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West Virginia Industrial Council won’t fire workers’ comp judge

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 8, 2018

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Industrial Council has voted not to fire Chief Administrative Law Judge Rebecca A. Roush’s after a meeting was conducted on March 8.

Armstead also backs constitutional amendment on court budget; Former justice says 'not so fast'

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 17, 2017

CHARLESTON – The Speaker of the House of Delegates and a former Supreme Court justice also are speaking out about the court’s recently revealed renovation spending.

Gazette-Mail asks judge to vacate arbitration ruling

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 25, 2017

CHARLESTON – The Charleston Gazette-Mail has asked a federal judge to vacate a $3.8 million arbitration ruling made against the newspaper earlier this month.

It's time to consider legalizing marijuana in West Virginia

By Richard Neely | Feb 21, 2017

CHARLESTON – Has anyone noticed that a person can roller skate down Charleston’s Quarrier Street at high noon without fear of being hit by a car?

Tennessee woman sues FirstEnergy Generation for injuries

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 29, 2016

ST. MARYS – A Tennessee woman is suing FirstEnergy Generation LLC after she claims she was injured during the course of her job duties.

Man sues Coal Country Clinic for negligence in posting YouTube video

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 1, 2016

BECKLEY – A man is suing Coal Country Clinic after he claims the clinic and Dr. Michael Kostenko posted a YouTube video of a lecture in which his name and person were seen in the video.

Justices affirm circuit court decision confirming arbitration award

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 16, 2016

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has affirmed a circuit court’s decision confirming the arbitration award in a lawsuit filed nearly six years ago. The petitioner, Ryan Cunningham, appeals from the November 2, 2011, order of Kanawha Circuit Court confirming an arbitration award and entering judgment on that award.

Former employee claims Martinsburg law firm bilked clients

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 1, 2016

CHARLESTON – A Martinsburg law office that was raided by the FBI in November now is being named a defendant in a federal lawsuit by a former employee who claims the firm overbilled clients.

Neely: Delaware newspaper suit simply 'about money'

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 5, 2015

CHARLESTON – An attorney says a lawsuit regarding the recent consolidation of Charleston’s two daily newspapers simply is about money. Last month, Charleston Publishing Company filed a complaint against Daily Gazette Company and Daily Gazette Holding Company LLC in Delaware Chancery Court. Charleston Publishing Company is a subsidiary of MediaNews Group Inc. doing business as Digital First Media. MediaNews Group was the owner of the Charleston Daily Mail, which merged in July with the Cha

Kanawha judge sides with Morrisey in Gazette FOIA dispute

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 16, 2015

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County judge has ruled in favor of West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in a newspaper’s request for summary judgment in a FOIA case. In his final order dated Sept. 14, Kanawha Circuit Judge Charles King granted Morrisey’s office’s Motion for Summary Judgment and denied one by The Daily Gazette Company and The Charleston Gazette. The Gazette, which recently merged with The Charleston Daily Mail had sought the release of some documents from Morrisey and his off

Judge tells AG, Gazette-Mail to meet about antitrust petition

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 1, 2015

WINFIELD – A Putnam County judge has told the state Attorney General’s office and the state’s largest newspaper to talk things over before coming back to his courtroom for the next hearing about a possible antitrust violation. Putnam Circuit Judge Phillip Stowers on Tuesday told attorneys from AG Patrick Morrisey’s office and lawyers representing the Charleston Gazette-Mail to meet soon to discuss Morrisey’s petition seeking an investigative subpoena looking into possible state Antitrust Act vi

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