News from February 2018

Woman alleges motorist fell asleep, caused Wheeling collision

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 1, 2018

WHEELING – A Wheeling woman alleges her vehicle was struck by another driver who had fallen asleep at the wheel.

Atlanticus Holdings Corp. alleged to have invaded man's privacy with collection calls

By Louie Torres | Feb 1, 2018

PRINCETON – A consumer claims a national bank invaded his privacy with collection calls.

Tire supplier seeks more than $450,000 from Tyler Morgan

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 1, 2018

PRINCETON – A Bluefield tire supplier alleges a limited liability company failed to pay for goods provided.

King Tire Service says Pritchard Mining owes more than $350,000

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 1, 2018

PRINCETON – A Bluefield company alleges a mining business failed to pay for goods it provided.

Couple alleges previous owner of Princeton property failed to deliver title

By Louie Torres | Feb 1, 2018

PRINCETON – A Camp Creek couple alleges they cannot sell a mobile home because they do not have the title from the previous owner.

Panera Bread customer alleges she found dental implant in salad

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 1, 2018

WHEELING – A Moundsville woman alleges she found a dental implant in a salad she purchased from Panera Bread in The Highlands.

Federal bankruptcy judge delays ruling on bidding process for Gazette-Mail

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | Feb 1, 2018

CHARLESTON – A federal bankruptcy judge has delayed ruling on a motion that would open a 30-day bidding process for the purchase of the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

Senate Judiciary recommends intermediate appeals court bill

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | Feb 1, 2018

CHARLESTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to recommend the passage of the intermediate appeals court bill to the full Senate and that it be recommended to the committee on finance.

Charleston attorney endows scholarship to help West Virginians, public safety workers at ONU

By Carrie Salls | Feb 1, 2018

CHARLESTON – Charleston attorney Kent Carper has six grandchildren who are “in a very comfortable position now to be well-educated,” but he knows many others in the area struggle to pay for a college education. As a result, he has endowed a scholarship fund at Ohio Northern University, where he went to law school.

Insurance company seeks damages from Ford following truck fire

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 1, 2018

BECKLEY – An insurance company is seeking damages from Ford Motor Co. after a fire allegedly caused by a defective engine block heater.

Motorist seeks damages from Coca-Cola, driver after state Route 54 collision

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 1, 2018

BECKLEY – A Fraziers Bottom resident alleges a rear-end collision caused by a Coca-Cola employee caused him injuries.

Better Hearing Center alleged to owe more than $25,000 to Florida company

By Louie Torres | Feb 1, 2018

WHEELING – A Wheeling business is accused of failing to pay for equipment it purchased.

Jill Jones Formal Wear alleged to owe more than $27,000 to shopping center

By Louie Torres | Feb 1, 2018

WHEELING – A Wheeling shopping center alleges that a tenant failed to pay rent.

Nurse claims Monongalia Health System terminated her because of vaccine allergy disability

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 1, 2018

CLARKSBURG – A registered nurse residing in Pennsylvania alleges she was terminated after she requested a medical exemption from receiving the flu shot.

Wheeling man alleges he fell at McDonald's because of hazardous condition

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 1, 2018

WHEELING – A patron of a Wheeling fast food restaurant alleges he was injured because of hazardous condition.

Woman alleges Wheeling physician failed to tell her biopsy found melanoma

By Louie Torres | Feb 1, 2018

WHEELING – A Wheeling doctor is alleged to have failed to inform a patient that a biopsy revealed melanoma.

Supreme Court dismisses lawsuit against DHHR for infant’s death

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 1, 2018

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit against the state Department of Health and Human Resources over the death of an infant.

Water crisis settlement finalized

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 1, 2018

CHARLESTON – A class action settlement in the January 2014 water crisis that left nearly 300,000 residents in nine counties without water has been finalized.

Driver alleges Ohio man failed to control church-owned vehicle in Wheeling collision

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 2, 2018

WHEELING – An Ohio County man is seeking damages from an Ohio church and resident after a rear-end collision in Wheeling.

Estate co-administrators of woman killed in Cherry Tree collision seek damages from driver, others

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 2, 2018

LOGAN – The co-administrators of an estate of a woman killed in a pedestrian/auto collision are seeking damages from the driver, the vehicle's owner and the establishment that allegedly sold the driver alcohol.