News from November 2018

Federal prosecutors dismiss remaining charges against Northern Panhandle physician

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 3, 2018

WHEELING — Federal prosecutors have filed a motion to dismiss the remaining counts of a federal indictment against Dr. Roland F. Chalifoux this week.

Supreme Court affirms PSC decision approving Brooke County gas-powered plant

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 3, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has affirmed the state Public Service Commission’s approval of Brooke County Power’s gas plant, saying developers had “substantially complied” with state power plant siting rules.

Workman rips 4-1 Supreme Court decision regarding black lung benefits for coal miners

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 5, 2018

CHARLESTON – A state Supreme Court decision could affect how coal miners file workers’ compensation claims, but Chief Justice Margaret Workman isn't happy about it.

Kanawha County couple alleges finance companies misrepresented home market value

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 5, 2018

CHARLESTON — A Kanawha County couple is suing finance companies, alleging fraud and unconscionable inducement.

Crane rental company alleges customer owes $44,000

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 5, 2018

WEST UNION — A crane rental company is suing a business customer, alleging it owes more than $44,000 breach of contract.

Account executive accuses insurance company of wrongful termination

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 5, 2018

CHARLESTON — A Kanawha County man is suing an insurance agency, alleging age discrimination, breach of employment contract, and wrongful termination.

Fayette Co. couple alleges CAMC's negligence led to stillbirth

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 5, 2018

CHARLESTON — A Fayette County husband and wife are suing a Charleston medical facility, alleging negligence.

Frank has three-part plan to instill confidence in Supreme Court if elected

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 5, 2018

CHARLESTON — Supreme Court candidate Robert J. Frank said he has a three-part plan he wants to enact if he is elected to the court.

Six lawsuits filed against EQT Production for oil, gas royalties

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 5, 2018

MOUNDSVILLE — Six lawsuits have been filed against EQT Production Company after the plaintiffs claim the company failed to pay oil and gas royalties.

Two lawsuits filed against Gastar for oil, gas royalties

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 5, 2018

MOUNDSVILLE — Two lawsuits have been filed against Gastar Exploration USA for oil and gas royalties.

Fairmont man sues CNN for violation of privacy

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 5, 2018

CLARKSBURG — A Fairmont man is suing CNN after he claims the news network slandered him and violated his privacy.

Woman sues prophet, Manasseh Jordan Ministries for TCPA violations

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 5, 2018

WHEELING — An Ohio County woman is suing Manasseh Jordan Ministries after she claims it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Supplier alleges St. Albans hotel operator owes $22,000

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 6, 2018

CHARLESTON — A supplier is suing a St. Albans hotel operator, alleging unpaid goods.

Licensed practical nurse accuses hospice of retaliatory discharge

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 6, 2018

PHILIPPI — A licensed practical nurse is suing a Barbour County hospice, alleging disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Operating room nurse accuses hospital group of unsafe work environment

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 6, 2018

PRINCETON — An operating room specialty nurse is suing a Mercer County hospital group, alleging an unsafe work environment.

State attorneys general impact our everyday lives; Their elections matter

By Zinelle October and Faisal Sheikh | Nov 6, 2018

State attorneys general always have played a significant role on issues of national importance, as they hold a unique and powerful position in our federalist system of government. They exercise an independent authority separate and distinct from other organs of state government, including the governor.

Justice delayed could be justice avoided

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 6, 2018

Though they might ordinarily affirm the maxim that justice delayed is justice denied, our three convicted, suspended, and/or retired state Supreme Court justices seem none too eager to have justice applied to them. Perhaps they’re in no hurry and don’t mind waiting.

Oil, gas well operators accused of unpaid royalty interest

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 6, 2018

MOUNDSVILLE — Royalty interest owners are suing Chevron and other oil and gas well operators, alleging breach of a lease agreement.

Fayette County property owners allege railroads failed to maintain crossing

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 6, 2018

FAYETTEVILLE — Two Fayette County property owners are suing two railroad companies, alleging breach of an agreement.

Siblings blame Charleston funeral service for emotional distress from dropped casket

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 6, 2018

LOGAN — Siblings are suing a Charleston funeral service provider, alleging breach of contract and intentional infliction of emotional distress when they say a woman's corpse and casket were damaged during a funeral ceremony.

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