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Lawsuit alleging injury at Chief Logan State Park transferred to Logan County

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 27, 2016

LOGAN – A lawsuit alleging injuries at Chief Logan State Park originally filed in Kanawha Circuit Court has been transferred to Logan Circuit Court.

Trial set for MillerCoors truck shifting load lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | May 2, 2016

ELKINS – A trial date has been set in a lawsuit against MillerCoors alleging the company’s negligence caused injuries.

Kanawha judge dismisses former Metro 911 employee's lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 18, 2016

CHARLESTON – A lawsuit against Metro 911 by a former employee has been dismissed from Kanawha Circuit Court.

Court denies Beckley’s motion to dismiss in retirement lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 18, 2016

CHARLESTON – Kanawha Circuit Court Judge Carrie L. Webster has denied the City of Beckley’s motion to dismiss in a lawsuit against it for allegedly failing to properly submit retirement paperwork. “This court finds that West Virginia Code … does not prohibit plaintiff’s claims against this defendant,” the March 6 order states. “This court finds that the plaintiff may pursue his cause of action under his public policy retaliation claim at this time.”

Ruggier MS Golf Tournament set for May 9

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 14, 2016

CHARLESTON – The Second Annual Duane Ruggier MS Golf Tournament is scheduled for May 9 at Berry Hills Country Club in Charleston. All proceeds for the tournament will go to the MS Society. Duane Ruggier II, an attorney at Pullin Fowler Flanagan Brown & Poe in Charleston, said it is a great honor that the tournament has been named after him.

Praising Benjamin: When saying the least says the most

By Kevin Robinson | Mar 28, 2016

BECKLEY – I had not been practicing law very long when I first met Justice Brent Benjamin, but longtime observers of the state Supreme Court have told me him taking a seat on the bench in 2005 brought a refreshing perspective to the Court.

Jury says Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority not negligent in injury suit

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 14, 2016

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha Circuit Court judge has entered a final judgment in a lawsuit against Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority after a two-day trial. Circuit Judge James C. Stucky entered the final judgment after a trial occurred on Feb. 22 and 23.

Foodfair denies blame in defective M&M lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 29, 2016

WAYNE – Foodfair Inc. filed an answer to the plaintiff’s complaint in a lawsuit against it and Mars Chocolate North America LLC alleging an object was in a bag of peanut M&Ms that caused the plaintiff to break a tooth. In its answer, Foodfair stated that there has been no proof whatsoever that it sold the alleged defective product in the case and/or caused the object at issue to be in Sue Osborne’s food, however, if the M&Ms at issue were sold by Foodfair, it was merchantable and fit for the int

Davis: Other justices ignored plain language of state code

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 3, 2016

CHARLESTON – State Supreme Court Justice Robin Jean Davis said the majority has continued to ignore the plain language of West Virginia code in a recent opinion.

Justices say court erred in insurance judgment

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 28, 2016

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that the circuit court erred in its decision to not credit State Farm for an advance payment.

Logan Co. NRA t-shirt lawsuit dismissed, will be re-filed

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | Jan 25, 2016

CHARLESTON – A lawsuit against the Logan County Board of Education has been dismissed from federal court, but the plaintiff’s attorney plans to re-file it. Attorney Ben White says he plans to re-file the lawsuit next week. He said he’s had financial problems as a result of the economy and had to downsize his law practice.

Three-judge panel dismisses removal petition against Nicholas Co. Commissioners

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 6, 2016

SUMMERSVILLE – A three-judge panel has dismissed a removal petition against the Nicholas County Commission, its president and two commissioners. The judges granted an order granting the respondents’ motion for summary judgment, according to the Jan. 4 order. The three-judge panel included Judges Phillip D. Gaujot, John W. Hatcher Jr. and Timothy L. Sweeney.

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