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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Woman claims bottle injured her at Wal-Mart

A Wal-Mart shopper claims the company is responsible for injuries she allegedly suffered when a two-liter bottle fell on her foot.

C8 trials pushed back to avoid holiday issues

PARKERSBURG – The next four trials in C8 litigation have been pushed back, so the second trial would not interfere with the holiday season. The second trial was supposed to begin on Nov. 30, but, as the first trial lasted longer than planned, if the second also lasted as long, it would interfere with the Christmas season. Kathy Brown of Kathy Brown Law said the second trial will now start on March 21.

Man blames Logan Emergency Ambulance for scrotum injury

LOGAN – A diabetic man who uses a wheelchair recently sued a Logan County ambulance company and two of its employees alleging their negligence and breach of duty caused him undue harm after he fell and gashed his scrotum. 

Federal jury awards $1.6M to Ohio woman in DuPont C8 lawsuit

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A seven-member federal jury awarded $1.6 million to an Ohio woman who developed kidney cancer and claimed it was after drinking water contaminated with C8. The jury found Oct. 7 that Carla Marie Bartlett's kidney cancer was contracted after being exposed to C8 discharged by DuPont's Washington Works facility in Parkersburg into the Ohio River and her drinking water. The jury awarded Bartlett $1.1 million in damages due to DuPont's negligence, and $500,000 for emotional distres

Judge denies DuPont testimony, expert motions

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A federal judge, for the most part, denied motions by DuPont asking the court to exclude certain testimony and experts in an ongoing mass tort against the chemical company by Mid-Ohio Valley residents who were exposed to C8 in their drinking water. Judge Edmund A.

Federal judge denies two motions filed in DuPont MDL

CHARLESTON – An Ohio federal judge has filed two orders denying DuPont's motion for summary judgment and its proposed causation experts. District Judge Edmund A.

DuPont partially granted summary judgment in C-8 contamination lawsuit

PARKERSBURG - DuPont was granted partial summary judgment in a 2013 lawsuit against it involving C-8 contamination. While it was granted partial summary judgment, DuPont still was denied summary judgment as it related to the conscious pain and suffering claims by two individuals; as it related to the battery claims of eight individuals; and as it related to conspiracy claims by three individuals. "Our main takeaway here is that, once again, DuPont has attempted to escape its obligations to mid

West Virginia's first Workforce Summit

CHARLESTON – Earlier this month, I was proud to welcome West Virginians from across the state to the state’s first Workforce Summit — a comprehensive review of West Virginia’s past, present and future workforce development efforts.