News from January 2019

Judge orders Justice to release finances for failure to pay sanctions

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 3, 2019

BECKLEY — District Judge Irene C. Berger ordered Giv. Jim Justice to release financial information for Justice Energy that was requested by federal prosecutors in a case involving Justice Energy's failure to repay court-imposed sanctions.

AG's office warns job seekers to watch for post-holiday employment scams

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 3, 2019

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is warning job seekers to exercise caution when looking for employment opportunities to pay off those holiday purchases.

2019 brings new state Supreme Court Chief Justice, new circuit judges, vacancies

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 3, 2019

CHARLESTON -- The new year brings several changes to courts across West Virginia.

Ignoring federal shutdown, Goodwin says he'll hear civil cases involving government

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 3, 2019

CHARLESTON – One West Virginia federal judge plans to continue to hear civil cases involving the federal government despite the government shutdown.

Insurance company sues contractor over alleged negligence

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 3, 2019

An insurance company is suing a general contractor, citing alleged negligence.

U.S. Dept. of Labor sues employer over unpaid overtime

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 3, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor is suing an employer, citing alleged unpaid wages.

Fired worker sues Pressley Ridge, claiming age discrimination and retaliation

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 3, 2019

A former employee is suing a residential house and its employees, citing alleged age discrimination, worker's compensation retaliation and violation of substantial public policy.

Mechanic sues employer, says unsafe conditions caused serious injury

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 3, 2019

A mechanic is suing his employer, citing alleged failure to protect, deliberate intent and negligence.

Accident victim says driver, repair shop and insurance company were all negligent

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 4, 2019

A West Virginia resident is suing a motorist and others, citing alleged negligence before and after a vehicle accident.

Borrower sues Midland Credit Management, alleging invasion of privacy

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 4, 2019

A consumer is suing a debt collector, citing alleged unlawful publication of debt.

Consumer sues debt collector, citing unlawful publication of debt

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 4, 2019

A consumer is suing a debt collector, citing alleged negligence and unlawful publication of debt.

Couple sues after wife falls in parking lot

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 4, 2019

A couple is suing a retail food company, citing alleged negligence.

Virginia man seeks additional disability benefits

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 4, 2019

A Wythe County, Virginia, man is suing a hospital, insurers and individuals, citing alleged violation of workers' compensation acts.

Couple claims their new Ford Fiesta had repeated defects

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 4, 2019

A couple is suing a vehicle manufacturer, citing alleged breach of implied warranty.

Employee says company didn't have him on workers' compensation plan

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 4, 2019

An employee is suing a logging and trucking company, citing alleged violation of workers' compensation acts.

Husband and wife claim negligence led to fall, injuries at The Father's House

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 4, 2019

A Kanawha County couple is suing a premises controller, citing alleged negligence.

Charleston resident accuses lenders of predatory lending

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 4, 2019

A Charleston resident is suing lenders, citing alleged misrepresentation of the value of her home.

Consumers sue Ford, dealership, lender over vehicle

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 4, 2019

Consumers are suing an automobile company, a dealership and a lender, citing alleged breech of implied and express warranties.

Man sues State Farm for benefits denial

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 4, 2019

CHARLESTON — A lawsuit against State Farm alleging a denial of benefits for a former employee was removed to federal court.

Why law firms should be leveraging digital media to attract clients

By Erianne Leatherman | Jan 4, 2019

With the growth of internet usage via social media and search engines, it is vital for law firms to recognize important marketing trends, in order to reach the broadest audience and convert the most clients.

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