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GM, Hurricane Chevrolet, Wells Fargo accused of violating Lemon Law

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 8, 2018

HUNTINGTON — A couple is suing an automobile dealer and financer, citing alleged breach of implied warranty and design defect.

Tours Consulting telemarketers accused of invasion of privacy

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 7, 2018

CLARKSBURG — A woman is suing Tours Consulting LLC and telemarketers Lisa Ferrari and Dandrea Harris for alleged invasion of privacy and violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Ohio Co. woman accuses telemarketers of invasion of privacy

By Lhalie Castillo | May 17, 2018

CLARKSBURG — An Ohio County woman is suing telemarketers, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Cabell Co. woman accuses debt collectors of unlawful practices

By Lhalie Castillo | May 1, 2018

HUNTINGTON — A Cabell County woman has filed a class action lawsuit against debt collectors, alleging unlawful debt collection practices.

Consumers claim Webbank unlawfully contacted them

By Lhalie Castillo | Mar 1, 2018

BLUEFIELD – A couple alleges that a debt collector continued to call them after it was informed they had retained counsel.

Wayne Co. couple says Gateway One wrongfully repossessed vehicle

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 18, 2017

WAYNE – A Wayne County couple alleges that their vehicle was repossessed even though they were not delinquent on their payments.

Consumers claim Midland Credit, others unlawfully contacted them to collect alleged debt

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 25, 2017

CHARLESTON – Two consumers allege that they have been harassed by debt collectors who should have known that they were representing by counsel.

Woman accuses Chase Bank of TCPA violations

By Kyla Asbury | May 16, 2017

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing Chase Bank after she claims it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Marcie Biggs became in arrears upon an alleged debt to Chase and the bank began to engage in collections of the debt, according to a complaint originally filed in Putnam Circuit Court and later removed to federal court.

Supreme Court says Frontier class action should go to arbitration

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 24, 2017

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that a 2014 Frontier class action lawsuit needs to be remanded back to state court to go through arbitration.

Couple accuses Capital One of consumer credit violations

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 17, 2017

HUNTINGTON – A couple is suing Capital One Bank after they claim it violated the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act. Richard Davis and Deborah Davis became in arrears upon the alleged indebtedness to the defendant upon their account with Capital One Bank and the defendant began to engage in collection of the indebtedness, according to a complaint filed Feb. 16, 2016, in Cabell Circuit Court and amended on Dec. 29.

Justices rule consumer protection claims do not survive death

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 17, 2016

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that consumer credit and protection claims do not survive death.

Putnam Co. woman says bank violated consumer protection act

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 23, 2016

CHARLESTON — A West Virginia woman is suing a bank, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Man claims debt collector violated law

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 7, 2016

CHARLESTON — A consumer is suing Navient Solutions Inc., a debt collection agency, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Man sues debt collector for consumer credit violations

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 6, 2016

WAYNE – A man is suing Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co. after he claims it violated the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act. After Gerald Curry became in arrears upon the alleged indebtedness to the defendant upon his account and the defendant began to engage in collection of such indebtedness through the use of telephone calls placed to Curry and by written communications, according to a complaint filed in Wayne Circuit Court.

Customer accuses 21st Mortgage Corp. of phone harassment

By Robert Hadley | Mar 4, 2016

WINFIELD – A man is suing 21st Mortgage Corp., claiming it violated consumer protection laws by allegedly harassing him to collect a debt.

Wayne Co. woman accuses Midland Funding of consumer credit violations

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 26, 2016

WAYNE – A woman is suing Midland Funding after she claims it violated the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act. Between January 2012 and February 2014, the defendant contacted Brandy S. Hayton numerous times over a debt that Hayton disputed and Midland did not respond with a notice of investigation or actually conduct an investigation, according to a complaint filed Feb. 16 in Wayne Circuit Court.

Summary judgment granted in St. Mary's wrongful termination case

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 24, 2016

HUNTINGTON – Summary judgment was granted in a lawsuit against St. Mary’s Medical Center alleging wrongful termination. Circuit Judge Christopher D. Chiles dismissed the lawsuit with prejudice, after hearing oral arguments from the parties regarding summary judgment on Feb. 5. The order was filed Feb. 16.

Man accuses N.Y. law firm of violating debt collection act

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 18, 2016

CHARLESTON – A man is suing the Offices of Rockwell Copeland Roth LLC after he claims it violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. On Dec. 15, Mark Tscherne received a phone call from John Belfort, a duly authorized representative of the defendant, who stated that the defendant was a legal processing firm and calling in reference to a civil lawsuit that was filed against him in an attempt to collect debt, according to a complaint filed Feb. 11 in the U.S.

Man says Toyota retaliated against him for workers' comp claim

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 14, 2015

HUNTINGTON – A man is suing Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia Inc. after he claims his employment was wrongfully terminated in retaliation for applying for workers' compensation benefits. Manpower of WV Inc. was also named as a defendant in the suit. Andrian Sowards began employment with the defendants on May 19, 2014, and, during his employment, Manpower issued checks for payment of Sowards' wages, according to a complaint originally filed in Putnam Circuit Court and removed the federa

Hurricane woman accuses Healthsouth of FMLA violations

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 6, 2015

HUNTINGTON – A Hurricane woman is suing Healthsouth Corporation after she claims it violated her rights under the Family & Medical Leave Act. Danielle Haynes began her employment with the defendant on Jan. 9, 2012, and in 2014, she became pregnant with her first child, according to a complaint filed in Cabell Circuit Court. Haynes claims she gave birth to her son on Feb. 3, several months premature and on Feb. 10, she notified the defendant that she would need to take leave under the Family &

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