U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia Charleston Division News

Employee claims CAMC mistreated him because of his ethnicity

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 15, 2019

An employee is suing a health care facility, citing alleged racial discrimination and wrongful discharge.

Canterbury says damage done by Loughry goes deeper than crimes for which he was convicted

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 14, 2019

CHARLESTON – The former state Supreme Court administrator who was fired days after former Justice Allen Loughry became chief justice says he thinks justice has been served.

Estate of man killed in collision sues driver, owner

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 14, 2019

A personal representative is suing a vehicle owner and operator, citing alleged negligence.

Loughry sentenced to two years in prison

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 13, 2019

CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry has been sentenced to two years in prison and three years supervised probation.

Juror at heart of Loughry's motion seeking new trial upset by allegations: 'We were so fair'

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 11, 2019

CHARLESTON – The juror whose social media usage was the focus of former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry’s motion seeking a new trial is upset by the accusations.

Federal judge denies another Loughry request for new trial; sentencing set for Feb. 13

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 9, 2019

CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry has been denied a second request for a new trial. On Feb. 8, U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver issued an order related to a sealed motion seeking a new trial. Copenhaver previously denied Loughry’s other request for a new trial last month.

Two federal lawsuits filed for semi truck crash

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 8, 2019

CHARLESTON — Two lawsuits have been filed against Ashlee Transport for a vehicle accident that caused several people to be injured.

Loughry disciplinary hearing rescheduled again; Ketchum sentencing to be moved once again

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 4, 2019

CHARLESTON — A state Judicial Hearing Board hearing about former Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry has been rescheduled for a second time. And, the federal sentencing for former Justice Menis Ketchum will be rescheduled once again.

Kenova sues drug companies for opioid epidemic

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 30, 2019

CHARLESTON — The City of Kenova filed a lawsuit against the drug manufacturers who caused the opioid crisis currently underway in West Virginia.

Union says West Virginia-American Water is violating collective bargaining agreement

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 29, 2019

A labor organization is suing a water company citing an alleged violation of collective bargaining agreement provisions.

Hospital vice president alleges retaliatory termination

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 22, 2019

A vice president of ambulatory services is suing hospital operators, citing alleged discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Hotel maintenance worker claims discriminatory termination

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 17, 2019

A maintenance worker is suing a hotel operator, citing alleged disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Federal sentencing dates for former justices Loughry, Ketchum postponed until February

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 16, 2019

CHARLESTON – The federal sentencing dates for two former state Supreme Court justices have been delayed until February.

Board hearing about state charges against Loughry postponed until February

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 14, 2019

CHARLESTON — A state Judicial Hearing Board hearing about former Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry scheduled for Jan. 14 has been postponed.

Judge denies Loughry request for new trial

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 11, 2019

CHARLESTON – A federal judge has denied a request for a new trial by former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry.

Gauley Bridge sues drug manufacturers for opioid crisis

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 7, 2019

CHARLESTON — The town of Gauley Bridge is suing drug manufacturers for the opioid crisis that has ravaged West Virginia and the rest of the country.

Man sues State Farm for benefits denial

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 4, 2019

CHARLESTON — A lawsuit against State Farm alleging a denial of benefits for a former employee was removed to federal court.

Ignoring federal shutdown, Goodwin says he'll hear civil cases involving government

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 3, 2019

CHARLESTON – One West Virginia federal judge plans to continue to hear civil cases involving the federal government despite the government shutdown.

Women pregnant during water contamination crisis to get checks soon

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 1, 2019

CHARLESTON — Individual review claims and claims for women who were pregnant during the water contamination crisis nearly five years ago will receive payment.

Couple suing medical-device manufacturer for alleged negligence

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 18, 2018

A couple is suing Smith & Nephew Inc. and Smith & Nephew PLC, medical device manufacturer, citing alleged breach of implied warranty, design defect, failure to warn, negligence and strict liability.

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