We’re halfway through 2018, and it’s been a busy six months for West Virginian lawmakers.
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CHARLESTON – U.S. Congress candidate and state Senator Richard Ojeda has filed a motion to dismiss the federal lawsuit against him claiming he violated a man’s civil rights.
CHARLESTON — A Charleston couple is suing a motorist, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries to the plaintiffs.
CHARLESTON – Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority and Metro Emergency Operations Center have been ordered to pay a total of $1.4 million for the death of a 15-year-old who collapsed after playing basketball.
When a man like Rudy DiTrapano, your legal mentor and friend, lives a full life for 89 years, you're naturally sad but you have an abiding sense of gratitude that he was around so long and so sharp until the very end. But some lives touch you and so many others in such profound ways that their death is especially noteworthy and significant. And you find yourself not willing to say good-bye silently. That’s the case with Rudy. I've got to publicly thank him and pay tribute to his incredible life.
CHARLESTON – Prominent Charleston attorney Rudy DiTrapano died Oct. 24. DiTrapano, who had been battling prostate cancer, was 89. He practiced law for 65 years. He was of counsel with his namesake law firm DiTrapano, Barrett, DiPiero, McGinley and Simmons.
CHARLESTON — A Milton man is suing a South Charleston hospital operator, alleging negligence caused the wrongful death of a relative.
CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County man is suing Marriott International and Charleston Marriott after he claims he was fired for applying for workers’ compensation benefits and using self defense against a patron who attacked him.
BECKLEY – Two more lawsuits have been filed against Raleigh General Hospital for unnecessary cardiac procedures performed by a former surgeon.
CHARLESTON – A state Supreme Court hearing regarding the potential suspension of a newly elected circuit judge has been continued until later this month, and none of the elected Justices will hear the case.
CHARLESTON – Nicholas Circuit Court judge-elect Stephen Callaghan has filed a lawsuit asking for a federal judge to dismiss a disciplinary case against him. Callaghan is facing ethics charges for campaign tactics during the May primary, in which he defeated longtime Nicholas Circuit Judge Gary Johnson by just over 200 votes.
CHARLESTON – The scheduling order has been filed, giving a trial date for a lawsuit involving the City of Charleston and Ohio Valley Spray Foam Inc. The trial has been set for Nov. 29, according to a scheduling order.
CHARLESTON – A handful of lawsuits were filed Friday related to 2014’s Elk River Chemical Spill. Saturday, Jan. 9, was the two-year anniversary of the incident that left about 300,000 residents without access to tap water for nine days.
CHARLESTON - A parent is suing Fayette County Board of Education after they claim their daughter was sexually assaulted by a bus driver. Steven Richard "Rick" Malay, a bus driver employed by Fayette County Board of Education, was also named as a defendant in the suit. B.H.
LOGAN – The secretary for a former Logan County family judge has accused him of sexually assaulting her. Jason Harwood resigned from his judgeship in July, and he agreed to never seek judicial office again in West Virginia. In an admonishment from the state Judicial Investigation Commission, Hardwood admitted to having a sexual relationship with his former secretary. Two months later, that secretary now has filed a civil lawsuit in Logan Circuit Court against Harwood.
CHARLESTON – A petition to remove Charleston Mayor Danny Jones from office quickly was dismissed Monday. Janet “J.T.” Thompson, who ran against Jones in the municipal election earlier this year, filed the petition just after Jones was sworn in for his fourth term as West Virginia’s largest city.
LOGAN—Two Logan County families are suing a construction business on behalf of their minor children on charges stemming from an automobile accident which the plaintiffs say was the defendant’s fault.