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Injured trailer-truck driver accuses drilling site operators of negligence

WEST UNION — A Philippi trailer-truck driver is suing drilling worksite operators, alleging unsafe working conditions led to injuries to the plaintiff. .

Neurological Associates patient alleges screw caused injuries

CHARLESTON – An Oak Hill woman alleges an improperly placed screw from a surgery caused her pain.

American College of Bankruptcy to honor Judge Patrick M. Flatley

Federal Judge Patrick M. Flatley’s decorated career has earned a unanimous seal of approval from the American College of Bankruptcy.

Legislation to end civil forfeiture without due process will rise again, ACLU spokesman says

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia branch of the American Civil Liberties Union is keeping hope alive for legislation to end civil forfeiture without "real due process" in the state.

IOGA director: Oil and natural gas key to state's future

MORGANTOWN – Charlie Burd, executive director of the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia believes “investments in the efficient exploration, drilling, production and transporting of oil and natural gas and its by-products present the one best and greatest hope for West Virginia and its citizens.”

Patient alleges surgeon left instrument in body after surgery at Bluefield Regional Medical Center

PRINCETON – A Princeton woman alleges an instrument was left in her body after a surgery.

Carman claims CSX Transportation failed to provide safe place to work

HUNTINGTON – A carman alleges he was injured at a bridge yard because his railroad company employer failed to provide a safe place to work.

CSX Transportation employee alleges unsafe working environment caused injuries

NEW MARTINSVILLE – A Moundsville man alleges he was injured while working for a transportation company in a fall.

Save-A-Lot customer alleges he needed surgery after falling at Moundsville store

MOUNDSVILLE – A Proctor man alleges he was injured at a Moundsville store because of a fall caused by liquid on the floor.

Appeals court grants request for WVDEP to start over on disputed pipeline review

CHARLESTON – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has granted a request by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to throw out the DEP’s approval of the Mountain Valley Pipeline and let them start over.

Man alleges injuries after item fell on him at Lowe's store

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County man alleges he was injured at a home improvement store in the county when an item fell on him.

Norfolk Southern Railway conductor seeks $5 million after fall

NEW CUMBERLAND – A conductor alleges he was injured because his railway employer failed to provide a safe place to work.

Dollar Tree patron alleges she was injured in fall because of hole

RIPLEY – A Jackson County woman alleges that she was injured while shopping at a Dollar Tree store because of a damaged walkway.

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

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

Fourth Circuit upholds Justice Energy’s $1.23M fine

CHARLESTON – The U.S. Circuit of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has upheld a $1.23 million contempt-of-court fine issued to Justice Energy in a lawsuit filed against the company by James River Equipment.

Fourth Circuit finds in favor of coal miner in 'mark of the beast' case

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – A federal appeals court in Virginia has affirmed a $586,861 jury award handed to a man who says h​​​​​e was forced to retire from his mining job when religious principles prevented him from using a biometric hand scanner.

Fourth Circuit finds in favor of coal miner in 'mark of the beast' case

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – A federal appeals court in Virginia has affirmed a $586,861 jury award handed to a man who says he was forced to retire from his mining job when religious principles prevented him from using a biometric hand scanner.

Parents blame camp owner for son's injuries

POINT PLEASANT — A Monroe County family is suing a camp owner, alleging negligence caused injuries to the son.

Wayne County man sues mining companies for injuries

WAYNE — A Wayne County man is suing mining companies, alleging negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.

Blankenship's legal team files appeal petition with U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON – Don Blankenship’s legal team formally has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his appeal. Attorneys for the former Massey Energy CEO filed the petition May 25 asking the Justices to take up an appeal of his criminal mine safety conviction. They say the U.S. District Court in Charleston and the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., both erred in rulings, and they claim Blankenship was a victim of politics.