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Wheeling Italian festival organizer alleges insurer owes nearly $60,000

By Philip Gonzales | May 24, 2018

WHEELING — An Italian festival organizer and an insurer are suing another insurance company, alleging breach of the insurance contract and common law bad faith.

Man sues Res-Care for wrongful termination of employment

By Record staff | May 8, 2018

HUNTINGTON – A man is suing Res-Care after he claims his employment was wrongfully terminated.

Businesses file suit against Fayette County sheriff over distrained property

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 28, 2018

FAYETTEVILLE – Two businesses allege their property cannot lawfully be distrained because of delinquent taxes owed by a distinct corporate entity.

Day Surgery Limited insurers seek judgment over coverage for sexual misconduct suits

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 19, 2017

CHARLESTON – The insurers of a surgery center in West Virginia are seeking a judgment regarding their duties to provide coverage for sexual misconduct claims.

Woman sues for injuries sustained at Chester post office

By From staff reports | Oct 23, 2017

WHEELING – A woman is suing Hiler Buffalo after she claims she was injured at the post office when it allegedly failed to properly maintain a handrail.

Defense Attorney of the Year winner: Earning clients' trust, confidence is 'sacred'

By Carrie Salls | Jul 7, 2017

CHARLESTON – Bailey & Wyant PLLC Managing Member Charles Bailey is the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia’s 2017 Defense Attorney of the Year.

Debt collection suit decision reversed by state Supreme Court

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 22, 2017

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has reversed a lawsuit alleging violations of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act.

Oko-ogua named as Leadership Council on Legal Diversity fellow

By Carrie Salls | Jun 6, 2017

CHARLESTON – Nigeria native and Bailey & Wyant partner Suleiman Oko-ogua has been selected as a 2017 fellow to the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

Man sues Jet Blue Airways for delay, causing him to miss connecting flight

By Kyla Asbury | May 16, 2017

MARTINSBURG – A man is suing Jet Blue Airways after he claims it breached its contract and was negligent.

River City Ale Works sues Wheeling groups over lease disagreement

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 14, 2017

WHEELING – River City Ale Works is suing Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation after it claims it wrongfully declared River City had defaulted on its lease.

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.

30 cases filed against CSX for train derailment

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 16, 2017

FAYETTEVILLE – Thirty lawsuits have been filed against CSX Transportation for the 2015 train derailment that caused approximately 300 families to evacuate the area due to fires, explosions and Bakken crude oil spilling into the Kanawha River.

Couple sues Jay-Bee Oil & Gas for assault, battery

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 23, 2017

WHEELING – A man and his wife are suing Jay-Bee Oil & Gas after they claim two supervisors created a hostile work environment and their actions constituted assault and battery.

Woman sues UnitedHealth Group for terminating disability benefits

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 5, 2017

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing UnitedHealth Group after she claims it wrongfully terminated her disability benefits.

Woman sues UnitedHealth Group, Standard Insurance Company for denying benefits

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 21, 2016

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing UnitedHealth Group and Standard Insurance Company after she claims she is disabled and the insurance company terminated her benefits.

Family Dollar removes injury lawsuit to federal court

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 12, 2016

CHARLESTON – A couple is suing Family Dollar Stores of West Virginia after they claim the store was negligent in keeping the store maintained.

Supreme Court says circuit court erred in granting summary judgment

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 6, 2016

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that a circuit court erred in granting summary judgment against the landowner in a lawsuit.

Energy firms want to move royalty case to federal court

By Robert Hadley | Apr 27, 2016

WHEELING – Several energy companies who are defendants in a civil case involving oil and gas royalties wants to transfer the case from state court to federal court.

Justices: Former DHHR officials should get whistleblower hearing

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 15, 2016

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that two former employees of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources should receive a hearing on their whistleblower claims. The appeal was from Kanawha Circuit Court’s May 16, 2014, and June 13, 2014, orders granting summary judgment in favor of the WVHDDR, Rocco Fucillo and Warren Keefer on each of Jennifer N.

Mother seeks settlement of daughters’ bus crash injuries

By Robert Hadley | Mar 30, 2016

LOGAN – A Logan County woman is petitioning the court to settle a personal injury case on behalf of her 9-year-old twin daughters.

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