News from April 2015

Partisan judicial elections are out in W.Va.

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 1, 2015

CHARLESTON – The days of Democratic or Republican judges in West Virginia are over.

Lawsuit reforms will boost West Virginia’s economy

By Duane Zobrist | Apr 1, 2015

CHARLESTON – In January, we encouraged newly elected state Senate President Bill Cole, House Speaker Tim Armstead and Members of the West Virginia Legislature to act boldly during the legislative session to address our state’s notorious legal system.

Information, please: that's what Senate Bill 411 provides

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 1, 2015

4-1-1 is the phone number for directory assistance, or “information.”

Nursing home employee alleges wrongful discharge

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 1, 2015

WHEELING — An Ohio County woman has sued a nursing home and its human resources department head, alleging wrongful termination.

Couple says GMC vehicle was a lemon

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 1, 2015

ELIZABETH — A Wirt County couple filed has sued General Motors, alleging workmanship defects in a 2012 purchase.

Laundry equipment vendor cites breach of contract

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 1, 2015

MARLINTON — A Pocahontas County commercial laundry equipment provider has sued a service firm, alleging breach of contract.

Woman blames housing authority, elevator company for injuries

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 1, 2015

WHEELING — An Ohio County woman has sued a housing authority and elevator manufacturer, alleging negligence for injuries received in a 2013 accident.

Woman sues Pa. trucking firm for wrongful death

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 1, 2015

WHEELING — An Ohio County woman has sued a Pennsylvania company, alleging negligence in a 2013 fatal accident.

Firm says phone company owes nearly $300K

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 1, 2015

ELKINS – Gudenkauf Corporation is suing Spruce Knob Seneca Rocks Telephone Inc. for failing to pay nearly $300,000.

Parents sue Berkeley school board for negligence, harassment

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 1, 2015

MARTINSBURG – The parents of a 10-year-old boy are suing Berkeley County Board of Education for negligence and harassment.

Mardi Gras Casino sued for patent infringement

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 1, 2015

CHARLESTON – A lawsuit has been filed against Mardi Gras Casino & Resort for alleged patent infringement.

Justices rule on Kanawha work release question

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 2, 2015

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that Kanawha Circuit Court did not violate state law by allowing a prisoner work release to pay restitution to a victim.

Equipment company says firm breached contract

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 2, 2015

CHARLESTON – Montgomery Equipment Company Inc.  is suing PBS Coals Inc. after it claims it breached its contract and failed to pay more than $150,000.

Man accuses drug testing center of negligence

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 2, 2015

CLARKSBURG – A man is suing Drug Testing Centers of America LLC after he claims his hair follicle sample was contaminated due to the company’s negligence,

Men blame coal company for wage violations

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 2, 2015

BECKLEY – Three former employees are suing Pocahontas Coal Company in three separate lawsuits for wage payment violations.

Couple sues Rockspring for lung injury

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 2, 2015

PINEVILLE - A couple is suing Rockspring Development Inc. for the development of a lung injury.

Man sues Wheeling Hospital for negligence

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 2, 2015

WHEELING – A man is suing Wheeling Hospital Inc. after he claims a surgeon deviated from the standard of care and was negligent.

Guests sue Days Inn for chlorine poisoning

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 2, 2015

PRINCETON – Former guests are suing Days Inn of Princeton for chlorine poisoning and negligence.

Couple sues Snowshoe for injuries

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 2, 2015

MARLINTON – A couple is suing Snowshoe Mountain Inc. after they claim it was negligent and caused injuries.

Kaufman speaks at Irish law school

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 2, 2015

CHARLESTON – Kanawha Circuit Judge Tod Kaufman recently was a guest speaker at Trinity College in Dublin, where he spoke about trial judges in America.

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