News from July 2016

Jury tacks on $500K in punitives to $5.1M DuPont C-8 verdict

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 8, 2016

COLUMBUS – A federal jury has awarded a college professor $500,000 in punitive damages on top of $5.1 million in compensatory damages awarded earlier this week in the second DuPont C-8 bellwether trial.

Legal agencies provide free legal assistance for flood victims

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 11, 2016

CHARLESTON – A toll-free legal aid hotline provided by legal agencies is now available for victims of flooding in West Virginia.

Morrisey: State law says fantasy sports are legal

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 11, 2016

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey recently issued an opinion stating that select fantasy sports are legal, based upon a review of existing state law.

RAGA releases second ad in W.Va. AG's race supporting Morrisey

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 11, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Republican Attorneys General Association has released a new television and digital advertisement in West Virginia supporting Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

Man says negligence in medical care led to amputation

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 11, 2016

WHEELING — A man is suing Cary D. Amundson, M.D. and Wheeling Hospital Inc., alleging that negligence following an ankle sprain eventually led to amputation of his leg below the knee.

Trucking firm, driver blamed in collision lawsuit

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 11, 2016

WHEELING — A man is suing Thomas Kelley II and Equipment Transport LLC, a driver and truck terminal operator, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Woman blames golf cart owners for injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 11, 2016

KINGWOOD — A woman is suing Stephanie L. Mott and Sheena Zbosnik, golf cart owners, citing alleged failure to warn, negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Parents say negligence led to child's vegetative state

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 11, 2016

WINFIELD — The parents of a minor child are suing Stallamb PLLC d/b/a Teays Pediatrics, Ann Lambernedis, M.D., and the Marshall University Board of Governors, medical care providers, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Woman sues grocery operators over fall

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 11, 2016

CHARLESTON — A woman is suing KRGP Inc. and Kroger Limited Partnership I, alleging that negligence was responsible for her fall at a grocery store.

Best practices represent best chance to reduce painkiller abuse in W.Va.

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 12, 2016

CHARLESTON – Fighting the drug epidemic and reversing its deadly consequences are some of the most important challenges we face in the Mountain State.

Labor's new rule doesn't work

By The West Virginia Record | Jul 12, 2016

We've got seven more months of this nonsense: rogue federal agencies overreaching, usurping legislative powers, and trying to pull fast ones by reinterpreting existing rules or adding unauthorized new verbiage to them.

Berkeley County swears in new magistrate earlier than expected

By Dawn Geske | Jul 12, 2016

Berkeley County has appointed a new magistrate to the position in advance of his elected term.

Rowe looks for new challenges in private practice

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 12, 2016

LEWISBURG – Senior Status Judge James J. Rowe is looking for new challenges after re-emerging himself in private practice after nearly 20 years on the bench as chief judge in Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties. Rowe still serves as a senior status judge and will continue to do so in that capacity while in private practice at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.

Retired state Trooper sues Town of Alderson after alleged beating by police officers

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 12, 2016

BECKLEY – A retired West Virginia state Trooper is suing the Town of Alderson after he claims he was beaten up by two police officers in 2014.

Judge orders bond increase for Beckley attorney facing drug, embezzlement charges

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 12, 2016

BECKLEY – A Raleigh County judge has ordered the bond be increased from $10,000 to $75,000 for a Beckley attorney that is facing drug and embezzlement charges.

Family Dollar removes injury lawsuit to federal court

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 12, 2016

CHARLESTON – A couple is suing Family Dollar Stores of West Virginia after they claim the store was negligent in keeping the store maintained.

Ohio man says Fruth Pharmacy let brother fill prescriptions

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 12, 2016

CHARLESTON – A Laurelville, Ohio, man is using Fruth Pharmacy after he claims it negligently allowed his brother to fill prescriptions under his name.

Man sues over alleged attack at bar

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 12, 2016

MOUNDSVILLE — A man is suing Diana Cochran, Nick's Lounge, Inc., Derek Babb, Hugh Morgan, Bernice Eckleberry, Jane Doe 1 and John Doe 1, alleging negligence, unlawful sale of liquor to intoxicated persons and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Woman claims motorist failed to yield right of way

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 12, 2016

PRINCETON — A woman is suing Dennis William Thomason Jr., a Bluefield resident, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Property issue leads corporation to sue Cabell County resident

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 12, 2016

LOGAN — A West Virginia corporation is suing Cheyenne Fragale, a Cabell County resident, citing alleged breach of duty.

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