News from January 2019

Man says faulty medical procedure caused his wife's death

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 10, 2019

A surviving spouse is suing health care providers, citing alleged negligence.

Borrower suing debt collector claiming harassment

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 10, 2019

A consumer is suing a debt collector, citing alleged unlawful debt-collection practices.

State insurance commission sues employer it says didn't have workers' compensation coverage

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 10, 2019

The state insurance commissioner is suing an employer, citing alleged violation of workers' compensation acts.

Fired Veterans Affairs employee says termination was unfair, discriminatory

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 10, 2019

An employee is suing a federal agency, citing alleged discrimination and wrongful termination.

Nursing assistant claims she had to leave hostile working environment

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 10, 2019

A Moundsville resident i​s suing a health care company, citing alleged failure to protect and hostile work environment.

Restaurant manager claims she lost job because of her race

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 10, 2019

A general manager is suing restaurant operators, citing alleged racial discrimination and wrongful termination.

From Legal Newsline

Trump DOJ acts on threat to trial lawyers who sue on behalf of the government

By Daniel Fisher | Jan 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Department of Justice's recent effort to toss lawsuits it says it wasted hundreds of hours investigating is emblematic of a strategy under President Donald Trump to rein in trial lawyers who are using a federal whistleblower law to seek millions of dollars.

Woman claims collection company harassed her

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 11, 2019

A consumer is suing a debt collector, citing alleged unlawful collection practices.

Corporation sues, citing failure to pay rent

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 11, 2019

A Delaware corporation is suing tenants, citing alleged breach of contract

Woman claims debt collector harassed her

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 11, 2019

A consumer is suing a debt collector, citing alleged unlawful collection practices.

Rider claims riding defective ATV resulted in serious injury

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 11, 2019

A consumer is suing ATV distributors, citing alleged negligence and breach of warranty.

Car buyers sue company, claiming breach of contract

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 11, 2019

Consumers are suing a car company, citing alleged breach of contract and implied warranties.

Electrician sues CSX, alleges unsafe work environment

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 11, 2019

An electrician is suing a common carrier operator, citing an allegedly unsafe work environment.

State Supreme Court announces 2019 interest rates on judgments, decrees

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 11, 2019

CHARLESTON – The Administrative Office of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia has set the interest rate at 5.5 percent for judgments and decrees entered during the 2019 calendar year.

McDowell Circuit Judge Stephens to retire in May

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 11, 2019

WELCH – McDowell Judic​​​​​ial Circuit Judge Booker T. Stephens has announced his retirement, effective May 31.

Former teacher sues county board of education for free speech violations

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 11, 2019

HUNTINGTON — A former Huntington High School teacher who was fired for making racially charged tweets is suing the Cabell County Board of Education and the state superintendent of schools for violating her civil rights.

AG: Permanent fix to state's medical marijuana funding issue must come from feds

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 11, 2019

CHARLESTON – A permanent fix to questions about West Virginia handling money form medical marijuana must come from the federal government, according to state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

Judge denies Loughry request for new trial

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 11, 2019

CHARLESTON – A federal judge has denied a request for a new trial by former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry.

Married couple sue, claim husband's illness caused by work environment

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 14, 2019

A couple is suing various companies, citing alleged breach of warranty and strict liability.

Assisted living facility sued, allegedly neglected patient

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 14, 2019

A patient's representative is suing an assisted living facility operator, citing alleged negligence and reckless conduct.

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