News from April 2016

Brent Benjamin releases TV ads

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 1, 2016

CHARLESTON – With the upcoming election in May, Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin has released TV advertisements with testimonials about his work developing and expanding the state’s Drug Court program.

State blames overpass damage on transport firm

By Robert Hadley | Apr 1, 2016

CHARLESTON – The state of West Virginia is suing a transport company for its alleged involvement in an accident that damaged a public bridge.

Morrisey joins six states in challenging EPA rule with auto racing

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 4, 2016

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has joined six other states in urging the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw a proposed rule that could deal a significant blow to stock car and drag racing in West Virginia.

WVU professor of law elected into the American Law Institute

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 4, 2016

In a recent election by the American Law Institute, Vincent Cardi, a West Virginia University College of Law professor was chosen to be part of the institute.

Morrisey says office with continue fight against fraud despite governor’s veto

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 4, 2016

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is voicing his displeasure with a bill Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed that affects investigators from the AG's office.

Worker accuses employer of alleged disability discrimination

By Robert Hadley | Apr 4, 2016

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County woman alleges her ex-employer effectively fired her after she underwent heart surgery six months into a new job.

Cell phone customer accuses telemarketer of alleged harassment

By Robert Hadley | Apr 4, 2016

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County man is suing a telemarketer for allegedly placing numerous harassing calls to his cell phone for no apparent reason.

Motorists accuse State Farm of failing to settle claim

By Robert Hadley | Apr 4, 2016

CHARLESTON – A Putnam County couple is suing their insurer, claiming the company refused to settle a $100,000 claim for an auto wreck.

Line cook accuses Olive Garden of negligence, discrimination

By Robert Hadley | Apr 4, 2016

HUNTINGTON – A Cabell County man says he was fired after filing a Workers Compensation claim for work-related injuries.

Grandmother's lawsuit seeks to prevent foreclosure

By Robert Hadley | Apr 4, 2016

HUNTINGTON – A 72-year-old Cabell County woman is suing her bank in an attempt to prevent foreclosure and make the monthly payments permanently more affordable.

Trucking company sued for alleged failure to pay

By Robert Hadley | Apr 4, 2016

HUNTINGTON – A Cabell County company is suing a customer for allegedly failing to pay for repair work performed on its fleet of commercial trucks and trailers.

Laborer accuses steel firm of wrongful termination

By Robert Hadley | Apr 4, 2016

HUNTINGTON – A Cabell County man is suing his former employer for allegedly firing him for taking a health-related leave of absence.

Woman brings wrongful death suit against clinic over husband’s death

By Robert Hadley | Apr 4, 2016

MOUNDSVILLE – A Marshall County woman is suing over allegations that health-care providers misdiagnosed her husband’s condition, leading to his death.

Man blames electrocution on property owner, utility company

By Robert Hadley | Apr 4, 2016

GRAFTON – A Taylor County man is suing a property owner and a utility company for injuries he allegedly suffered when a tree he felled with a chainsaw touched electrical lines.

Governor's Internship Program prepares students for success

By Earl Ray Tomblin | Apr 5, 2016

CHARLESTON – Over the past several years, we in West Virginia have worked hard to create a strong education system and new opportunities for our students while developing workforce training programs to give our people the skills they need to find good-paying jobs.

Disability attorney jailed on undisclosed charges

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | Apr 5, 2016

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Disability attorney Eric C. Conn was arrested Monday and is currently in the Pike County Detention Center and no bond has been set. Conn was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and is held for U.S. Marshals. He is being held on undisclosed federal charges.

Judge says Blankenship doesn't have to pay $28M in restitution to Alpha

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 5, 2016

BECKLEY – A federal judge says former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship doesn't have to pay $28 million in restitution. In her April 4 order, Judge Irene Berger said Blankenship doesn't have to pay Alpha Natural Resources back for the legal fees it paid at least seven former Massey employees, investigative expenses and fines in relation to the 2010 Upper Big Branch explosion in Raleigh County that killed 29 miners.

Second woman files class action lawsuit heart clinic for increased risk of blood-borne illnesses

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 5, 2016

BECKLEY – A second woman has filed a class action lawsuit against Raleigh Heart Clinic due to an increased risk of bloodborne pathogens, including HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Cathy L. Mills, a resident of Raleigh County, claims she was a patient of the clinic on Sept. 24, 2014, according to a complaint filed March 25 in Raleigh Circuit Court.

Raleigh Co. woman sues Jump Zone for child's injuries

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 5, 2016

BECKLEY – A Clear Fork woman is suing Jump Zone LLC after she claims it is responsible for her daughter’s injuries.

Couple blames CONSOL for man's work injuries

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 5, 2016

HUNTINGTON – A couple is suing CONSOL of Kentucky after they claim injuries were sustained on its premises during the course of employment.

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