News from March 2019

Tennessee lender alleges that pair breached loan agreement

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 1, 2019

A Tennessee corporation is suing borrowers, citing alleged breach of contract.

Consumers sue car manufacturer alleging breach of warranty

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 1, 2019

Consumers are suing a car manufacturer, citing alleged breach of implied warranty, breach of express warranty and violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Improvement Act.

Wetzel Co. landowners claim EQT breached contract

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 1, 2019

Landowners are suing a Pennsylvania corporation, citing alleged breach of contract.

Estate executor sues nursing home alleging wrongful death

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Mar 1, 2019

An estate executor is suing nursing home facility operators citing alleged negligence and reckless misconduct.

Disabled worker accuses PetSmart of wrongful termination

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 1, 2019

A qualified disabled person is suing his former employer citing alleged disability discrimination and wrongful or constructive eviction.

Service technician accuses AT&T of violating workers' comp law, claims unpaid wages

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 1, 2019

A service technician is suing AT&T Communications, a former employer, citing alleged violation of workers' compensation acts.

Kanawha magistrate Kim Aaron retires, wants person of color to be her replacement

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 1, 2019

CHARLESTON – Longtime Kanawha County Magistrate Kim Aaron has retired, and has asked that her replacement be a person of color.

Supreme Court annuls attorney's license for conduct violations

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 4, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals annulled the law license of an attorney it ruled committed multiple violations of the West Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct.

Landlord sues Sam's Hot Dog Stand, others claiming nonpayment of rent

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 4, 2019

A landlord is suing its tenants, citing alleged breach of lease agreement.

Ridgely man says public service district damaged his property

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 4, 2019

A lawsuit alleging a public service district installed new sewage lines that caused a Ridgely man to incur damages was removed to Mineral Circuit Court from magistrate court.

Woman claims she lost job after reporting medical fraud

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 4, 2019

A woman is seeking damages against a health care company, alleging that she lost her job after being told to commit medical fraud and reporting it.

Three lawsuits accuse corrections officer of sexual abuse

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 4, 2019

Three former inmates each filed lawsuits against a corrections officer, an unnamed individual and a state corrections department alleging sexual abuse and harassment.

Pray ordered to pay in Business Court lawsuit, files bankruptcy

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 4, 2019

CHARLESTON — A man who was ordered in October to pay $1.36 million in a case in West Virginia's Business Court Division filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Loughry's Charleston home up for sale

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 4, 2019

CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry’s Charleston home is for sale. Loughry, who was sentenced last month to 24 months in federal prison, and his family listed the home March 1 for $150,000.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF WEST VIRGINIA: Statement of United States Attorney Mike Stuart Regarding Meeting with Attorney General William Barr

By Press release submission | Mar 5, 2019

United States Attorney Mike Stuart issued the following statement after meeting with Attorney General William Barr:

JACKSON KELLY PLLC: Jackson Kelly PLLC Names 2019 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows

By Press release submission | Mar 5, 2019

Jackson Kelly has chosen Jill Hall and Sylvia Winston Nichols to be members of the 2019 class of Fellows, participating in a landmark program created by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.

GRUBB LAW GROUP: EEOC Charges W.Va. Staffing Agencies With Abuse, Discrimination

By Press release submission | Mar 5, 2019

Federal laws such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act are in place to ensure that all American workers have the opportunity to work in a safe, humane environment for a fair wage.

Louisiana couple alleges negligence in suit against Hidden Hollow Park

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 5, 2019

MOUNDSVILLE — A Louisiana couple is suing Hidden Hollow Park LLC and Derek A. George, citing alleged negligence in an accident resulting in permanent injuries.

Son alleges work site operator's negligence caused father's death

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 5, 2019

PRINCETON — A man is suing Liberty Land LLC, a work site operator, citing alleged negligence in the death of his father.

Woman alleges she was wrongfully terminated by Chase Bank

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 5, 2019

CHARLESTON — A former employee is suing JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, citing alleged disability discrimination and wrongful termination.

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