News from March 2019

Female inmate alleges excessive force was used at detention center

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 5, 2019

WHEELING — An inmate is suing West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation and Youth Services System Inc., citing alleged excessive use of force resulting in a permanent injury.

Ohio woman alleges wrongful termination in Highmark lawsuit

By Bree Gonzales | Mar 5, 2019

WHEELING — A Belmont County, Ohio, woman is suing Highmark West Virginia Inc., alleging wrongful termination.

Prisoner's death results in lawsuit against Primecare Medical

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 5, 2019

BECKLEY — A woman is suing Primecare Medical of West Virginia Inc., citing alleged negligence and reckless conduct in the death of a Southern Regional Jail prisoner.

Borrowers sue Wells Fargo for alleged predatory lending

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 5, 2019

BECKLEY — A couple is suing Wells Fargo Bank NA and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, citing alleged illegal debt collection.

Legislature needs reformation before school reform can happen

By Charles McElwee | Mar 5, 2019

CHARLESTON – When Senate President Mitch Carmichael (R-Jackson) calls for reform of our public education system, the place to start is with the West Virginia Legislature itself.

Valley Grove man accuses Westfield Insurance of breach

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Mar 5, 2019

WHEELING — A homeowner is suing Westfield Insurance Company, citing breach of insurance policy in the agency's alleged failure to provide proper coverage.

Star USA credit union sues loan servicer over contract dispute

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Mar 5, 2019

CHARLESTON — Star USA Federal Credit Union is suing another credit union, citing alleged breach of contract and breach of duty.

Woman sues First Community Bank after tripping on mat

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Mar 5, 2019

PRINCETON — A woman is suing First Community Bank, citing alleged negligence and premises liability as the cause for her fall on the premise​s.

Parents accuse Raleigh General of negligence in son's birth

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Mar 5, 2019

BECKLEY — A husband and wife are suing Raleigh General Hospital for alleged negligence and vicarious liability in the birth of their son.

State DHHR named in custody lawsuit

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 5, 2019

CHARLESTON — A mother is suing the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, citing the agency's alleged breach of duty in the woman's efforts to regain custody of her children.

Woman sues Sunbridge Dunbar Health Care, claiming negligence in her father's death

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 5, 2019

CHARLESTON — A woman is suing Sunbridge Dunbar Health Care LLC, d/b/a Dunbar Center, and Genesis Healthcare LLC, a nursing home, citing alleged negligence and wrongful death.

Putnam County couple sues Appalachian Power for alleged breach of contract

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 5, 2019

WINFIELD — A couple is suing the Appalachian Power Company and other entities, citing alleged breach of contract, nuisance and trespassing in a dispute about the treatment of the plaintiffs' property.

Passenger alleges KRT bus driver caused her to fall

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 5, 2019

CHARLESTON — A woman is suing Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority, citing alleged negligence as the cause of her fall while a passenger on one of the defendant's commercial buses.

Wood Co. jury awards $17M to woman injured in Walmart shoplifter drama

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | Mar 5, 2019

PARKERSBURG — A Wood County jury has awarded nearly $17 million to a woman who was injured at Walmart when employees were attempting to detain a shoplifter.

West Virginia doesn't need an intermediate court of appeals

By Steve Canterbury | Mar 5, 2019

CHARLESTON – Like that poison ivy sprout that comes back every spring, legislation to create an Intermediate Appellate Court in West Virginia is back yet again. It’s no more necessary now than it has ever been, and it’s just as noxious as that stubborn poison ivy.

SBA administrator celebrates two years of supporting entrepreneurs

By Michelle Christian | Mar 5, 2019

Dear Editor: Shortly after President Trump swore her in as U.S. Small Business Administrator, Linda McMahon vowed to meet as many small business owners and their employees as she could.

Leniency for Loughry is a tough sale

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 5, 2019

Assuming his motives are pure, an intervention from a D.C. political consultant on former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry’s behalf is a nice gesture. Still, if anyone deserves to be punished severely for breaking the law, it’s a judge.

Couple alleges agencies violated Fair Credit Reporting Act

By Bree Gonzales | Mar 6, 2019

WHEELING — A husband and wife are suing three consumer reporting agencies, alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Borrowers allege fraudulent appraisal in Wells Fargo suit

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 6, 2019

LOGAN — A couple is suing Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., citing alleged fraud, negligent misrepresentation and unjust enrichment relating to a home loan.

Panera's owner accused of negligence in icy slip-and-fall

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 6, 2019

CLARKSBURG — A Panera customer is suing an ownership group, citing alleged negligence in a slip-and-fall case that resulted in serious injuries.

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