News from April 2019

Matheson Tri-Gas is accused of negligence that caused couple's home to explode

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 5, 2019

CHARLESTON — A couple is suing a propane company, claiming its negligence led to their home exploding in the middle of the night.

Asseff Insurance is accused of terminating employee because of her epilepsy

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 5, 2019

CHARLESTON — A woman is suing her employer after she claims she was wrongfully terminated due to a medical condition.

Couple alleges Lowe's negligent installation of refrigerator caused mold growth in home

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 5, 2019

CHARLESTON – A Charleston couple is suing Lowe's over claims that their property was damaged by the poor installation of a refrigerator.

Patron alleges hair treatment at Tuscan Sun Spa and Salon caused severe burns to scalp

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 5, 2019

MORGANTOWN – A Star City woman is seeking damages from a spa over allegations its failure to perform a hair treatment in a safe manner caused severe burns to her scalp.

Woman sues Bluefield Daily Telegraph claiming sexual harassment in workplace

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 5, 2019

BECKLEY – A Bluefield woman is suing the Bluefield Daily Telegraph claiming she was sexually assaulted by a co-worker and then fired from her job.

UPDATE: Loughry reports to prison in South Carolina

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 5, 2019

CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry has reported to a federal prison in South Carolina.

FLAHERTY SENSABAUGH BONASSO PLLC: Caleb Knight to speak as part of April 8th Legislative Updates Panel at Craft Beverages: A Farm to Bottle Summit

By Press release submission | Apr 8, 2019

Caleb Knight will be speaking as part of a legislative updates panel next week at Craft Beverages: A Farm to Bottle Summit in South Charleston.

Putnam County man alleges he is owed $12,000 for purchase agreement

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 8, 2019

WINFIELD – A Putnam County man is suing a Kanawha County real estate company and an individual claiming that he is owed $12,000 in sums due.

Supreme Court says appeals against Shepherdstown lack merit

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 8, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that two appeals in a case against the city of Shepherdstown lacked merit.

Honda dealer accused of negligence in 2 more lawsuits for approving loans for allegedly unqualified customers

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 8, 2019

BECKLEY — John Howerton Honda was named in two more lawsuits alleging it was negligent in allowing vehicle sales to go through that should not have.

State's allegations of price-fixing by asphalt companies heads to mediation

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 8, 2019

CHARLESTON — West Virginia continues a fight against several asphalt companies it claims drove up the price of asphalt in the state and suppressed competition.

Former physician claims Princeton Community Hospital deprived her of due process

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 8, 2019

BLUEFIELD — A physician is suing the City of Princeton and Princeton Community Hospital after she claims the hospital ousted her due to her beliefs on medically necessary abortions and the use of certain drugs to treat opiate-addicted patients.

Former Kepro employee alleges she was 'forced' to retire, resign because of age

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 8, 2019

CHARLESTON – A woman alleges she felt "forced" to resign because of her age from a health care management company.

Patient alleges Ohio Valley Medical Center failed to diagnose osteomyelitis

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 8, 2019

WHEELING – An Ohio man alleges he developed paraplegia after a medical center failed to timely diagnosis osteomyelitis.

FLAHERTY SENSABAUGH BONASSO PLLC: Flaherty Welcomes New Associate

By Press release submission | Apr 9, 2019

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso is pleased to announce that associate Evan S. Aldridge has joined the firm’s Charleston office.

ORRICK: Orrick Ranks Top 4 for M&A Globally

By Press release submission | Apr 9, 2019

Orrick issued the following announcement on April 5.In one of the most active quarters ever for Orrick’s global M&A team, the firm ranks as the #4 M&A firm worldwide by deal volume in Bloomberg’s 1Q 2019 report.

New cottage food law will help entrepreneurs sell goods made in their homes

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 9, 2019

CHARLESTON – A bill recently signed into law should be a good lesson in home economics. Senate Bill 285 easily passed both houses of the Legislature this session, and Gov. Jim Justice signed it into law last month. Also known as the Cottage Food Law, it will allow individuals to sell homemade, non-potentially hazardous food items made in private residences.

DNA results prove child of ex-Wheeling teacher belongs to her former student

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 9, 2019

WHEELING – A Marshall County man who claims his former teacher sexually and mentally abused him for years has amended his lawsuit to include lab results showing she gave birth to the first of their four children who was conceived when the plaintiff was just 16 years old.

Herc Services alleges Columbia Gas owes more than $140,000 for pipeline work

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 9, 2019

NEW MARTINSVILLE – A Pennsylvania limited liability company alleges it is owed for work it performed on a pipeline project in Wetzel County.

Norfolk Southern alleges Dynamic Energy, others breached contract by failing to indemnify it in injury suit

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 9, 2019

BECKLEY – A Virginia-based railway company alleges three energy corporations breached their obligations to it by failing to indemnify it in a lawsuit filed by an allegedly injured conductor.

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