News from March 2018

Morrisey sympathizes with teachers, stands ready to take action for state

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 1, 2018

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General says he remains ready to take action regarding the statewide teacher and school service personnel walkout that now has been going on for more than a week.

New trial granted after Mingo juror didn't disclose relationship to lawyer

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 1, 2018

WILLIAMSON – A circuit judge has granted a new trial to Norfolk Southern Railway Company after it was discovered a Mingo County juror involved in an $800,000 verdict had not disclosed a relationship with one of the plaintiff’s attorneys.

Consumers claim Webbank unlawfully contacted them

By Lhalie Castillo | Mar 1, 2018

BLUEFIELD – A couple alleges that a debt collector continued to call them after it was informed they had retained counsel.

Hurricane woman files suit against Ditech Financial over foreclosure letter

By Lhalie Castillo | Mar 1, 2018

WINFIELD – A Hurricane resident alleges a debt collector used unfair and unconscionable means to collect an alleged debt.

Kentucky woman alleges claim for disability benefits was wrongfully denied

By Lhalie Castillo | Mar 1, 2018

HUNTINGTON – A Kentucky resident alleges her claim for disability benefits was illegally denied.

Dollar General shopper claims boxes of glass jars injured her at store

By Lhalie Castillo | Mar 1, 2018

PINEVILLE – A shopper at the Dollar General Store in Oceana alleges she was injured when several boxes fell on her.

ECM Energy Services alleged to have retaliated against former employees over legal claims

By Lhalie Castillo | Mar 1, 2018

CLARKSBURG – Two West Virginia residents formerly employed by an energy services company with an office in Bridgeport allege they were not rehired because of their legal claims against the company over wages.

11 Antero royalty payment lawsuits removed to federal court

By From staff reports | Mar 1, 2018

MARTINSBURG – Eleven lawsuits against Antero Resources for oil and gas royalty payment issues were removed to federal court.

Two men sue Arch Coal for Fair Labor Standards Act violations

By From staff reports | Mar 1, 2018

BECKLEY – Two men are suing Arch Coal after they claim it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to properly pay them for all hours worked.

Pet groomer sues insurance company for denying claim

By From staff reports | Mar 1, 2018

MARTINSBURG – A pet groomer is suing Travelers Casualty Insurance Company of America after she claims it failed to pay on a claim for fire damages.

Supreme Court suspends Putnam Co. attorney facing federal child porn charge

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 1, 2018

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court has ordered the suspension of a Putnam County attorney who is facing a federal child pornography charge.

Judge grants petition in chief workers’ comp judge’s case

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 1, 2018

CHARLESTON – Circuit Judge Carrie Webster granted a petition for a writ of mandamus and partially granted a petition for injunctive relief in a lawsuit filed by Chief Administrative Law Judge Rebecca A. Roush.

Bounty Minerals seeks declaration in well dispute with Alabama company

By Louie Torres | Mar 2, 2018

NEW MARTINSVILLE – A Texas company is seeking declaration from the court in a dispute with an Alabama company regarding a well in Wetzel County.

Employee alleges State Electric Supply terminated him in retaliation

By Louie Torres | Mar 2, 2018

BECKLEY – A Raleigh County company is alleged to have terminated a Fayette County man in retaliation for filing a workers' compensation claim.

Man claims Schlumberger Technology discriminated against him

By Louie Torres | Mar 2, 2018

MOUNDSVILLE – A Monongalia County resident alleges his ethnicity and faith were factors in his termination by a company doing business in the oil and gas industry.

Bluefield man alleges sewage backup caused more than $20,000 in structural damage

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 2, 2018

PRINCETON – A Bluefield man is suing the city's sanitary board after sewage backed up into his home and allegedly damaged his property.

Traveler seeks damages from Sleep Inn Beaver after fall on ice

By Louie Torres | Mar 2, 2018

BECKLEY – A New York traveler is suing a Beaver hotel over alleged injuries after slipping on ice.

Family Dollar shopper alleges wooden chest fell on her, caused injuries

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 2, 2018

WHEELING – A shopper at a Wheeling Family Dollar store alleges she was injured when a chest that was part of a display fell on her.

Morrisey moves to suspend lawsuit against DEA

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 2, 2018

CHARLESTON – Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has moved to suspend a December lawsuit filed against the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration after receiving a federal directive given to the DEA from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Morrisey announces fraud investigation nets prison sentence

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 2, 2018

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General announced that an Eastern Panhandle contractor is now heading to prison after an investigation conducted by his office and partners.

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