News from December 2012

Physician, fired over pre-signed prescription forms, loses case at Supreme Court

By Nathan Bass | Dec 3, 2012

CHARLESTON - The state Supreme Court of Appeals on Nov. 26 affirmed a circuit court’s ruling in favor of an employer in a breach of contract case brought by a terminated physician.

Man says Homestead Construction negligently installed roof

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 4, 2012

HUNTINGTON – A Barboursville man is suing Homestead Construction after he claims it negligently installed a roof on his residence.

Woman blames Yellow Cab for car accident

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 4, 2012

HUNTINGTON – An Ashland, Ky., woman is suing Yellow Cab after she was allegedly injured in a car accident caused by one of its employees.

Nurse blames St. Mary's for attack by patient

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 4, 2012

HUNTINGTON – A Milton woman is suing St. Mary’s Medical Center after she was allegedly attacked by a patient while she was performing her work duties.

Man bashes knee with sledgehammer, sues company

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 4, 2012

HUNTINGTON – A man is suing Xact Restorations, LLC, after he claims he was injured while performing his work duties.

Suit says Frasure Creek Mining did not pay $10K

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 4, 2012

WINFIELD – North American Battery Systems, Inc., is suing Frasure Creek Mining for allegedly failing to pay more than $10,000 for goods and services.

Supreme Court dismisses bad faith claim against insurer over fatal car wreck

By Nathan Bass | Dec 5, 2012

CHARLESTON – In a Nov. 26 memorandum opinion, a unanimous West Virginia Supreme Court affirmed the Circuit Court of Jackson County’s order dismissing bad faith and unfair trade practices claims against Westfield Insurance Company.

Man says Matheny Motor Truck retaliated against him

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 5, 2012

WINFIELD – A former employee is suing Matheny Motor Truck Co. after he claims he was wrongfully terminated in retaliation for reporting fraudulent conduct.

Retiree says Robinson & Rice breached agreement

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 5, 2012

HUNTINGTON - A retiree is suing Robinson & Rice, LC, after he claims it breached its retirement agreement with him and caused him to incur expenses for health insurance.

Former employee sues Coal River Mining for discrimination

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 5, 2012

CHARLESTON - A former employee is suing Coal River Mining, LLC, after he claims he was discriminated against because of a disability.

Couple blames GM for allegedly defective vehicle

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 5, 2012

WAYNE - A couple is suing General Motors, LLC, after they purchased a vehicle they claim was defective.

Kenova couple names 46 defendants in asbestos case

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 5, 2012

CHARLESTON -- A Kenova couple is suing 46 companies they claim are responsible for an asbestosis diagnosis.

WVU Board of Governors says architect breached purchase orders

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 5, 2012

MORGANTOWN - The West Virginia University Board of Governors is suing Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott after it claims the architect breached purchase orders, delayed one of WVU’s facility projects and ran significantly over budget.

PDC Mountaineer settles EPA allegations in Harrison County

By Stephanie Ostrowski | Dec 5, 2012

PHILADELPHIA – To resolve construction activities violations at Marcellus Shale gas extraction facilities in northern West Virginia, PDC Mountaineer LLC has entered into a Clean Water Act administrative consent agreement and final order.