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Charles Town joins municipalities suing drug manufacturers, retailers for opioid epidemic

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 23, 2019

MARTINSBURG — The city of Charles Town is suing drug manufacturers and distributors it claims played a part in the opioid epidemic in the state.

Supreme Court weighs validity of deferred adjudication for individual's 2nd DUI charge

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 23, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has sided with the Morgan Circuit Court on a case involving a writ of prohibition filed by the state after a man requested deferred adjudication in a driving under the influence offense.

Company that owns casinos sues app developer for breach of agreement

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 23, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. — A lawsuit has been filed in Delaware involving a company that owns two West Virginia casinos. The lawsuit, which was filed in the Chancery Court of Delaware last week, involves a sports betting controversy that impacted Wheeling Island Casino and Racetrack in Wheeling and Mardi Gras Casino in Nitro, according to MetroNews.

Hearing scheduled for June for Justice residency case

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 22, 2019

CHARLESTON — A hearing has been scheduled for June in a case challenging where Gov. Jim Justice resides.

More than 60 charged with illegal opioid distribution, including W.Va. medical professionals

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 18, 2019

CHARLESTON — U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart announced Wednesday that his office partnered with several other law enforcement groups to charge 60 medical professionals for illegally prescribing and distributing opioids.

West Virginia drops five spots to 35th in ALEC economic competitiveness survey

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 17, 2019

CHARLESTON — West Virginia dropped five spots on an annual economic competitiveness survey by the American Legislative Exchange Council.

Mother, grandparents sue Raleigh County school board for interference

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 17, 2019

BECKLEY — The mother and grandparents of a Raleigh County child are suing the Raleigh County Board of Education after they claim the school interfered with their home lives and caused stress for the child.

U.S. Attorney's Office subpoenaes state Commerce Department about The Greenbrier

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 11, 2019

CHARLESTON — The United State's Attorney's Office issued a subpoena to the West Virginia Department of Commerce for all communications regarding The Greenbrier.

Charleston attorney says students 'left out in the cold' when for-profit Indiana college closed

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 11, 2019

Attorney Rusty Webb of Charleston-based Webb Law Centre is working to help former students of a now-closed for-profit Indiana college get the money they deserve after the school closed and failed to timely inform the students that the school would be closing.

Former physician claims Princeton Community Hospital deprived her of due process

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 8, 2019

BLUEFIELD — A physician is suing the City of Princeton and Princeton Community Hospital after she claims the hospital ousted her due to her beliefs on medically necessary abortions and the use of certain drugs to treat opiate-addicted patients.

State's allegations of price-fixing by asphalt companies heads to mediation

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 8, 2019

CHARLESTON — West Virginia continues a fight against several asphalt companies it claims drove up the price of asphalt in the state and suppressed competition.

Honda dealer accused of negligence in 2 more lawsuits for approving loans for allegedly unqualified customers

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 8, 2019

BECKLEY — John Howerton Honda was named in two more lawsuits alleging it was negligent in allowing vehicle sales to go through that should not have.

Supreme Court says appeals against Shepherdstown lack merit

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 8, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that two appeals in a case against the city of Shepherdstown lacked merit.

Woman sues Bluefield Daily Telegraph claiming sexual harassment in workplace

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 5, 2019

BECKLEY – A Bluefield woman is suing the Bluefield Daily Telegraph claiming she was sexually assaulted by a co-worker and then fired from her job.

Former Workers' Compensation employee sentenced for fake Facebook messages

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 3, 2019

CHARLESTON — A former Workers' Compensation Office employee pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor harassment by an electronic communication device charge after she allegedly sent a fake Facebook message in an attempt to have Chief Administrative Law Judge Rebecca Roush removed from office.

Supreme Court reverses lower court decision, says former police chief rightfully fired

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 2, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that former Belle police chief Darrick Cox was rightfully terminated from his position after an investigation.

Justices vacate ruling exempting Berkeley County property from Martinsburg zoning laws

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 30, 2019

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals recently vacated a Berkeley County Circuit Court ruling regarding a dispute over zoning jurisdiction between the City of Martinsburg and the Berkeley County Council.

Supreme Court partially reverses decision in gun range nuisance lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 30, 2019

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals recently said the Berkeley County Circuit Court rightfully dismissed a couple's nuisance claim against a gun range for injunctive relief but the couple could still pursue a nuisance claim for monetary damages.

Software Computer Group suing company for breach of contract regarding software system

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 29, 2019

WINFIELD – Software Computer Group, based in Putnam County, is suing Pinnacle Environmental Consultants for allegedly failing to pay the remaining balance on its account for goods and services.

Supreme Court allows excessive force lawsuit to continue

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 27, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that an excessive force lawsuit can continue in Kanawha Circuit Court.

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