News from May 2016

Big money still a problem in judicial races

By Paige Flanigan | May 2, 2016

CHARLESTON – This year West Virginia’s judicial elections are nonpartisan. Candidates for the West Virginia Supreme Court as well as our circuit courts, family courts and magistrates will no longer be listed on your ballot as Democrats, Republicans or members of other political parties.

Trial set for MillerCoors truck shifting load lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | May 2, 2016

ELKINS – A trial date has been set in a lawsuit against MillerCoors alleging the company’s negligence caused injuries.

Woman wants court to void marriage, stay paternity proceedings

By Kyla Asbury | May 2, 2016

RAVENSWOOD – A woman is seeking to have one of her marriages voided after she claims she was already married at the time of the marriage.

Federal lawsuits against cell tower company for fatal injuries consolidated

By Kyla Asbury | May 2, 2016

CLARKSBURG – A motion to consolidate six lawsuits involving a fatal cell tower collapse has been granted by District Judge Irene M. Keeley. The lawsuits, five of which were against SBA Communications Corp.; SBA Towers LLC; SBA Infrastructure LLC; SBA Network Services LLC; FDH Velocitel; FDH Engineering Inc.; FDH Innovation; and FDH Inc., all involve a cell tower collapse that occurred on Feb. 1, 2014, which ended with the deaths of at least two men.

Another suit filed against Raleigh General for unnecessary cardiac procedure

By Kyla Asbury | May 2, 2016

BECKLEY – A Fayette County man is suing Raleigh General Hospital for un unnecessary cardiac procedure that was performed on him.

Trial date set in Valiant Products furniture injuries case

By Kyla Asbury | May 2, 2016

CLARKSBURG – A trial date has been set in a lawsuit against Valiant Products alleging injuries were sustained during the course of employment.

Trial date set in suit against insurer for house fire claim

By Kyla Asbury | May 2, 2016

BECKLEY – A trial date has been set in a lawsuit against Lexington Insurance Company for failing to pay a claim in a timely manner.

Walker isn't ready to slow her Supreme Court run

By Chris Dickerson | May 2, 2016

MORGANTOWN – The race for state Supreme Court enters the final stretch, but Beth Walker isn’t ready to slow down. “It’s only days away, there isn’t much more to go,” she said. “But, the campaign has been a lot of fun. I truly do enjoy getting out there and meeting people. However, I do look forward to the outcome.”

Wooton wants momentum to carry him to the Supreme Court

By Chris Dickerson | May 2, 2016

BECKLEY – Bill Wooton is hoping to ride momentum from his campaign straight into a seat on the state Supreme Court.

Patient accuses doctor of sexual assault

By Robert Hadley | May 2, 2016

CHARLESTON – A 25-year-old Boone County woman says a doctor sexually assaulted her while she was unconscious during a medical procedure.

Sons accuse mother’s nursing facility of wrongful death

By Robert Hadley | May 2, 2016

CHARLESTON – Two Raleigh County brothers say the allegedly negligent care provided by their mother’s nursing home contributed to her death.

Wife accuses husband’s insurance carrier of contract breach

By Robert Hadley | May 2, 2016

HUNTINGTON – A Cabell County woman says her husband’s insurance carrier is refusing to cover his death from cancer because they claim he must have withheld information about tobacco use on his application.

Grandson files wrongful death suit against grandmother’s caregivers

By Robert Hadley | May 2, 2016

HUNTINGTON – A Cabell County man says a pattern of abuse and neglect at his grandmother’s nursing home allegedly contributed to her death.

Patient blames chiropractic office for alleged injuries

By Robert Hadley | May 2, 2016

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County woman says she was permanently injured by using an unsafe chiropractic bed.

Wooton joins Benjamin in condemning special interest attack ads

By Chris Dickerson | May 3, 2016

CHARLESTON – The two candidates using West Virginia’s independent campaign financing program for the state Supreme Court now have condemned an advertising campaign from an out-of-state special interest group.

Defendant in Greenbrier Minerals lawsuit files motion to dismiss

By Kyla Asbury | May 3, 2016

BECKLEY – One of the defendants in a lawsuit against Greenbrier Minerals filed a motion to dismiss for failure to timely serve.

Pa. woman blames Halliburton Energy Services for car accident

By Kyla Asbury | May 3, 2016

MORGANTOWN – A Washington, Pa., woman is suing Halliburton Energy Services Inc. after she claims she was injured as a result of a car accident.

Health plan sues Beckley medical practice for contract breach

By Kyla Asbury | May 3, 2016

BECKLEY – UniCare Health Plan of West Virginia is suing Love Family Practice Group after it claims the medical practice breached its contract. Dr. Brian S. Love, M.D. Inc. is doing business as Love Family Practice Group.

Raleigh Co. doctor sues WVDHHR, others for suspending license

By Kyla Asbury | May 3, 2016

BECKLEY – A Raleigh County physician is suing the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources after he claims his medical license was suspended due to whistle-blowing.

Consultant: Just Courts PAC created to answer out-of-state money for Walker campaign

By Chris Dickerson | May 3, 2016

CHARLESTON – Look for more advertising from a political action committee funded primarily by West Virginia trial lawyers before the state Supreme Court race is over.

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