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 — 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.
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.
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.