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DITRAPANO BARRETT DIPIERO MCGINLEY & SIMMONS PLLC: Why Are Medical Malpractice Claims Considered Civil Cases?

By Press release submission | Sep 21, 2018

If you or a loved one have been injured while under the care of a healthcare professional, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice case.


By Press release submission | Aug 11, 2018

Regardless of the type of lawsuit you’re filing, you may be worrying about how you’ll pay for reliable and knowledgeable legal representation.

Wal-Mart customer alleges negligence caused fall, injuries

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 31, 2018

HUNTINGTON — A Huntington woman is suing Wal-Mart, alleging negligence in failing to keep a store premises safe.


By Press release submission | Jul 7, 2018

We’re halfway through 2018, and it’s been a busy six months for West Virginian lawmakers.

Ojeda files motion to dismiss, says he didn't violate man's civil rights

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 5, 2018

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 couple alleges drowsy motorist caused crash

By Philip Gonzales | May 3, 2018

CHARLESTON — A Charleston couple is suing a motorist, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries to the plaintiffs.

Judge approves $1.4 million settlement in teen’s death

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 15, 2018

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.

DiTrapano leaves a rich, colorful legacy

By Tim DiPiero | Nov 1, 2017

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.

Prominent Charleston attorney DiTrapano dies of cancer at 89

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 26, 2017

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.

Family member blames hospital operator for relative's death

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 11, 2017

CHARLESTON — A Milton man is suing a South Charleston hospital operator, alleging negligence caused the wrongful death of a relative.

Man accuses Marriott International, Charleston Marriott of discrimination

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 28, 2017

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.

Two more lawsuits filed against Raleigh General Hospital for unnecessary cardiac procedures

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 28, 2017

BECKLEY – Two more lawsuits have been filed against Raleigh General Hospital for unnecessary cardiac procedures performed by a former surgeon.

Callaghan hearing before state Supreme Court continued until Jan. 24

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 10, 2017

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.

Judge-elect files lawsuit over ethics charges

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 4, 2016

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.

Trial set for Charleston's roofing suit against Ohio Valley Spray Foam

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 20, 2016

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.

A few more lawsuits filed related to 2014 chemical spill

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 11, 2016

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.

Parent sues Fayette Co. school board after daughter's sexual assault by bus driver

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 14, 2015

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.

Lawsuit details sexual assault claims against former Logan Co. judge

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 23, 2015

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.

Petition to remove Charleston mayor is dismissed

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 24, 2015

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 Co. parents blame Bizzack Construction for childrens' injuries

By Carol Ostrow | Aug 21, 2015

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.

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