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Couple accuses Nationwide of wrongfully denying claim

By Kyla Asbury | May 12, 2017

ELKINS – A couple is suing Nationwide Insurance Company of America after they claim it wrongfully denied a claim for payment.

Huntington attorney named West Virginia Bar Foundation Fellow

By Sara McCleary | May 8, 2017

HUNTINGTON – Attorney Christopher J. Plybon, a partner at law firm Dinsmore & Shohl’s Huntington office, has joined the select few to be named a West Virginia Bar Foundation Fellow.

Supreme Court rules Summersville property meets criteria for annexation

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 20, 2017

CHARLESTON – The Supreme Court has ruled that 20 acres of land in Summersville meets the statutory criteria of property properly subject to annexation by minor boundary adjustment and concluded that the petition for annexation met the threshold statutory requirements.

Ky. man wins $800,000 verdict against Norfolk Southern

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 7, 2017

WILLIAMSON – A Pike County, Ky., man received an $800,000 jury verdict in his lawsuit against Norfolk Southern Railway Company.

Logan Corporation sues former president for unjust enrichment

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 21, 2016

WINFIELD – The Logan Corporation is suing a Florida man who was president of the company five years, claiming he was unjustly enriched at the corporation’s expense.

Dinsmore & Shohl bowling for charity raises $9,000

By Kerry Goff | Dec 19, 2016

CHARLESTON – Every year, Dinsmore & Shohl’s Charleston office holds its annual Friends of Shohl Bowl, an event that benefits West Virginia charities, and on Nov. 20 the firm raised about $9,000 as well as additional donated items.

West Virginia law firm to offer pro bono services to veterans

By Kate Jacobson | Nov 29, 2016

CHARLESTON -- National law firm Dinsmore is giving back to the armed forces by offering pro bono services to veterans and their families.

Huntington paralegal looks to continue mentoring after choice as VP of national group

By Carrie Salls | Aug 26, 2016

HUNTINGTON – Jill I. Francisco, a paralegal at Dinsmore and Shohl, LLP in Huntington, was recently elected vice president of the National Association of Legal Assistants/Paralegals (NALA).

Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia elects new president

By Russell Boniface | Jul 27, 2016

CHARLESTON – Jill Cranston Rice has been elected president of the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia.

Defendant in Greenbrier Minerals lawsuit files motion to dismiss

By Kyla Asbury | May 3, 2016

BECKLEY – One of the defendants in a lawsuit against Greenbrier Minerals filed a motion to dismiss for failure to timely serve.

Hobby Lobby wants injury lawsuit removed to federal court

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 28, 2016

HUNTINGTON – A woman is suing Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. after she claims she was injured on its property.

Federal judge denies motion for default judgment in AutoZone lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 20, 2016

HUNTINGTON – District Judge Robert C. Chambers denied a motion for default judgment in a lawsuit against AutoZone for injuries sustained on its property. On Oct. 22, the plaintiff, Mary Jane Goodall, filed an application for entry of default judgment and supporting affidavit and a motion for default judgment, according to the order.

Woman accuses Zales of wage payment violations

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 24, 2016

CLARKSBURG – A woman is suing Zales Jewelers after she claims it violated the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act. Ashley Bond was employed as a consultant and manager with Zales until her employment was involuntarily terminated on Dec. 7, 2013, according to a complaint filed Feb. 9 in Harrison Circuit Court and removed to federal court on March 18.

Man files class action accusing PNC Bank of illegal fee assessment

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 1, 2016

CHARLESTON – A man is suing PNC Bank in a class action lawsuit after he claims it illegally charged fees to consumers.

Man says Greenbrier Minerals wrongfully terminated him

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 21, 2015

BECKLEY – A man is suing Greenbrier Minerals LLC after he claims his employment was wrongfully terminated in violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act. Nathan Brada was also named as a defendant in the suit. John T.

Woman accuses Select Specialty Hospital of wrongful termination

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 21, 2015

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing Select Specialty Hospital-Charleston Inc. after she claims her employment was wrongfully terminated. Debbie Dea Basham was hired by the defendant in 2002 and throughout her employment, she performed all her duties in a satisfactory manner, according to a complaint filed Sept. 4 in Kanawha Circuit Court and removed to federal court. Basham claims throughout her employment, she was certified for intermittent leave by the defendant under the Family and Medical Leave

Woman sues AutoZone Parts for injuries

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 15, 2015

HUNTINGTON – A woman is suing AutoZone Parts Inc. after she claims she was injured on its premises. On Sept. 2, 2013, Mary Jane Goodall was at AutoZone and attempted to enter the store when she tripped on the concrete block stop located in the parking space and fell to the ground, causing severe and permanent eye and head injuries, according to a complaint filed July 10 in Cabell Circuit Court and removed to federal court on Nov. 13. Goodall claims AutoZone failed to maintain the parking lot w

Woman accuses Marion Co. Coal of discrimination, retaliation

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 1, 2015

CLARKSBURG – A woman is suing the Marion County Coal Company alleging discrimination and retaliation. 

PERSONNEL FILE: Gray comes home, joins Dinsmore's Charleston office

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 19, 2015

CHARLESTON – The Charleston office of Dinsmore & Shohl has welcomed partner John S.

Judge denies bid to block deposition of EPA chief in coal case

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 13, 2015

WHEELING – A federal judge has ruled that U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will be deposed in a lawsuit about coal mining regulations despite a bid by the agency to block it. On Nov. 12, Judge John Preston Bailey ruled that McCarthy’s involvement with Clean Air Act regulations means she is relevant enough to be deposed.

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