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.
Mingo Circuit Court News
CHARLESTON — A former employee is suing a Williamson health care facility, alleging violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act and wrongful termination.
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.
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 – 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.
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.
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.
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.
WILLIAMSON – A Gilbert couple alleges the husband suffers from black lung disease as a result of defective respirators he used while working.
WILLIAMSON – An estate representative has filed a wrongful death suit against the operator of a Williamson nursing home.
WILLIAMSON – A Mingo County man alleges he was wrongfully terminated after defending himself against an intoxicated co-employee.
WILLIAMSON – A Mingo County man alleges the respirators he used while he was employed as a coal miner failed to protect his lungs.
WILLIAMSON – A Mingo County couple alleges the husband was terminated from his coal mining job after he filed a workers' compensation claim.
WILLIAMSON – A Williamson convenience store and gas station operator alleges it was provided defective equipment.
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.
WILLIAMSON – A Varney woman alleges an ambulance transportation service caused her to fall in a parking lot of a health facility.
WILLIAMSON – A Baisden couple alleges the husband was injured during his employment as a coal miner because the respirators provided to him failed.
CHARLESTON – A woman is suing Mingo County Board of Education after she claims her daughter is discriminated against because of her disability.
WILLIAMSON – A former inmate claims a Mingo County court bailiff forced her to perform sexual acts while he was in uniform.