News from May 2009

Mason Co. deputy says he wasn't paid for overtime

By Kelly Holleran | May 1, 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.

Driver sues Rite Aid over injuries

By Justin Anderson | May 1, 2009

CHARLESTON – A delivery driver for Rite Aid and his wife are suing the company after he claims an unstable load fell on him.

Company wants $5M from former employee

By Justin Anderson | May 1, 2009

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.

Woman says supervisor at IHOP sexually harassed her

By Justin Anderson | May 1, 2009

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing the International House of Pancakes and two IHOP employees for damages related to sexual harassment.

Woman says IV problems killed daughter

By Justin Anderson | May 1, 2009

CAMC Women & Children's Hospital CHARLESTON – A Fayette County woman says a nurse's fumbling with an intravenous needle caused her daughter's death.

Cabell lawyer sues over faulty retaining wall

By Justin Anderson | May 1, 2009

Walker HUNTINGTON – A lawyer is suing the contractor that built his house over a faulty retaining wall that ruined his driveway.

Court asked to overturn order for exam of 15-year-old rape victim

By Steve Korris | May 1, 2009

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.

Court hears case about estate collecting comp benefits

By Steve Korris | May 1, 2009

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.

Woman doesn't want ex to reap proceeds of real estate sale

By Justin Anderson | May 4, 2009

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.

Regional Summits on Domestic Violence and Firearms held in four locations

By The West Virginia Record | May 4, 2009

CHARLESTON -– West Virginia's domestic violence laws became stronger with the recent passage of House Bill 2739.

Holder urged to investigate asbestos fraud

By Chris Rizo | May 4, 2009

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.

Former Charles Town racetrack employees win overtime appeal

By Justin Anderson | May 4, 2009

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.

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