News from June 2019

Man alleges Tug River Health Association discharged late mother without appropriate interventions

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 6, 2019

BLUEFIELD – A McDowell County resident alleges the misdiagnosis of his mother's condition by a federally funded clinic caused her death.

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File & ServeXpress has the expertise to integrate legal filings across many court systems

By Robert Hadley | Jun 6, 2019

Although e-filing court documents has streamlined the legal process, no universal standards exist for transmitting data. It’s up to the sender to learn the requirements to match each system.

House replies to Workman's USSC impeachment brief, again says court should grant writ

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 6, 2019

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 firefighters claim city doesn't properly pay them for holiday work

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 7, 2019

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.

Justice company agrees to pay sanctions

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 7, 2019

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.

Morrisey calls for Catholic Church to release Bransfield report

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 7, 2019

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.

Supreme Court sides with surface owners in trespassing suit

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 7, 2019

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.

More lawsuits filed against manufacturers for opioid epidemic

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 9, 2019

MOUNDSVILLE — Thirteen lawsuits were filed against Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Purdue Pharma for the opioid epidemic ravaging the state.

Mylan sued for patent infringement

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 9, 2019

WHEELING — A tobacco company is suing Mylan Pharmaceutical after it claims it infringed on one of its patents.

Schwartz files pre-candidacy papers for 2020 Supreme Court race

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 9, 2019

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

By Press release submission | Jun 10, 2019

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

By Press release submission | Jun 10, 2019

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.

NELSON MULLINS: West Virginia Team Addresses Class Certification Issue in Appeal

By Press release submission | Jun 10, 2019

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.

Consumer alleges Central Credit Services attempted to collect time-barred debt

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 10, 2019

FAYETTEVILLE – A Fayetteville man alleges a debt collector attempted to collect a time-barred debt.

Buyers allege Devonshire Townes II failed to make repairs as outlined in agreement

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 10, 2019

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.

Consumer alleges Sublett Pearson unlawfully attempted to collect fees in collection letters

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 10, 2019

FAYETTEVILLE – A Fayette County woman alleges a debt collector violated state law by attempting to collect fees.

Man alleges Cornerstone Hospital of Huntington failed to clear walkway of object that caused fall

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 10, 2019

HUNTINGTON – A Mingo County man is suing a Cabell County hospital alleging that he was injured in a fall on its premises.

Phlebotomist alleges Interactive Medical Specialists is taking unlawful deductions from pay

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 10, 2019

KINGWOOD – A Preston County woman is suing her employer over allegations that unlawful deductions were taken from her pay.

Cardiologist alleges West Virginia Mutual Insurance breached contract with failure to indemnify

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 10, 2019

WHEELING – A cardiologist alleges his insurer has failed to provide coverage for him in relation to a malpractice lawsuit filed by a nurse.

Customer blames torn meniscus on painted line at Sheetz station

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 10, 2019

HUNTINGTON – A Cabell County man alleges he was injured at a gas station in the county when he slipped on a painted line.

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