News from April 2019

AFL-CIO 'not surprised' by Morrisey appeal of ruling on right-to-work law

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 25, 2019

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals is expected to hear arguments in the fall regarding the state's right-to-work law after Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed a notice of appeal last month with the court.

Pocahontas County Public Service District seeks court order for property owner to connect to sewer line

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 25, 2019

MARLINTON – A Snowshoe property owner is alleged to have failed to connect to a public sewer line.

Team Sledd alleges New River Piggly Wiggly owes more than $5,000

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 25, 2019

WHEELING – A Wheeling business alleges a Hico company still owes a balance for goods it ordered.

Bridgeport Equipment & Tool alleges National Belt Service of WV owes more than $10,000

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 25, 2019

WHEELING – An Ohio equipment company alleges a Charleston business owes more than $10,000 for equipment rental.

Homeowner alleges Mike's Home Solutions did an improper job on roof installation

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 25, 2019

GRAFTON – A Bridgeport woman is suing a Fairmont roofing company alleging that it did an improper job on the installation of a new roof.

Man alleges age, workers' compensation claim factors in discharge from Rockwell Mining

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 25, 2019

PINEVILLE – A 74-year-old Seth man alleges he was discharged from employment with a mine because of his age and perceived disability.

Becky's 1 employee alleges lack of security made her victim of an attempted kidnapping

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 25, 2019

KINGWOOD – An employee of a Kingwood business alleges she was injured in a robbery and that her employers were negligent in their failure to install security measures.

Miner alleges Lightning Contract Services denied assignments to African-American workers

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 25, 2019

BECKLEY – A Beckley man is suing a temporary employment agency for coal miners over allegations he and other minors were denied assignments because of their race.

Wheeling Hospital alleges former executive 'threatened' with false complaint to obtain settlement

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 25, 2019

WHEELING – A Wheeling hospital alleges a former executive filed a false complaint in an effort to receive a settlement.

Blankenship sues Trump Jr. claiming he was part of 'weaponized defamation'

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 25, 2019

WILLIAMSON – Don Blankenship has filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump Jr. claiming the president’s son was part of a conspiracy to keep him from being elected to the U.S. Senate last year. In his complaint filed April 25 in Mingo Circuit Court, the former Massey Energy CEO says Trump Jr. published a tweet to his 3.5 million followers on May 3, 2018, calling Blankenship a felon.

From Legal Newsline

Pelvic mesh lawyers pressured clients to dismiss cases to avoid costs of trial

By Daniel Fisher | Apr 26, 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - A law firm representing thousands of pelvic mesh plaintiffs gave some of its clients two days to decide whether to dismiss their lawsuits and accept a proffered settlement from Johnson & Johnson, or risk incurring substantial costs preparing for trial.

The Guard Restoration alleges it is owed more than $30,000 for work on New Martinsville property

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 26, 2019

NEW MARTINSVILLE – A Parkersburg construction and remodeling company alleges it was not paid for work it completed at a New Martinsville property.

H&L Builders accused of improperly installing drainage system, leading to sinkhole

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 26, 2019

WINFIELD — A man is suing a building company, alleging the company's negligence resulted in a sinkhole on his property.

United Mine Workers of America alleges it overpaid Trans-Med more than $190,000

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 26, 2019

HUNTINGTON – A health plan alleges that a Barboursville company has failed to pay back funds the plan overpaid.

Weirton, resident sued over sidewalk's condition that allegedly caused fall

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 26, 2019

NEW CUMBERLAND – The administrator of the estate of a Weirton man has filed a suit against the city and a resident over a fall allegedly caused by the state of the sidewalk.

Former Rust-Oleum employee alleges chemical exposure at work caused injuries

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 26, 2019

HUNTINGTON – A Cabell County couple is suing the husband's employers and others over allegations exposure to chemicals caused him injury.

Man files negligence suit against St. Mary's Medical Center over wife's death

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 26, 2019

HUNTINGTON – A Wayne County widower alleges the negligence of a Huntington medical facility contributed to the death of his wife.

Shopper alleges she slipped, fell because of Walmart's negligence

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 26, 2019

CHARLESTON – A shopper alleges she was injured at Walmart because of a slippery substance left on the floor.

Yeager sentenced to up to 10 years

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 26, 2019

CHARLESTON — Former Kanawha Magistrate Julie Yeager was sentenced today to up to 10 years in prison for embezzlement.

DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP: Dinsmore Named ‘Diversity Leader’ by Lawyers of Color

By Press release submission | Apr 29, 2019

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP issued the following announcement on April 23.Dinsmore ranks among the top U.S.

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