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Logan Co. couple alleges hospital failed to timely diagnose patient

CHARLESTON — A Logan County couple is suing the county medical center, alleging medical negligence.

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against municipal judge, others

CHARLESTON – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a municipal judge and 30 other defendants a man alleged discriminated against him over the course several lawsuits filed in 2014 and 2015.

Judge dismisses age discrimination lawsuit against Hampden Coal

CHARLESTON – A judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against Hampden Coal that alleged a man was terminated from his employment based on his age.

Woman sues Trans Union, Equifax for inaccurate credit reports

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing Trans Union and Equifax Information Services after she claims her credit reports were inaccurate and they refused to update them.

Opioid lawsuit removed to federal court

CHARLESTON – A lawsuit filed by four municipalities against 14 pharmacies regarding the opioid epidemic in West Virginia has been removed to federal court.

Man sues Logan County Commission for excessive force used by deputy

CHARLESTON – A man is suing Logan County Commission after he claims excessive forced was used on him and caused him injuries, including a 17-day coma.

Lawsuit against Frontier for False Claims Act violations moves forward

CHARLESTON – A lawsuit filed in 2014 against Frontier Communications alleging violations of the False Claims Act will continue after a judge’s recent order dismissing several counts from the amended complaint.

Judge grants motion for summary judgment in car accident lawsuit

CHARLESTON – A federal judge has granted a motion for summary judgment in favor of the defendant in a lawsuit against 21st Century Centennial Insurance Company for a car accident that caused injuries.

Three lawsuits filed against State Farm for uninsured motorist claims problems

CHARLESTON – Three lawsuits have been filed against State Farm Fire and Casualty Company for issues with uninsured motorist claims from car accidents that occurred in 2005 and 2009.

Five more lawsuits filed against drug wholesalers for opioid epidemic

CHARLESTON – Five more lawsuits have been filed in federal court against drug wholesalers and pharmacies for the opioid epidemic ravaging West Virginia.

Water crisis claims total $159 million

CHARLESTON – The class action settlement for the West Virginia water crisis totals $159 million—$8 million more than the class action settlement amount.

Man sues AM Communications for wage payment violations

CHARLESTON – A man is suing AM Communications after he claims it violated the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act.

Woman blames Eldercare of Jackson County for father’s death

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing Eldercare of Jackson County after she claims it is responsible for her father’s death.

Vehicle passenger blames Norfolk Southern Railway for crash

CHARLESTON – A vehicle passenger is suing Norfolk Southern Railway Company, alleging the railroad's negligence caused the plaintiff to be injured in a car accident.

Former judge to be released from prison

CHARLESTON – Former Mingo County Circuit Judge Michael Thornsbury is scheduled to be released from federal prison on March 15.

Class action filed against drug firms for opioid-addicted newborns

CHARLESTON – A class action lawsuit has been filed against Purdue Pharma for babies who were born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, a condition suffered by babies of mothers addicted to opioids.

Memo lays out plan for Charleston Newspapers' bankruptcy sale

CHARLESTON – In less than one week, bids are due from potential buyers for Charleston Newspapers. If Ogden Newspapers is, as expected, the sole bidder for the March 6 U.S. Bankruptcy Court hearing, it becomes the new owner of the parent company of the Charleston Gazette-Mail. The March 8 auction would be cancelled.

Judge dismisses counts in lawsuit against Raleigh County Emergency Operating Center

CHARLESTON – A judge granted a motion in part to dismiss a lawsuit against Raleigh County Emergency Operating Center and others after the plaintiff claimed two sheriff’s deputies used excessive force.

Federal judge remands opioid lawsuits back to Boone Circuit Court

CHARLESTON – District Judge David Faber has remanded a lawsuit against McKesson Corporation regarding the opioid epidemic in Boone County back to state court.

Delivery driver alleges Lowe's employee ran over foot with forklift

CHARLESTON – A Virginia man alleges he was injured at a Fayetteville home improvement store while making a delivery.