News from May 2009
HUNTINGTON -- A Mason County sheriff's deputy and canine officer has filed suit against the Mason County Commission, alleging he was not paid overtime for hours he spent taking care of the dog with which he was assigned to work.
CHARLESTON – A delivery driver for Rite Aid and his wife are suing the company after he claims an unstable load fell on him.
HUNTINGTON – A developer of rubber and plastic products is suing a former employee, claiming the employee used confidential information to help other companies make the same products.
CHARLESTON – A woman is suing the International House of Pancakes and two IHOP employees for damages related to sexual harassment.
CAMC Women & Children's Hospital CHARLESTON – A Fayette County woman says a nurse's fumbling with an intravenous needle caused her daughter's death.
Walker HUNTINGTON – A lawyer is suing the contractor that built his house over a faulty retaining wall that ruined his driveway.
Ketchum CHARLESTON – Mercer County prosecutors want the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to overturn a court order requiring a gynecological examination for a 15-year-old girl who claims her brother raped her.
Ketchum CHARLESTON – When a worker with no spouse or dependents dies in a job accident, the worker's estate should collect workers' compensation benefits, Mark French of Charleston told the Supreme Court of Appeals.
CHARLESTON – A Charleston woman wants a judge to say her ex-husband gets nothing from the sale of a house to the state related to an expansion of the Capitol Complex.
CHARLESTON -– West Virginia's domestic violence laws became stronger with the recent passage of House Bill 2739.
Holder WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The U.S. Justice Department should investigate evidence suggesting there is widespread fraud by trial lawyers litigating asbestos-related cases, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says.
CHARLES TOWN – A federal appeals court has ruled that three former employees of Charles Town Races and Slots are entitled to overtime pay because of the nature of their work.