News from December 2018

Former employee alleges constructive discharge by Chapmanville companies

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 1, 2018

LOGAN — A former employee is suing Chapmanville businesses, alleging gender discrimination and wrongful or constructive eviction.

Customers allege Wheeling distributor sold defective tractor

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 1, 2018

WHEELING — Two Ohio customers are suing a Wheeling tractor distributor and manufacturer, alleging breach of contract and breach of implied warranty for selling a defective product.

Female employee accuses Beckley business of harassment

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 1, 2018

BECKLEY — A Raleigh County woman is suing a Beckley business and supervisor, alleging a hostile work environment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, retaliation and sexual harassment.

Putnam Co. buyers allege real estate brokers failed to disclose property defects

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 1, 2018

WINFIELD — Two Putnam County property buyers are suing real estate companies, alleging breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation.

WVU law professor receives award for work in agriculture

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 3, 2018

MORGANTOWN — A West Virginia University College of Law professor recently received the Excellence in Agricultural Law for Academica award for his contributions to the agricultural community as an attorney.

Former WCHS, WVAH meteorologist accuses stations, Sinclair of age discrimination

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 3, 2018

HUNTINGTON – A former WCHS-TV and WVAH-TV meteorologist is suing the stations and their parent company, claiming he was fired because of his age.

West Virginia company alleges kitchen/flooring business owes $20,000

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 3, 2018

WHEELING — A West Virginia company is suing a kitchen/flooring business, alleging breach of contract.

Daughter alleges nursing home facility's negligence caused mother's injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 3, 2018

CHARLESTON — A South Charleston woman is suing nursing home facility operators, alleging negligence in the treatment of the plaintiff's mother.

Energy business alleges Kanawha County company breached contract

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 3, 2018

CHARLESTON — A energy business and holder of a note is suing a Kanawha County company, alleging breach of an agreement.

Patient accuses Cabell Huntington, bariatric surgeon of negligence

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 3, 2018

HUNTINGTON — A patient is suing a physician and a Cabell County hospital, alleging medical negligence.

17 apply for state Supreme Court seat

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 4, 2018

CHARLESTON – Seventeen people applied for the vacancy on the West Virginia Supreme Court created by the resignation of convicted former Justice Allen Loughry.

Supreme Court chaos leaves West Virginia on ATRA's Judicial Hellhole Watch List

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 4, 2018

WASHINGTON – West Virginia is on the Watch List for this year's Judicial Hellholes report because of the yearlong drama that has surrounded the state Supreme Court.

Health care workers accuse nursing service company of unpaid wages

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 4, 2018

HUNTINGTON — Two health care workers have filed a class action lawsuit against a Charleston nursing service company, alleging violation of applicable minimum wage laws.

Beckley tenant blames contractor, landlords for floor collapse

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 4, 2018

BECKLEY — A Beckley woman is suing a heating and cooling contractor and landlords, alleging failure to warn and negligence about a hole in the plaintiff's bedroom floor.

Tips for a secure, happy holiday season

By Patrick Morrisey | Dec 4, 2018

CHARLESTON – The holidays are a time for shopping and charitable giving, and while this is a time for sharing with family and friends, be careful not to inadvertently share your personal information with strangers who may be identity thieves.

Hey, Jude, don’t make it bad!

By The West Virginia Record | Dec 4, 2018

Assuming the needle wasn’t planted there, you have to wonder how Taco Bell employees could have prevented some other patron or non-paying person from leaving it behind, or be discovered in time to harmed no one else.

WVU professor reflects on lecture by Connecticut Supreme Court justice

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 4, 2018

MORGANTOWN — Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Richard A. Robinson recently delivered the 2018 Ihlenfeld Lecture at West Virginia University College of Law.

Customer accuses used car dealer of unfair business practices

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 4, 2018

RIPLEY — A Jackson County customer is suing used car dealers, alleging breach of warranties.

Cabell County customer alleges Walmart negligence led to fall

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 4, 2018

HUNTINGTON — A Cabell County customer is suing Walmart, alleging negligence led to a fall that injured the plaintiff.

Equipment distributor alleges mining company owes nearly $233,000

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 4, 2018

CHARLESTON — An equipment distributor is suing a mining company, alleging breach of contract and unpaid debt.

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