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Caterpillar Financial alleges debtor, guarantor owe $25,000

BECKLEY — Caterpillar Financial is suing a Beaver debtor and guarantor, alleging breach of contract and a guaranty agreement.

Woman says she was injured by wire in Dollar General cookies

FAYETTEVILLE — A Fayette County woman has filed a lawsuit after she claims she found a piece of wire in a cookie she bought at Dollar General.

Moundsville couple alleges Dollar General's negligence caused wife's injuries

MOUNDSVILLE — A Moundsville couple is suing the operators of a Dollar General store, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Dollar General shopper claims boxes of glass jars injured her at store

PINEVILLE – A shopper at the Dollar General Store in Oceana alleges she was injured when several boxes fell on her.

Opioid judge doesn't want media to know details of settlement talks

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CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors has named the teams of lawyers who will try to negotiate a settlement of hundreds of federal lawsuits - a complex task given parallel investigations and litigation by state attorneys general and potentially conflicting goals of private attorneys and their government counterparts.

Property owners claim Subway Real Estate, Little General Store failed to pay rent

PRINCETON – The owners of a Princeton property allege that former tenants breached the lease.

Usual Suspects: Lawyers used to getting their way in MDL process to lead opioid litigation

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CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - There will be a lot of familiar faces in U.S. District Judge Dan Polster’s courtroom in Cleveland on Jan. 31, when lawyers gather for a hearing on multidistrict litigation against the nation’s opioid manufacturers and distributors.

Little General manager alleges she was fired after filing workers' comp claim

BECKLEY – A Heaters resident alleges her Flatwoods employer terminated her because she filed a workers' compensation claim after she was attacked by a customer.

Woman accuses Raleigh General Hospital of wrongful termination

BECKLEY – A woman is suing Raleigh General Hospital for after she claims her employment was wrongfully terminated.

Contemporary Galleries accused of failing to pay for work done at Ky. Toyota plant

CHARLESTON – A Tennessee corporation claims that a Charleston company did not pay it for work it completed.

Dollar General shopper claims she was injured when knocked into store display

CHARLESTON – A Cross Lanes woman alleges that she was injured in a Dollar General store when a delivery man came into the store and knocked her into a display.

Fairdale woman says she was injured after tripping over mat at Burger King

BECKLEY — A Fairdale resident is suing restaurant operators, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Caterpillar says Clay Cam Logging owes almost $100,000

An assignee is suing Clay Cam Logging LLC and Douglas C. Bolyard, a debtor and guarantor, citing alleged breach of a sales contract and guaranty agreement.

Parents blame health care providers for son's injuries

NEW MARTINSVILLE — A Tyler County couple is suing Wetzel County health care providers, alleging their medical negligence caused injuries to their son.

State ranks last in the nation for women on the bench

West Virginia does an OK job when it comes to representation of people of color on the judicial bench, but is the worst in the nation in terms of the percentage of women as judges, and the reasons why aren’t clear, according to a law professor who co-authored a study on judicial representation.

Couple blame Fed Ex for injury accident

WHEELING – An Ohio County couple's lawsuit against a shipping service claims a company driver caused an injury accident last June involving the couple’s truck.

Chemical company wants Freedom spill case in federal court

CHARLESTON – The company that manufactures the chemical leaked into the Elk River in the 2014 spill that left more than 300,000 people without water for days wants a lawsuit by the administrator of the claim plan heard in federal court. Robert L. Johns, in his capacity as GC Plan Administrator and as Spill Claim Plan Administrator for Freedom Industries, filed his lawsuit Jan. 19 in Kanawha Circuit Court. Freedom Industries Inc. also is listed as a plaintiff in the case against Eastman Chemical

Freedom claim administrator files suit against chemical maker for 2014 spill

CHARLESTON – The administrator of the claim plan for the 2014 spill that left 300,000 people without water for days has filed a lawsuit against the company that manufactures the leaked chemical. Robert L. Johns, in his capacity as GC Plan Administrator and as Spill Claim Plan Administrator for Freedom Industries, filed the lawsuit Jan. 19 in Kanawha Circuit Court. Freedom Industries Inc. also is listed as a plaintiff in the case against Eastman Chemical Company, which is based in Kingsport, Tenn

Mom claims defective light fixture fell onto infant

A homeowner is suing a home manufacturer and financier over claims of negligence after a glass light fixture allegedly fell onto her 11-month-old child.

More than 100 opt out of water crisis settlement

CHARLESTON – More than 100 people have asked to be excluded from a class action settlement over the 2014 water contamination crisis in West Virginia. Those wishing to opt out or object to the settlement – in which Freedom Industries executives have agreed to pay $400,000 – have until next month to do so.