News from April 2018

AG's office warns residents of jury duty scam

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 2, 2018

CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warned consumers about a phone scam in which a person receives a call threatening arrest or other punishment for missing jury duty.

Soul food brings WVU Law students together at BLSA luncheon

By Elizabeth Alt | Apr 2, 2018

WVU's Black Law Student Association hosted its 8th Annual Soul Food Luncheon in February, a popular event that is more than just a fundraiser. T’Keyah Nelms, President of the BLSA, told The West Virginia Record, “It is absolutely amazing how a simple plate of delicious food lowers inhibitions, increases comfortability, and encourages fellowship with one another.”

Mormon church lawsuit ends in undisclosed settlement

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 2, 2018

MARTINSBURG – A civil lawsuit alleging Mormon church officials covered up sexual abuse caused by a now ex-communicated member of the church has ended in an undisclosed settlement after a trial lasted more than two months.

Couple sues Schindler Elevator for elevator malfunction

By From staff reports | Apr 2, 2018

CLARKSBURG – A couple is suing Schindler Elevator Corporation for a malfunctioning elevator that caused injuries.

Judge awards PACCAR Financial Corp. $80,000 in lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 2, 2018

CLARKSBURG – A federal judge awarded PACCAR Financial Corp. a judgment of $80,002.80 in a lawsuit it filed alleging that High Point Trading defaulted on a lease.

Man sues Morgantown Machine & Hydraulics for wrongful termination

By From staff reports | Apr 2, 2018

MORGANTOWN – A man is suing Morgantown Machine & Hydraulics of West Virginia Inc. after he claims his employment was wrongfully terminated.

Judge orders Greenbrier Hotel to pay more than $1 million to rental companies

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 2, 2018

BECKLEY – U.S. District Judge Irene C. Berger has ordered The Greenbrier to pay more than $1 million to two rental companies who sued the hotel for breach of contract since December.

Woman sues Jackson County Commission for hostile work environment

By From staff reports | Apr 2, 2018

RIPLEY – A woman is suing the Jackson County Commission after she claims she was forced to quit after working in a hostile environment.

Federal judge awards woman $7 million for daughter’s birth injuries

By From staff reports | Apr 2, 2018

MARTINSBURG – A federal judge awarded $7 million to a woman in a lawsuit alleging negligence after her daughter was born.

Another lawsuit filed against Charleston surgeon for sexual assault

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 2, 2018

CHARLESTON – Another lawsuit has been filed against Dr. Steven R. Matulis for alleged sexual assault during surgery.

Circuit judge shares what it's like to sit in on state Supreme Court

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 3, 2018

CHARLESTON -- Occasionally, the Chief Justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has to appoint a current circuit judge or a former Supreme Court justice to hear a case when a justice recuses himself or herself from hearing a case.

Citibank upgrade on coal price forecasts should benefit West Virginia

By Kristin Emery | Apr 3, 2018

NEW YORK – Citibank says it expects strong demand for coal from Southeast Asia and China over the next two years and has upgraded price forecasts to reflect that.

W.Va., Montana enter into concealed carry agreement

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 3, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey reached an agreement with Montana that bolsters Second Amendment protections for residents of both states.

Wins for all: W.Va. royalty owners, counties will benefit from this session

By Charles Clements | Apr 3, 2018

CHARLESTON – The second session of the 83rd Legislature of West Virginia concluded on March 10, and while the session was dominated by the teachers strike, there were several important pieces of legislation passed to benefit the citizens of West Virginia.

With the foundation in place, state's future is limitless

By Ryan Ferns | Apr 3, 2018

CHARLESTON – Now that the dust has settled, and the static has quieted a little, I think there’s an opportunity to reflect a little bit ab​​​​​out the past couple of months in terms of wins and losses for our state’s taxpayers.

Solution: revise HB 4009 and pass it again

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 3, 2018

House Bill 4009, capping the amount of settlement funds that the state Attorney General’s office can keep in its consumer protection fund, passed both houses of the Legislature by overwhelming margins, but was vetoed by Gov. Jim Justice.

General contractor alleges Milton property owners owe $29,000

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 3, 2018

POINT PLEASANT — A general contractor is suing Milton property owners and a mortgagee, alleging breach of written agreement.

Store manager accuses BP gas station of wrongful discharge

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 3, 2018

NEW CUMBERLAND — A store manager is suing her former employer and supervisor at a BP gas station in Wierton, alleging alleged retaliation and wrongful discharge.

Former Clay County employees allege breach of contract

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 3, 2018

CLAY — Two former longtime Clay County employees are suing the county, alleging violation of employment contract.

Putnam County attorney says roof on second home failed

By From staff reports | Apr 3, 2018

WINFIELD – A prominent Putnam County attorney and his wife have filed a lawsuit claiming the shingled roof on their second home in Raleigh County has failed.

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