News from December 2012

WVU law students help Morgantown man clear his name

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 14, 2012

MORGANTOWN – For the last two decades — even after his conviction was overturned — David Lazzell was required to place his name on the West Virginia Sex Offender Registry, until now.

Physician sues Monongalia Radiology Associates, alleges fraud

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 14, 2012

MORGANTOWN – A physician is suing Monongalia Radiology Associates, P.C., alleging fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.

Court says Morgan man didn't own lot, can't sue homeowners' association

By Nathan Bass | Dec 14, 2012

CHARLESTON – A Morgan County man has lost his appeal to the state Supreme Court and will have to pay the attorneys fees and costs for the homeowners’ association he brought suit against.

Widow blames Nabors Industries for husband's death

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 14, 2012

MORGANTOWN – A widow is suing Nabors Industries, Ltd., for the death of her husband.

Charles Town false arrest suit filed by Haitian immigrants settled

By Lawrence Smith | Dec 14, 2012

MARTINSBURG – The lawsuit filed by two Haitian immigrants claiming they were mistakenly arrested by Charles Town police last year has come to a close.

Other civil rights suit against Morgan deputy still slated for March trial

By Lawrence Smith | Dec 14, 2012

MARTINSBURG – As one civil rights suit against him begins, another against a Morgan County deputy sheriff may soon come to an end.

Fourth Circuit says man kept lifting, must not have been disabled

By Nathan Bass | Dec 14, 2012

RICHMOND, Va. – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has affirmed a West Virginia federal court's summary judgment ruling in favor of the American Red Cross Greenbrier Valley Chapter in a case where a former employee made several Americans with Disabilities Act claims.

West Virginia should reclaim the lead in asbestos lawsuit reform

By The West Virginia Record | Dec 14, 2012

Last year, the Rand Institute for Civil Justice released a report examining the relationship between asbestos courts and asbestos trusts.

Court upholds dismissal of Lewis man’s civil rights suit

By Lawrence Smith | Dec 17, 2012

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has agreed with a lower court’s decision that police did not use excessive force in subduing a Lewis County man, which resulted in him sustaining a broken ankle.

Berkeley officials agree to rehire deputy acquitted of sexual abuse charges

By Lawrence Smith | Dec 17, 2012

MARTINSBURG – County officials have agreed to settle a deputy sheriff’s civil suit alleging wrongful termination by not only rehiring him, but also awarding him back pay.

Summers sheriff's department discloses terms of settlement​s

By Lawrence Smith | Dec 17, 2012

CHARLESTON – Nearly $100,000, a promotion and a new car were part of the terms in settling two civil rights lawsuits against the Summers County Sheriff’s Department.

Settlement with AIG will let woman keep home

By John O'Brien | Dec 17, 2012

CHARLESTON – A Charleston woman and AIG Federal Savings Bank have reached a settlement that will allow to her repurchase her home.

Fayette deputies accused of beating disabled man

By Lawrence Smith | Dec 18, 2012

CHARLESTON – Four Fayette County deputies are accused of beating up a disabled man and later dropping him off at his home without providing him any medical treatment.

Supreme Court upholds Rowlesburg mayoral election results

By Lawrence Smith | Dec 18, 2012

CHARLESTON – A divided state Supreme Court has upheld the results of a disputed election in Preston County.

Man wants Boone Board of Education to boost salary

By Harmon Marks | Dec 18, 2012

MADISON - Attorney Bobby R. Hale of Madison, representing himself, filed for a writ of mandamus in Boone Circuit Court to compel the Boone County Board of Education and its superintendent to properly compensate him for services as a "Plumber II."

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