Mingo Circuit Court News

Big Jim is making himself look small

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 20, 2018

Prior to his recent retirement, 79-year-old Big Jim Hatfield had been Mingo County Clerk for 16 years. He assumed the position in 2002 at the age of 63, right about the time most people are retiring. Prior to that, he was a county commissioner and deputy sheriff. He is well known throughout Mingo County and the rest of southern West Virginia.

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.

Longtime Mingo County politician sues school board after sustaining injuries at football game

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 15, 2018

WILLIAMSON – A longtime Mingo County political figure has filed a lawsuit against the county school board for injuries he sustained while attending a high school football game.

Mingo Co. woman accuses banking corporations, caretaker of fraud

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 20, 2018

WILLIAMSON — A Mingo County depositor is suing banking corporations and a caretaker, alleging fraud and conspiracy that cost the plaintiff more than $120,000.

Williamson lawyer says Thornsbury, ex-wife owe him $100,000 after failed radio station purchase

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 17, 2018

WILLIAMSON – A Mingo County attorney has filed a lawsuit against former circuit judge Michael Thornsbury and his ex-wife, saying they didn’t repay him money from the purchase of a radio station that fell through.

New trial date set for Norfolk Southern Railway lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury & Chris Dickerson | May 8, 2018

WILLIAMSON – A new trial date has been set for a lawsuit against Norfolk Southern Railway Company after a judge tossed a previous $800,000 verdict when it was discovered that one of the attorneys and a juror knew each other.

New trial granted after Mingo juror didn't disclose relationship to lawyer

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 1, 2018

WILLIAMSON – A circuit judge has granted a new trial to Norfolk Southern Railway Company after it was discovered a Mingo County juror involved in an $800,000 verdict had not disclosed a relationship with one of the plaintiff’s attorneys.

Woman accuses attorney/delegate of professional conduct violations

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | Feb 7, 2018

WILLIAMSON – A woman is suing a Mingo County attorney and House of Delegates member after she claims his law firm committed professional conduct violations and caused her damages.

Coal miner alleges Mine Safety Appliances distributed defective respirators

By Louie Torres | Jan 25, 2018

WILLIAMSON – A Gilbert couple alleges the husband suffers from black lung disease as a result of defective respirators he used while working.

Wrongful death suit filed against Trinity Health Care Services of Mingo Inc.

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 15, 2018

WILLIAMSON – An estate representative has filed a wrongful death suit against the operator of a Williamson nursing home.

Taco Bell employee alleges he was wrongfully terminated after incident with intoxicated co-employee

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 10, 2018

WILLIAMSON – A Mingo County man alleges he was wrongfully terminated after defending himself against an intoxicated co-employee.

Mingo County coal miner alleges Mine Safety Appliances respirators leaked

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 10, 2018

WILLIAMSON – A Mingo County man alleges the respirators he used while he was employed as a coal miner failed to protect his lungs.

Hampden Coal LLC employee alleges he was terminated for filing workers' compensation claim

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 10, 2018

WILLIAMSON – A Mingo County couple alleges the husband was terminated from his coal mining job after he filed a workers' compensation claim.

Panther Mart LLC alleges J. Graff and Associates failed to correct defective equipment

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 10, 2018

WILLIAMSON – A Williamson convenience store and gas station operator alleges it was provided defective equipment.

Man claims Five Bros. Mortgage Co. Services and Securing Inc. failed to secure property

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 10, 2018

WILLIAMSON – A Mingo County man alleges his house was damaged and personal property lost because of the negligence of a Michigan company and another entity.

Varney couple seeks damages from STAT EMS after wife falls in parking lot

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 9, 2018

WILLIAMSON – A Varney woman alleges an ambulance transportation service caused her to fall in a parking lot of a health facility.

Baisden coal miner alleges he contracted black lung because respirators failed

By Wadi Reformado | Nov 24, 2017

WILLIAMSON – A Baisden couple alleges the husband was injured during his employment as a coal miner because the respirators provided to him failed.

Mingo Co. school board injury case removed to federal court

By From staff reports | Oct 20, 2017

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing Mingo County Board of Education after she claims her daughter is discriminated against because of her disability.

Female inmate says Mingo Co. bailiff forced her to perform sexual acts

By From staff reports | Oct 18, 2017

WILLIAMSON – A former inmate claims a Mingo County court bailiff forced her to perform sexual acts while he was in uniform.

Motorist alleges State Farm didn't adequately compensate her for crash injuries

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 18, 2017

WILLIAMSON – A Lenore woman is seeking damages from a motorist and insurer after a collision in Mingo County.

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