News from February 2016

Man files class action accusing PNC Bank of illegal fee assessment

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 1, 2016

CHARLESTON – A man is suing PNC Bank in a class action lawsuit after he claims it illegally charged fees to consumers.

Greenbrier Co. woman accuses AutoZone of discrimination

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 1, 2016

BECKLEY – A Greenbrier County woman is suing AutoZone after she claims she was discriminated against because of her gender.

Woman sues Wells Fargo for misrepresentations in debt collection

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 1, 2016

HUNTINGTON – A woman is suing Wells Fargo Home Mortgage after she claims it made multiple misrepresentations in debt collection.

Jackson Co. man sues Century Aluminum for age discrimination

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 1, 2016

CHARLESTON – A Jackson County man is suing Century Aluminum Company after he claims it discriminated against him because of his age.

Woman sues Cabell Co. school board for discrimination, retaliation

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 1, 2016

HUNTINGTON – A woman is suing the Cabell County Board of Education after she claims it discriminated and retaliated against her.

Former employee claims Martinsburg law firm bilked clients

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 1, 2016

CHARLESTON – A Martinsburg law office that was raided by the FBI in November now is being named a defendant in a federal lawsuit by a former employee who claims the firm overbilled clients.

Working together to create a skilled workforce

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 2, 2016

Story CopyCHARLESTON – Since becoming your governor, preparing our state's workforce to meet the long-term needs of business and industry operating in West Virginia has been one of my top priorities.

Bring transparency to state's outside counsel law

By Roman Stauffer | Feb 2, 2016

CHARLESTON – It’s time for state lawmakers to enact a good-government outside counsel rule requiring transparency and competitive bidding for the appointment of private attorneys to represent the state and its agencies in legal proceedings.

Forums allow a chance to interact with Business Court

By Chris Galford | Feb 2, 2016

CHARLESTON — The National Business Institute (NBI) has partnered with a law firm to moderate judicial forums in Charleston and Morgantown this spring. The upcoming seminars, set for May and April, will revolve around the West Virginia Business Court and judiciary takes on litigation, and will be managed by two Bowles Rice partners. Stuart McMillan and Andrew Fusco will each manage their own seminar, respectively.

ATRA: McGraw could mean return to Judicial Hellhole list

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 2, 2016

CHARLESTON – West Virginia could see a quick return to the Judicial Hellholes report if Darrell McGraw is elected to the state Supreme Court, according to a spokesman for the group that compiles the list. “I’d tell Darrell not to embarrass himself,” said Darren McKinney, spokesman for the American Tort Reform Association, said Monday about McGraw’s filing to run for the court.

AG's office warns consumers of credit card scam

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 3, 2016

CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is warning consumers about a scam in which callers contact consumers with the offer of lower credit card interest rates.

Couple sues Oakwood Homes for defective modular home

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 3, 2016

CHARLESTON – A West Virginia couple is suing CMH Homes of KY Inc. after they claim their modular home was defective and caused them damages.

Two attorneys law licenses suspended, one annulled

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 3, 2016

CHARLESTON – Two West Virginia attorneys have had their law licenses suspended and one has been annulled, according to three press releases issued by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel.

Davis: Other justices ignored plain language of state code

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 3, 2016

CHARLESTON – State Supreme Court Justice Robin Jean Davis said the majority has continued to ignore the plain language of West Virginia code in a recent opinion.

AG’s office reaches $2.5M settlement with drug wholesaler

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 3, 2016

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office has reached a $2.5 million settlement with Miami-Luken, resolving allegations that the regional pharmaceutical distributor failed to detect, report and stop the flood of suspicious drug orders in the state.

Lawsuit blames doctor/senator for husband's death

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 3, 2016

CHARLESTON – A lawsuit has been filed against State Sen. Tamejiro “Tom” Takubo Jr. by a woman who claims he was responsible for her husband’s death. Charleston Area Medical Center and Dr. Steven D. Hollosi were also named as defendants in the suit. On Jan. 25, 2014, William Hudson briefly lost consciousness at his home and Emergency Medical Services was called and he was transported to Charleston Area Medical Center for evaluation and care, according to a complaint filed Jan. 20 in Kanawha Circu

Freedom claim administrator files suit against chemical maker for 2014 spill

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 3, 2016

CHARLESTON – The administrator of the claim plan for the 2014 spill that left 300,000 people without water for days has filed a lawsuit against the company that manufactures the leaked chemical. Robert L. Johns, in his capacity as GC Plan Administrator and as Spill Claim Plan Administrator for Freedom Industries, filed the lawsuit Jan. 19 in Kanawha Circuit Court. Freedom Industries Inc. also is listed as a plaintiff in the case against Eastman Chemical Company, which is based in Kingsport, Tenn

Kanawha County woman claims vehicle collision caused her to miscarry

By Matt Smith | Feb 3, 2016

CHARLESTON — A Kanawha County woman is suing a a truck driver and the company he works for, alleging that a rear-end collision caused her to miscarry.

Icy sidewalk outside Charleston hotel allegedly causes injury

By Matt Smith | Feb 3, 2016

CHARLESTON — A Philadelphia man is suing the Charleston Capitol Hotel/Fairfield Inn after an alleged slip-and-fall injury on an icy sidewalk.

Little Caesar's Pizza accused of allegedly making food with contaminated water

By Matt Smith | Feb 3, 2016

CHARLESTON – As part of a class action lawsuit, a West Virginia man is suing Little Caesar's Pizza for allegedly selling food made with contaminated water.

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