News from August 2015

Woman blames Genesis Healthcare for family member's death

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 3, 2015

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing Genesis Healthcare after she claims it is responsible for her family member's death. Genesis Operations WV LLC, Genesis Operations LLC, Genesis Eldercare Hospitality Services Inc., Genesis Health Ventures of West Virginia Inc., Genesis Health Ventures of West Virginia LP, Genesis Eldercare Network Services Inc., Genesis Eldercare Management Services Inc., Genesis Eldercare Rehabilitation Services Inc., 723 Summers Street Operations LLC, John Does 1 through 10 and U

Logan Co. man accuses Little General Store of discrimination

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 3, 2015

CHARLESTON – A Logan County man is suing Little General Store Inc. after he claims he was discriminated against based on his race. Raymond Gardner is African-American and was employed to work full time at the Steak Escape restaurant in Logan operated by Little General from Aug. 9, 2014, until Feb. 4, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Circuit Court. Gardner claims he was employed as a food preparer until he was promoted to assistant manager in December and his rate of pay went from $325

Couple sues over damages allegedly caused by highway pileup

By Carol Ostrow | Aug 3, 2015

WHEELING—An Ohio couple is suing an Illinois-based transportation business and its employee, claiming negligence in a 2013 multi-vehicle highway collision that caused property damage and physical injuries.

Former employee sues Thomas Memorial Hospital for injuries

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 3, 2015

CHARLESTON - A former employee is suing Thomas Memorial Hospital after she claims she was injured on the job.On Aug. 13, 2012, Jackie Simmons began her employment at the hospital as a housekeeper, according to a complaint filed June 18 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Man sues Genesis Healthcare for wife's death

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 3, 2015

CHARLESTON - A man is suing Genesis Healthcare after he claims it is responsible for his wife's death. Genesis WV Holdings LLC; 1631 Ritter Drive Operations LLC; John Does 1 through 10; and Unidentified Entities 1 through 10 (as to Raleigh Center) were also named as defendants in the suit. Barbara Bailey was a resident of Raleigh Center from May 29, 2014, through July 7, 2014, according to a complaint filed May 27 in Kanawha Circuit Court. Albert Bailey claims his wife died on July 19, 2014,

Two employees sue Little Caesar's Pizza for hostile work environment

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 3, 2015

CHARLESTON - Two women are suing Little Caesar's Pizza after they claim they were sexually harassed and their supervisor created a hostile work environment. VDM Management Company LLC is doing business as Little Caesar's Pizza. Little Caesar's Enterprises Inc.; D.L.C.

Francisco elected to second term with national paralegal group

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 3, 2015

HUNTINGTON – An Advanced Certified Paralegal with Dinsmore & Shohl was recently elected to a second term as Second Vice President of the National Association of Legal Assistants/Paralegals. Jill I.

Cuomo sworn in as new First Circuit judge

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 3, 2015

WELLSBURG – Jason A. Cuomo was sworn in Aug. 3 as the new circuit judge in the first judicial circuit. Every seat in the circuit courtroom of the Brooke County Courthouse was filled and people were standing around every wall – even out the door – for Monday's ceremony. State Supreme Court Justice Brent D.

Man accuses Resolute FP US of disability discrimination

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 3, 2015

CLARKSBURG – A man is suing Resolute FP US Inc. for discriminating against him based on his disability. On March 2, Travis J.

Couple accuses debt collector of consumer protection violations

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 3, 2015

BECKLEY – A couple is suing EGS Financial Care Inc. after they claim it violated the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act. EGS was formerly known as NCO Financial Systems Inc. Clayton L.

Couple sues Vertical Concrete Walls for accident injuries

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 3, 2015

CHARLESTON – A couple is suing Vertical Concrete Walls Inc. after they claim it breached its duty by failing to maintain control of its vehicle. On Jan. 13, a one-ton work truck loaded with poured-wall forms and owned by the defendant was parked at the residence of Scott Whitman, which was locate on a hill above the residence of L.D.

Verizon moves FMLA violations case to federal court

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 3, 2015

FMLA violations lawsuit against Verizon removed to federal court HUNTINGTON - A lawsuit alleging Verizon Wireless violated the Family Medical Leave Act has been removed to federal court. The civil action is properly removed to the U.S.

West Virginia leaders denounce EPA Clean Power Plan

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 3, 2015

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS – West Virginia’s Patrick Morrisey and other state attorneys general on Monday denounced the Obama administration’s finalized “Clean Power Plan.” “The final rule announced Monday blatantly disregards the rule of law and will severely harm West Virginia and the U.S.

Developmental education reform a key for students

By Earl Ray Tomblin | Aug 3, 2015

CHARLESTON – During my time as Senate President and now, as your Governor, I have made it a priority to improve our state's business climate and to strengthen and grow West Virginia's workforce to meet the long-term needs of business and industry operating here.

The battle begins

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 4, 2015

Two months ago, having concluded that its authority extends only to promulgated rules and not to proposed ones, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia declined to conduct a review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan, as requested by Patrick Morrisey and 14 other state attorneys general.

Arbitration is bad for West Virginia consumers, workers and businesses

By Anthony Majestro | Aug 4, 2015

The corporate-funded front group West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse wants West Virginians to give up their 7th Amendment right to trial by jury and opt for arbitration instead.

W.Va. Judicial Investigation Commission responds to criticism over handling of Davis complaint

By Jessica Karmasek | Aug 5, 2015

Ronald Wilson, who serves as chairperson of the JIC and is a judge in West Virginia’s First Judicial Circuit, says the commission is "independent" and takes issue with the public filing against the state Supreme Court justice.

W.Va. lawmaker wants state’s high court to take up Common Core lawsuit

By Jessica Karmasek | Aug 5, 2015

Delegate Michael Folk argues the state school board and superintendent are violating state code and the U.S. and West Virginia constitutions by implementing the math and English standards.

Four people blame Dynamic Energy for well water contamination

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 6, 2015

PINEVILLE – Four people are suing Dynamic Energy Inc. after they claim it contaminated their well water and failed to fix the problem. Mechel Bluestone Inc. was also named as a defendant in the suit. James Harris and Della Harris, the parents of C.C.

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