News from February 2015

Nine miners say they weren't paid wages in timely manner

By Annie Cosby | Feb 2, 2015

CHARLESTON – Nine Kanawha County miners are suing over claims they were not paid final wages in a timely manner after being terminated.

Tomblin names Wilmoth new Randolph Circuit Judge

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 2, 2015

CHARLESTON – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has appointed David H. Wilmoth as the new Randolph Circuit Judge.

Cabell Co. settles, dismisses lawsuit from former deputy

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 2, 2015

HUNTINGTON – A lawsuit filed by a former sheriff's deputy has been settled and dismissed from federal court.

Federal judge grants preliminary injunction in lawsuit against Kwik Lube

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 2, 2015

HUNTINGTON – A federal just issued an order granting the plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit against Kwik Lube for advertising the use of Valvoline brand oil without having a contract.

AG's office warns of IRS tax refund email scam

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 2, 2015

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning taxpayers to be aware of an email scam claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service that targets consumers’ financial information.

Morrisey warns of property listing scams

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 2, 2015

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is urging citizens to use caution and do their research before entering into a residential rental agreement.

PERSONNEL FILE: Bowles elected as member of Lewis Glasser

By Staff reports | Feb 3, 2015

CHARLESTON — Matthew R. Bowles has been elected as the newest member of Lewis, Glasser, Casey & Rollins PLLC, according to Richard L. Gottlieb, the firm’s managing member.

Man accuses Nationstar of fraud, illegal debt collection

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 3, 2015

CHARLESTON – A man is suing Nationstar Mortgage after he claims it engaged in fraud and illegal debt collection abuses.

PERSONNEL FILE: Schumacher named member of Bailey & Wyant

By Staff reports | Feb 3, 2015

CHARLESTON – Bailey & Wyant has named David Schumacher as the firm’s newest member in the Charleston office.

Woman accuses KFC of wrongful termination

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 3, 2015

HUNTINGTON – A former employee is suing Tri-State Food Systems and KFC of the Tri-State after she claims her employment was wrongfully terminated.

Man says Burger King discriminated against him

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 3, 2015

MORGANTOWN – A man is suing a Burger King location after he claims he was discriminated against based on his race.

Man sues Unilin North America for wrongful termination

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 3, 2015

WILLIAMSON – A man is suing Unilin North America after he claims his employment was wrongfully terminated.

Woman blames Mingo school board, others after being shocked

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 3, 2015

WILLIAMSON – A cook is suing Mingo County Board of Education after she suffered an electrical shock during the course of her work duties.

Tomblin signs energy act repeal

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 3, 2015

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Feb. 3 signed House Bill 2001, repealing the West Virginia Alternative Renewable Energy Portfolio Act.

Law firm continues free Valentine's Day divorce for eighth year

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 3, 2015

CHARLESTON – The Webb Law Centre is offering its eighth annual free Valentine's Day divorce to the person who presents the "most compelling story."

If you think it's hard to pass a law, try repealing one

By The West Virginia Record | Feb 4, 2015

It's hard to let go of something you struggled to acquire – or labored to build – and still take pride in.

Tackling substance abuse in the Mountain State

By Earl Ray Tomblin | Feb 4, 2015

CHARLESTON – Substance abuse is a heartbreaking problem facing families across West Virginia each and every day.

Man says mortgage companies misapplying payments

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 4, 2015

CHARLESTON –A man is suing HSBC Mortgage Corporation and PHH Mortgage Corporation after he claims the companies routinely misapplied his mortgage payments.

Railroad seeks to dismiss former employee's suit

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 4, 2015

CHARLESTON – Norfolk Southern Railway Company filed a motion to dismiss in a lawsuit against it for allegedly accusing an employee of falsifying a workplace injury.

Workman has big goals for 2015

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 4, 2015

CHARLESTON – About a month into her latest stint at Chief Justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court, Margaret Workman is eager to tackle some lofty goals for 2015.

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