News from April 2017

New report links Mississippi attorney to possible straw donations to Davis' 2012 campaign

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 3, 2017

CHARLESTON – A new report links at least six possible straw donations made to state Supreme Court Justice Robin Jean Davis’ 2012 re-election campaign to a Mississippi attorney who had a case pending before the court.

Couple accuses BB&T of illegal debt collection

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 3, 2017

BECKLEY – A couple is suing Branch Banking & Trust after they claim it illegally attempted to collect an alleged debt.

Woman sues National Casualty Company for declining coverage

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 3, 2017

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing National Casualty Company after she claims it wrongfully declined coverage after she was in a car accident.

Woman accuses Teays Valley Medicine & Rehab for wage payment violations

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 3, 2017

WINFIELD – A woman is suing Teays Valley Medicine & Rehab after she claims it violated the West Virginia Wage Payment & Collection Act. Vanscoy Chiropractic Corporation Holistic Health Center is doing business as Teays Valley Medicine & Rehab.

Couple sues Arch Coal, Coal-Mac for work-related injuries

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 3, 2017

CHARLESTON – A couple is suing Arch Coal and Coal-Mac after they claim the companies are responsible for work-related injuries.

Woman sues Hardy County school board for wrongful suspension

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 3, 2017

MOOREFIELD – A woman is suing Hardy County Board of Education after she claims her employment was wrongfully suspended without a proper investigation.

Construction company claims subcontractor caused $661,300 in damages after termination of VA contract

By Carrie Salls | Apr 3, 2017

BECKLEY – Beaver construction company Preferred Builders Group LLC, formerly known as DRS Veteran Enterprises LLC, is suing a subcontractor for $661,300, alleging that the defendant was ultimately responsible for termination of a contract with the Veterans Administration Medical Center.

WV Supreme Court orders authorization of injured bus driver's MRI

By Karen Kidd | Apr 3, 2017

CHARLESTON – West Virginia's Workers’ Compensation Board of Review has been ordered by the state's Supreme Court of Appeals to authorize a medically recommended procedure for a Wood County Schools bus driver injured on the job in 2010.

McKinley: War on Coal now 'officially over' with Trump's executive order

By Karen Kidd | Apr 3, 2017

WHEELING – Two members of West Virginia's congressional delegation praised President Trump for the executive order they witnessed him sign that the president said is part of his administration's efforts to end the war on coal.

Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by 1968 mine explosion relatives

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 3, 2017

CLARKSBURG – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the relatives of 78 miners who were killed in a 1968 mine explosion near Farmington, W.Va.

Sentencing for Richard Hardison postponed for diagnostic study

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 3, 2017

BECKLEY – A circuit judge has granted a motion for Richard Hardison to undergo a diagnostic study to determine the impact his substance abuse has had on his criminal activity.

President Trump ends 'War on Coal'

By Hoppy Kercheval | Apr 4, 2017

CHARLESTON – President Trump failed in his attempt to fulfill a campaign promise to replace ObamaCare, but he has made good on his pledge to get the EPA’s foot off the throat of the coal industry.

Manchin joins the chorus in support of Gorsuch

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 4, 2017

"We're getting Gorsuch as a justice "He's got a brilliant legal mind "Oh, Mama mia!

Sandblasting firm accused of failing to pay overtime

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 4, 2017

The acting secretary of labor has filed a complaint against Superior Steam Cleaning and Sandblasting and company owner Douglas Humphrey, citing alleged violation of federal workers compensation law.

Gas station customer sues over cut foot

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 4, 2017

A customer is suing Speedway LLC, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries at the gas station.

Lawsuit accuses telemarketer of harassment

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 4, 2017

An Ohio County consumer is suing Travel Options Inc., a telemarketer, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Woman sues motor carrier over husband's death

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 4, 2017

A spouse is suing commercial motor carrier operator Market Trucking LLC and driver Rickie Samuel, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Injured ATV driver sues U.S. Postal Service over collision

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 4, 2017

A motorist is suing the U.S. Postal Service over injuries she sustained in a collision with a truck driven by a USPS employee.

Another lawsuit against Matulis for alleged sexual assaults

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 4, 2017

CHARLESTON – A lawsuit has been filed against Charleston Area Medical Center, claiming hospital officials were aware that a physician was allegedly sexually assaulting patients and still did not suspend him until later.

Racketeering class action suit filed against Mylan for EpiPen prices

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 4, 2017

CHARLESTON – A class action lawsuit has been filed against Mylan alleging the company violated consumer protection laws and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act by upping the price of the epinephrine auto-injector.

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