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

Carrie Salls Jul. 7, 2017, 8:00am

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

Kyla Asbury Jun. 22, 2017, 6:40am

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

Carrie Salls Jun. 6, 2017, 10:03am

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

Kyla Asbury May 16, 2017, 2:28pm

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

Kyla Asbury Mar. 14, 2017, 11:13am

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

Kyla Asbury Feb. 20, 2017, 1:57pm

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

Kyla Asbury Feb. 16, 2017, 3:11pm

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

Kyla Asbury Jan. 23, 2017, 12:27pm

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

Kyla Asbury Jan. 5, 2017, 2:47pm

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

Kyla Asbury Dec. 21, 2016, 12:54pm

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

Kyla Asbury Jul. 12, 2016, 3:27pm

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

Kyla Asbury Jun. 6, 2016, 12:44pm

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

Robert Hadley Apr. 27, 2016, 6:29pm

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

Kyla Asbury Apr. 15, 2016, 1:57pm

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

Robert Hadley Mar. 30, 2016, 6:03pm

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

Dispute over mineral rights lease payments lands in court

Robert Hadley Mar. 21, 2016, 7:39pm

WHEELING – Two Ohio County men say the firm they leased their oil and gas interests to have been paying them incorrectly.

Case against remodelers accused of fraud dismissed

Robert Hadley Mar. 15, 2016, 7:15pm

WINFIELD — A Putnam County couple is suing a firm they hired to remodel their kitchen, claiming the workers lied about the project’s cost.

Stone and gravel company sued over alleged unpaid bills

Kari Valence Feb. 24, 2016, 4:58pm

BECKLEY — An equipment company is suing a stone and gravel operation, claiming the defendant has failed to pay for equipment, service and parts.

Property owners accuse contractor of allegedly filing fraudulent lien

Robert Hadley Feb. 14, 2016, 3:37pm

CHARLESTON – Two Kanawha County property owners are suing a general contracting firm, Ford Associates, claiming the firm not only placed an invalid lien on their property, but also hired a contractor who performed shoddy work.

Landowners accuse Capital Land Services, others of breach of mineral lease contracts

Robert Hadley Feb. 11, 2016, 10:29pm

MOUNDSVILLE — A group of West Virginia landowners are suing Capital Land Services over a dispute involving mineral rights.