News from January 2019

Three lawsuits filed against New Creek Wind for negative health effects

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 1, 2019

ELKINS — Three complaints were filed against New Creek Wind in federal court alleging negative effects on the health and well-being of several residents.

Two lawsuits filed against Cheddar's for food poisoning

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 1, 2019

BECKLEY — Two lawsuits have been filed against Mint Julep Restaurants after they became ill after consuming food at the restaurant in 2016.

EQT ordered to file motion for amended complaint by Jan. 11

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 1, 2019

CLARKSBURG — EQT Production has been given a January deadline to file a motion for an amended complaint in its case against West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Auston Caperton.

Family court judge will run for Supreme Court in 2020

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 1, 2019

CHARLESTON — Kanawha Family Court Judge Jim Douglas wants there to be someone on the West Virginia Supreme Court with family law experience, so he decided to run in the 2020 election for a seat on the bench.

New chairs of education committees will have their hands full

By Hoppy Kercheval | Jan 1, 2019

MORGANTOWN – When the 2019 legislative session begins later this month, we should watch even more closely than usual what happens on the education front, particularly with two new committee chairs.

Fired SOS employees fill it to the rim with BRIM

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 1, 2019

When he took office last year, West Virginia’s Republican Secretary of State Mac Warner chose to replace some of the personnel left over from Democrat Natalie Tennant's eight-year tenure.

Women pregnant during water contamination crisis to get checks soon

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 1, 2019

CHARLESTON — Individual review claims and claims for women who were pregnant during the water contamination crisis nearly five years ago will receive payment.

Huntington settles lawsuit involving officer using leg-sweep maneuver

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 2, 2019

HUNTINGTON —Huntington settled a lawsuit with a man who claimed he was assaulted by an officer who used a leg-sweep maneuver that caused him injuries.

Woman sues after falling into water meter hole

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 2, 2019

A woman is suing a public service district, citing alleged negligence.

Wayne Co. man sues after fall in Tractor Supply parking lot

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 2, 2019

WAYNE — A Wayne County man is suing Tractor Supply Co. after falling in the parking lot of the chain's Lavalette location.

Woman says negligence resulted in severe medical problems

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 2, 2019

A patient is suing health care providers, citing alleged negligence.

Motorists sue owner and driver of SUV, claiming negligence

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 2, 2019

Motorists are suing the owner and the driver of an SUV, citing alleged negligence.

Carpet installer who went to wrong house claims officers beat, abused him and co-worker

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 2, 2019

A carpet installer is suing sheriff's and police departments, and individuals who work for them, alleging outrage/intentional infliction of emotional distress, battery, negligent retention and hiring, false imprisonment, negligent training and supervision, and destruction/spoilation of evidence.

Morrisey leads 30-state Supreme Court brief to protect World War I veterans cross

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 2, 2019

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is leading a group of 30 states in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a case regarding a historic cross honoring World War I veterans, a matter he says has much broader implications for the First Amendment.

Pennsylvania corporation sues property owner, alleges breach of contract

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 3, 2019

A Pennsylvania corporation is suing a property owner, citing alleged breach of contract.

Nonprofit organization says flooring company breached contract

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 3, 2019

A nonprofit organization is suing a flooring company, citing alleged breach of contract.

Manufacturing company sues coil supplier, alleging unjust enrichment

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 3, 2019

A manufacturing company is suing a coil supplier, citing alleged breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

Next of kin sues memorialization service provider, citing grave desecration

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 3, 2019

A man has filed a class-action lawsuit against a memorialization service provider, citing alleged common law grave desecration.

Property buyer sues sellers and agent alleging they didn't disclose problem

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 3, 2019

A property buyer is suing sellers and an agent, citing alleged breach of duty.

Freelance reporter sues Cabell prosecuting attorney over FOIA request

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 3, 2019

HUNTINGTON — A freelance legal researcher is suing Cabell County Prosecuting Attorney Sean K. "Corky" Hammers for violating the Freedom of Information Act.

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