News from February 2019

Injured woman accuses motorist of negligence

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 1, 2019

A West Virginia resident is suing a car leasing company and a motorist, citing alleged negligence.

Couple claims husband's employer was negligent

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 1, 2019

A husband and wife are suing a West Virginia corporation, citing alleged liability and negligence.

Woman claims firing was related to her pregnancy

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 1, 2019

An x-ray technician/medical assistant is suing a hospital and a clinical director, citing alleged pregnancy discrimination, violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act, gender-plus discrimination and family responsibility discrimination.

Morrisey opinion says education bill likely passes 'single-object' question

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 1, 2019

CHARLESTON — As the state Senate's education omnibus bill heads to the House of Delegates, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed an opinion regarding one aspect of the measure.

WILSON ELSER: Wilson Elser Promotes 19 to Nonequity Partner

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Feb 4, 2019

National law firm Wilson Elser has promoted 19 of counsel and associates to nonequity partner, effective January 1, 2019.

Months after reinstatement, diTrapano becomes partner at Charleston firm

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 4, 2019

CHARLESTON – Less than six months after having his law license reinstated, Dante diTrapano has become a partner at a prominent Charleston law firm.

Morrisey wants control of Medicaid fraud unit moved from DHHR to AG's office

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 4, 2019

CHARLESTON — A state Senate bill would move West Virginia’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit from the Department of Health and Human Resources to the Attorney General’s office.

Loughry disciplinary hearing rescheduled again; Ketchum sentencing to be moved once again

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 4, 2019

CHARLESTON — A state Judicial Hearing Board hearing about former Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry has been rescheduled for a second time. And, the federal sentencing for former Justice Menis Ketchum will be rescheduled once again.

Injured motorist suing two drivers after collision

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 4, 2019

A motorist is suing two drivers, citing alleged negligence.

Couple sues City of St. Albans over sewer line issues

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 4, 2019

A husband and wife are suing a city and its sewer service overseers, citing alleged nuisance, trespass and strict liability.

Property owner sues city, alleging negligence in operating sewer system

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 4, 2019

A real property owner is suing a city and sewer service providers, citing alleged breach of duty and negligence.

Woman sues state corrections division and warden, claiming hostile work environment

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 4, 2019

An employee is suing a correctional authority and a warden, citing alleged violations of the West Virginia Human Rights Act and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Parent claims daughter was molested, blames Kanawha school board

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 4, 2019

A parent of a female student with Williams Syndrome is suing her school system citing alleged negligent staffing and supervision of students, negligent hiring and supervision of staff, negligent supervision of another student, breach of duty and tort of outrage.

AG's office distributing $235K to consumers from cookware company

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 4, 2019

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has started the process of distributing more than $235,000 to consumers victimized by a kitchen hardware manufacturing and sales company.

STEPTOE & JOHNSON: Firm Announces Retirement of E. Dandridge "Dan" Mcdonald

By Press release submission | Feb 5, 2019

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC announces the retirement of E. Dandridge “Dan” McDonald from the active practice of law.

NELSON MULLINS: Three Nelson Mullins West Virginia Lawyers Chosen for 2019 ‘Super Lawyers,’ ‘Rising Stars’

By Press release submission | Feb 5, 2019

Three Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP West Virginia lawyers have been chosen for inclusion in the 2019 West Virginia “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars” publication.

NELSON MULLINS: Nelson Mullins Selects J.L. Brydie and Donna Tillis for LCLD Pathfinder Program

By Press release submission | Feb 5, 2019

Huntington associate J.L. Brydie and Columbia associate Donna O. Tillis will participate in the Firm's first year of involvement with Leadership Council on Legal Diversity's Pathfinder Program.

'King of Small Torts' Carper inspired by high school trip to courthouse

By John Breslin | Feb 5, 2019

Charleston attorney W. Kent Carper relishes being called the "King of Small Torts," a nod to the legendary lawyer known for the very large ones, Melvin Belli.

Fuel equipment supplier refuses to comply with confidential settlement agreement, gas company claims in lawsuit

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 5, 2019

A natural gas company is suing a fuel equipment supplier, citing alleged breach of contract and fraud.

Investor seeks deed for real estate or return of lien funds

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 5, 2019

An assignee is suing public officials, citing alleged breach of duty.

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