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Morrisey announces mobile office hours in four counties for October

Chris Dickerson Oct. 1, 2015, 12:23pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has announced that a consumer representative from his office will conduct mobile office hours during October throughout four Metro Valley counties. The representative will educate consumers on the latest scams in their area and provide them with tips on how to protect their personal information from scammers, according to a press release from the office. Andrea Lannom, a consumer outreach and compliance specialist with the office, wi

Kanawha Co. apartment owner settles sexual harassment suit

Chris Dickerson Oct. 1, 2015, 12:41pm

CHARLESTON – The U.S. Justice Department says the owner and former property manager of a Cross Lanes apartment complex has agreed to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. Perkins Parke Apartments has agreed to pay $120,000 in damages and civil penalties to settle the suit alleging that three former agents sexually harassed and retaliated against female tenants, which is a violation of the Fair Housing Act (FHA).

Age discrimination suit voluntarily dismissed from federal court

Kyla Asbury Oct. 1, 2015, 1:28pm

CLARKSBURG – A lawsuit alleging Healthsouth Corporation discriminated against a former employee because of her age was removed to federal court, where the plaintiff filed to voluntarily dismiss the case. Bonnie Shaffer filed her motion for voluntary dismissal in the U.S.

Discrimination case against Andersen Windows goes to federal court

Kyla Asbury Oct. 1, 2015, 1:38pm

HUNTINGTON - A man is suing Andersen Windows Inc. after he claims he was discriminated against based on his disability. David Sepic, an employee of Andersen Windows, was also named as a defendant in the suit. Gary K.

Clarksburg woman says city wrongfully listed home to be demolished

Kyla Asbury Oct. 1, 2015, 2:25pm

CLARKSBURG – A woman is suing the City of Clarksburg after she claims it wrongfully listed her house as one to be demolished. On July 18, 2013, the City of Clarksburg adopted a resolution declaring certain areas of the city to be slum or blighted areas, according to a complaint initially filed in Harrison Circuit Court and removed to federal court. Carol J.

Charleston man sues debt-collecting law firm for its practices

Kyla Asbury Oct. 1, 2015, 2:39pm

CHARLESTON – A Charleston man is suing a Kentucky-based law firm for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act. Bruce A. Fernett received a letter constituting a debt collection communication from Fenton & McGarvey Law Firm PSC in May, according to a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

Woman says she was injured because of elevator malfunction

Leslie Gamboni Oct. 1, 2015, 6:17pm

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing over claims that she was injured at her workplace due to an elevator malfunction. Sherry Withrow filed a lawsuit in the Kanawha Circuit Court against Frontier Communications of America Inc., Citizens Telecom Services Company LLC and Otis Elevator Company citing negligence.

Charleston man says he was injured in apartment ceiling collapse

Leslie Gamboni Oct. 1, 2015, 6:22pm

CHARLESTON – A man is suing over claims he suffered traumatic bodily injuries when his apartment ceiling collapsed onto him. Robert L. Minued filed a lawsuit in the Kanawha Circuit Court against Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority and Orchard Manor Resident Management Corporation citing negligence.

Woman blames Kmart for slip-and-fall injury over floor mat at store

Leslie Gamboni Oct. 1, 2015, 6:27pm

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing over a corporate discount department store claiming she was injured in a fall on their premises. Rebecca Thompson filed a lawsuit in the Kanawha Circuit Court against Kmart Corporation citing negligence.

Charleston woman blames Elder-Beerman for injuries from falling in store

Leslie Gamboni Oct. 2, 2015, 11:24am

CHARLESTON–A Charleston woman is suing after allegedly falling and injuring herself while walking through a department store.

Former owner of Daily Mail claims Gazette pushed merger without consent

Chris Dickerson Oct. 2, 2015, 4:25pm

WILMINGTON, Del. – The owner of the Charleston Daily Mail says the owners of the Charleston Gazette pushed through the July merger of the newspapers without its consent. Last month, Charleston Publishing Company filed a complaint against Daily Gazette Company and Daily Gazette Holding Company LLC in Delaware Chancery Court. Charleston Publishing Company is a subsidiary of MediaNews Group Inc. doing business as Digital First Media. MediaNews Group was the owner of the Charleston Daily Mail, whic

AG seeks subpoena against Jackson Co. door-to-door meat seller

Chris Dickerson Oct. 5, 2015, 10:52am

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has filed a petition to enforce an investigative subpoena against a Jackson County company that sells wholesale meat and other perishable food products door-to-door. The petition, which was filed in Kanawha Circuit Court, alleges that Thaxton Wholesale Meats, LLC and its owner, Steven Thaxton, failed to comply with a subpoena issued to investigate claims of unscrupulous business practices.

Worker sues former employer, alleging wrongful termination

Molly English-Bowers Oct. 5, 2015, 11:44am

CHARLESTON--A Kanawha County man is suing his former employer, alleging wrongful termination, among other charges.

Kanawha Co. man accuses former employer of age discrimination

Molly English-Bowers Oct. 5, 2015, 12:54pm

CHARLESTON--A Kanawha County man is suing his former employer, alleging age discrimination caused his termination from his job.

W.Va. Medical Institute sues over claims that a merger caused breach of contract

Molly English-Bowers Oct. 5, 2015, 1:17pm

CHARLESTON – A medical services company is suing over claims the defendants interfered with an existing contract.

Neely: Delaware newspaper suit simply 'about money'

Chris Dickerson Oct. 5, 2015, 2:35pm

CHARLESTON – An attorney says a lawsuit regarding the recent consolidation of Charleston’s two daily newspapers simply is about money. Last month, Charleston Publishing Company filed a complaint against Daily Gazette Company and Daily Gazette Holding Company LLC in Delaware Chancery Court. Charleston Publishing Company is a subsidiary of MediaNews Group Inc. doing business as Digital First Media. MediaNews Group was the owner of the Charleston Daily Mail, which merged in July with the Cha

Woman sues DirecTV for wrongful termination

Kyla Asbury Oct. 6, 2015, 9:09am

HUNTINGTON – A woman is suing DirecTV Customer Service Inc. after she claims she was wrongfully terminated from her employment. Robin Skeens was also named as a defendant in the suit. Amy M.

Hurricane woman accuses Healthsouth of FMLA violations

Kyla Asbury Oct. 6, 2015, 9:14am

HUNTINGTON – A Hurricane woman is suing Healthsouth Corporation after she claims it violated her rights under the Family & Medical Leave Act. Danielle Haynes began her employment with the defendant on Jan. 9, 2012, and in 2014, she became pregnant with her first child, according to a complaint filed in Cabell Circuit Court. Haynes claims she gave birth to her son on Feb. 3, several months premature and on Feb. 10, she notified the defendant that she would need to take leave under the Family &

Woman sues Marshall University for soccer injuries

Kyla Asbury Oct. 6, 2015, 9:19am

HUNTINGTON - A woman is suing Marshall University Board of Governors after she claims she was injured while playing in a soccer game. Southern Prosthetic Supply Inc. was also named as a defendant in the suit. On Sept. 14, 2014, Marshall University directed Taylor Fleming to wear the Southern Prosthetic Supply face guard safety shield in a soccer game to protect her face, according to a complaint filed in Cabell Circuit Court. Fleming claims the shield was hit by a soccer ball and it broke, sh

Woman sues St. Mary's Medical Center for mother's death

Kyla Asbury Oct. 6, 2015, 9:23am

HUNTINGTON – A woman is suing St. Mary's Medical Center after she claims it is responsible for her mother's death. Dr. Norman Hetzler was also named as a defendant in the suit. On July 23, 2013, Marjory A.