CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has issued an alert for consumers to be wary of out-of-state pharmacies sending unsolicited order forms, medical supplies or medications to insurance customers without their consent. Morrisey's Consumer Protection Division has received several reports of local consumers receiving what appear to be order forms for medical supplies and prescriptions from out-of-state pharmacies.
CHARLESTON – Beth Walker's Supreme Court campaign on Tuesday announced endorsements from state lawmakers. In the announcement, Walker's campaign said the legislators cited "her extensive experience as a lawyer and her independent, conservative judicial philosophy." “I support Beth Walker because she will be an independent voice on our Supreme Court of Appeals," Kanawha County state Senator Ed Gaunch said.
Why are Americans still talking about slavery? Yes, and no. It has been a century and a half since the end of slavery in America. That's true enough. Should it have ended in our country sooner? Surely. Could it have? Maybe. Was it good that it finally ended when it did? Of course. We can all agree on that.
KINGWOOD – Building supply company Central Supply Company of West Virginia, which provides ready-mix concrete, concrete blocks, bricks, wall systems and other related building materials, has filed suit for payment of provided materials to landscaping and irrigation company Britton Landscaping & Irrigation LLC.
WINFIELD – A Putnam County judge has told the state Attorney General’s office and the state’s largest newspaper to talk things over before coming back to his courtroom for the next hearing about a possible antitrust violation. Putnam Circuit Judge Phillip Stowers on Tuesday told attorneys from AG Patrick Morrisey’s office and lawyers representing the Charleston Gazette-Mail to meet soon to discuss Morrisey’s petition seeking an investigative subpoena looking into possible state Antitrust Act vi
LOGAN – A Logan County woman wants the state to do something about the effects of abandoned mines on her property. Sue Ann Richardson filed a complaint against the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Abandoned Mine Lands and Reclamation and Acting Director Harold Ward. The suit was filed last month in Logan Circuit Court. Richardson, who lives in Chapmanville, says an artesian spring of acid mine drainage with visible levels of aluminum flows out of the ground on h
CHARLESTON – This week, former Vice President Dick Cheney is the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, an organization that recently made a point of stating that its members employ more than half of “our state’s workers.” As president of the West Virginia AFL-CIO, on behalf of the thousands of West Virginia working families I represent, I take offense.
CHARLESTON – A Huntington woman currently serving time for embezzling thousands from a former employer has asked a Kanawha County judge to order the West Virginia Parole Board to turn over a recording of her parole hearing, along with other requested documents. Plaintiff Leigh Ann Zappin filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court seeking the recording and documents, after she was denied parole by the board in May. Zappin argues that the board, including its chairwoman, Benita Murphy, is “delib
WAYNE – Nearly 100 Fayette County residents have filed a lawsuit against CSX over a February trail derailment that resulted in spilled oil and evacuations. The 96 people filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Wayne Circuit Court against CSX Corporation and CSX Transportation Inc. The plaintiffs seek compensatory and punitive damages from the Feb. 16 accident at Mount Carbon near the Kanawha-Fayette county line.
KINGWOOD – A Preston County couple says Ace Hardware isn’t exactly the helpful hardware place it claims to be in its advertising after the man says he nearly died using a piece of rental equipment. Michael L. and Crystal L. Frantz of Terra Alta filed their lawsuit against Ace Hardware Corporation, which is based in Illinois, and A.D. Naylor & Co. Inc. of Oakland, Md., last month in Preston Circuit Court.
BECKLEY – A Raleigh County couple blames a “barely visible” crosswalk outside a Walmart for contributing to the husband being hit by a car in the parking lot. Everett and Elizabeth Agnor of Beckley filed their complaint against Suman Maharjan and Wal-Mart Stores East LP last month in Raleigh Circuit Court. Everett Agnor was exiting the Walmart Supercenter on North Eisenhower Drive in Beckley on Jan. 29, 2015, when he entered the crosswalk outside the store. “The crosswalk utilized by Mr. Agno