Bowles Rice LLP News

Man sues International Coal Group for wrongful termination

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 2, 2017

BECKLEY – A man is suing International Coal Group after he claims his employment was wrongfully terminated.

Former employee accuses Bowles Rice of discrimination, harassment

By Kyla Asbury | May 4, 2017

CHARLESTON – A former employee is suing the Bowles Rice law firm after he claims he experienced harassment and discrimination by employees of the firm.

Former Gov. Tomblin staffer joins Bowles Rice

By Cheyenne Dickerson | Mar 15, 2017

CHARLESTON – Peter Markham, previous general counsel and deputy chief of staff for Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and lawyer since 2003, was recently added as an attorney at Bowles Rice, where he feels a “strong family connection.”

Harvey elected to Bowles Rice’s executive committee

By Melissa Busch | Mar 9, 2017

CHARLESTON – Partners of the law firm Bowles Rice LLC have elected attorney Ronda L. Harvey to its executive committee.

Former Highmark president brings unique perspective to Bowles Rice practice

By Carrie Salls | Mar 2, 2017

PARKERSBURG – Former Highmark West Virginia president Fred Earley will now practice law at Bowles Rice. 

Keith Burdette new business development director at Bowles Rice

By Dee Thompson | Feb 28, 2017

CHARLESTON – Bowles Rice, one of the state’s leading law firms, has hired Keith Burdette, former Cabinet Secretary for the West Virginia Department of Commerce, as the firm’s business development director. He started Feb. 1.

Companies ask judge to dismiss Preston Board of Education lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 24, 2017

KINGWOOD – Two of the defendants in a lawsuit filed by the Preston County Board of Education for breach of contract are asking the circuit judge to dismiss the lawsuit.

Mountain Heritage Realty sues CHHS Investments for breach of contract

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 23, 2017

MARTINSBURG – Mountain Heritage Realty is suing CHHS Investments after it claims it breached its listing agreement.

Woman sues SiSu Concierge Service, business partner for failing to pay back loan

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 18, 2017

MORGANTOWN – A woman is suing SiSu Concierge Service and her business partner after she claims her business partner failed to repay a loan and the company needs proper liability insurance for its vehicle.

Heywood named to WVU board at 'particularly thrilling time'

By Carrie Salls | Dec 19, 2016

MORGANTOWN – Thomas A. Heywood, a Charleston attorney and civic leader, was one of two individuals named to the West Virginia University Board of Governors by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.  

Charles Town Races says sand it bought was contaminated with rocks

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 8, 2016

MARTINSBURG – PNGI Charles Town Gaming LLC is suing York Building Products Co. Inc. after it claims the sand it purchased was contaminated with rocks.

State Supreme Court says foundation isn’t exempt from property tax

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 13, 2016

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that University Healthcare Foundation is not exempt from property taxes because it is not primarily and immediately used for charitable purposes.

Humphreys firm appeals bankruptcy court remand, seeks stay

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 22, 2016

CHARLESTON – A prominent Charleston law firm has appealed a recent federal bankruptcy court ruling that remanded part of a case against him and his firm back to Kanawha County.

Justices say insurer not entitled to money it did not pay out

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 22, 2016

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that an insurance company is not entitled to a statutory right of subrogation.

Embattled funeral home director files lawsuit over purchase of business

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 8, 2016

WINFIELD – A Putnam County funeral home facing its own legal issues has filed a lawsuit against another funeral home and some family trusts for “tortuous interference with an advantageous business relationship,” interference with a contract and civil conspiracy.

Woman accuses Jefferson Memorial Hospital for FMLA violations

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 12, 2016

MARTINSBURG – A woman is suing Jefferson Memorial Hospital after she claims it violated the Family and Medical Leave Act. Crystal D.

Funeral home owners named in another lawsuit

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 7, 2016

WINFIELD – The grandson of the founders of a Poca funeral home is suing the current owners, who already were facing legal troubles. J. Michael Gatens III filed his lawsuit Feb. 12 in Putnam Circuit Court claiming Chad Harding owes him $113,000 on a promissory note as well as interest. Harding is the owner of Gatens-Harding Funeral Home and has been accused of falsely reporting 111 deaths to an insurance company, allegedly to collect pre-need funeral services.

Antero Resources files suit to partition or force sale of land’s mineral rights

By Robert Hadley | Feb 19, 2016

WEST UNION – An oil and gas exploration company is suing to force the sale of the mineral rights of a 70-acre tract of land in Doddridge County to obtain them.

West Virginia Business Court marks unique place in legal system

By Chris Galford | Feb 15, 2016

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Business Court, a relatively recent addition to the state's legal system, is making an impact with its unique methodology. In April and May, lawyers from across the state will have an opportunity to interact with the justices of the two-year-old court division, as part of a seminar series hosted by the National Business Institute and partners from Bowles Rice. The seminars, to take place in Charleston and Morgantown, respectively, will seek to shine light on the co

Forums allow a chance to interact with Business Court

By Chris Galford | Feb 11, 2016

CHARLESTON — The National Business Institute (NBI) has partnered with a law firm to moderate judicial forums in Charleston and Morgantown this spring. The upcoming seminars, set for May and April, will revolve around the West Virginia Business Court and judiciary takes on litigation, and will be managed by two Bowles Rice partners. Stuart McMillan and Andrew Fusco will each manage their own seminar, respectively.

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