News from February 2019

Family sues after vehicle accident

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 27, 2019

A couple and their daughter are suing an employee and employer, citing alleged negligence and negligent entrustment.

Texas company says another company is claiming its mineral tracts

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 27, 2019

A Texas company is suing a West Virginia corporation, citing alleged breach of contract.

Tenant sues landlord it says rented out already-leased property

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 27, 2019

A tenant is suing a landlord and another tenant, citing that its lease renewal is valid and still in effect.

Firefighter claims ex-wife's interest in his pension was wrongly filed

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 27, 2019

A Mercer County resident is suing his ex-wife and a city government seeking action pursuant to W. Va. Code 55-13-1, for the court to declare his rights and those of his former wife pertaining to his pension.

Putnam sheriff sues pharmacy alleging failure to pay property taxes

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 27, 2019

A sheriff's department is suing a pharmacy, citing alleged breach of contract.

Contractors allege contract breach, seek more than $700,000

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 27, 2019

POINT PLEASANT — A group of contractors is suing a Mason County property owner, citing alleged breach of contract, fraud and unjust enrichment.

Man says Ohio Co. repair shop took his money but did not fix truck

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 27, 2019

A vehicle owner is suing an auto repair shop, citing alleged breach of contract, fraud and unjust enrichment.

Wayne Co. man sues after falling at Huntington Kroger

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 27, 2019

A customer is suing a store and its manager, citing alleged negligence.

Man alleges correctional facility's denial of medical care resulted in loss of vision

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 27, 2019

A former inmate is suing a state agency, a county agency, a health care provider and individuals, claiming they allegedly deliberately denied medical care for his loss of vision.

Senate passes bill that would move Medicaid Fraud Control Unit to AG's office

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 27, 2019

CHARLESTON — The state Senate has passed a bill that would move the state's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit to be housed in the state Attorney General's office. On a 26-8 vote, the Senate voted Feb. 27 to pass Senate Bill 318. The bill now will go to the House of Delegates, where a similar bill already was introduced.

Kanawha Circuit judge voids most of 2016 right-to-work legislation

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 28, 2019

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha Circuit judge has ruled major parts of the state’s 2016 right-to-work law are illegal.

Motorist sues vehicle owner and driver, alleging negligence

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 28, 2019

CHARLESTON — A woman is suing a landscaping service, alleging negligence and negligent entrustment in the case of a motor vehicle accident in Charleston.

Kanawha County man sues driver, insurer after car collision

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 28, 2019

A man is suing an individual and an insurer citing alleged common law negligence and violation of statute.

Couple claims insurance carrier breached contract

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 28, 2019

A couple is suing an insurance carrier, citing alleged breach of contract.

Raleigh County woman claims collection agency violated laws

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 28, 2019

A Raleigh County resident is suing a debt collector, citing alleged common law invasion of privacy and violations of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act, the West Virginia Computer Crime and Abuse Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Landlord sues Italian Grille & Deli, owner for not paying lease

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 28, 2019

A Delaware corporation is suing its tenants, citing alleged breach of contract, breach of lease agreement and unjust enrichment.

Daughter alleges nursing home negligence led to her mother's death

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 28, 2019

A daughter is suing a nursing care facility citing alleged statutory violations, negligence, ordinary negligence, reckless misconduct and wrongful death.

Mother who recorded Berkeley special education teacher and aides sues county board

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 28, 2019

MARTINSBURG — The mother of a child with autism who claims school teachers in Berkeley County tormented her child filed a complaint against the county department of education and teachers involved.

Court letter from D.C. consultant says Loughry lacks humility, should accept responsibility

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 28, 2019

CHARLESTON – A Washington, D.C., political consultant says former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry lacks humility and that he should have accepted responsibility for his actions.

Trial lawyer: Design flaw makes e-cigarettes dangerous

By West Virginia Record Submission | Feb 28, 2019

Though e-cigarettes are being marketed as a safer alternative to tobacco smoking, design flaws in the products can cause severe injuries or even kill their users, an attorney representing several plaintiffs in personal-injury cases said.

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