismissal in a lawsuit against Genesis Eldercare Rehabilitation Services.

State auditor dismissed from Richwood mayor’s lawsuit

Kyla Asbury Nov. 8, 2017, 7:06pm

CHARLESTON – Kanawha Circuit Judge Joanna Tabit dismissed Richwood Mayor Bob Henry Baber claims against State Auditor J.B. McCuskey in his lawsuit after he was put on administrative leave while the McCuskey’s office performed an investigation.

Supreme Court says jet engine repair facility inventory not exempt from taxation, chief justice disagrees

Kyla Asbury Nov. 6, 2017, 3:22pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals filed an opinion last week, ruling that parts inventory at Pratt & Whitney Engine Services was not exempt from being taxed, but Chief Justice Allen Loughry disagreed.

Dog’s euthanasia case back in state Supreme Court

Kyla Asbury Nov. 6, 2017, 10:06am

CHARLESTON – The case involving a whippet mix named Jasper has been sent back to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

Supreme Court upholds lower court’s decision to deny a motion to intervene in right-to-work suits

Kyla Asbury Nov. 3, 2017, 6:35pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals is upholding a lower court’s decision to deny a motion to intervene in 10 lawsuits challenging West Virginia’s right-to-work law.

Morrisey welcomes EPA’s decision to host power plan repeal hearing in Charleston

Kyla Asbury Nov. 3, 2017, 6:31pm

CHARLESTON – Attorney General Patrick Morrisey applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to hold a public hearing in Charleston on its proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan.

Federal judge says woman can file amended complaint or her case will be dismissed

Kyla Asbury Nov. 3, 2017, 1:13pm

CHARLESTON – A federal judge issued an opinion and order in a lawsuit against Star Farm Fire & Casualty Insurance Company in which he said the plaintiff could file an amended complaint for a limited amount of time or her case will be dismissed.

Judge partially denies motion to dismiss in Monroe Board of Education suit

Kyla Asbury Nov. 3, 2017, 1:10pm

BLUEFIELD – A federal judge partially denied a motion to dismiss in a lawsuit against the Monroe County Board of Education alleging a Kindergarten student was sexually assaulted by a high school student.

Supreme Court says R.T. Rogers Oil Company will get new trial

Kyla Asbury Nov. 3, 2017, 1:02pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has issued a memorandum decision, ruling that R.T. Rogers Oil Company will receive a new trial in a lawsuit against the owner of a corporation who owed $80,000 before declaring bankruptcy.

Federal judge denies motion to dismiss KC Transport lawsuit

Kyla Asbury Nov. 3, 2017, 1:00pm

CHARLESTON – A federal judge has denied KC Transport’s motion to dismiss in a lawsuit alleging Fair Labor Standards Act violations.

Judge partially denies motion for summary judgment in Air Evac EMS lawsuit

Kyla Asbury Nov. 3, 2017, 12:58pm

CHARLESTON – A federal judge denied in part and granted in part a motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit filed by Air Evac EMS Inc. alleging reimbursement problems with an insurance company.