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Man, representing self, loses appeal in auto accident suit

By Nathan Bass | Jul 22, 2013

CHARLESTON – A self-described Grizzly Adams look-a-like got no relief in his personal injury appeal before the state’s high court.

Court denies benefits for widow of man who drowned in dump truck

By Nathan Bass | Jul 22, 2013

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has found that a Workers’ Compensation claim filed by the widow of a man who drowned when his dump truck turned over in a pond was properly denied, considering the deceased's blood alcohol level at the time of the accident.

Woman loses slander claim at Supreme Court

By Nathan Bass | Jul 15, 2013

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County woman who alleged that mold in her apartment forced her to move and that the management of the apartments subsequently slandered her has lost on her appeal to the state Supreme Court.

Supreme Court lets arbitration award stand

By Nathan Bass | Jul 12, 2013

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County investor has lost in his attempt to have an arbitration award vacated before the state Supreme Court.

Court affirms ruling for employer in case of fatal truck accident

By Nathan Bass | Jul 11, 2013

CHARLESTON – The personal representatives of two men who were killed when the tractor-trailer they were operating crashed and burned were unsuccessful in their appeal of a partial summary judgment decided in favor of the defendants in the lawsuit they filed.

Court rules against widow of Charleston policeman

By Nathan Bass | Jul 2, 2013

CHARLESTON – The widow of a Charleston policeman who was killed in the line of duty when he was struck by another policeman’s bullet at the conclusion of a car chase has failed in her attempt to have the city’s automobile underinsured motorist insurance coverage effective in regard to her wrongful death claim.

Former JPMorgan Chase worker loses constructive discharge claim

By Nathan Bass | Jul 2, 2013

CHARLESTON – A Brooke County bank worker who alleged that intolerable work conditions forced her to resign has lost her appeal to the state Supreme Court.

North American Land paid in full by SC decision

By Nathan Bass | Jul 2, 2013

CHARLESTON – A land company involved in a dispute over excavation of a site it had sold will be paid in full after the state Supreme Court ruled that the company had “substantially complied in all material respects with its obligation under the contract.”

Court upholds firing of prison worker who gave keys to inmate

By Nathan Bass | Jul 1, 2013

CHARLESTON – A state correctional facility medical assistant lost in her appeal to the state Supreme Court when the court found her claim of retaliatory discharge was not supported by any substantial West Virginia public policy.

Supreme Court overrules 1923 case, defines 'surface'

By Nathan Bass | Jun 21, 2013

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court declared that the term “surface” has a “definite and certain meaning” when used in land conveyance, overruling a 1923 case that had ruled the term was “presumptively ambiguous.”

Coal miner wins Workers' Comp for wrist injury

By Nathan Bass | Jun 21, 2013

CHARLESTON – A coal mine worker will have his work-related wrist injury compensated after the state Supreme Court affirmed the overruling of the claims administrator by the Workers’ Compensation Board of Review.

Widow denied dependent benefits in SC decision

By Nathan Bass | Jun 20, 2013

CHARLESTON – The widow of a Lindy Coal employee who died of lung cancer was properly denied dependent benefits even though her husband had been awarded permanent partial disability for occupational pneumoconiosis prior to his death, according to the opinion of the state Supreme Court.

Bus driver loses Workers' Comp appeal to Supreme Court

By Nathan Bass | Jun 19, 2013

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court left intact an administrative court finding that a school bus driver’s cervical disc syndrome was not the result of an injury he received while opening and closing a bus door.

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