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

Woman alleges negligence of Primecare Medical of West Virginia, others contributed to father's death

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 17, 2018

CHARLESTON – A Massachusetts woman alleges her father died while incarcerated at the South Central Regional Jail because he wasn't provided appropriate medical care.

DOJ says prosecutors in Blankenship case committed misconduct

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 15, 2018

CHARLESTON — The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Professional Responsibility says former U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Ruby committed professional misconduct and recklessly disregarded discovery obligations during the prosecution of Don Blankenship's case in 2015.

Grand jury tacks on two more charges to Loughry's federal indictment

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 15, 2018

CHARLESTON – Two more charges have been added to the federal indictment against suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry.

Ketchum's plea hearing set for Aug. 23

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 9, 2018

CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum’s plea hearing is scheduled for later this month.

Calhoun Co. man accuses state trooper of using excessive force

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 2, 2018

CHARLESTON — A Calhoun County man is suing a West Virginia State Police trooper, alleging the trooper used excessive force and injured the plaintiff.

Ketchum pleads guilty to federal information regarding car use

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 31, 2018

CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum has agreed to plead guilty to a federal information.

DOJ has a month to provide Blankenship a copy of DOJ report on his trial

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 20, 2018

CHARLESTON – Federal Magistrate Judge Omar Aboulhosn has issued an order requiring the U.S. Department of Justice to provide Don Blankenship's attorneys with a copy of a report on the prosecutorial misconduct from his trial by Aug. 15.

Federal grand jury tacks on another charge to Loughry's indictment

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 17, 2018

CHARLESTON – A federal grand jury had added another charge to suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry's indictment.

Former employee files pregnancy discrimination suit against Total Renal Care

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 13, 2018

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County woman alleges she was terminated by her employer because of her pregnancy.

Judicial ethics expert: Reminding people of impeachment powers in Loughry case is good

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 9, 2018

CHARLESTON – An expert on judicial ethics says every day Allen Loughry remains on the state Supreme Court is a travesty, but he also thinks it’s good to remind people that impeachment can be a practical tool as well.

Inmate accuses Roane County correction officials of negligent supervision

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 5, 2018

CHARLESTON — An inmate is suing Roane County correction officials, alleging negligent supervision led to the plaintiff being beaten.

Loughry's state suspension case put on hold pending outcome of federal charges

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 3, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Judicial Hearing Board has issued a stay in the Judicial Disciplinary Counsel’s matter against suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry pending federal criminal charges.

Loughry pleads not guilty to federal charges; trial scheduled to begin Aug. 28

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 22, 2018

CHARLESTON – Suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry pleaded not guilty to the charges in the 22-count federal criminal indictment unsealed earlier this week.

Stuart won't close the door on more state Supreme Court charges

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 21, 2018

CHARLESTON – U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart indicated there might be more federal charges related to the state Supreme Court.

Loughry indictment details federal accusations

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 20, 2018

CHARLESTON – The unsealed federal indictment against state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry includes details of what federal agents learned during their investigation.

Lincoln County man alleges Window World breached warranty

By Bree Gonzales | Jun 20, 2018

CHARLESTON — A Lincoln County man is suing a window replacement and home improvement company, alleging breach of warranty.

Kanawha Co. woman alleges drug manufacturer, distributor caused suffering

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 13, 2018

CHARLESTON — A Kanawha County woman is suing a drug manufacturer and distributor, alleging negligence and breach of warranties.

Morgan Stanley employee alleges denial of benefits

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 13, 2018

CHARLESTON — A Morgan Stanley employee is suing Metropolitan Life, alleging denial of benefits.

Boone County woman accuses Ditech of deceptive representation

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 12, 2018

CHARLESTON — A Boone County woman is suing a loan holder, alleging deceptive representation.

Government gets 45-day delay to review documents in Blankenship case

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 12, 2018

CHARLESTON – The federal government has been granted a 45-day delay to review documents in Don Blankenship’s attempt to have his conviction vacated.

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