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

Bluestone Industries, owned by governor's children, accused of issuing bad checks

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 7, 2018

BECKLEY— A class-action lawsuit was filed against Bluestone Industries, which is owned by Gov. Jim Justice's adult children, amid allegations that Bluestone employees received bad checks in February.

Parents claim Monroe Co. school board negligent in school bus assault

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 5, 2018

BLUEFIELD — A child's parents have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Monroe County Board of Education amid allegations the child was sexually harassed, abused and assaulted on a school bus.

Blankenship's attempt to vacate sentence being played like musical chairs

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 4, 2018

Blankenship's attempt to vacate sentence being played like musical chairs

McDowell County Sheriff's Department accused of unlawful arrest

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 2, 2018

BLUEFIELD — A McDowell County man is suing a police officer and the county sheriff's department, alleging battery and violation of the plaintiff's civil rights.

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against Princeton Community Hospital, others

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 25, 2018

BLUEFIELD – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Princeton Community Hospital and others that alleged health care providers kept a woman from receiving workers' compensation benefits.

Judge says coal company owes more than $80,000 to drilling company

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 18, 2018

BLUEFIELD – A judge has entered a judgment order in which he found in favor of REI Drilling against Resurrection Coal Company.

Four lawsuits filed against State Trooper

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 27, 2018

BLUEFIELD – Four lawsuits have been filed against a West Virginia state trooper in federal court since October 2016, alleging he injured four men.

Federal judge grants motion to compel arbitration in Verizon Wireless lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 9, 2018

BLUEFIELD – A federal judge granted Verizon’s motion to compel arbitration in a lawsuit alleging it violated the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act.

Enhanced Recovery Co. alleged to have attempted to collect debt beyond statute of limitations

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 5, 2018

BLUEFIELD – A Mercer County consumer alleges a debt collector attempted to collect a purported debt that was beyond the statute of limitations for collection.

Plaintiff appeals dismissal of Bible classes lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 15, 2017

BLUEFIELD – One of the plaintiffs and her child are appealing the dismissal of a lawsuit against Mercer County Board of Education for its Bible in the Schools classes.

Couple claims Bristol-Myers Squibb Company didn't warn about drug risks

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 15, 2017

BLUEFIELD – A couple is suing Bristol-Myers Squibb Company for failing to warn them about the risk associated with one of its drugs.

Firefighter sues McDowell County Sheriff’s Department for stun gun injuries

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 30, 2017

BLUEFIELD – A firefighter is suing the McDowell County Sheriff’s Department after he claims he was shocked by a stun gun when he got in an argument with a sheriff’s deputy.

Resurrection Coal Co. Inc. alleged to owe REI Drilling more than $80,000 for drilling

By Louie Torres | Nov 21, 2017

BLUEFIELD – A McDowell County coal company is alleged to have failed to pay a Salt Lake City company in full for its services.

Judge partially denies motion to dismiss in Monroe Board of Education suit

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 3, 2017

BLUEFIELD – A federal judge partially denied a motion to dismiss in a lawsuit against the Monroe County Board of Education alleging a Kindergarten student was sexually assaulted by a high school student.

Outback Steakhouse dishes case removed to federal court

By From staff reports | Oct 23, 2017

BLUEFIELD – A couple is suing Outback Steakhouse after they claim it was responsible for injuries sustained at the restaurant. OSI Restaurant Partners and Jane Doe were also named as defendants in the suit.

Couple sues TransCanada USA Services, others for property damages

By From staff reports | Sep 29, 2017

BLUEFIELD – A couple is suing TransCanada USA Services after they claim it and others damaged their property when constructing a pipeline near their property.

Woman accuses Verizon Wireless of consumer credit violations

By From staff reports | Sep 29, 2017

BLUEFIELD – A woman is suing Verizon Wireless after she claims it violated the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act.

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against Mineral County

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 15, 2017

BLUEFIELD – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Mineral County for alleged malicious prosecution.

Woman says Globe Life & Accident Insurance didn't pay accidental death benefits

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 14, 2017

BLUEFIELD – A woman is suing Globe Life & Accident Insurance Company after she claims it failed to pay out an accidental death policy.

Two drug distribution lawsuits removed to federal court

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 8, 2017

CHARLESTON – Lawsuits filed by Chapmanville Mayor Raaimie Barker and the Mercer County Commission against the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy and multiple drug distributors have been removed to federal court.

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