News from December 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.
MORGANTOWN – A physician is suing Monongalia Radiology Associates, P.C., alleging fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.
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.
MORGANTOWN – A widow is suing Nabors Industries, Ltd., for the death of her husband.
MARTINSBURG – The lawsuit filed by two Haitian immigrants claiming they were mistakenly arrested by Charles Town police last year has come to a close.
MARTINSBURG – As one civil rights suit against him begins, another against a Morgan County deputy sheriff may soon come to an end.
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.
Last year, the Rand Institute for Civil Justice released a report examining the relationship between asbestos courts and asbestos trusts.
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.
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.
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.
CHARLESTON – A Charleston woman and AIG Federal Savings Bank have reached a settlement that will allow to her repurchase her home.
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.
CHARLESTON – A divided state Supreme Court has upheld the results of a disputed election in Preston County.
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."