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Settlement reached in WVU sexual assault lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 20, 2017

CLARKSBURG – A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit against West Virginia University alleging a former student was sexually assaulted and the school mishandled her report of the rape.

Texas woman sues City of Westover for sister’s wrongful death

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 28, 2016

MORGANTOWN – A Texas woman is suing the City of Westover after she claims it is responsible for her sister’s wrongful death.

Woman sues WVU BOG for allowing attacker to remain a student

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 21, 2016

CLARKSBURG – A woman is suing the West Virginia University Board of Governors after she claims the school allowed her attacker to remain a student after she was sexually assaulted.

WVU student sues another student over alleged January assault

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 25, 2016

MORGANTOWN – A Lewis County woman and student at West Virginia University is suing another student she claims assaulted her.

WVU fraternity files motion to dismiss in pledge death case

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 17, 2015

MORGANTOWN – Kappa Sigma Fraternity has filed a motion to dismiss in a lawsuit alleging it and multiple other defendants were responsible for the hazing and death of a fraternity pledge. Kappa Sigma also filed a memorandum of law in support of its motion to dismiss, or in the alternative, motion for summary judgment. Kappa claims the plaintiffs failed to state a claim upon which relief can be granted, according to the memorandum. Kappa says it owed no duty to the plaintiffs on the night of th

New York family sues WVU, fraternity for son's death

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 9, 2015

MORGANTOWN – A New York family is suing West Virginia University after they claim a fraternity is responsible for their son's death due to hazing. Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Kappa Sigma Fraternity Gamma-Phi Chapter, Kappa Sigma House Asociation, Jordan Hankins, Richard Schwartz, Thomas Richey, Linda Richey and 20 unknown, unnamed individuals were also named as defendants in the suit, which was filed Oct. 8 in Monongalia Circuit Court. Hankins, a member of Kappa Sigma, was the Grand Master of Cere

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