News from May 2018

Former employee accuses mining, energy companies of wrongful termination

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 1, 2018

PINEVILLE — A Mercer County man is suing mining and energy companies, alleging wrongful termination.

Cabell Co. woman accuses debt collectors of unlawful practices

By Lhalie Castillo | May 1, 2018

HUNTINGTON — A Cabell County woman has filed a class action lawsuit against debt collectors, alleging unlawful debt collection practices.

Customer, corporation accuse automobile dealer of negligence

By Lhalie Castillo | May 1, 2018

BECKLEY — A Nicholas County man and a corporation are suing an automobile dealer, alleging negligence.

Daughter alleges medical negligence in mother's death

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 1, 2018

WINFIELD — A surviving daughter is suing a Hurricane nursing home facility, alleging failure to take proper care of its residents.

Supreme Court pays more than $200,000 after IRS audit

By Kyla Asbury | May 1, 2018

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has paid the Internal Revenue Service more than $200,000 as a result from an audit done over the course of the last year.

Man sues Ojeda, says state Senator violated his civil rights, got him fired

By Chris Dickerson | May 1, 2018

CHARLESTON – A Logan man has filed a lawsuit against state Senator and U.S. Congress candidate Richard Ojeda after he was fired from his job after posting a video of Ojeda illegally passing a car.

Judge approves settlement in case of teen who drowned in city pool

By Kyla Asbury | May 1, 2018

CLARKSBURG – A circuit judge has approved a settlement in a lawsuit against the city of Shinnston for the wrongful death of a 14-year-old girl who drowned in the city’s pool.

Supreme Court says claims administrator wrongfully denied meal reimbursement request

By Kyla Asbury | May 1, 2018

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia​​​​​ Supreme Court of Appeals has issued an opinion stating that a claims administrator who denied reimbursement for a meal during a workers’ compensation medical examination appointment was in the wrong.

The War on Coal is winding down slowly

By The West Virginia Record | May 1, 2018

The Battle of New Orleans was fought on January 8, 1815, two weeks after the signing of the peace treaty ending the War of 1812. If British General Edward Pakenham had had a cell phone, or even a beeper, he might have received notice of the treaty-signing before the battle began and been able to avoid his embarrassing defeat to Andrew Jackson.

Lenders allege Charleston dentist owes nearly $244,000

By Philip Gonzales | May 2, 2018

CHARLESTON — Two North Carolina lenders are suing a Charleston dentist, alleging she owes nearly $244,000 for breach of loan agreement and unjust enrichment.

McDowell County Sheriff's Department accused of unlawful arrest

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 2, 2018

BLUEFIELD — A McDowell County man is suing a police officer and the county sheriff's department, alleging battery and violation of the plaintiff's civil rights.

Fayette Co. woman sues after tripping, falling at Chase bank

By Philip Gonzales | May 2, 2018

FAYETTEVILLE — A Fayette County woman is suing Oak Hill premises operators, alleging negligence in failing to take sufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Supplier alleges mining company owes $15,000

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 2, 2018

BECKLEY — A supplier is suing a mining company, alleging breach of contract.

Pedestrian blames Bluefield property owners for bee attack

By Philip Gonzales | May 2, 2018

PRINCETON — A Bluefield man is suing two neighbors, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries to the plaintiff from a bee attack.

Former custodian accuses car dealership of sexual harassment

By Philip Gonzales | May 2, 2018

BECKLEY — A custodian is suing a Mount Hope Chevrolet dealership, alleging discrimination, sexual harassment and constructive eviction.

From Legal Newsline

Judge in massive opioid case watching plaintiff lawyer spending, orders them to fly coach

By Daniel Fisher | May 2, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against the opioid industry ordered plaintiffs’ attorneys to keep monthly records of the time they spend on their cases down to a tenth of an hour and imposed strict rules on who can collect fees, in an effort to prevent the excesses that have drawn criticism in other class actions and mass tort cases.

W.Va. reaches $2.65M settlement in VW emissions scandal

By Chris Dickerson | May 2, 2018

CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says West Virginia has reached $2.65 million settlement with Volkswagen and two other automakers while saving the state more than a half million dollars in legal fees and likely exceeding the payout it would have received in multistate litigation.

W.Va. joins seven other states in suit to end DACA

By Chris Dickerson | May 2, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has joined a coalition of six other states are suing the federal government, challenging the 2012 executive action that created the unconstitutional Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Doddridge County property owner seeks to claim rights to her land

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 3, 2018

WEST UNION — A surviving daughter is suing an energy corporation, alleging fraudulent representation.

Charleston couple alleges drowsy motorist caused crash

By Philip Gonzales | May 3, 2018

CHARLESTON — A Charleston couple is suing a motorist, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries to the plaintiffs.

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