News from March 2019

Woman says she was injured by revolving door at Embassy Suites

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 11, 2019

CHARLESTON – A couple is seeking damages claiming that a woman was struck and injured by a revolving door.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF WEST VIRGINIA: United States Attorney Mike Stuart Announces Commitment to Ending Elder Abuse

By Press release submission | Mar 11, 2019

United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced his commitment to ending elder abuse. Approximately one in ten Americans aged 60 and over have experienced some form of elder abuse in the last year.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF WEST VIRGINIA: The Northern District of West Virginia takes part in largest-ever nationwide elder fraud sweep

By Press release submission | Mar 11, 2019

Attorney General William P. Barr and U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history, surpassing last year’s nationwide sweep.

Former employee claims dermatologist tricked, drugged, sexually harassed, assaulted her

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 11, 2019

WHEELING – A dermatologist has b​​​​​een accused of sexually harassing and assaulting a former employee. Jerry Hahn and Ganzer-Hahn Dermatology Associates were named as defendants in a lawsuit filed March 11 in Ohio Circuit Court by Ashley George.

BOWLES RICE LLP: Bowles Rice Named "West Virginia Firm of the Year" for Third Consecutive Year

By Press release submission | Mar 12, 2019

Benchmark Litigation named Bowles Rice its “West Virginia Firm of the Year” for the third consecutive year during its 2019 U.S. awards ceremony at Essex House in New York City on February 28.

NELSON MULLINS: Melissa Foster Bird Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

By Press release submission | Mar 12, 2019

Melissa Foster Bird, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough partner, has been inducted as a Fellow to the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), one of the premier legal associations of North America.

JACKSON KELLY PLLC: Harrison Selected for DTCWV Leadership Position

By Press release submission | Mar 12, 2019

Justin Harrison has been appointed to serve as the new Chair of the Employment Law Committee of the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia (DTCWV).

State Senate asks U.S. Supreme Court to review state impeachment ruling

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 12, 2019

CHARLESTON – The state Senate wants the U.S. Supreme Court to review a state Supreme Court ruling that ended last fall’s impeachment proceedings. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed a petition March 11 with the U.S. Supreme Court. The House of Delegates filed a similar request in January.

Mouldagraph says Pritchard Mining owes it for services performed

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 12, 2019

A corporation claims a mining company owes it more than $35,000 for services.

Energy company alleges agreement was violated

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 12, 2019

An energy company is seeking damages for alleged violation of a binding agreement.

Company alleges Chico's owes more than $80,000 in Town Center rent

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 12, 2019

A financial institution is seeking more than $80,000 allegedly owed on a lease.

Family alleges nursing home negligence caused woman's suffering, eventual death

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 12, 2019

A woman was allegedly injured at a health care facility due to the negligence of the professionals there.

Couple seeks damages from health care provider after man's multiple falls

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 12, 2019

HUNTINGTON — A couple claims that a health care provider was negligent in caring for a man who fell repeatedly.

The end of the session is here ... thankfully, now to begin 'betterment' of public education

By Hoppy Kercheval | Mar 12, 2019

CHARLESTON – The 2019 regular session of the West Virginia Legislature came to an end at midnight Saturday, and just in time. It’s hard to recall when there was such acrimony among lawmakers under the Capitol dome.

From Legal Newsline

N.C. hog farmers press for reversal of $500M in nuisance verdicts

By Daniel Fisher | Mar 13, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) - North Carolina hog farmers, supported by national farming and manufacturing groups, have asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to reverse a $50 million nuisance verdict that was the opening shot in litigation that has delivered more than $500 million in verdicts for property owners who say they are being annoyed by noise and smells emanating from nearby farms.

WV CALA blames House leadership for lack of meaningful legal reform this session

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 13, 2019

CHARLESTON – A statewide legal reform group is blaming House leadership for a lack of meaningful legal reform during the recently completed legislative session.

Company claims $100,000 deposit never was returned

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 13, 2019

An LLC claims that a $100,000 refundable deposit was never returned to it.

Nursing home workers accused of negligence

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 13, 2019

A man is seeking damages after he was allegedly injured at a health care center due to negligence.

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