News from February 2013

Former city attorney files motion to disqualify judge in lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 4, 2013

CHARLESTON – Nitro’s former city attorney, Richie Robb, has filed a motion for disqualification against Kanawha Circuit Judge Charles E. King in a lawsuit filed against the City of Nitro and two city officials regarding public records.

Wheeling agrees to pay $55K to settle 2nd Amendment suit

By Lawrence Smith | Feb 4, 2013

WHEELING – City officials have agreed to a monetary settlement, but not to implement policy changes in a civil rights suit accusing police of harassing citizens who exercise their rights to openly carry a firearm.

Logan Commission agrees to settle second home confinement sexual misconduct suit

By Lawrence Smith | Feb 4, 2013

CHARLESTON – On the heels of being relieved of liability in one civil rights suit alleging sexual misconduct by one of its home confinement officers, the Logan County Commission has agreed to settle another.

Fourth Circuit remands case following decision by W.Va. SC

By Nathan Bass | Feb 4, 2013

RICHMOND, Va. – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has remanded an arbitration clause case back to the district court after receiving the state Supreme Court's response to a certified question.

Commission taking applications for judicial opening

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 5, 2013

CHARLESTON – The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission will begin receiving applications immediately for the vacancy in the 26th Judicial Circuit.

Siblings sue Petroleum Marketers for mother’s death

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 5, 2013

BECKLEY – Two siblings are suing Petroleum Marketers, Inc., in federal court after they claim it caused a car accident that ultimately caused their mother’s death.

MEW Sporting Goods says ATF wrongfully denied firearms license

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 5, 2013

CLARKSBURG – MEW Sporting Goods, LLC, is suing the Director of Industry Operations of the Louisville Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives for denying its application for a license as a dealer.

Two pharmaceutical companies sue Mylan over patents

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 5, 2013

CLARKSBURG – Santarus, Inc., and Veloxis Pharmaceutical A/S are suing Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for allegedly attempting to sell a generic drug they hold patents on.

Mother says insurer failed to pay accidental death benefits

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 5, 2013

MARTINSBURG – A woman is suing Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company for allegedly failing to pay accidental death benefits for the death of her daughter.

Supreme Court finds prisoner's vibrating implant claim is frivolous

By Nathan Bass | Feb 5, 2013

CHARLESTON – The state’s high court has affirmed the dismissal of a state prisoner’s complaint alleging that officials at Huttonsville Correctional Center did not provide adequate treatment regarding his belief that he has “a vibration in my body that feels like a pager vibrating.”

Judge Watkins argues against harshness of suspension

By John O'Brien and Lawrence Smith | Feb 5, 2013

Judge Watkins, left, with his attorney Robert P. Martin at a hearing before the Judicial Hearing Board in November.

Man says American Heritage Life Insurance wrongfully denied coverage

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 6, 2013

HUNTINGTON – A man is suing American Heritage Life Insurance Company for allegedly wrongfully denying him coverage after he suffered a stroke.

Man blames dog owner for alleged attack

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 6, 2013

HUNTINGTON – A Huntington man is suing the owner of three dogs that he claims attacked him while he was installing siding on a residence.

Woman says Psychological Assessment & Intervention Services put her in danger

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 6, 2013

HUNTINGTON – A woman is suing Psychological Assessment & Intervention Services, Inc., after she claims it put her in danger by having her work with a violent man.

Woman sues owner for alleged dog attack

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 6, 2013

HUNTINGTON – A woman is suing the owner of a dog she claims viciously attacked her child and caused him injuries.

Wayne couple claim Glockner misrepresented vehicle

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 6, 2013

WAYNE – Glockner is being sued after a Wayne couple claim the vehicle they purchased had issues they were not informed about.

Morrisey hires director of communications

By John O'Brien | Feb 6, 2013

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Feb. 5 that the managing editor of The State Journal will be his communications director.

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