News from December 2018

Asphalt paver allegedly owes supplier nearly $52,000

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 4, 2018

PRINCETON — A Mercer County asphalt manufacturer is suing a paving and excavating company and its agent, alleging breach of contract and fraud.

Former, future Supreme Court candidate Smith throws support behind Tabit for new vacancy

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 5, 2018

CHARLESTON – Just a month ago, Charleston attorney Dennise Smith and Kanawha Circuit Judge Joanna Tabit both were fighting to win spots on the state Supreme Court. Now, Smith is throwing her support behind Tabit to temporarily fill another seat on the court.

Patient accuses hospital controllers of unlawful detention

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 5, 2018

BECKLEY — A Raleigh County man is suing hospital operators, alleging unlawful detention and negligence.

Driver alleges freightliner operators' negligence caused crash

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Dec 6, 2018

WHEELING — A Texas motorist is suing freightliner operators, alleging negligence caused a crash that injured the plaintiff.

Vehicle passenger alleges driver's negligence caused crash

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 6, 2018

LOGAN — A passenger is suing a vehicle driver and owner, alleging negligence caused a crash that injured the plaintiff.

Supplier alleges sues construction company owes $2,100

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 6, 2018

RIPLEY — A Belle machinery supplier is suing a MIneral Wells construction business, alleging breach of a business agreement.

Kanawha Co. doctor alleges insurance company breached contract

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 6, 2018

CHARLESTON — A Kanawha County medical professional is suing a licensed insurer, alleging breach of an insurance contract.

Former employee alleges railroad company violated FMLA

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 6, 2018

HUNTINGTON — A former employee is suing a railroad business, alleging disability discrimination, retaliation, and violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Estate blames Fraternal Order for death of club member

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 6, 2018

FAYETTEVILLE — An estate administrator is suing a private social club and guests, alleging negligence, battery and premises liability.

BOWLES RICE: Bowles Rice Welcomes Attorney Gabriele Wohl

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

Bowles Rice is pleased to announce that attorney Gabriele Wohl has joined the firm’s Charleston, West Virginia office.

BOWLES RICE: Bowles Rice Welcomes New Attorney to Morgantown Office

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

Bowles Rice is pleased to announce that attorney Christine Pill Fisher has joined the firm’s Morgantown, West Virginia office. She will focus her practice on business and corporate matters.

Chiartas withdraws name from Supreme Court vacancy list, endorses Tabit for seat

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 6, 2018

Charleston attorney Gregory Chiartas submitted a letter Dec. 6 to the state Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission withdrawing from the process. And in his letter, he threw his support to Kanawha Circuit Judge Joanna Tabit for the position.

Woman sues Ford for defective vehicle

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 7, 2018

SPENCER — A Ripley woman is suing Ford Motor Company after she claims the vehicle she purchased went out of control and caused her to wreck in Roane County.

Mediation begins in Yeager Airport litigation

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 7, 2018

CHARLESTON — A attempt at mediation has begun in the lawsuit against nearly a dozen contractors and insurance carriers involving the collapse of Yeager Airport's hillside three years ago.

Family of hit-and-run victim awarded $7.6 million

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 7, 2018

MORGANTOWN — A Monongalia County jury awarded the family of a 20-year-old hit and run victim $7.6 million during a three-day trial.

Trust sues investors, including Segal, for defaulting on line of credit

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 7, 2018

MORGANTOWN — A revocable trust is suing attorney Scott Segal and others after it claims he and several other investors owe on a line of credit issued in 2009.

Daughter accuses Grafton health care providers of causing mother's wrongful death

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 7, 2018

GRAFTON — A daughter is suing a Taylor County hospital, alleging corporate negligence in the death of the plaintiff's mother.

Johnstone & Gabhart voluntarily dismissed from lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 7, 2018

CHARLESTON — The plaintiffs in a lawsuit against two law firms have voluntarily dismissed their complaint against one of the firms with prejudice.

Morrisey applauds EPA plan for new coal-fired power plants

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 7, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is praising the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for what he calls its commitment to a “more comprehensive approach” to regulating new coal-fired power plants.

Milton resort operators accuse waste disposal service of creating nuisance

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 7, 2018

HUNTINGTON — Milton resort operators are suing a waste disposal service provider, alleging negligence and continuing to damage the plaintiffs' property.

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