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Xcoal alleges companies owned by Justice family failed to honor coal supply agreement

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 3, 2018

CHARLESTON — Xcoal Energy & Resources is suing two companies owned by Gov. Jim Justice's family for allegedly breaching their contract with the plaintiff.

DuPont sues Kathy Brown Law, Brown Houston over conflict of interest allegations

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 25, 2018

CHARLESTON — DuPont has filed a lawsuit against Brown Houston regarding information disclosed to one of its former attorneys who now works for the firm.

Stockholder alleges Wheeling financial business, board members breached fiduciary duties

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 25, 2018

WHEELING — A common stockholder has filed a class action lawsuit against a Wheeling financial business and its board members, alleging breach of fiduciary duties.

Walmart shopper says he was injured at store because of snow, ice

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 14, 2018

HUNTINGTON – An Ohio man alleges he was injured at a Walmart in Huntington because of snow and ice at the store.

Man claims Walmart terminated him after he struck alleged shoplifter in self-defense

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 13, 2018

HUNTINGTON – A Cabell County man is seeking reinstatement to his job with Walmart after an incident with a purported shoplifter.

Walmart employee alleges he was terminated while on medical leave for work injury

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 22, 2017

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County man alleges he was terminated from his job at a Walmart store while he was out on medical leave.

Woman claims Wal-Mart terminated her because of age

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 23, 2017

CHARLESTON – A former Wal-Mart employee alleges that she was wrongfully terminated because of her age and is seeking reinstatement to her position.

Widower blames car services for wife's death

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 3, 2017

BECKLEY — A Wyoming Count widower is suing a car manufacturer and road assistance providers, alleging negligence led to the death of his wife. .

Equity One of West Virginia Inc. accused of breach of contract

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 28, 2017

A West Virginia company is suing Equity One of West Virginia Inc. for alleged breach of contract.

Justice's coal company accused of failing to uphold contracts

By Kyla Asbury | May 8, 2017

CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice’s family coal company has been named in a lawsuit for allegedly failing to do its part in coal supply contracts with a Canadian steel company known as Essar Steel Algoma Inc. Southern Coal Sales Corporation filed an answer May 4, denying the allegations and seeking to have the case moved from bankruptcy court in Delaware to federal district court in New York.

Companies agree to $670 million settlement of C8 cases

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 13, 2017

PARKERSBURG – DuPont Co. has agreed to a $670.7 million settlement that with mid-Ohio Valley residents regarding C8 exposure from the company’s Parkersburg plant.

Man awarded $10.5M in punitive damages in DuPont C8 case

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 5, 2017

COLUMBUS – A federal jury awarded a $10.5 million in punitive damages in a case against DuPont regarding contamination of water supplies in the Parkersburg area.

Federal jury returns $2M verdict in third DuPont C8 case

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 21, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A federal jury has returned a $2 million verdict against DuPont in the third of 3,500 cases charging that DuPont knowingly contaminated drinking water at its facility near Parkersburg.

Woman says she found foreign object in son's hot chocolate at Snowshoe Starbucks

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 9, 2016

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing Starbucks Corporation and Snowshoe Mountain Inc. after she claims a foreign object was found in her son’s hot chocolate.

Jury tacks on $500K in punitives to $5.1M DuPont C-8 verdict

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 8, 2016

COLUMBUS – A federal jury has awarded a college professor $500,000 in punitive damages on top of $5.1 million in compensatory damages awarded earlier this week in the second DuPont C-8 bellwether trial.

Jury awards $5.1M in second DuPont C-8 bellwether trial

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 6, 2016

COLUMBUS – A federal jury has awarded a college professor $5.1 million in the second DuPont C-8 bellwether trial.

Everyone involved should be punished

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 12, 2016

Ten years ago, two case technicians for the Social Security Administration in Huntington noticed something they apparently weren't supposed to notice: that an SSA appeals judge, also in Huntington, habitually was approving the disability claims made by clients of a particular attorney.

'Mr. Social Security' accused of defrauding government of $600M

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 6, 2016

LEXINGTON, Ky. – An eastern Kentucky attorney who bills himself as “Mr. Social Security” has been charged with defrauding the federal government of more than $600 million. Eric Conn was arrested April 4. In his indictment, unsealed April 5, a federal grand jury found probable cause to believe Conn conspired to rig hundreds of disability claims from 2004 to 2012. The grand jury also indicted Social Security Administration appeals judge David B. Daugherty of Huntington as well as Pikeville, Ky., p

Wal-Mart moves chips-and-salsa display case to federal court

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 8, 2016

CHARLESTON – A suit in which a man blames Wal-Mart, PepsiCo and Frito-Lay for injuries after an incident involving an in-store display of chips and salsa is headed to federal court. On Feb. 2, 2013, Arthur Buckalew was a patron lawfully walking along the premises near inside fixture displays of various merchandise, including Tostito’s corn chips and salsa, according to a complaint filed Jan. 27 in Kanawha Circuit Court. Wal-Mart filed to have it removed to federal court on Feb. 29.

Fighting disability fraud to protect Social Security

By Patrick Morrisey | Feb 9, 2016

CHARLESTON – A far greater percentage of West Virginians collect Social Security disability benefits than the rest of the nation. For instance, a 2011 review found 9 percent of the state’s working-age population received benefits as compared to 4.6 percent nationally. There’s no doubt many have legitimate disabilities, but such a high percentage also suggests some people may be gaming the system. Such a significant problem demands action.

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