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Statutory penalty of nearly $11 million imposed against Quicken Loans

Kyla Asbury Aug. 25, 2017, 9:23am

WHEELING – A statutory penalty of nearly $11 million was imposed on Quicken Loans by a federal judge in a class action lawsuit.

Two drug distribution lawsuits removed to federal court

Kyla Asbury Aug. 8, 2017, 2:25pm

CHARLESTON – Lawsuits filed by Chapmanville Mayor Raaimie Barker and the Mercer County Commission against the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy and multiple drug distributors have been removed to federal court.

WVSU groundwater contamination lawsuit removed to federal court

Kyla Asbury Jul. 28, 2017, 12:54pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia State University Board of Governors’ lawsuit against Dow Chemical alleging groundwater contamination has been removed to federal court.

Settlement affirmed in Taurus pistol class action lawsuit

Kyla Asbury Jul. 10, 2017, 3:51pm

CHARLESTON – A settlement has been affirmed in a Taurus pistol class action lawsuit filed by Charleston law firm Bailey & Glasser.

Federal judge shoots down water crisis settlement proposal

Chris Dickerson Jul. 7, 2017, 9:11am

CHARLESTON – A federal judge has nixed a proposed class action settlement regarding the 2014 Elk River chemical spill. U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver Jr. on July 6 issued an order denying the proposal. He denied it without prejudice, meaning the parties can refile a revised agreement.

Four drug distributor lawsuits removed to federal court

Kyla Asbury Jul. 5, 2017, 2:32pm

CHARLESTON – Four lawsuits against drug distributors for allegedly contributing to the opiate epidemic have been removed to federal court. The lawsuits were filed by Mayor Charles Sparks, on behalf of the town of Kermit; Mayor Vivian Livinggood, on behalf of the town of Gilbert; Mayor Reba Honaker, on behalf of the city of Welch; and the Lincoln County Commission.

Berry Energy sues Antero, Chesapeake for nearly $300,000

Kyla Asbury Jun. 21, 2017, 10:52am

CLARKSBURG – Berry Energy Inc. is suing Antero Resources Corporation after it claims Antero improperly withheld nearly $300,000. Chesapeake Appalachia LLC was also named as a defendant in the suit.

Cardinal Health files motion for summary judgment in opioid lawsuits

Chris Dickerson Jun. 15, 2017, 1:42pm

CHARLESTON – Cardinal Health has filed a motion for summary judgment or partial summary judgment as to all claims.

N.C. federal judge triples damages in Dish Network telemarketing lawsuit

Kyla Asbury May 26, 2017, 8:58am

CHARLESTON – A federal judge in North Carolina has tripled the damages to $61.34 million in a lawsuit against Dish Network alleging Telephone Consumer Protection Act violations in a case worked on by a Charleston-based law firm.

Customer accuses consumer reporting agency of inaccuracies

Philip Gonzales May 22, 2017, 9:56am

MARTINSBURG — A customer has filed a class action lawsuit against a consumer reporting agency, alleging inaccurate reporting.

Water crisis attorneys seek $45 million in legal fees, court expenses

Chris Dickerson May 10, 2017, 8:29am

CHARLESTON – The attorneys for plaintiffs in the 2014 water crisis litigation have asked a federal judge to approve more than $45 million in fees and expenses for their work on the case.

Couple blames medical care providers for husband's hepatitis

Philip Gonzales May 5, 2017, 9:51am

BECKLEY — A couple is suing Raleigh General Hospital and medical care providers, alleging medical negligence led to injuries for the husband.

Supreme Court says Frontier class action should go to arbitration

Kyla Asbury Apr. 24, 2017, 8:18am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that a 2014 Frontier class action lawsuit needs to be remanded back to state court to go through arbitration.

Federal judge rules Wilmington Trust owes nearly $30 million

Kyla Asbury Mar. 20, 2017, 2:42pm

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A federal judge has ruled that Wilmington Trust owes Employee Stock Ownership Plan participants nearly $30 million as a result of a stock-purchase that violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.

Another former student sues Logan school board for sexual abuse

Kyla Asbury Mar. 13, 2017, 10:51am

LOGAN – Another former student is suing the Logan County Board of Education after she claims she was sexually abused by a teacher Ryan Waugh was also named as a defendant in the suit.

Woman accuses CNA of unlawful sale of 'gap insurance'

Kyla Asbury Mar. 13, 2017, 10:14am

LOGAN – A woman filed a class action lawsuit against CNA National Warranty Corporation alleging it unlawfully sold gap insurance.

Bailey & Glasser lawyers part of $20M verdict in Dish Network class action

Kyla Asbury Feb. 8, 2017, 12:21pm

CHARLESTON – A North Carolina jury awarded a $20 million verdict in a class action lawsuit against Dish Network for violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The trial lasted five days.

AG's office was asked to file asphalt suit three times, DOH attorney says

Chris Dickerson Feb. 8, 2017, 11:47am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office was asked three times to file a suit on behalf of the state Department of Highways regarding the price of asphalt, according to a DOH attorney.

Former Logan Co. student says she was sexually abused by a teacher

Kyla Asbury Feb. 6, 2017, 12:23pm

LOGAN – A former student is suing the Logan County Board of Education after she claims she was sexually abused by a teacher.

UPDATED: AG's office stepping into asphalt pricing lawsuit

Chris Dickerson Jan. 11, 2017, 9:41am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Attorney General’s office is stepping into a lawsuit regarding the price of asphalt. On Jan. 10, a lawyer for the state Department of Transportation told legislators the agency has an agreement with Patrick Morrisey’s office to handle the case.