News from January 2019

Hutchison officially sworn in as state Supreme Court justice

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 4, 2019

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court storm is over. That’s what Circuit Judge Alan Moats said Jan. 4 during the swearing in ceremony for new Justice John Hutchison.

Medical negligence caused suffering and early death, estate claims in lawsuit

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 4, 2019

An estate administrator is suing a nursing home and a medical facility, citing alleged negligence and wrongful death.

Patient says doctors' negligence resulted in needing an leg amputation

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 4, 2019

A patient is suing a podiatrist and a medical doctor, citing alleged negligence.

Class action claims Highland Hospital violated labor and human rights laws

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 4, 2019

CHARLESTON — A former employee has filed a class-action lawsuit against Highland Hospital, citing alleged failure to timely pay wages, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Consumer says creditor invaded his privacy

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 5, 2019

A consumer is suing a debt collector, citing alleged invasion of privacy.

Motorist sues vehicle owner and driver, cites negligence

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 7, 2019

A motorist is suing a vehicle owner and a driver, citing alleged negligence.

Property owner sues contractor, claims work done poorly

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 7, 2019

A property owner is suing contractors, citing alleged unfair and deceptive practices.

State says employers violated law by not having workers' compensation insurance

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 7, 2019

A West Virginia government entity is suing employers, saying they don't comply with state law.

Patient sues Bluefield RMC and doctors, claiming negligence

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 7, 2019

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

Three lawsuits say Frontier negligent in telephone pole installation

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 7, 2019

MARLINTON — Three cases were filed against Frontier after the plaintiffs claim the company was negligent in installing telephone poles near their homes.

Gauley Bridge sues drug manufacturers for opioid crisis

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 7, 2019

CHARLESTON — The town of Gauley Bridge is suing drug manufacturers for the opioid crisis that has ravaged West Virginia and the rest of the country.

Opinion says judicial candidates should work to eliminate false statements in third-party ads

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 7, 2019

CHARLESTON — A recent opinion by the state Judicial Investigation Commission says candidates should ask third parties to stop making misleading statements in election advertising.

Ocwen Loan Servicing named in 10 suits alleging unfair debt collection

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 8, 2019

ELKINS — Ten lawsuits were filed against Ocwen Loan Servicing alleging it violated West Virginia law by sending numerous letters and notices that threatened to asses them unlawful fees.

Man sues Tug Hill Operating for failure to develop oil, gas wells

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 8, 2019

WHEELING — A man is suing Tug Hill Operating LLC for failing to an oil and gas well on his property.

Former employee, wife sue AEP for discrimination

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 8, 2019

WHEELING — A Brooke County man and his wife are suing American Electric Power (AEP) for discriminating against him in violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act (WVHRA).

Beckley woman sues Lowe's for injuries from fall

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 8, 2019

BECKLEY — A woman is suing Lowe's Home Centers after she claims she was injured while on its property.

Grandparents sue drug manufacturers for granddaughter born addicted to opioids

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 8, 2019

CHARLESTON — The grandparents of a child born addicted to opioids is suing Purdue Pharma and other drug manufacturers for the child's suffering after birth.

It’s time for the state to invest in agriculture

By Kent Leonhardt | Jan 8, 2019

If you believe agriculture should be part of our effort to diversify our state’s economy, lend us your voice. Tell your elected officials to join our cause. It’s time we invest in agriculture.

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