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Supreme Court upholds order allowing Westover to annex Morgantown Mall

Kyla Asbury Sep. 6, 2017, 8:55pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has voted to uphold a lower court’s decision to allow the City of Westover to annex the Morgantown Mall.

Supreme Court temporarily suspends attorney’s law license

Kyla Asbury Sep. 6, 2017, 8:53pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has temporarily suspended the law license of a Charleston attorney for three months.

State Supreme Court will hear appeal in 30-year-old case

Kyla Asbury Sep. 6, 2017, 8:51pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has agreed to hear arguments regarding a 1987 murder conviction overturned by Cabell Circuit Judge Alfred E. Ferguson.

Jury rules in favor of Kanawha board in defamation lawsuit

Kyla Asbury Sep. 5, 2017, 1:52pm

CHARLESTON – A jury ruled in favor of Kanawha County Board of Education and the principal of George Washington High School in a lawsuit filed by a former counselor who alleged she was defamed.

WVDOT files motion to dismiss in Crossings Mall lawsuit filed by developer

Kyla Asbury Aug. 31, 2017, 2:37pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Department of Transportation has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Tara Retail Group alleging the DOT failed to repair the bridge leading to the Crossings Mall.

Appeals court says Fayette drilling waste ban is invalid

Kyla Asbury Aug. 31, 2017, 2:30pm

RICHMOND, Va. – A federal appeals court upheld a decision made by a West Virginia federal judge earlier this year that a drilling waste ban in Fayette County was preempted by state law.

Gilmer officials must apologize to same-sex couple

Kyla Asbury Aug. 31, 2017, 2:28pm

CLARKSBURG – Gilmer County officials have agreed to apologize to a same-sex couple that filed a lawsuit earlier this year after a county clerk condemned them when issuing a marriage license in 2016.

Mountain Blue denies allegations in lawsuit

Kyla Asbury Aug. 30, 2017, 6:23pm

CLARKSBURG– Mountain Blue Hotel Group has filed its answer in the lawsuit against it by U.S. Bank National Association, denying allegations made against it.

Former Social Security judge sentenced to four years in prison

Kyla Asbury Aug. 28, 2017, 2:38pm

HUNTINGTON – Former judge David Daugherty has been sentenced to four years in prison for his part in Social Security and disability fraud.

Former employees sue drug treatment center for failing to pay salaries

Kyla Asbury Aug. 28, 2017, 2:36pm

CHARLESTON – At least four lawsuits have been filed against New Beginnings Drug Treatment for failing to timely pay salaries.

Charleston to settle 'Tent City' lawsuit

Kyla Asbury Aug. 25, 2017, 12:08pm

CHARLESTON – Charleston officials are planning to settle a lawsuit filed last year by homeless people living in a makeshift “Tent City” in below-freezing temperatures who alleged their possessions were trashed.

Statutory penalty of nearly $11 million imposed against Quicken Loans

Kyla Asbury Aug. 25, 2017, 9:23am

WHEELING – A statutory penalty of nearly $11 million was imposed on Quicken Loans by a federal judge in a class action lawsuit.

Woman accuses St. Mary’s of wrongful termination

Kyla Asbury Aug. 25, 2017, 9:14am

HUNTINGTON – A woman is suing St. Mary’s Medical Center after she claims her employment was wrongfully terminated.

Physician claims Bruceton Medical Center breached contract

Kyla Asbury Aug. 25, 2017, 8:54am

KINGWOOD – A physician is suing Bruceton Medical Center after he claims it breached its contract with him. Dr. Robert W. Phares was also named as a defendant in the suit.

Judge grants order preventing federal agency from revoking Medicare billing privileges from doctor

Kyla Asbury Aug. 25, 2017, 8:02am

CHARLESTON – A judge has granted a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in a lawsuit filed by a physician claiming the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is attempting to revoke Medicare billing privileges.

Raleigh Co. doctor sentenced to 20 years in prison on drug charge

Kyla Asbury Aug. 24, 2017, 1:42pm

BECKLEY – Raleigh County doctor Michael Kostenko pleaded guilty and has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a federal drug charge.

Legislative auditor wants to know how commission is handling allegations in O’Briant case

Kyla Asbury Aug. 23, 2017, 2:16pm

CHARLESTON – The state Legislative Auditor has sent a letter to the Judicial Investigation Commission, seeking greater assurance that the commission is considering allegations that Logan Circuit Judge Eric O’Briant interfered with the county’s school board.

DHHR to expand drug treatment services with drug company settlement

Kyla Asbury Aug. 23, 2017, 2:11pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services announced it will use $22 million from a settlement with drug distributors to combat the drug epidemic in the state.

Morrisey, DHHR win $380K penalty against illegal pain clinic

Kyla Asbury Aug. 22, 2017, 4:07pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, in cooperation with the state’s Department of Health and Human Resources and its Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification, won a court order enforcing a $380,500 penalty against an illegal pain clinic.

Manchin aide cuts longstanding tie with hotel investor

Kyla Asbury Aug. 22, 2017, 3:09pm

CHARLESTON – Longtime aide to Sen. Joe Manchin Larry Puccio broke a longstanding tie to the main investor in a hotel that was recently named in a lawsuit owing nearly $15 million.