BLUEFIELD – A McDowell County resident alleges the misdiagnosis of his mother's condition by a federally funded clinic caused her death.
News from June 2019
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WASHINGTON – The House of Delegates has responded to a brief about whether the U.S. Supreme Court should hear a case regarding last year’s state Supreme Court impeachment proceedings.
MORGANTOWN – Members of the Morgantown Fire Department have filed a lawsuit alleging the city hasn’t properly compensated them for working on holidays. The complaint, filed June 7 in Monongalia Circuit Court, lists Lieutenant Jayson Nicewarner as the named plaintiff. He also is president of IAFF Local 313, and the other 57 plaintiffs are Morgantown firefighters and members of the union.
BECKLEY — A company owned by Gov. Jim Justice has agreed to pay sanctions in the amount of $1.23 million after U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart filed a motion to impose liability on Justice and his son, Jay Justice.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey urged the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston to release its investigative report on former Bishop Michael Bransfield's alleged misconduct.
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals sided with surface owners in an appeal of a lawsuit where EQT argued it could access mineral rights via surface owners property without permission.
MOUNDSVILLE — Thirteen lawsuits were filed against Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Purdue Pharma for the opioid epidemic ravaging the state.
CHARLESTON — Bill Schwartz filed pre-candidacy papers with the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office to run in the 2020 state Supreme Court justice race.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Legacy Land Management, Southern Coal and Affiliates Sued by EEOC for Retaliation
Affiliated companies Southern Coal Corporation, Kentucky Coal Transport, LLC, and Tams Management, Inc., together with contracted hauling company Legacy Land Management, Inc., violated federal law against retaliation in discrimination cases, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed.
FLAHERTY SENSABAUGH BONASSO PLLC: Bob Coffield and Amy McLaughlin to Provide HIPAA Update and Discuss Changes to the Opioid Reduction Act
Bob Coffield and Amy McLaughlin will provide an update on HIPAA as it relates to health information, as well as changes from SB273 during the 2018 session that introduced the Opioid Reduction Act. They are presenting at the 2019 Spring Conference of the West Virginia Society for Healthcare Risk Management and West Virginia Association of Medical Staff Services.
West Virginia Managing Partner Marc Williams, with assistance from associate Chris Smith, represented West Virginia University Hospitals Inc. and West Virginia United Health System Inc. in a case that could ultimately change the way state courts must look at certifying classes in potential class-action lawsuits.
FAYETTEVILLE – A Fayetteville man alleges a debt collector attempted to collect a time-barred debt.
WINFIELD – A Putnam County couple alleges the seller of their property failed to repair all of the items as outlined in their purchase and sale agreement.
FAYETTEVILLE – A Fayette County woman alleges a debt collector violated state law by attempting to collect fees.
HUNTINGTON – A Mingo County man is suing a Cabell County hospital alleging that he was injured in a fall on its premises.
KINGWOOD – A Preston County woman is suing her employer over allegations that unlawful deductions were taken from her pay.
WHEELING – A cardiologist alleges his insurer has failed to provide coverage for him in relation to a malpractice lawsuit filed by a nurse.
HUNTINGTON – A Cabell County man alleges he was injured at a gas station in the county when he slipped on a painted line.