By KYLA ASBURY WHEELING – A Hancock County woman is suing Lumber Liquidators Inc. after she claims the company falsely advertised its products. Lumber Liquidators Leasing LLC, Lumber Liquidators Holding Inc., and Lumber Liquidators Services LLC were also named as defendants in the suit. Lumber Liquidators sells a variety of Chinese-manufactured laminate wood flooring materials that it prominently advertises and warrants as fully compliant with standards promulgated in the Formaldehyde Standar
By KYLA ASBURY CLARKSBURG – A lawsuit against West Virginia University Board of Governors alleging a former employee was discriminated against has been removed to federal court. The plaintiff explicitly alleges that the defendants' conduct violated the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the federal court has jurisdiction over that claim, according to the notice of removal that was filed May 15 in the U.S.
By CHRIS DICKERSON CHARLESTON – One state Supreme Court justice stands behind his vote in a recent ruling allowing juries decide if residents who have broken the law to obtain and use prescription painkillers can sue physicians and pharmacies for their addictions. Justice Brent Benjamin said the 3-2 ruling should be examined not on “gut emotions and the ‘badness’ of the parties,” but rather on the fact that the state Legislature and governor already have fully considered the wrongful conduct r
By KYLA ASBURY CHARLESTON – A woman is suing Kahootz of Charleston LLC after she claims she was injured when she fell at its restaurant. On July 3, 2013, Valerie Taylor was dining at the Hooters restaurant in Charleston, when she slipped of a slippery substance in the floor and fell, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Circuit Court. Taylor claims the defendant breached its duty of care and was negligent for failing to remove a slippery substance from the floor that caused her to fall.
By KYLA ASBURY CHARLESTON – A construction company is suing Lumos Networks LLC after it claims the company has failed to pay more than $900,000. For outside plant construction that Nichols Construction LLC performed at Lumos' request since September 2012, as of April 1, 2014, Lumos owed the sum of $917,533.55, according to a complaint filed April 30 in Kanawha Circuit Court. Nichols performed all of the outside plant construction for Lumos, which Lumos has failed to pay. Of the total detaile
By KYLA ASBURY CHARLESTON - A woman is suing BB&T after she claims the bank and two of its employees spoke about her personal business to other employees. Charlene Chapman and Kirk Dragoo were also named as defendants in the suit. Monica Abrego was admitted to the hospital on April 7, 2013, and her friend, Athena Lovejoy, called Abrego's supervisor, Chapman, and told her that Abrego had tried to kill herself, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Circuit Court. Abrego claims she went to
By KYLA ASBURY CHARLESTON – A woman is suing Charleston Area Medical Center after she claims it is responsible for her infant's death. West Virginia University Board of Governors is also named as a defendant in the suit. On May 12, 2013, the defendants began caring for Jillian Barnett and Levi Barnett, during his delivery, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Circuit Court. Jillian Barnett claims the defendants were negligent in failing to timely deliver Levi Barnett, despite alarming f
By KYLA ASBURY CHARLESTON – A Mammoth woman is suing the Kroger Co. after she claims she was injured at its store. On July 7, 2013 Judith Ann Slate was a customer at Kroger when she fell and became injured, according to a complaint filed April 27 in Kanawha Circuit Court. Slate claims the defendant was negligent in maintaining its facility and failed to maintain a safe environment for all customers. The defendants were also negligent in their upkeep of the store, according to the suit. Slat
By KYLA ASBURY CHARLESTON – A man is suing Bayer Cropscience LP for violated the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act. Steve Hedrick, vice president of Bayer's Industrial Park facility, was also named as a defendant in the suit. In early 2011, Bayer announced that it would be closing several manufacturing units dedicated to carbamate chemistries at its Institute facility and that it would cease all production, storage, consumption and use of methyl isocyanate within two years, accord
By KYLA ASBURY WILLIAMSON – A Mingo County man is suing Hampden Coal LLC after he claims he was injured on the job and was wrongfully terminated. Clyde Marcum was employed by Hampden as an underground mine foreman at its Mine Number Eight located in Gilbert, in November, according to a complaint filed May 19 in Mingo Circuit Court. Marcum, who is 60 years old and has 37 years of mining experience, had worked at the same mining complex for various operators since December 2000 and was an exemp