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
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).
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 – 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.
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 – 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.
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
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.
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
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 &
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