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.
News from May 2016
ELKINS – A trial date has been set in a lawsuit against MillerCoors alleging the company’s negligence caused injuries.
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.
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.
BECKLEY – A Fayette County man is suing Raleigh General Hospital for un unnecessary cardiac procedure that was performed on him.
CLARKSBURG – A trial date has been set in a lawsuit against Valiant Products alleging injuries were sustained during the course of employment.
BECKLEY – A trial date has been set in a lawsuit against Lexington Insurance Company for failing to pay a claim in a timely manner.
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.”
BECKLEY – Bill Wooton is hoping to ride momentum from his campaign straight into a seat on the state Supreme Court.
CHARLESTON – A 25-year-old Boone County woman says a doctor sexually assaulted her while she was unconscious during a medical procedure.
CHARLESTON – Two Raleigh County brothers say the allegedly negligent care provided by their mother’s nursing home contributed to her death.
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.
HUNTINGTON – A Cabell County man says a pattern of abuse and neglect at his grandmother’s nursing home allegedly contributed to her death.
CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County woman says she was permanently injured by using an unsafe chiropractic bed.
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.
BECKLEY – One of the defendants in a lawsuit against Greenbrier Minerals filed a motion to dismiss for failure to timely serve.
MORGANTOWN – A Washington, Pa., woman is suing Halliburton Energy Services Inc. after she claims she was injured as a result of a car accident.
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.
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.
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.