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Family awarded settlement in WVU fraternity death case

MORGANTOWN – The family of a West Virginia University fraternity pledge who died in 2014 were awarded an undisclosed settlement.

State Supreme Court upholds dismissal of suit against Preston County schools

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against Preston County Board of Education that was filed by an employee.

Morrisey, other states defend free speech rights of pro-life pregnancy centers

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and a coalition of 22 states urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower court decision that infringes upon the free speech rights of pro-life pregnancy centers.

Motion for expedited hearing filed in Charleston Gazette-Mail case, newspaper might be sold

CHARLESTON – The Charleston Gazette-Mail might be sold to another company, according to court documents filed in a lawsuit in federal court between MediaNews Group and Daily Gazette Company.

Freedom From Religion Foundation asks Mingo County to stop supporting religious school

CHARLESTON – Freedom From Religion Foundation is asking Mingo County to end monetary support to a private Christian school.

Seventh complaint filed against Mercer County doctor

PRINCETON – A seventh complaint has been filed against a Mercer County doctor alleging negligence in his practice.

Supreme Court annuls attorney’s law license

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has issued an order annulling the law license of a Charleston attorney.

Mormon Church trial moved to Jan. 17

CHARLESTON – The trial against officials of the Mormon Church that was set to begin Jan. 9 has been moved.

Hospital merger arguments to be heard by state Supreme Court

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals will hear arguments in the litigation regarding the merger between Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Supreme Court affirms decision to deny spinal cord stimulator

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals affirmed a decision of the West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Board of Review to deny a spinal cord stimulator.

Supreme Court agrees with Workers’ Compensation Board in appeal

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that the West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Board did not violate any constitutional or statutory provision in its decision to award additional permanent partial disability to an employee of Mastec Inc.

Kanawha magistrate suspended for 45 days

CHARLESTON – Kanawha County Magistrate Jack Pauley has been suspended without pay for 45 days for ethics violations.

Supreme Court says claim for temporary total disability benefits was properly closed

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued a decision ruling that a claim for temporary total disability benefits was properly closed.

Supreme Court agrees with workers’ compensation board in Murray Energy appeal

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued a memorandum decision on Dec. 19, agreeing with the West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Board on the period of time for temporary total disability benefits in an appeal involving Murray American Energy and one of its employees.

Nearly 100 more lawsuits filed against Raleigh Heart Clinic

BECKLEY – Ninety-nine more lawsuits have been filed against Raleigh Heart Clinic after patients tested positive for Hepatitis B or C.

Jenkins challenges Morrisey, says to ‘disavow’ Bannon

HUNTINGTON – U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins released a statement, challenging West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to renounce Steve Bannon’s support for his campaign.

Secretary of State plans to enforce ban on anonymous campaign ads

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner has said he plans to enforce a state law that bans anonymous campaign mailers, despite the fact that state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has called the law unconstitutional.

Sexual abuse trial against Mormon Church officials set for next week

MARTINSBURG – The trial against Mormon Church officials will begin next week in Berkeley Circuit Court before a jury and Circuit Judge Christopher C. Wilkes.

Woman accuses McDonald’s of age discrimination

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing McDonald’s after she claims her employment was wrongfully terminated and she was discriminated against based on her age.

Supreme Court says Bluefield hospital employee’s disability claim was properly closed

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued a ruling that a Bluefield Regional Medical Center employee’s disability claim was properly closed.