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The high price of fantasy and a licentious culture

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 16, 2019

It’s clear from the increasing prevalence of such cases, however, that our licentious culture is toxic, encouraging adults and the young people they should be protecting to see each other as objects of their sexual fantasies.

Wheeling teacher denies sexual, mental abuse claims; says she was victim of physical, emotional abuse

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 12, 2019

WHEELING – The attorney for a former Ohio County teacher who allegedly sexually and mentally abused a former student of hers says his client denies the allegations. In fact, she alleges she was a victim of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her accuser.

Customer alleges repair shop stole parts from his '51 Chevy

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 26, 2019

MORGANTOWN — A vehicle owner is suing a pair of auto repair shops that he has accused of breach of duty and theft.

Former Justice Benjamin says Bailey & Wyant is a 'good fit for me and for the firm'

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 25, 2019

CHARLESTON – Two years after leaving the state Supreme Court, former Justice Brent Benjamin has joined Bailey & Wyant as an Of Counsel member.

Neighbors claim gas company damaged their property

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 8, 2019

Property owners are suing a natural service gas company, citing alleged tortious interference and trespassing.

Theater union member's sexual harassment case against business manager remanded to state court

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 31, 2019

WHEELING – An Ohio County woman’s lawsuit against a union and its business manager alleging sexual harassment and retaliatory discharge has been remanded back to state court.

Cheat Lake Marina seeks $4.5M from insurance agency and company, alleges civil conspiracy

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 30, 2019

MORGANTOWN – A Monongalia County business has filed a $4.5 million lawsuit against an insurance agent and insurance company, accusing them of civil conspiracy, breach of contract and bad faith.

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.

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