News from March 2019

Injured employee alleges interference with his FMLA rights

By Bree Gonzales | Mar 6, 2019

WAYNE — A public service manager is suing Northern Wayne County Public Service District, alleging that the district interfered with his rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, and other counts.

Plaintiff claims State Police caused death by excessive force, then created false narrative

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 6, 2019

CHARLESTON — An estate administrator is suing the State Police and three officers after a fatal shooting.

Ketchum sentenced to probation, no jail time

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 6, 2019

CHARLESTON — Former state Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum was sentenced today in federal court to three years probation after pleading guilty in August to a federal wire fraud charge.

Woman claims neighbor, Laroche Tree Service removed tree that was on her property

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 7, 2019

WHEELING – A woman is seeking damages following a tree removal that she did not permit.

Oil and gas producer alleges contractor breached contract

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 7, 2019

An independent oil and gas producer is suing a contractor, citing alleged breach of contract and breach of duty.

Advertising company sues air conditioning contractor citing alleged breach of contract

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Mar 7, 2019

An advertising company is suing an air conditioning contractor, citing alleged breach of its advertising contract.

Former salesman sues Dutch Miller Kia alleging unpaid wages

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 7, 2019

A salesperson is suing his former employers, citing alleged unpaid wages and earnings.

Justice appoints Scudiere and McLaughlin as circuit judges; Raleigh County position remains vacant

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 7, 2019

Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Debra Scudiere of Morgantown as the new circuit judge in Monongalia County and Debra McLaughlin of Berkeley Springs as the new circuit judge in the 23rd Circuit, which includes Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson counties.

Inmate sues, claiming corrections officer sexually abused her

By Bree Gonzales | Mar 7, 2019

An inmate is suing prison authorities, citing alleged civil conspiracy and violation of state and federal law.

Building materials supplier claims company did not pay for materials provided

By Bree Gonzales | Mar 7, 2019

A building materials supplier is suing a building and maintenance service company and an individual, citing alleged breach of contract.

Supreme Court upholds action against employee who faced allegations of credit card misuse

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 7, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals sided with an energy company in an appeal initiated by a former employee who was fired after reportedly making unauthorized credit card purchases.

Customer alleges home improvement companies breached contract

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 7, 2019

A customer is suing home improvement companies, citing alleged breach of contract, breach of warranty and negligence.

Employee claims alleged negligence resulted in injuries

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 7, 2019

An employee is suing an Ohio corporation, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Cardinal Institute poll shows West Virginians favor natural gas industry over coal

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 7, 2019

CHARLESTON – A survey of registered voters in West Virginia found that the natural gas industry has a higher favorability rating than the coal industry.

Federal judge dismisses Stuart's suit against hemp farm

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 7, 2019

HUNTINGTON — U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers has dismissed a lawsuit filed by U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart against hemp farm owners in Mason County, stating that hemp was supposed to be exempt from the Controlled Substance Act.

Man claims he was struck by driver who failed to stay in his lane

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 8, 2019

WHEELING – A man is seeking damages after he claims he was struck by a negligent driver.

Investment company claims it was restricted from developing its land

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 8, 2019

LOGAN – An investment company is seeking damages, claiming they were not allowed to build on their property.

Couple alleges judgment funds were never received

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 8, 2019

A couple claims they were not paid a judgment they were awarded.

Woman claims age discrimination in employment termination

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 8, 2019

A woman is seeking damages, claiming that she was unfairly terminated from her position; her case has been moved to federal court.

Man seeks damages claiming he was denied long-term disability benefits

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 8, 2019

A man claims he was denied long-term disability benefits he is entitled to.

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