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Judge upholds arbitration ruling against Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON – A federal judge upheld a $3.8 million arbitration ruling against The Charleston Gazette-Mail.

Four lawsuits removed to federal court involving age discrimination

CHARLESTON – Four lawsuits involving age discrimination at GreenWood Inc. have been removed to federal court.

Motion for expedited hearing filed in Charleston Gazette-Mail case, newspaper might be sold

CHARLESTON – The Charleston Gazette-Mail might be sold to another company, according to court documents filed in a lawsuit in federal court between MediaNews Group and Daily Gazette Company.

Veteran files suit against Military Officers Association of America over insurance policy cancellation

CHARLESTON – A retired Lincoln County Marine Corps veteran alleges he was not notified of the pending cancellation of his life insurance policy.

Former Diamond Electric MFG. Corp. employee alleges interference with FMLA rights

CHARLESTON – A Putnam County woman alleges her former Eleanor employer terminated her in retaliation for taking medical leaves.

Day Surgery Limited insurers seek judgment over coverage for sexual misconduct suits

CHARLESTON – The insurers of a surgery center in West Virginia are seeking a judgment regarding their duties to provide coverage for sexual misconduct claims.

Eric Insurance contract breach suit goes to federal court

CHARLESTON – A lawsuit against Erie Insurance Company alleging breach of contract has been removed to federal court.

Lawsuit against Hartford Insurance Company moved to federal court

CHARLESTON – A lawsuit against Hartford Insurance Company of the Midwest alleging it failed to offer a reasonable settlement to an underinsured motorist claim has been removed to federal court.

More than 43,000 claims filed in water crisis settlement with two months to go

CHARLESTON – More than 43,000 claims have been filed in the water crisis settlement with two months to go until the deadline.

Opioid MDL assigned to Cleveland despite push for Charleston, Faber

ST. LOUIS – Drug distributors defending opioid suits of local governments in the court of District Judge David Faber in Charleston wanted Faber to preside over opioid suits from all across the nation.

Matewan alleged to owe more than $400,000 for services on water, wastewater plants

CHARLESTON – A Boston company alleges a Mingo County town owes more than $400,000 for water and wastewater treatment services.

Certified nursing assistant alleges Clay Health Care Center failed to accommodate injury

CHARLESTON – A Roane County woman formerly employed as a certified nursing assistant alleges an Ivydale company failed to accommodate her after she was injured while working.

Parkersburg warehouse fire cases removed to federal court

CHARLESTON – Three class-action lawsuits over a Parkersburg warehouse fire have been removed to federal court.

Federal judge remands Boone County Assessor’s Office lawsuit back to state court

CHARLESTON – A federal judge has granted a motion to remand a lawsuit against the Boone County Assessor’s Office back to state court.

Federal judge denies motion to stay discovery in John Deere credit violation lawsuit

CHARLESTON – A federal judge has denied a motion to stay discovery in a lawsuit against John Deere alleging West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act and Federal Truth in Lending Act violations.

Female driver accuses Penske of discrimination based on sex

CHARLESTON – A Logan County truck driver alleges that her employer treated male drivers more favorably and failed to provide accommodation to her after a surgery.

National panel to decide about consolidating federal opioid cases

WASHINGTON – Judges on a national panel must decide whether to consolidate opioid suits of local governments and, if so, whether to ​​​​​send them to West Virginia, Illinois or Ohio.

Some people are never satisfied

Greed used to be considered a bad thing, a vice. How often have we heard that line from St. Paul's epistle about the love of money being the root of all evil? How many times have parents and teachers reminded us of Aesop's fable about the dog that lost the bone he had while trying to snag another one from his reflection in a stream?

Amherst Madison employee alleges hands were crushed while trying to remove log

CHARLESTON – A Red House man alleges he was injured while working on the Ohio River when his hands were crushed.

Federal judge says woman can file amended complaint or her case will be dismissed

CHARLESTON – A federal judge issued an opinion and order in a lawsuit against Star Farm Fire & Casualty Insurance Company in which he said the plaintiff could file an amended complaint for a limited amount of time or her case will be dismissed.