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Company not at fault for fire at hotel started by off-duty employee

By Nathan Bass | Apr 8, 2013

The Aracoma Hotel fire on Nov. 15, 2010 (photo from City of Logan Fire Department photo album on futurewv.org).

Personal injury plaintiff's claim dismissed for failure to serve CSX

By Nathan Bass | Apr 8, 2013

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has affirmed the Circuit Court of Cabell County’s granting of CSX Transportation's motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought against it due to the plaintiff’s counsel’s alleged failure to properly serve it with notice.

Preston couple can't bring loan claim under consumer protection statute

By Nathan Bass | Apr 8, 2013

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has ruled against a Preston County couple who sought to have a bank loan characterized as a “consumer loan” rather than a “commercial loan.”

Mountain State College wins appeal in case brought by graduates

By Nathan Bass | Apr 5, 2013

CHARLESTON – Mountain State College succeeded in its appeal before the state Supreme Court of a lower court's judgment in favor of graduates of the college’s legal assisting program.

Court says Unit Owners Association an adequate representative in Star City case

By Nathan Bass | Apr 2, 2013

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has ruled on six certified questions regarding the relationship between condominium owners and their unit owners association in a lawsuit alleging damages against various individuals and corporations involved in the construction and sale of the condominiums.

Supreme Court: Woman deserves Workers' Comp for carpal tunnel

By Nathan Bass | Mar 14, 2013

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a speech pathologist who alleges she suffers from carpal tunnel syndrome as a result of her job related typing and handwriting.

Court awards more disability to chambermaid injured making bed

By Nathan Bass | Mar 14, 2013

CHARLESTON - The state Supreme Court has sided with a former hotel employee in reversing the state Workers’ Compensation Board of Review’s order that had cut off her disability benefits prematurely.

Widow of coal miner won't get Workers' Comp

By Nathan Bass | Feb 27, 2013

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has upheld a Workers’ Compensation Board of Review decision denying Workers’ Compensation benefits to the widow of a coal miner who died of respiratory disease.

Go-Mart manager denied Workers' Comp for alleged benzene exposure

By Nathan Bass | Feb 26, 2013

CHARLESTON – In a Feb. 20 opinion, the state Supreme Court affirmed the Workers’ Compensation Board of Review’s decision denying benefits to a Go-Mart manager who alleged she suffered health damages from her on-the-job exposure to benzene.

Court affirms ruling of Workers' Comp board

By Nathan Bass | Feb 18, 2013

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has affirmed the order of the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board of Review denying permanent total disability benefits to a man who had suffered numerous separate on-the-job injuries.

Supreme Court finds prisoner's vibrating implant claim is frivolous

By Nathan Bass | Feb 5, 2013

CHARLESTON – The state’s high court has affirmed the dismissal of a state prisoner’s complaint alleging that officials at Huttonsville Correctional Center did not provide adequate treatment regarding his belief that he has “a vibration in my body that feels like a pager vibrating.”

Fourth Circuit remands case following decision by W.Va. SC

By Nathan Bass | Feb 4, 2013

RICHMOND, Va. – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has remanded an arbitration clause case back to the district court after receiving the state Supreme Court's response to a certified question.

Woman loses latest round of litigation with Shepherd University

By Nathan Bass | Jan 31, 2013

CHARLESTON – In a memorandum decision filed Jan. 25, the state Supreme Court affirmed the Circuit Court of Jefferson County’s dismissal of a civil action against Shepherd University filed by Sharon Mueller, who has a long history of litigation against the university.

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