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Bringing the legal system to light. Our weekly newsletter sheds light on the lawsuits, people, and organizations that continually clog the legal system in West Virginia.
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CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has affirmed a dismissal of a lawsuit alleging assault by Shepherd University and its police department in Jefferson Circuit Court.
CLARKSBURG – An Illinois man is suing United Technologies Corporation after he claims it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by calling him and invading his privacy.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is claiming victory with a unanimous decision from the U.S.
CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County man says a nursing home’s alleged understaffing and lax supervision caused his 96-year-old mother to suffer catastrophic injuries that accelerated the decline in her overall health.
BECKLEY – A Wyoming County miner says his former employer violated federal law by closing a mine and laying him and his co-workers off without giving 60 days' notice.
BECKLEY – Retailer AutoZone Inc. says a former employee’s retaliatory discharge case should be tried in federal court, rather than state court, where it was originally filed.
CHARLESTON – An excavation firm is suing a client in a dispute involving payment for work on an oil and gas project.
FAYETTEVILLE – A Fayette County woman is suing another driver and his insurance carrier for allegedly injuring her in a chain-reaction car wreck.
CHARLESTON – West Virginia’s only domestic violence court magistrate spent time last week speaking to elementary school children as part of the state’s Robes to School program.
BECKLEY – A Beckley attorney has been charged with felony embezzlement while he is continuing to await trial for other charges from 2012.
CHARLESTON – A Roane County man is suing his former employer after he was fired for allegedly raising safety concerns.
NEW CUMBERLAND – A Wisconsin insurance firm is suing a Weirton deli owner to collect damages that the plaintiff was awarded by an out-of-state court.
FAYETTEVILLE – A Fayette County consumer is suing over a car dealer refusing to accept the return of a defective motor vehicle.
CHARLESTON – An Illinois food distributor is suing the parent company of a hotel chain operating in West Virginia in a dispute surrounding allegedly unpaid invoices.
CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has issued an annulment of a Welch attorney’s law license.
KEYSER – A West Virginia utility company is suing over damages to its property that allegedly occurred during a truck crash.
WHEELING – An insurance company is suing to recover a payout it made to a restaurant after a fire that occurred due the defendant's alleged negligence.
WHEELING – An Ohio woman is suing her former employer for allegedly not providing her final paycheck within the statutory time frame.
PRINCETON – A Mercer County couple who are the parents of a 13-year-old girl are suing another motorist for damages allegedly stemming from a multi-vehicle car wreck.
PRINCETON – A Mercer County contractor says the Mercer County Airport Authority Inc. failed to pay for work.