News from June 2016

Congressman stands up against executive overreach

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 13, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, the House found back against overreach by the Obama administration and stood on the sides of jobs and affordable energy, according to a press release issued by Congressman David McKinley.

Company drops motorcycle coverage in West Virginia due to poor lawsuit climate

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 13, 2016

CHARLESTON – Rider Insurance of New Jersey has decided to terminate West Virginia policies because of the state’s “difficult legal system.”

Former driver accuses electrical contractors of disability discrimination

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 13, 2016

CHARLESTON — A former driver is suing Leonard's Electrical Suppliers Inc., Leonard Brightwell, and Darrell Brightwell, electrical contractors, citing alleged disability discrimination and wrongful discharge.

Man says aunt's care in nursing facility was substandard

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 13, 2016

CHARLESTON — A man holding power of attorney for his aunt is suing Riparian Investments LLC, Harper Mills LLC and Stonerise Healthcare LLC, alleging that the plaintiffs failed to provide his aunt with her rights as a nursing home resident.

Man says nursing facility was negligent

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 13, 2016

CHARLESTON — A Boone County resident is suing Three Mile Curve Operations LLC, Logan Center and Genesis Healthcare LLC, claiming his mother did not receive proper care in a nursing home.

Boat facility says defendants didn't pay bills

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 13, 2016

Boat storage and maintenance facility accuses Greenup County resident and medical supplies business of breach of contractCHARLESTON — Boat storage and maintenance facility is suing Oley J.

Driver alleges he was injured in accident on haul road at mine

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 13, 2016

LOGAN – A coal truck driver alleges he was injured when another truck lost its brakes and collided with him.

Federal judge rules against Fayette County ordinance

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 14, 2016

CHARLESTON – A federal judge has ruled against an ordinance in Fayette County that bans the practice of storage, disposal or use of oil and natural gas waste in the county.

Father sues Q&A Associates for son’s suicide

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 14, 2016

ELKINS – A Louisiana father is suing Q&A Associates after they claim it is responsible for their son’s suicide. Angela Shockley, Keith Bishop, Matthew Shockley, Sandy Schmiedeknecht and Tammy Robbins were also named as defendants in the suit.

New 11th Judicial Circuit judge to be sworn in June 17

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 14, 2016

LEWISBURG – A new circuit judge for the 11th Judicial Circuit, which covers Greenbrier and Pocahontas Counties, will be sworn in on June 17.

RAGA release TV ad for West Virginia Attorney General race

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 14, 2016

CHARLESTON – The Republican Attorneys General Association released its first television advertisement in the West Virginia Attorney General race, highlighting Patrick Morrisey as a “fighter.”

Pattern jury instructions already helping in West Viriginia

By Jamie Kelly | Jun 14, 2016

After more than five years of work, instructions that put complicated civil law topics into layman’s terms are in the hands of judges and lawyers in West Virginia.

Former executive director sues Berkeley Senior Services for wrongful termination

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 14, 2016

MARTINSBURG – The former executive director of Berkeley Senior Services is suing after she claims her employment was wrongfully terminated.

Trial set for August 2017 in lawsuit involving 2014 WVU fraternity death

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 14, 2016

MORGANTOWN – A trial date has been set in the lawsuit involving the 2014 death of Nolan Burch after consuming alcohol at a fraternity event.

Kanawha County residents sue over used car

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 14, 2016

CHARLESTON — Two Kanawha County residents are suing City Preowned Motors, Credit Acceptance Corporation and Rick Burnette, citing alleged unfair and deceptive acts, unconscionability, breach of express warranties, breach of implied warranty of merchantability, breach of implied warranty of fitness, cancellation of contract by rejection, and cancellation of contract by revocation of acceptance.

Debtors claim violation of consumer protection law

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 14, 2016

HUNTINGTON — A couple's lawsuit against Universal Fidelity LP, a debt collector, cites alleged violation of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act and the West Virginia Computer Crime and Abuse Act, common law negligence, intentional and/or negligent infliction of emotional distress and common law invasion of privacy.

Man alleges negligence in collision on highway shoulder

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 14, 2016

CHARLESTON — A tow-truck driver from West Virginia is GLS Leasco Inc. and and North Carolina-based truck driver Steven L. Barber, citing alleged negligence after a truck-pedestrian accident.

'Middle market' firms make outsized contribution to West Virginia's economic health

By Jamie Kelly | Jun 15, 2016

West Virginia ranks 19th in the nation for the percentage of so-called “middle market” companies in the state, which contribute an outsized portion to both tax revenues and jobs, according to the latest Middle Market Power Index from American Express and Dun & Bradstreet.

Former judge pleads guilty for retaliation

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 15, 2016

HUNTINGTON – A former Social Security chief administrative law judge has pleaded guilty on June 13 in a Kentucky federal court for conspiring to retaliate against an SSA employee who provided information on potential corruption and fraud.

West Virginia is sued for road-blocking new moving companies

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 15, 2016

CHARLESTON – A Virginia man is suing West Virginia officials after he says it is imposing unconstitutional restrictions on entry into the moving business.

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