News from February 2019

Brickstreet Mutual sues lumber company for unpaid premium

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 25, 2019

CHARLESTON — Brickstreet Mutual Insurance Company has filed a lawsuit against a lumber company, citing alleged breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

Woman sues debt collector for invasion of privacy

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 25, 2019

SUMMERSVILLE — A consumer is suing Cedar Hill National Bank d/b/a Cato Credit Card, a debt collector, citing alleged intentional infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy.

Truck driver sues former employer for retaliatory discharge

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 25, 2019

WINFIELD — A truck driver is suing Central Van & Storage Inc. and Peter Weil, former employers, citing alleged retaliation and wrongful discharge.

Putnam County woman alleges shower chair installation caused injury

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 25, 2019

WINFIELD — A Putnam County woman is suing Lyndon Jones Facility and Contracting Services, Inc. and Home Construction Management LLC, citing alleged negligence in performing a service.

Lawsuit alleges Farley Group wrongfully terminated man with epilepsy, brain injury

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 25, 2019

CHARLESTON — A man is suing his former employer, alleging that he was discriminated against and wrongfully terminated because of a disability.

Ohio Co. judge denies teacher's request for immediate injunction, but says he'll conduct hearing later

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 25, 2019

WHEELING – An Ohio County judge has denied a teacher's request for immediate injunctive relief regarding the county school board's decision to go into executive session to discuss matters related to the recent teacher strike.

FLAHERTY SENSABAUGH BONASSO PLLC: Flaherty Welcomes Two New Associates

By Press release submission | Feb 26, 2019

Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso is pleased to welcome two new associates to our Clarksburg and Morgantown offices.

From Legal Newsline

Trial lawyers are paying millions to a handful of experts necessary to push their talc cases

By Dan Fisher | Feb 26, 2019

A small group of highly paid experts, one of whom recently testified his firm has made $30 million offering mostly pro-plaintiff testimony, are the key ingredient for more than 10,000 lawsuits claiming talcum powder is laced with deadly asbestos, forming the tip of an inverted pyramid upon which the rest of the cases depend.

Woman alleges motorists' negligence in intersection collision

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 26, 2019

HUNTINGTON — A woman is suing two motorists and their employer, seeking damages for injuries that she alleges were sustained when her car was struck at a traffic intersection.

Man sues property lessors, claiming deed transfer was not disclosed

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 26, 2019

BECKLEY — A property lessee is suing the lessor for alleged breach of contract and fraud.

Towing contractor claims trucking company owes $22,000

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 26, 2019

HUNTINGTON — A towing contractor is suing Dupre Logistics Inc., a truck transportation and logistics company, citing alleged unpaid services and accruing storage fees.

State real estate commission names broker in $4,000 lawsuit

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 26, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Real Estate Commission is suing a licensed broker from Putnam County for alleged breach of contract.

Contractor seeks $38,000 for completed roof replacement

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 26, 2019

BECKLEY — A building contractor is suing a property owner, alleging that the defendant failed to pay for the installation of a new roof.

Customer alleges repair shop stole parts from his '51 Chevy

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 26, 2019

MORGANTOWN — A vehicle owner is suing a pair of auto repair shops that he has accused of breach of duty and theft.

Loughry's family maintains his innocence in letter published by hometown newspaper

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 26, 2019

PARSONS – The family of former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry maintains he is innocent of the federal charges and state disciplinary findings against him.

Loughry to appeal federal conviction

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 26, 2019

CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry plans to appeal his federal conviction and sentence. Loughry's attorney John Carr filed a one-sentence Notice of Appeal filed Feb. 26 in federal court.

No need to oppose legislation that saves money

By The West Virginia Record | Feb 26, 2019

If we can save money by passing Senate Bill 318 (to move the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit to be under control of the state Attorney General's office) and at the same time protect benefits going to legitimate claimants, let’s do it.

AG's office warns residents to be cautious with contractors doing wind damage repair

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 26, 2019

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is urging anyone faced with wind damage to be cautious when hiring a contractor to make repairs. The advice comes following a weekend weather system that brought strong winds and heavy rain to residents across West Virginia.

Webb Law announces Valentine's Divorce winner

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 26, 2019

CHARLESTON — The Webb Law Centre announced the winner of its annual free Valentine's Day divorce.

A month after commission interviews, three circuit judge spots remain vacant

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 27, 2019

CHARLESTON – Three circuit judge openings remain vacant, and the governor's deadline to fill one of them has passed.

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