News from February 2017

Town of Kermit files opioid lawsuit against five drug companies

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 1, 2017

WILLIAMSON – The Mingo County town of Kermit has joined the list West Virginia, a handful of counties and a few communities that have filed lawsuits against five drug companies it claims helped fuel an opioid epidemic within in the town and across the state The suit, filed Jan. 31 in Mingo Circuit Court, names McKesson Corporation, AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation, Cardinal Health, Miami-Luken and HD Smith Corporation as well as former Kermit clinic owner Cameron Justice as defendants.

Property owners allege contractors owe more than $26,000

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 1, 2017

RIPLEY — Two Jackson County property owners are suing contractors, alleging the defendants owe more than $26,000 for breach of contract.

Mail delivery driver alleges employer violated wage acts

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 1, 2017

RIPLEY — A mail delivery driver is suing a trucking business, alleging violation of workers compensation acts.

Employee blames CSX for injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 1, 2017

WINFIELD — A Poca man is suing CSX Transportation, alleging the defendant's negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff. 

Former employee accuses telecommunications company of wrongful termination

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 1, 2017

CHARLESTON — A former employee is suing a telecommunications company, alleging discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Kaufman hosts mock trials for Kanawha County students

By S. Laney Griffo | Feb 1, 2017

CHARLESTON – Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Judge Tod Kaufman hosted mock trials with students from Overbrook Elementary School recently.

Iraq veteran now serving as governor's top legal adviser

By Carrie Salls | Feb 1, 2017

CHARLESTON – Brian Abraham, a West Virginia Army National Guard lieutenant colonel and a U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq, has been appointed as general counsel for Gov. Jim Justice. In this role, Abraham will be the governor’s top legal adviser. 

Richwood sues drug distributors for prescription pill epidemic

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 1, 2017

CHARLESTON – The Town of Richwood has filed a lawsuit against three drug distributors it claims caused and contributed to the opioid epidemic across the state.

Couple blames chemical companies for husband's injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 2, 2017

NEW MARTINSVILLE — A Marshall County couple is suing chemical companies, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and an unsafe work environment.

Saleswoman accuses car dealership of wrongful discharge

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 2, 2017

WILLIAMSON — A Kentucky woman is suing a Ford Lincoln dealership, alleging intentional infliction of emotional distress and wrongful discharge.

Logan school board blames Triad Engineering for damages

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 2, 2017

LOGAN — The Logan County Board of Education is suing a geotechnical engineering firm, alleging professional negligence.

New Martinsville landlord accuses tenant, guarantor of contract breach

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 2, 2017

NEW MARTINSVILLE — A New Martinsville shopping center landlord is suing a tenant and guarantor, alleging breach of a lease agreement.

Shopping center landlord alleges tenant breached contract

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 2, 2017

WHEELING — A Wheeling shopping center landlord is suing a tenant, alleging breach of a lease agreement.

WVU Law lecturer brings UN experiences to Morgantown

By Carrie Salls | Feb 2, 2017

MORGANTOWN – Internationally known scholar and international criminal law and human rights practitioner Susan Lamb shared her expertise and unique experiences through the C. Edwin Baker Lecture for Liberty, Equality and Democracy at the West Virginia University College of Law on Jan. 30.

Ohio Valley Research Consortium formed by U.S. House Rep. McKinley

By Karen Kidd | Feb 2, 2017

WASHINGTON – A research consortium focused on drug addiction and opioid abuse, cyber-security, health care, and job creation among area veterans was formed late last month, according to a press release.

Charleston attorney recognized as one of America’s Top 100 Attorneys

By David Hutton | Feb 2, 2017

CHARLESTON – Growing up, Bobby Warner knew that he wanted to practice law as he listened to his father recount his daily work as a counselor in West Virginia.

New Cabell judge wants to open juvenile drug court again

By Richard Jones | Feb 2, 2017

HUNTINGTON – Greg Howard recently was sworn in as a new Cabell Circuit judge, fill the seat vacated by Jane Hustead, who retired Dec. 31.

Morrisey praises Congress for steps to stop stream buffer rule

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 2, 2017

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey praised the U.S. House for taking action to strip implementation of former President Obama’s stream buffer rule.

State GOP leaders urge confirmation of Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 2, 2017

CHARLESTON – Several West Virginia Republican leaders have voiced their support for President Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S.

AG's office alerts consumers to 'Can You Hear Me Now?' scam

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 2, 2017

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has issued a scam alert warning consumers to not answer the question, “Can you hear me now?” Morrisey's office says answering that one question can subject consumers to the latest scam.

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