News from March 2019

Bank claims borrower owes more than $117,000 on a $250,000 loan

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 8, 2019

A bank is seeking more than $117,000, claiming that a customer failed to pay.

Couple claims neighbor's failure to maintain septic system damaged their property

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 8, 2019

MOUNDSVILLE – A couple is seeking damages, claiming that the owner of adjacent property failed to maintain its septic system.

CNX Gas Co. is accused of extracting resources from private property without permission

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 8, 2019

MOUNDSVILLE – A couple claims an energy company used their private property without permission for gas extraction.

Couple claims Weirton's leaking water lines led to home's condemnation

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 8, 2019

NEW CUMBERLAND – A couple is seeking damages, claiming that their home was caused damage by the city and then was demolished.

Manchin voices opposition to Readler nomination to federal appeals court

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 8, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said this week he was opposed to President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, Chad Readler.

Supreme Court rules Circuit Court overreached in condemnation of private property for highway project

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 8, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that a Circuit Court exceeded its authority in a case involving private property near a high-traffic road.

West Virginia Bar Association to host networking event for attorneys, judges

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 8, 2019

CLARKSBURG — The West Virginia Bar Association is hosting a networking event later this month that doubles as a continuing legal education credit event.

Gray looks forward to serving as West Virginia State board member

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 8, 2019

INSTITUTE — Newly appointed West Virginia State University Board of Governors member Kenneth D. Gray is looking forward to serving on the board and helping the school move forward.

Supreme Court reverses decision, says woman's driver's license should be revoked

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 8, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals reversed a decision made by a Boone circuit judge involving the reinstatement of a woman's driver's license.

Supreme Court agrees former state employee didn't meet deadline for appealing termination

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 8, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court affirmed a decision by a lower court in an appeal by a former West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources employee who claimed she was wrongfully fired.

High court rules CCC Inc. must comply with original terms of lease-purchase agreement

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 8, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that a company must comply with the sale of its property that it entered into and then refused.

Bill moving Medicaid Fraud Control Unit to AG's office awaits governor's signature

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 8, 2019

On March 7, the House of Delegates voted 58-42 to pass Senate Bill 318. It would move the state’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit from the state Department of Health and Human Resources to the Attorney General’s office.

From Legal Newsline

'Easy grandstanding': Congress backs trial lawyers' effort to condemn chemicals, win lawsuits while science debated

By John O'Brien | Mar 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – As Congress vilifies chemicals known as PFAS, some question whether the research upon which lawmakers – and trial lawyers – are relying shows that anyone has actually been harmed by them.

Woman seeks damages following auto accident in South Charleston

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 11, 2019

CHARLESTON — A woman is seeking damages, claiming she was rear-ended by a negligent driver.

State transportation department claims truck driver caused over $11,000 in damages

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 11, 2019

CHARLESTON — The Department of Transportation claims a driver caused damages to a guardrail and cable barrier.

Company claims White House Black Market reneged on Town Center lease

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 11, 2019

A corporation is seeking more than $130,000 from a franchise that allegedly failed to pay on its lease.

Charleston Tennis Club claims building contractor failed to honor agreement

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 11, 2019

CHARLESTON — A tennis club claims a contractor failed to complete a job for the agreed-upon price and then demanded additional payment.

Inmate claims he suffered emotional and physical injury when falsely placed on suicide watch

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 11, 2019

CHARLESTON — An inmate claims he was injured and caused emotional distress by jail officials who treated him as if he were suicidal.

Woman says she was fired after complaining about improper conduct at oral surgery clinic

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 11, 2019

A woman is seeking damages, claiming that she was terminated after complaining about a harassment issue in the workplace.

Woman claims her injuries were caused by falling shelf at Pier 1 Imports

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 11, 2019

A woman is seeking damages for injuries she claims were caused when a store shelf fell on her.

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