News from June 2016

Engineering firm officers accused of not paying for products

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 27, 2016

WINFIELD — Materials supplier is suing Jennifer Fox Casey and John Casey, engineering firm officers, citing alleged breach of contract and failure to pay delivered products.

AG's office receiving reports of price gouging in wake of flooding

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 27, 2016

CHARLESTON – As West Virginia begins the process of digging out from severe flooding that has left nearly two dozen residents dead, the state Attorney General’s office is receiving complaints of price gouging by businesses allegedly trying to take advantage of people in their time of need.

Two lawsuits accuse W.Va. PECU of breach of contract

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 27, 2016

LOGAN – Two lawsuits have been filed against the West Virginia Public Employees Credit Union after the plaintiffs’ claim the credit union breached its contract. On March 21, 2014, and March 25, 2014, the defendant filed a civil complaint against Kristina Goodman and on July 10, 2013, the defendant filed a civil complaint against James E.

Middlebourne woman names 103 companies in asbestos suit

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 27, 2016

MOUNDSVILLE – A Middlebourne woman filed a lawsuit against 103 companies after she claims they are responsible for her husband’s death.

Swanson Industries files two lawsuits to recover more than $25,000

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 27, 2016

BECKLEY – Swanson Industries has filed two lawsuits against companies it claims owes more than $25,000 for goods.

AG's office reminds of price gouging laws during State of Emergency

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 28, 2016

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is reminding residents of price gouging laws, which took effect June 23 with the governor’s declaration of a State of Emergency in 44 counties.

Logan County couple accuses United Bank of negligence

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 28, 2016

LOGAN – A couple is suing United Bank in separate lawsuits after they claim its negligence caused them damages.

Congress achieves historic reform of broken environmental law

By Shelley Moore Capito | Jun 28, 2016

WASHINGTON – Regulatory reform has been a widely discussed solution in Washington to cut bureaucratic red tape and boost our economy. After years of hard work and negotiations, the passage of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act marks the first time in more than a quarter of a century that Congress has sent reform of a major environmental law to the president's desk.

Attorneys pitch in to help with flood relief efforts

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 28, 2016

CHARLESTON – Attorneys across the state are assisting victims of flooding that affected 44 of West Virginia’s 55 counties. Rob Frank of the Law Office of Robert J. Frank & Associates in Lewisburg, is a member of the CERT team at Rhema Christian Center and aided in relief efforts at the center, helping victims mostly from White Sulphur Springs, Rainelle and Rupert.

AG's mobile office visiting flood ravaged communities

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 28, 2016

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has announced special flood relief mobile office visits for this week in Clay, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Nicholas, Roane and Webster counties.

Parents sue contractors over asbestos claim

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 28, 2016

CHARLESTON — The parents of two minor children are suing Harris Brothers Roofing Co., and Structure Environmental LLC, contractors, citing alleged breach of contract, breach of duty, and unjust enrichment.

Homeowner sues town, officials over flooding

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 28, 2016

CHARLESTON — A homeowner is suing the Town of Chesapeake, Town of Chesapeake Sanitary Board, Damrov Bradshaw, Janet Armentrout and Rocky Hale, municipal officials, citing alleged breach of duty, negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent damages.

Electric motor maker says mining business hasn't paid bills

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 28, 2016

HUNTINGTON — An electric motor manufacturer is suing Revelation Energy LLC, a mining company, citing alleged unpaid debt.

Bank claims breach of contract by borrower

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 28, 2016

WINFIELD — A commercial bank is suing GL Equities LLC, a limited liability company, citing alleged breach of contract.

Has Joe Manchin 'grown' in office?

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 29, 2016

Growth, assuming it's not cancerous, generally is a good thing.

Segal firm names almost 300 companies in each asbestos suit

By Jessica Karmasek | Jun 29, 2016

CHARLESTON – The average number of companies targeted by some of the biggest asbestos firms in their lawsuits is in the triple-figures, according to recent statistics, forcing some, especially those in claims management, to question the strategy of plaintiffs’ lawyers.

Don Blankenship attorneys file appeals brief

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 29, 2016

CHARLESTON – The attorneys for former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, who is currently serving a one-year sentence in a California federal prison, filed an appeals brief arguing that his conviction should be reversed.

Legal Aid of West Virginia sets up hotline

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 29, 2016

CHARLESTON – Legal Aid of West Virginia announced it has set up a flood recovery legal help hotline for citizens to consult as they recover from devastating flooding.

Woman says restaurant's floor led to fall

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 29, 2016

PRINCETON — A customer is suing Macado's Inc. and Macado's of Blumfield LLC, a restaurant operator, citing alleged breach of duty, failure to warn, and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Woman says county and public employee at fault in crash

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 29, 2016

MOUNDSVILLE — A woman is suing the Ohio County Commission and county employee Ian McNally, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries, leading to a traffic collision.

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