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Supreme Court says DMV employee should receive 20 percent disability

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has issued a decision, ruling that an employee for the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles should receive a 20 percent permanent partial disability award.

Five more lawsuits filed against Bizzack Construction for property damages

LOGAN – Five more lawsuits have been filed against Bizzack Construction for property damages from highway construction.

Four lawsuits removed to federal court involving age discrimination

CHARLESTON – Four lawsuits involving age discrimination at GreenWood Inc. have been removed to federal court.

Woman files petition to settle with Putnam County Board of Education

WINFIELD – A woman has filed a petition to settle with Putnam County Board of Education for injuries to her minor daughter suffered at Scott Teays Elementary School.

Lawsuit filed against former sheriff’s deputy for road rage incident

MORGANTOWN – A lawsuit has been filed against a former Harrison County sheriff’s deputy who was involved in a road rage incident.

AG's office not happy about House bill governing settlement funds

CHARLESTON – A bill that would require settlement monies won by the state Attorney General’s office to be put into the state’s General Revenue Fund is moving through the House of Delegates.

Family awarded settlement in WVU fraternity death case

MORGANTOWN – The family of a West Virginia University fraternity pledge who died in 2014 were awarded an undisclosed settlement.

New book details attorney’s frustrations with MDL: Handling of cases becoming ‘more and more deplorable’


TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Nearly 40 percent of civil cases pending in federal courts across the country are consolidated into multidistrict litigation, resulting in “a shift away from the rule of law to a system of arbitrary justice,” says Tampa attorney Brian Donovan in his new book on his experience and frustrations with MDL.

West Virginia Judicial and Lawyer Assistance Program now open to law students, judges

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Lawyers Assistance Program has been officially expanded to include giving assistance to judges, law students and bar applicants, according to the program’s Executive Director Robert E. Albury Jr.

UPDATED: Loughry makes Court budget request; lawmakers barely discuss 'inappropriate' spending

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Chief Justice Allen Loughry made the court’s annual budget presentation to members of the House and Senate Finance committees. Loughry did mention the “inappropriate” expenditures associated with renovations to the five Justices’ offices, but members of the committees didn’t press him much about it.

State Supreme Court upholds dismissal of suit against Preston County schools

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against Preston County Board of Education that was filed by an employee.

Morrisey, other states defend free speech rights of pro-life pregnancy centers

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and a coalition of 22 states urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower court decision that infringes upon the free speech rights of pro-life pregnancy centers.

Morrisey leads coalition pushing to kill Clean Power Plan

The bipartisan coalition filed a public comment letter as part of the EPA's proposed repeal of the plan. It encourages the agency to eliminate the Obama-era rule and return authority to manage energy resources to the states.

CAMC valet alleges she was falsely accused of taking pen, harassed

CHARLESTON – A Tornado woman alleges her privacy was violated when she was searched at work over false accusations of stealing a pen.

Insurance company claims policy doesn't cover ligitation involving Hutch's Wrecker Service

BLUEFIELD – A Michigan company alleges that it has no duty to indemnify a Kanawha County business in a suit filed in Fayette Circuit Court because the dates in question occur outside of the policy period.

Virginia woman claims Chevrolet Trailblazer was not crashworthy

BLUEFIELD – A Virginia woman has filed suit against General Motors over injuries her late son sustained in an auto accident in West Virginia, alleging that the vehicle was not crashworthy.

Individuals seek damages after vehicle allegedly was totaled in state Route 250 collision

MOUNDSVILLE – Two Cameron individuals are seeking damages after their vehicle was allegedly totaled in a collision.

Borrower claims Diamond Jewelers & Loan failed to return collateral

CHARLESTON – A Raleigh County woman alleges that a St. Albans business failed to return her collateral after she repaid a loan.

West Virginia Carpenters Benefits Trust alleges Blackhawk Interiors failed to make payments

CLARKSBURG – A Morgantown employer is alleged to owe payments to an employee benefit plan.

Judge O'Hanlon starts scholarship in honor of wife at Marshall University

HUNTINGTON – Judge Dan O’Hanlon thinks of the endowed scholarship program he’s started at Marshall University in his wife’s name as the perfect ode to her.