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Pennsylvania couple blames company, employee for causing vehicle crash

WHEELING — A Pennsylvania couple is suing a Pennsylvania company and one of its employees, alleging their negligence cause a vehicle crash that injured the husband. 

Poca Valley Bank alleges debtor, guarantors owe $31,000

WINFIELD — A banking corporation is suing a debtor and guarantor, alleging breach of loan and guaranty agreements in owing more than $31,000.

Property buyer accuses brokers, contractor violated contract

CHARLESTON — A Roane County property buyer is suing real estate brokers and a contractor, alleging breach of contract and negligence.

Attorney general hopes poignant winning contest entry helps drug abuse fight

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office recently named Rosemont Elementary School student Jacey Rose Chalmers from Martinsburg as the winner of the statewide Kids Kick Opioids contest, a competition designed to spur creativity and raise awareness of prescription painkiller abuse.

Estate administrator blames WVU, CAMC for family member's death

CHARLESTON — An Kanawha County estate administrator is suing medical care providers, alleging their negligence led to the death of a family member. 

Parents, brother blame Charleston police for man's death

CHARLESTON — Parents and a brother are suing the Charleston police, alleging their negligence led to the death of a family member. 

Internet access necessary for growth

PARKERSBURG – While the energy sector has served as a powerful engine of growth here in West Virginia since the Industrial Revolution, a new economic driver has made its way to the Mountain State: the internet.

Three strikes and Ed Kohout is out

Edward R. Kohout has been suspended at least three times in the course of his legal career: once by the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in Birmingham and twice by our Supreme Court of Appeals, this last time permanently. In case you're wondering, he was suspended from law school after being caught selling books he'd stolen from the university bookstore.

Charleston attorney helping ADM fight poisonous horse feed suit

CHICAGO – Animal feed manufacturer Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM) is currently facing a lawsuit alleging it produced horse feed with an ingredient, monensin, that is poisonous to horses.

Capito seeks economic stimulus for coal-mining states

CHARLESTON -- West Virginia has relied on coal production for years to support communities, but regulations and increased competition have dented that prospect as thousands of jobs have been omitted. However, legislation proposed by U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., aims to revive rural economies.

DEP reaches second settlement with Alpha

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has reached a second settlement agreement with Alpha Natural Resources to guarantee the reclamation of former mining sites in the state.

Two lawsuits filed against Stone Energy Corporation for fraud, breach of contract

NEW MARTINSVILLE – Two lawsuits have been filed against Stone Energy Corporation after the plaintiffs claim the company breached its contracts with them and its actions were fraudulent.

Morrisey joins lawsuit challenging federal rule for 'critical habitats'

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey joined an 18-state coalition in a lawsuit that challenges overreaching federal rules that broadly expand the definition for “critical habitats” for endangered and threatened species.

Morrisey hails victory in dispute with Maryland over Potomac River usage

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is pleased with Maryland's plan to stop a permitting process that restricted West Virginia’s use of the Potomac River.

Supreme Court denies Logan County judge’s attempt to remain on bench

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has denied Logan Circuit Judge William Douglas Witten’s attempt to remain on the bench following May’s primary election.

Former Raleigh doctor arrested for intentionally distributing oxycodone

BECKLEY – A former doctor whose license was revoked earlier this year has been arrested on federal charges, including 17 counts of knowingly and intentionally distributing oxycodone for no legitimate medical reason.

Employee accuses Jackson County of wrongful discharge

RIPLEY — A Ravenswood man is suing a Jackson County company, alleging age discrimination, retaliation and wrongful discharge.

Disabled veteran accuses conservation group of discrimination

BECKLEY — A disabled veteran from Putnam County is suing a conservation group, alleging disability discrimination, invasion of privacy and violation of the Family Medical Leave Act.

Estate administrator blames nursing home operator for patient's death

LOGAN — An estate administrator is suing a Logan nursing home operator, alleging the defendant's negligence led to the death of a patient. 

U.S. labor secretary accuses Bluefield contractor of compensation violations

BLUEFIELD — The U.S. secretary of labor is suing a Bluefield contractor and a real estate company, alleging violation of workers compensation acts in failing to pay proper overtime.