News from January 2017

WVU clinic director to serve on governor-elect's policy groups

By Marian Johns | Jan 3, 2017

MORGANTOWN – Professor Katherine Garvey, director of the Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic at the West Virginia University College of Law, has been tapped to serve on one of eight policy group teams formed to assist Governor-Elect Jim Justice’s transition and give recommendations on a wide range of issues.

Can state government be 'rightsized?'

By Hoppy Kercheval | Jan 3, 2017

MORGANTOWN – As Governor-elect Jim Justice and lawmakers prepare for what is expected to be a challenging session of the Legislature, the term “rightsizing government” is being tossed around.

AG's office urges caution about technology assistance

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 3, 2017

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has issued a warning to consumers, asking them to be cautious when accepting an offer to resolve personal technology issues.

Couple sues John Howerton Honda for fraud

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 3, 2017

BECKLEY – A couple is suing John Howerton Honda after they claim it committed fraud when they attempted to purchase a vehicle.

Couple names 199 defendants in asbestos suit

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 3, 2017

CHARLESTON – An Ona couple has named 199 defendants in a lawsuit alleging asbestos exposure caused lung cancer.

Man names 186 defendants in asbestos suit

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 3, 2017

CHARLESTON – A man is suing 186 companies he claims are responsible for the death of a Steubenville man.

Man sues Davis H. Elliot Construction Company for wrongful termination

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 3, 2017

CHARLESTON – A man is suing Davis H. Elliot Construction Company Inc. after he claims his employment was wrongfully terminated.

Men, corporations sue Putnam County Commission for rezoning order

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 3, 2017

WINFIELD – Two men and two corporations are suing the Putnam County Commission after they claim it violated the a zoning ordinance by agreeing to rezone properties.

Attorney General’s Office, others reach $3.5M settlement with drug wholesaler

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 3, 2017

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office, together with the state’s Departments of Health and Human Resources and Military Affairs and Public Safety, announced a $3.5 million settlement with H.D. Smith Wholesale Drug Co., pushing the total paid to West Virginia by 10 drug wholesalers to more than $11 million.

New 5th Circuit judge looks forward to challenges

By John Myers | Jan 4, 2017

RIPLEY – The new year has just started, and for the men and women of the 5th Judicial Circuit, that means some new names and faces will be showing up at the court, including incoming Judge Lora Dyer.

Trustees seeks declaratory relief against beneficiary

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 4, 2017

WHEELING — Trustees are suing a hospital and the beneficiary of a charitable trust, alleging misrepresentation.

Couple blames driver, motor carrier, insurer for crash

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 4, 2017

POINT PLEASANT — A Mason County husband and wife are suing a driver, motor carrier and insurer, alleging the defendants' negligence led to injuries for the wife. 

Estate administrator alleges CVS violated state policy

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 4, 2017

BECKLEY — An estate administrator is suing CVS, alleging violation of West Virginia's public policy.

Patient blames Princeton hospital for neck burns

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 4, 2017

PRINCETON — A Mercer County patient is suing a Princeton hospital, alleging the defendant's negligence led to the plaintiff suffering injuries. 

Husband blames health care providers for wife's ailments

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 4, 2017

CHARLESTON — A husband is suing Charleston health care providers, alleging insufficient measures were taken by the defendants to prevent injuries.

AG's office reminds college-bound students to submit FAFSA applications

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 4, 2017

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is reminding college-bound students to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which he says is a necessary part of qualifying for financial assistance.

UPDATED: State Supreme Court has new interim administrative director

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 4, 2017

CHARLESTON -- The state Supreme Court has a new administrative director.

Man awarded $10.5M in punitive damages in DuPont C8 case

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 5, 2017

COLUMBUS – A federal jury awarded a $10.5 million in punitive damages in a case against DuPont regarding contamination of water supplies in the Parkersburg area.

Land owner alleges natural gas producer broke lease

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 5, 2017

WHEELING — A Pittsburgh-based land owner is suing two Charleston natural gas producers, alleging breach of lease agreement, conversion and unjust enrichment.

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