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Two drug distribution lawsuits removed to federal court

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 8, 2017

CHARLESTON – Lawsuits filed by Chapmanville Mayor Raaimie Barker and the Mercer County Commission against the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy and multiple drug distributors have been removed to federal court.

Woman alleges injuries after fall at Red Lobster restaurant

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 8, 2017

HUNTINGTON – A Cabell County woman alleges that she was injured when she slipped and fell in a restroom at a Huntington restaurant.

EEOC accuses CSX of company-wide sex discrimination

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 7, 2017

HUNTINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against CSX Transportation, alleging it violated federal law by implementing a physical abilities test that has had an impact on female workers seeking a range of jobs with the company.

Bank accuses JP Morgan Chase of breaching agreement

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 6, 2017

BECKLEY — A bank is suing JP Morgan Chase, alleging breach of loan agreement.

Elderly consumer accuses lender, mortgage service, holder of illegal practices

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 6, 2017

PRINCETON — An 80-year-old Bluefield woman is suing a mortgage lender, service and holder, alleging unconscionable inducement.

Four drug distributor lawsuits removed to federal court

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 5, 2017

CHARLESTON – Four lawsuits against drug distributors for allegedly contributing to the opiate epidemic have been removed to federal court. The lawsuits were filed by Mayor Charles Sparks, on behalf of the town of Kermit; Mayor Vivian Livinggood, on behalf of the town of Gilbert; Mayor Reba Honaker, on behalf of the city of Welch; and the Lincoln County Commission.

Regional Jail Authority, company accused of wrongful termination

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 26, 2017

A former employee is suing the West Virginia Regional Jail & Correctional Facility Authority and Trinity Services Group Inc. for alleged sexual harassment, violation of civil rights and wrongful termination.

Chapmanville mayor sues drug distributors for opioid epidemic

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 9, 2017

LOGAN – The mayor of Chapmanville is suing the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy and two drug distributors after he claims they are responsible for the opioid drug epidemic that has ravaged West Virginia.

Mercer County sues drug wholesalers, state pharmacy board for opioid epidemic

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 8, 2017

PRINCETON – Th​​​​​e Mercer County Commission is suing three major drug wholesalers, a physician and the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy after it claims they are responsible for flooding the state with prescription drugs.

Barbour County property owners allege mortgage loan service broke law

By Philip Gonzales | May 23, 2017

PHILIPPI — Two Barbour County property owners are suing a mortgage loan business, alleging unconscionable collection practices.

Gilbert mayor sues drug wholesalers for prescription drug epidemic

By Kyla Asbury | May 22, 2017

WILLIAMSON – Mayor Vivian Livinggood has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the town of Gilbert against the drug wholesalers and the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy for the prescription drug epidemic that has ravaged the state.

Homeowner alleges lenders failed to explain loan terms

By Philip Gonzales | May 3, 2017

WAYNE — A Wayne County homeowner is suing national lenders, alleging unconscionable inducement.

Jail authority asks judge to dismiss lawsuit alleging it failed to provide medical care

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 28, 2017

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority has filed a motion asking Kanawha Circuit Judge Tod Kaufman to dismiss a lawsuit against it alleging it failed to provide medical care.

Century Aluminum, retirees reach $23m settlement

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 15, 2017

RAVENSWOOD – Century Aluminum has agreed to pay a group of retired workers from its Ravenswood plant that closed in 2009 $23 million for benefits.

Town of Kermit files opioid lawsuit against five drug companies

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 1, 2017

WILLIAMSON – The Mingo County town of Kermit has joined the list West Virginia, a handful of counties and a few communities that have filed lawsuits against five drug companies it claims helped fuel an opioid epidemic within in the town and across the state The suit, filed Jan. 31 in Mingo Circuit Court, names McKesson Corporation, AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation, Cardinal Health, Miami-Luken and HD Smith Corporation as well as former Kermit clinic owner Cameron Justice as defendants.

More counties considering lawsuits against drug wholesalers

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 13, 2017

HUNTINGTON – Several West Virginia counties are considering taking legal action against the drug wholesalers who shipped millions of painkillers into the state and fueled the opioid epidemic.

McDowell County sues drug companies for opioid shipments

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 23, 2016

WELCH – The McDowell County Commission has filed a lawsuit against three prescription drug wholesalers, claiming the companies’ shipments of opioids helped create the county’s drug epidemic.

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.

Huntington man blames CSX for carpal tunnel, other injuries

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 2, 2016

WAYNE – A Huntington man is suing CSX Transportation Inc. after he claims it caused him to develop carpal tunnel and other workplace injuries.

Federal judge says Allstate not liable in 2014 Morgantown killings

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 18, 2016

CLARKSBURG – District Judge Irene Keeley issued an order granting summary judgment that it was not at fault for the Hunt killings that occurred in December 2014.

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