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Marketing specialist accuses state Department of Agriculture of discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 2, 2018

CHARLESTON — A marketing specialist is suing the state agriculture department, alleging discrimination and retaliation.

Morgan Stanley employee alleges denial of benefits

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 13, 2018

CHARLESTON — A Morgan Stanley employee is suing Metropolitan Life, alleging denial of benefits.

Couple claims Jackson County ATV sold defective tractor

By Philip Gonzales | May 23, 2018

RIPLEY — A Kanawha County couple is suing a tractor dealer, alleging breach of implied and express warranties in selling a defective vehicle.

Longtime employee alleges he was fired due to age

By Lhalie Castillo | May 7, 2018

PRINCETON — A Mercer County man is suing his employers, alleging age discrimination and constructive termination.

Medical student accuses Raleigh Co. hospital, others of sexual harassment

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 24, 2018

BECKLEY — An Ohio medical student is suing a Curacao medical school and a Raleigh County hospital, alleging sexual harassment.

Former secretary of state investigator alleges political affiliation was factor in his termination

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 13, 2018

CHARLESTON – A former investigator for the secretary of state alleges his age and political affiliation were factors in his unlawful termination.

Two more former employees sue Secretary of State for wrongful termination

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | Feb 8, 2018

CHARLESTON – Two more former employees are suing the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office after they claim their employment was wrongfully terminated.

Man sues Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston for denial of disability benefits

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 18, 2017

HUNTINGTON – A man is suing Liberty Assurance Company of Boston after he claims it denied his application for disability benefits.

Former Sheetz employee says he was wrongfully denied disability benefits

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 14, 2017

WINFIELD – A Scott Depot man formerly employed by Sheetz Inc. alleges he was wrongfully denied disability benefits.

$2.1 million settlement reached in wrongful termination lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 7, 2017

MORGANTOWN – The former general sales manager for John Howard Motors has won a settlement for $2.1 million against his former employer.

Employee accuses West Virginia agency of wrongful discharge

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 6, 2017

CHARLESTON — A Lincoln County woman is suing a West Virginia state agency, alleging a hostile work environment and wrongful or constructive eviction.

Supreme Court remands sexual abuse lawsuit back to state court

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 22, 2017

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has remanded a sexual abuse lawsuit back to state court. Nine minors and their parents brought suit against the Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Corporation of The Presiding Bishop of the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Steven Grow, Don Fishel, Christopher Michael Jensen, Christopher Jensen, Sandralee Jensen and Unnamed Defendant-1 alleging negligence claims, fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress, assault, battery and civil conspiracy related to, arise from and resulting in Jensen’s known and alleged sexual abuse of the minor plaintiffs, according to a June 14 opinion.

Four lawsuits blame DHHR for alleged sexual harassment

By Kyla Asbury | May 12, 2017

CHARLESTON - Four lawsuits were filed against the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources alleging sexual harassment.

Woman clams MetLife cut off long-term disability benefits

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 4, 2016

WHEELING – A woman is suing Metropolitan Life Insurance Company after she claims it wrongfully cut off her long-term disability benefits. Melania Streski-Herald is the CEO and the sole member of MDStreski LLC and offered an employee welfare benefit plan, providing long-term disability benefits to eligible employees, according to a complaint filed in Ohio Circuit Court and removed to federal court. Streski-Herald claims MetLife insured the long-term disability benefits provided by the Streski p

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