News from January 2019

Customer sues Tractor Supply after being injured by falling gun

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 28, 2019

A customer is suing a store and one of its employee, citing alleged negligence.

Judge gives sides two months to work out details about state wage payment case

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 28, 2019

CHARLESTON – A senior status judge has given the parties in a potential class action about wage payment for state employees two months to try to work out details of the case.

House passes broadband bill on 97-2 vote

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 28, 2019

CHARLESTON – The House of Delegates has passed a comprehensive bill meant to encourage development and expansion of broadband ​​​​internet and high-speed wireless technologies across the state.

Doddridge County couple sues pickup truck owner and driver, claiming negligence

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 29, 2019

A Doddridge County couple is suing a pickup truck owner and a driver, citing alleged negligence.

Union says West Virginia-American Water is violating collective bargaining agreement

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 29, 2019

A labor organization is suing a water company citing an alleged violation of collective bargaining agreement provisions.

Passenger accuses TTA, bus driver of negligence

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 29, 2019

A passenger is suing a commercial bus owner and driver, citing alleged negligence.

Ex-wife says investment advisor failed to award her court-ordered assets

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 29, 2019

A woman is suing her former husband and an investment advisor, citing alleged noncompliance with a court's order.

Oil and energy companies seek payment for overriding royalties

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 29, 2019

An energy and a gas company are suing an oil company, citing alleged breach of contract.

Energy company claims it suffered monetary loss because of false allegations

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 29, 2019

A pipeline construction company is suing companies and individuals, citing alleged civil conspiracy, defamation and tortious interference.

Allied Realty worker sues after he was hit by heavy machinery

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 29, 2019

A worker is suing facility operators, citing alleged negligence.

Martinsburg College sues woman for defamation over Facebook posts

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 29, 2019

KANSAS CITY — Martinsburg College is suing a woman it claims defamed the school on Facebook.

Auditor working to improve practices, transparency

By John B. McCuskey | Jan 29, 2019

CHARLESTON – While the state Legislature is debating and setting budgets for the coming fiscal year, it’s important for West Virginia citizens to know the State Auditor’s Office has been and continues to implement modern and improved accounting practices to track the spending of your taxpayer dollars.

Protecting your backyard from unlawful regulation

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 29, 2019

CHARLESTON – As your Attorney General, I have worked hard to keep the regulatory power of the federal government at bay, particularly as it creeps into the everyday lives of West Virginians.

Hurricane attorney sues tire shop for refusing to abide by warranty

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 29, 2019

WINFIELD — A Hurricane attorney is suing a tire shop he claims failed to abide by its warranty when he purchased new tires.

The state Supreme Court gets the message

By Hoppy Kercheval | Jan 29, 2019

CHARLESTON – Breaking news: The other day, state Supreme Court Chief Justice Beth Walker and Justices Tim Armstead and Evan Jenkins were having lunch together in the cafeteria in the basement of the state Capitol, and they paid for their own meals!

‘Nip it in the bud!’

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 29, 2019

That’s what Deputy Barney Fife would blurt out on “The Andy Griffith Show” whenever a citizen of Mayberry would step out of line just a bit.

WEST VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT: Chief Justice to speak at Fayette Judge’s Investiture

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Supreme Court Chief Justice Beth Walker speak at the ceremonial investiture of Thomas H. Ewing, a judge in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit (Fayette County), at 1:30 p.m. Monday, January 28, in the Fayette County Courthouse in Fayetteville. T

BOWLES RICE LLP: Bowles Rice Appoints Two to Executive Committee

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Bowles Rice partners David A. DeJarnett and Ellen Maxwell-Hoffman have been elected to serve on the law firm’s Executive Committee for four-year terms.

BOWLES RICE LLP: Bowles Rice Attorneys to Participate in National Diversity Programs

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Bowles Rice is proud to announce that Ashley Hardesty Odell and Steven Hall, both attorneys in the firm’s Morgantown office, have been selected to programs of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD).

CLARK HILL: Clark Hill Attorney Russell E. Cass Appointed as Administrative Patent Judge at U.S. Patent & Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Russell E. Cass, in Clark Hill’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, has been appointed to the position of Administrative Patent Judge on the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

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