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Morrisey urges Manchin to support Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | Jul 12, 2018

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is urging Sen. Joe Manchin to support President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Blankenship calls Morrisey, Jenkins career politicians

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | Apr 6, 2018

CHARLESTON – Don Blankenship said in a statement Thursday that West Virginians don’t want career politicians and, instead want someone who will stand with the president and against the D.C. Establishment.

Two more former employees sue Secretary of State for wrongful termination

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | Feb 8, 2018

CHARLESTON – Two more former employees are suing the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office after they claim their employment was wrongfully terminated.

Woman accuses attorney/delegate of professional conduct violations

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | Feb 7, 2018

WILLIAMSON – A woman is suing a Mingo County attorney and House of Delegates member after she claims his law firm committed professional conduct violations and caused her damages.

Senate Judiciary recommends intermediate appeals court bill

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | Feb 1, 2018

CHARLESTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to recommend the passage of the intermediate appeals court bill to the full Senate and that it be recommended to the committee on finance.

Federal bankruptcy judge delays ruling on bidding process for Gazette-Mail

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | Feb 1, 2018

CHARLESTON – A federal bankruptcy judge has delayed ruling on a motion that would open a 30-day bidding process for the purchase of the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

Gazette-Mail to declare bankruptcy; Wheeling paper is current high bidder

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | Jan 29, 2018

CHARLESTON – The owners of The Charleston Gazette-Mail have agreed to declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Charleston Newspapers is planning to file for bankruptcy on Jan. 30.

Senate Judiciary Committee discusses intermediate appeals court bill

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | Jan 29, 2018

CHARLESTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee has begun discussions of a bill to create an intermediate court of appeals in West Virginia at a hearing.

Corporation accuses Bluefield law firm of contract breach over coal lease

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | Aug 25, 2017

PRINCETON – Meral Inc. is suing Brewster, Morhous, Cameron, Caruth, Moore, Kersey & Stafford after it claims the law firm and two attorneys breached their contract with the corporation. Lawrence E. Morhous and Jerry J. Cameron were also names as defendants in the suit.

Wayne school board dropped as defendant from Hurley's robocall case

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | Jul 5, 2017

HUNTINGTON – An amended complaint has been filed in a lawsuit against Wayne County Board of Education’s curriculum specialist alleging he violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act when thousands of Wayne County residents received a recorded telephone message prior to the primary election she went on to win in 2016.

Murray Energy sues HBO, John Oliver for defamation of character

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | Jun 22, 2017

MOUNDSVILLE – Murray Energy Company is suing HBO and “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” Host John Oliver after the June 18 episode allegedly defamed Robert E. Murray.

Justices affirm Cabell judge in former MU athlete's gay slur case

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | May 9, 2017

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court has affirmed a circuit court’s ruling dismissing felony civil rights violations against a former Marshall University football player accused of saying an anti-gay slur before striking two men that he saw kiss.

Company linked to 2014 water crisis sues Lincoln Co. over ordinance

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | Apr 12, 2017

CHARLESTON – Eastman Chemical Company has filed a lawsuit against the Lincoln County Commission for passing an illegal ordinance it claims is an attempt to recover money from the company three years after the chemical contaminated the water supply in West Virginia.

State Supreme Court suspends Nicholas judge Callaghan two years

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | Feb 9, 2017

CHARLESTON – Nicholas Circuit Judge Stephen O. Callaghan has been suspended for two years by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

Woman sues Mingo school board after principal allegedly slapped daughter

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | Feb 7, 2017

WILLIAMSON – A woman is suing the Mingo County Board of Education after she claims her daughter was slapped by the principal and injured.

City of Huntington sues drug wholesalers over opioid epidemic

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | Jan 20, 2017

HUNTINGTON – The City of Huntington has filed a lawsuit against three drug companies and a physician it claims fueled opioid epidemic within in the city and across the state.

Putnam parents sue youth basketball league for violating by-laws

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | Nov 29, 2016

WINFIELD – Some Scott Depot parents are suing the Kanawha Valley Youth Basketball League after they claim it is violating its own constitution and by-laws by refusing to allow their son to play on an all-star basketball team.

Northern Panhandle doctor hit with another hepatitis lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | Aug 24, 2016

MOUNDSVILLE – A northern Panhandle physician has been named in another hepatitis lawsuit.

Lawyer sues Chapmanville attorney for failing to pay for services

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | Jul 1, 2016

CHARLESTON – An attorney is suing Benjamin F. White and his law office after she claims they failed to pay for services provided. Benjamin F. White-Attorney at Law PLLC also was named as a defendant in the suit. On Oct. 21, 2013, the defendants engaged the services of Sherri Goodman Reveal, who is doing business as Sherri D. Goodman/Goodman Advocacy, for the defendants to be represented by the plaintiff in a lawyer disciplinary matter, according to a complaint filed June 15 in Kanawha Circuit Co

Disability attorney jailed on undisclosed charges

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | Apr 5, 2016

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Disability attorney Eric C. Conn was arrested Monday and is currently in the Pike County Detention Center and no bond has been set. Conn was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and is held for U.S. Marshals. He is being held on undisclosed federal charges.

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