News from September 2016

Harrison Co. jury rules for nursing home in high-profile case

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 1, 2016

CLARKSBURG – After a few hours of deliberation, a Harrison County jury ruled that a nursing home and its officials were not liable in a wrongful death case.

Woman says Jeep maker violated state warranty law

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 1, 2016

MOUNDSVILLE — A consumer is suing FCA US LLC, a manufacturer, alleging violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.

Woman blames nursing home for fall injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 1, 2016

WINFIELD — A former resident is suing Teays Valley Center, and Genesis Healthcare, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Man alleges business is being undermined by false claims

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 1, 2016

RIPLEY — A business owner is suing Benjamin Perry and Toni Perry, husband and wife, citing alleged misrepresentation.

Man claims termination violated public policy

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 1, 2016

WHEELING — A former employee is suing Stratford Springs Enterprises LLC, alleging failure to accommodate and wrongful termination.

Logan hospital accused of using dangerous portable commode

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 1, 2016

LOGAN — An administrator of a deceased woman's estate is suing Logan General Hospital, alleging negligence and insufficient insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries in connection with a fall from a portable commode.

Ketchum named VP of national Conference of Chief Justices

By Dawn Geske | Sep 1, 2016

CHARLESTON – Affordability of bail for non-violent minor crimes is a priority for West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Menis Ketchum in his new role as vice president of the Conference of Chief Justices.

'Goodness of their heart' brings attorneys to pro bono work, program director says

By Kristin Danley-Greiner | Sep 1, 2016

CHARLESTON -- About 200 attorneys volunteer their time with Legal Aid of West Virginia. They generously defend a case, offer consultations or help fill out forms pro bono.

Jeep buyers say manufacturer violated warranty law

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 2, 2016

WHEELING — Two consumers are suing the makers of Jeep, claiming a breach of an implied warranty of merchantability.

Woman alleges disability discrimination by Wheeling Hospital

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 2, 2016

WHEELING — A dietary worker is suing Wheeling Hospital Inc., alleging disability discrimination.

Patient alleges sexual misbehavior by medical service provider

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 2, 2016

BECKLEY — A patient is suing Jose Jorge Gordinho d/b/a Responsible Pain & Aesthetic Mgmt PLLC, a medical service provider, citing alleged gross negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Man blames county commission for fall on Logan courthouse steps

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 2, 2016

LOGAN — A man is suing the Logan County Commission, a public corporation, citing alleged failure to warn and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Homeowners claim violation of law in home loan servicing

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 2, 2016

BECKLEY — Two homeowners are suing Nationstar Mortgage LLC and Springleaf MLT 2013-2, through its trustee Wilmington Trust National Association, a loan servicing firm and fiduciary, citing alleged breach of contract and illegal debt collection.

Huntington man blames CSX for carpal tunnel, other injuries

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 2, 2016

WAYNE – A Huntington man is suing CSX Transportation Inc. after he claims it caused him to develop carpal tunnel and other workplace injuries.

Judge grants motion for judgment to Westover in mall annexation lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 2, 2016

MORGANTOWN – Senior Status Judge John L. Henning granted the City of Westover’s motion for judgment on the pleadings in a lawsuit against the city and the Monongalia County Commission

Former employee sues Grayson Assisted Living for failure to pay attorney’s fees

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 2, 2016

WAYNE – A former employee is suing Grayson Assisted Living Facilities Inc. after he claims it failed to pay his attorney’s fees.

Kanawha judge denies request to stay Cabell, St. Mary’s merger

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 2, 2016

CHARLESTON – Kanawha Circuit Judge James C. Stucky denied Steel of West Virginia’s petition for a motion for stay in the lawsuit hoping to stop a merger between Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Logan County man alleges he was terminated after taking medical leave

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 3, 2016

LOGAN – A registered nurse alleges he was wrongfully terminated for taking a medical leave.

Man alleges Chevrolet truck is defective and seeks to have contract canceled

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 3, 2016

RIPLEY – A Jackson County man alleges a truck he bought has defective conditions that have not been repaired.

Deadline looms for flood victims to seek low-interest government loans

By Dawn Geske | Sep 6, 2016

CHARLESTON – Sept. 7 is the deadline to submit applications for disaster loans through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for the West Virginia floods that occurred June 22-29.

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