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

Prosecutors call Loughry 'vindictive and vengeful' in response to motion for new trial

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 19, 2018

CHARLESTON – Federal prosecutors paint former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry as “vindictive and vengeful,” “not credible,” retaliatory and one who “would not hesitate to flex his power and authority to get what he wanted.”

Former employee accuses Williamson heath care facility of disability discrimination

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 19, 2018

CHARLESTON — A former employee is suing a Williamson health care facility, alleging violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act and wrongful termination.

Vote No Coalition files suit against Warner for free speech violations

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 12, 2018

CHARLESTON — A lawsuit was filed against West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner last week alleging violations of free speech.

Loughry files a second motion seeking an acquittal or a new federal trial

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 6, 2018

CHARLESTON – Convicted and suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry has filed a second motion seeking a new federal trial.

Parkersburg couple alleges power companies allegedly failed to inspect its power lines

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 2, 2018

CHARLESTON — A Parkersburg couple is suing power companies, alleging failure to protect, loss of consortium and negligence.

Widow alleges cremation service delivered wrong remains

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 1, 2018

CHARLESTON — A widow is suing a cremation service, alleging intentional infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy.

Charleston resident alleges Dunbar police officer used excessive force

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 1, 2018

CHARLESTON — A Charleston man is suing the city of Dunbar and a police officer, citing, alleging excessive force.

Ketchum's federal sentencing delayed until January

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 31, 2018

CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum’s federal sentencing has been delayed.

Davis, lawmakers propose delay in federal case

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 31, 2018

CHARLESTON – Action on former state Supreme Court Justice Robin Jean Davis’s federal claim that impeachment violated her constitutional rights has been delayed.

Loughry wants a new federal trial

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 30, 2018

CHARLESTON – Convicted and suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry wants a new federal trial.

Loughry asks state Supreme Court to block his impending impeachment trial as well

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 19, 2018

CHARLESTON – Convicted and suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry wants his impending impeachment trial in the state Senate to be stopped.

Federal lawsuit says hemp farm violated Controlled Substances Act

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 19, 2018

HUNTINGTON — U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart has filed a lawsuit against a hemp farm in West Virginia, alleging it violated the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

Consumer accuses law firm of abusive debt collection practices

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Oct 18, 2018

FAYETTEVILLE — A Fayette County woman has filed a class action lawsuit against a law firm, alleging attempting to collect a debt by threats.

Jurors hear audio of Loughry possibly tampering with witness about office renovation costs

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 5, 2018

CHARLESTON – Jurors heard testimony about possible witness tampering in the federal trial of suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry. @wvcourts

Benjamin testifies about Loughry feuding with Davis, others over use of court vehicles

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 4, 2018

CHARLESTON – A former state Supreme Court justice recalled feuding among the justices regarding use of state vehicles and a discussion with Justice Allen Loughry about an antique desk.

Loughry will take the stand in his federal trial; three charges dropped

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 3, 2018

CHARLESTON – Suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry will take the stand in his federal trial.

Davis seeks federal injunction to stop her impeachment trial in state Senate

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 3, 2018

CHARLESTON – Retired state Supreme Court Justice Robin Jean Davis is seeking a federal injunction to stop her scheduled impeachment trial in the state Senate.

Davis files federal lawsuit, saying impeachment has 'no legal basis'

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 26, 2018

Davis files federal lawsuit, saying impeachment has 'no legal basis'

Painters' union accuses contractor of late contributions

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 25, 2018

CHARLESTON — A labor union and health plan are suing a Kentucky contractor, alleging it owes more than $2,600.

Woman accuses former employer of age discrimination, wrongful termination

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 19, 2018

CHARLESTON — A Charleston woman is suing her former employers, alleging age discrimination and wrongful termination.

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