News from June 2016

Estate claims negligence led to death of 81-year-old woman

By Molly English-Bowers | Jun 9, 2016

PRINCETON – An estate's executor is suing over allegations that a wrongful death was caused by the negligence of several parties.

Logan judge challenges election loss, asks for recount

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 9, 2016

LOGAN – A Logan circuit judge who lost in the May 10 primary is asking a three-judge panel for a recount and for him to be declared winner in the election.

Supreme Court says woman’s claims are barred by federal preemption

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 10, 2016

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that a woman’s claims are barred by federal preemption.

Woman sues Emerson Electric Company for collision

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 10, 2016

BLUEFIELD – A woman is suing Emerson Electric Company after she claims one of its employees caused her injuries in a collision.

Supreme Court grants petition to temporarily suspend law license

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 10, 2016

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has granted a petition to temporarily suspend the law license of an attorney pending the outcome of disciplinary charges filed against him.

Supreme Court says woman not eligible for teachers’ retirement system

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 10, 2016

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that a woman who filed suit is not eligible to participate in the Teachers’ Retirement System because she was not regularly employed for full-time service.

Circuit Express offers new one-case model

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 10, 2016

CHARLESTON – West Virginia’s only online court access is now making single court cases available for 24 hours at a price of $125.

Man says negligence led to crash

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 10, 2016

BECKLEY — A Fayette County resident is suing Jason Scott Biere, The American Bottling Company, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Dr Pepper / Seven Up Inc., citing alleged negligence, reckless conduct and vicarious liability.

Woman alleged poor care in nursing facility

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 10, 2016

WHEELING — A woman holding power of attorney is suing Guardian Elder Care LLC, Peterson Health Care and Rehabilitation Hospital and Diane Miller, healthcare facilities and an operator, citing alleged abuse and negligence.

Man claims violation of multiple wage requirements

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 10, 2016

BECKLEY — A former employee has filed a class-action lawsuit against Act Fast Delivery of West Virginia, Act Fast Delivery Inc., Home Care Pharmacy LLC, Compass Health Services LLC and Omnicare, citing alleged violation of wage acts.

Three file claim alleging violent hospital incident

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 10, 2016

PRINCETON — Three Mercer County residents are suing Rescare Behavior Services Inc., Makayla Belcher, Erin Rodgers and Jennifer Ellis, citing alleged destruction of property, negligent supervision and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

Coal mining companies accused of negligence leading to injuries

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 10, 2016

FAYETTEVILLE — A contractual employee is suing Superior Coal Services LLC; Elite Coal Services LLC; Superior & Elite Coal Services Inc.; Kingston Mining Inc.; and Alpha Natural Resources Inc., citing alleged physical and psychological injury.

Hancock County resident accused of breaching contract

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 10, 2016

NEW CUMBERLAND — A rental business is suing Sharon Michael, a Hancock County resident, citing alleged breach of contract.

Ohio resident files suit against sports promotion business

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 10, 2016

MOUNDSVILLE — An Ohio resident is suing Scholastic Sports Marketing LLC, a sports promotion business, alleging retaliation, gender discrimination, promissory/equitable estoppel, retaliatory discharge and violation of wage laws.

Man sues Cabela’s for discrimination

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 13, 2016

WHEELING – A former employee is suing Cabela’s after he claims his employment was wrongfully terminated due to discrimination.

Woman sues Toyota for discrimination

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 13, 2016

WINFIELD – A woman is suing Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia Inc. after she claims her employment was terminated due to medical problems.

Two lawsuits filed against Fayette residents for house fire

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 13, 2016

FAYETTEVILLE – Two lawsuits have been filed against Two Fayette residents after the plaintiffs claim their negligence caused a house fire and caused them to sustain losses, including the death of a cat.

Three lawsuits filed against Home Away From Home Assisted Living for wrongful termination

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 13, 2016

GRAFTON – Three lawsuits have been filed against Home Away From Home Assisted Living LLC after three employees claim their employments were wrongfully terminated.

New Mercer County circuit judge to be sworn in

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 13, 2016

PRINCETON – A new Mercer County circuit judge will be sworn in on June 15 after Judge Omar Aboulhosn resigned to become a federal magistrate.

Gina McCarthy doesn’t deserve an award

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 13, 2016

Why give credit where it's not due? Why praise the unpraiseworthy? Could it be to provide a patina of respectability?

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