News from January 2019

Charges against former WSAZ meteorologist dropped related to bar fight with co-worker

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 8, 2019

CHARLESTON – Misdemeanor charges against a former WSAZ meteorologist who had been accused of assaulting a co-worker at a Charleston bar have been dismissed.

We need the full story on Warner and BRIM settlements

By Ron Johnson | Jan 8, 2019

CHARLESTON – A true story with information left out becomes highly deceptive. The media has reported extensively on the settlement cost involved in the termination of 12 individuals in the Secretary of State's Office when Mac Warner took office.

U.S. Constitution guarantees freedom of – not from – religion

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 8, 2019

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof....” Though the First Amendment protects our right to follow our faiths, courts have often misinterpreted it to justify restrictions on religious freedom.

House wants U.S. Supreme Court to review impeachment decision

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 8, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia House of Delegates filed a petition Tuesday with the U.S. Supreme Court asking the court to review the decision from October when the state Supreme Court halted impeachment proceedings in the state Senate.

DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP: Dinsmore Promotes 15 Attorneys to Partner, Partner of Counsel

By Press release submission | Jan 9, 2019

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP is pleased to announce J. Corey Asay, Charles E. Baverman III, Kelby T. Gray, Thomas J. Hayes, Jason W. Hilliard, Kerry O. Irwin, Katie P. Jacob, Alina Klimkina, Drew A. Linnenbom, Matt Lockhart, Sarah Mikowski McKenna, Anthony Pisano, Natalie H. Rauf and Arie M. Spitz have been elected to partnership effective Jan. 1. Pamela W. Bridgeport has been named partner of counsel.

DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP: Dinsmore Elects New Members to Board of Directors

By Press release submission | Jan 9, 2019

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP issued the following announcement on Jan. 2.Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has elected attorneys Christian Gonzalez and Grahmn N.

DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP: Raymond L. Harrell, Jr. Joins Dinsmore’s Charleston Office

By Press release submission | Jan 9, 2019

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has added Raymond L. Harrell, Jr. as an associate to the firm’s Charleston office.

BOWLES RICE: Bowles Rice Elects New Partners for 2019

By Press release submission | Jan 9, 2019

Bowles Rice has elected 11 new equity and non-equity partners, effective January 1, 2019.

CLARK HILL PLC: Clark Hill Announces the Election of 16 Senior Attorneys & Senior Counsel as Members, and the Promotion of 18 Associates to Senior Attorney

By Press release submission | Jan 9, 2019

Clark Hill today announced the promotion of 11 senior attorneys and five senior counsel to membership in the firm, and the promotion of 18 associates to senior attorney.

AT&T customers file class-action suit against debt collector

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 9, 2019

AT&T customers have filed a class-action lawsuit against a debt collector, citing an alleged violation of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act.

Intermediate appeals court, judicial runoffs, other legal issues on 2019 legislative agenda

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 9, 2019

CHARLESTON – The 2019 Legislature now is in session, and those who follow the legal system are ready for a lively session.

Process server claims police threatened her

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 9, 2019

A legal process server is suing a municipal corporation and police officers citing alleged retaliation, intimidation/harassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, assault, negligent retention and negligent supervision/training.

Consumer sues debt collector, cites telephone harassment

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 9, 2019

A consumer is suing a debt collector, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Employee sues, alleging retaliatory and discriminatory termination

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 9, 2019

A laborer/hydroblast technician and his wife are suing his former employer and individuals, citing alleged discriminatory termination of an injured employee, disability discrimination and termination in violation of substantial public policy.

Man claims insurance company caused more problems, didn't pay total claim

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 9, 2019

A Whitman property owner is suing Nationwide Property & Casualty Insurance Company, Kenneth R. Conaway, et. al., insurance and adjusters, citing alleged breach of contract, common law bad faith breach of fiduciary duty, and unfair trade practices.

Customer sues Wal-Mart after being injured in fall

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 9, 2019

A customer is suing a retail store operator, citing alleged negligence and premises liability.

Morrisey, other AGs ask U.S. Supreme Court to protect Second Amendment

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 10, 2019

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey recently joined a coalition of 18 states urging the U.S. Sup​​​​reme Court to consider a case with implications for the Second Amendment.

Justice wants intermediate appeals court, but trial lawyers say it isn't needed

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 10, 2019

CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice is calling for the creation of an intermediate court of appeals in his annual State of the State address.

Interest owner sues oil and gas well operators, alleging breach of contract

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 10, 2019

An interest owner is suing oil and gas well operators, citing alleged breach of contract.

Industrial mechanic sues multiple companies, alleges harm from benzene exposure

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 10, 2019

An industrial mechanic is suing various companies, citing alleged negligence and failure to protect.

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