News from June 2016

Company accuses customer of owing $2K for unpaid merchandise

By Robert Hadley | Jun 3, 2016

CHARLESTON – A California-based firm is suing a Charleston business for allegedly failing to pay for over $2,000 worth of goods it obtained from the plaintiff.

AG's office warns of phone call scam about student taxes

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 6, 2016

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning students to be careful of scammers posing as the federal government demanding payment for a “Federal Student Tax.” “IRS scams continue to evolve,” Morrisey said in a press release.

Morrisey's office reaches $336K settlement with Avant online lender

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 6, 2016

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has announced a $336,000 settlement with Avant, Inc. to resolve allegations the online lender’s business practices violated the state’s Consumer Credit and Protection Act. The settlement involves allegations related to the marketing, promoting and enabling of 90 unsecured consumer loans from April to August 2014 in West Virginia.

Supreme Court says circuit court erred in granting summary judgment

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 6, 2016

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that a circuit court erred in granting summary judgment against the landowner in a lawsuit.

Supreme Court reverses order denying motion to dismiss IRA case

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 6, 2016

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has reversed an order denying a motion to dismiss and compel arbitration in a 2014 lawsuit.

Raleigh Heart Clinic hit with another lawsuit for blood-borne illnesses scare

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 6, 2016

BECKLEY – Another lawsuit has been filed against Raleigh Heart Clinic due to an increased risk of blood-borne pathogens exposure.

Man sues Ohio County construction companies for injuries

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 6, 2016

WHEELING – A man is suing The James White Construction Company and Able Concrete Inc. after he claims he was injured during the course of his employment.

Woman sues Webster Co. Board of Education for son’s sexual assault

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 6, 2016

WEBSTER SPRINGS – A Bergoo woman is suing the Webster County Board of Education after she claims her minor son was sexually assaulted while at a Webster County elementary school.

Patient blames delayed snakebite treatment for disfigurement

By Robert Hadley | Jun 6, 2016

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County man says he suffered permanent tissue damage from the alleged improper treatment of a snakebite.

Plaintiff claims motorist negligently collided with his vehicle

By Molly English-Bowers | Jun 6, 2016

FAYETTEVILLE – A motorist is suing over injuries he alleges he suffered when another driver collided with his vehicle.

Worker claims he was fired for alleged whistleblowing

By Robert Hadley | Jun 6, 2016

CHARLESTON – A Roane County man says he was fired after reporting alleged on-the-job drug and alcohol use among co-workers.

School board claims deficient work in construction projectt

By Molly English-Bowers | Jun 6, 2016

NEW CUMBERLAND – A school board is suing six defendants over allegedly unsatisfactory work on a new school construction project that cost $6.85 million.

Plaintiff claims driver followed too closely, caused accident

By Molly English-Bowers | Jun 6, 2016

PRINCETON – A motorist is suing over injuries she received when a driver allegedly crashed into the rear of her vehicle.

The tragic truth about talcum powder finally comes out

By Zak Zatezalo | Jun 7, 2016

WHEELING – Talcum powder is back in the news following a May 2 verdict against Johnson & Johnson, in which it was ordered to pay $55 million to a woman who contracted ovarian cancer after years of her using Johnson’s Baby Powder for feminine hygiene.

Bus driver's federal lawsuit settled with Kanawha school board

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 7, 2016

CHARLESTON – The Kanawha County Board of Education voted to settle a lawsuit involving a former bus driver alleging labor law violations.

Plaintiff claims recklessness, negligence led to crash injuries

By Molly English-Bowers | Jun 7, 2016

WEST UNION – A Doddridge County woman is suing over injuries she received during a highway crash.

Plaintiff claims negligence by two defendants resulted in crash

By Molly English-Bowers | Jun 7, 2016

NEW CUMBERLAND – The driver of a motor vehicle is suing for damages allegedly resulting from an automobile crash.

Former social worker seeks to overturn dismissal

By Robert Hadley | Jun 7, 2016

PINEVILLE – A Wyoming County woman is suing her former employer in an attempt to reverse her termination.

Tenant accuses landlord, maintenance crew of negligence over alleged injury

By Robert Hadley | Jun 7, 2016

BECKLEY – A Raleigh County woman says she was struck by a pipe while leaving her apartment, an accident allegedly caused by negligent maintenance workers.

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