News from April 2019

LITTLER MENDELSON: Littler Earns 11th Consecutive 100 Percent in 2019 Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Annual Scorecard on LGBTQ Workplace Equality

By Press release submission | Apr 1, 2019

Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, received a perfect rating of 100 percent for the 11th consecutive year in the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).

MCNEER HIGHLAND MCMUNN VARNER: Sellers of blood-thinner drug to settle about 25,000 suits for $775M

By Press release submission | Apr 1, 2019

The sellers of the blood thinner Xarelto have agreed to pay $775 million to settle about 25,000 lawsuits claiming the companies failed to warn the drug can cause potentially fatal bleeding.

Coal miner alleges Cottingham & Butler Claims Services wrongfully suspended benefits

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 1, 2019

WELCH – A McDowell County man employed as an underground coal miner alleges his workers' compensation benefits were wrongfully suspended.

Kentucky woman alleges LINA wrongfully denied claim for long-term disability benefits

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 1, 2019

HUNTINGTON – A Kentucky woman alleges that her long-term disability application was wrongfully denied.

Fayette County alleges Seminole West Virginia Mining Complex caused contamination of groundwater

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 1, 2019

FAYETTEVILLE – Fayette County has filed a suit against the operator of an underground coal mine in the county over allegations the facility has caused the contamination of groundwater.

Truck driver alleges Dingess Lumber's unsafe worksite caused fall, shoulder injury

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 1, 2019

PHILIPPI – A Randolph County couple alleges that an unsafe worksite in Summersville resulted in the husband's shoulder injury.

Son of former Logan Center patient files wrongful death suit over father's care

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 1, 2019

LOGAN – A Kentucky man alleges a Logan nursing facility failed to provide a safe environment for his late father and has filed a wrongful death suit.

Morrisey, other AGs worried federal plan would weaken opioid prescription limits

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 1, 2019

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and other AGs are expressing concern that a draft pain management directive could weaken restrictions on the prescribing of opioid painkillers, something Morrisey has pushed for in West Virginia.

ORRICK: Orrick Named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality

By Press release submission | Apr 2, 2019

Orrick earned a perfect score in the 2019 edition of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual Corporate Equality Index and Best Places to Work survey.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF WEST VIRGINIA: Jefferson County pharmacist ordered to pay more than $335,000 for filling fake prescriptions

By Press release submission | Apr 2, 2019

David M. Wasanyi, a former Martinsburg and Charles Town, West Virginia pharmacist, was ordered to pay $335,670 in civil penalties for filling prescriptions in violation of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF WEST VIRGINIA: United States Attorney's Office Gets $50,000 of Elderly Scam Money Returned

By Press release submission | Apr 2, 2019

United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced that his Office recently facilitated the return of $50,000 to an elderly scam victim in Florida.

Nationwide claims it has no duty to indemnify Fenwick construction company in suit

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 2, 2019

FAYETTEVILLE — An insurance company claims that it is not obligated to indemnify a Fenwick construction company in a suit filed against it by two clients.

Persinger & Associates alleges it is owed more than $600K for work on Chapmanville school

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 2, 2019

LOGAN – A Charleston construction company alleges that it was not paid for work on a school building.

Rocky Branch consumers allege Beneficial West Virginia inflated valuation of mobile home

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 2, 2019

LOGAN – A Rocky Branch couple alleges they were victims of predatory lending.

Putnam Co. man claims Dodge pickup truck has problems that have not been repaired

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 2, 2019

WINFIELD – A Winfield man is seeking damages after he purchased a truck he believed to be in good working condition that allegedly was not.

S.C. woman files suit against Quality Inn of Summersville after allegedly slipping on ice

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 2, 2019

SUMMERSVILLE – A South Carolina woman alleges that she was injured after slipping on a layer of ice at a Summersville hotel.

Putnam County residents allege Hobba Enterprises, others constructed defective home

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 2, 2019

WINFIELD – A Putnam County couple claims that their home was improperly constructed.

Supreme Court reverses lower court decision, says former police chief rightfully fired

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 2, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that former Belle police chief Darrick Cox was rightfully terminated from his position after an investigation.

Electrician alleges he was terminated in retaliation by Blue Creek Mining for taking paternity leave

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 2, 2019

CHARLESTON – A Raleigh County man alleges that he was terminated by his Kanawha County employer after the birth of his child in retaliation for taking time off.

Thrasher expected to enter governor's race

By Hoppy Kercheval | Apr 2, 2019

MORGANTOWN – Woody Thrasher, who Gov Jim Justice forced out as Commerce Secretary last year, is said to be seriously considering running for Governor. Thrasher won’t comment on his possible candidacy, but the smart money is on him getting in the race.

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