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Lawsuit filed after chlorine ruptures rail car, sends dangerous plume into the air

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 11, 2018

MOUND​SVILLE — Companies that service and repair rail cars are being sued after 178,000 pounds of liquid chlorine ruptured a rail car and sent a dangerous chemical plume into the air.

Bank alleges motorcycle dealership owes nearly $143,000

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 11, 2018

CHARLESTON — A Walton bank is suing a Pratt motorcycle dealership, alleging it owes nearly $143,000 for breach of contract.

Barbour County jury finds Alderson Broaddus 30 percent liable in nude picture case

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 11, 2018

PHILIPPI — A Barbour County jury found that Alderson Broaddus University was 30 percent liable in its supervision and retention of former coach Collins Murphy, who secretly photographed female student-athletes in the dorm in which he was the residence director.

Court issues order asking to show cause regarding Jenkins, Armstead eligibility

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 21, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has issued an order saying a rule to show cause is needed in the case regarding the eligibility of two appointments Gov. Jim Justice recently made to the court.

Loan borrower allegedly failed to make monthly payments

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 10, 2018

WINFIELD — A national banking association is suing customers, alleging refusal to apply payments of nearly $160,000.

Loan borrower allegedly failed to make monthly payments

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 9, 2018

WINFIELD — A national banking association is suing customers, alleging breach of contract in failing to pay more than $100,000.

Columbia Gas claims property owners interfered with pipeline work

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 7, 2018

CLARKSBURG — A gas company is suing property owners David James Mullan and Candy Jo Mullan for tortious interference related to the plaintiff's construction of a gas pipeline.

Couple sues coal companies for property damage

By Record staff | May 8, 2018

CLARKSBURG – A couple is suing The Harrison County Coal Company and Consolidation Coal Company after they claim they are responsible for property damage.

11 Antero royalty payment lawsuits removed to federal court

By From staff reports | Mar 1, 2018

MARTINSBURG – Eleven lawsuits against Antero Resources for oil and gas royalty payment issues were removed to federal court.

City National Bank alleges two Justice companies defaulted on agreement

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 27, 2018

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County national banking association alleges it is owed $3.8 million from two Virginia companies owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice.

Couple sues ICG Beckley, Arch Coal for work injury

By From staff reports | Feb 23, 2018

BECKLEY – A couple is suing ICG Beckley and Arch Coal after they claim the companies are responsible for a work injury rendering a 29-year-old a quadriplegic.

SWN Production Co. alleges wells were overvalued by state's tax department

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 6, 2018

MOUNDSVILLE – The owner of 56 Marcellus wells in Marshall County allege the wells were overvalued.

Nine individuals sue Eagle Natrium for plant explosion

By From staff reports | Jan 29, 2018

WHEELING – Nine people are suing Eagle Natrium after they claim it negligently maintained the area of the Natrium Plant that exploded and caused them injuries.

Man accuses Telgian Corporation of workers’ comp discrimination

By From staff reports | Jan 26, 2018

CHARLESTON – A man is suing Telgian Corporation after he claims he was discriminated against due to his workers’ compensation claim.

Steptoe & Johnson attorney credits West Virginia roots for environmental law recognition

By Carrie Salls | Dec 21, 2017

CHARLESTON – Steptoe & Johnson attorney Kathy G. Beckett was recognized recently for her reputation in environmental law by being named a fellow of The American College of Environmental Lawyers, according to a statement released by the firm.

Pinnacle Mining agrees to pay $1.236M to individuals for property damage

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 23, 2017

BECKLEY – Pinnacle Mining has agreed to pay more $1.236 million to a individuals who alleged they experienced property damages due to the company’s underground mining activities.

Judge partially denies motion to dismiss in car accident lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 23, 2017

WHEELING – A judge has granted in part and denied in part a motion to dismiss a lawsuit alleging injuries an employee suffered in a car accident.

Outback Steakhouse dishes case removed to federal court

By From staff reports | Oct 23, 2017

BLUEFIELD – A couple is suing Outback Steakhouse after they claim it was responsible for injuries sustained at the restaurant. OSI Restaurant Partners and Jane Doe were also named as defendants in the suit.

Woman accuses Raleigh General Hospital of wrongful termination

By From staff reports | Oct 20, 2017

BECKLEY – A woman is suing Raleigh General Hospital for after she claims her employment was wrongfully terminated.

Trump taps Charleston lawyer for U.S. attorney post

By John Severance | Oct 20, 2017

CHARLESTON – Michael Stuart, a former state Republican chairman and a member of the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson, was nominated in September by President Donald Trump to become the U.S. attorney for the southern half of West Virginia.

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