News from March 2019

Widow blames Putnam Aging's carelessness for husband's death

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 13, 2019

A woman claims that her husband died because of the negligence of a transportation provider.

Civil suit claiming woman was sexually assaulted by police officer shifts to federal court

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 13, 2019

HUNTINGTON — A lawsuit in which a woman claims she was sexually assaulted when pulled over by a police officer has been removed to federal court.

Widow sues scores of companies after husband's smoking-related cancer death

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 13, 2019

CHARLESTON — A widow alleges her husband died due to his use of cigarettes.

Mother sues after teen daughter killed by drunk driver

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 13, 2019

A woman claims her daughter was killed by a drunk driver and is suing for damages.

Attorney says dismissal of hemp suit is a victory for hemp industry in West Virginia

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 14, 2019

HUNTINGTON – Charleston attorney Carte Goodwin secured a victory recently when U.S. District Judge Robert Chambers ruled against U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart in a case involving hemp in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia at Huntington.

State says mining company's water testing was inadequate

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 14, 2019

A water management department claims that the testing measures taken by a mining company were not up to the water-quality standards required.

U.S. Steel among companies accused of exposing worker to dangerous chemicals

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 14, 2019

BLUEFIELD — A man is seeking damages, claiming that his workplace made him sick due to exposure to dangerous substances such as benzene.

JVAC accepting applications for McDowell judgeship; Raleigh County position remains unfilled

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 14, 2019

CHARLESTON – The state Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is accepting applications for the pending McDowell Circuit Court judicial vacancy. Current Judge Booker T. Stephens has announced his retirement, effective May 31.

Parents file lawsuit against woman who struck, killed their daughter in crosswalk near WVU

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 14, 2019

MORGANTOWN – The parents of a former West Virginia University student have filed a civil lawsuit against the women who struck and killed their daughter last year.

Trucking company says it is owed more than $71,000 on a rebate

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 14, 2019

A trucking company is seeking damages, claiming it was never paid a rebate it is owed.

Woman claims she was fired without cause from Summersville medical center

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 14, 2019

A woman is seeking damages, claiming that she was terminated unfairly from her position.

Auto parts company alleges customer owes more than $27,000

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 14, 2019

An auto parts company claims a customer owes it more than $27,000.

Woman seeks damages following alleged slip and fall in an Aldi store

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 14, 2019

HUNTINGTON —A woman claims that she was injured at an Aldi in a slip and fall.

Brian Cummings helps patients, families find justice in malpractice cases

By Sponsored Content | Mar 14, 2019

A resident physician’s undetected error may have cost a patient her life during treatment at Vanderbilt University Medical Center – just the type of case Nashville attorney Brian Cummings seeks to address.

Man claims Dodge vehicle he purchased didn't meet manufacturer's standards

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 15, 2019

BLUEFIELD — A man claims a car he was sold was not in conformity with manufacturer's standards.

Woman alleges she was injured in accident with Mingo County school bus

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 15, 2019

CHARLESTON — A woman is seeking damages after being involved in a car accident with a school bus.

Loved Ones in Home Care is accused of violating Fair Labor Standards Act

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 15, 2019

CHARLESTON — A woman is seeking damages, claiming her workplace violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.

From Legal Newsline

Dissent in Sandy Hook decision says Conn. SC misread federal law, victims shouldn't be allowed to sue Remington

By Dan Fisher | Mar 15, 2019

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - The Connecticut Supreme Court has said family members of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre can sue the manufacturer of the Bushmaster rifle used in the assault under a theory the company’s advertising violated the state consumer protection statute.

After two years, U.S. attorney says investigation of state Supreme Court is over

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 15, 2019

CHARLESTON – The federal investigation into the state Supreme Court is over. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart issued a statement March 14 announcing the conclusion of the probe that has lasted for more than two years.

Blankenship says national media, GOP leaders worked together to defame him in '18 primary

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 15, 2019

WILLIAMSON – Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship has filed a $12 billion lawsuit claiming saying national media outlets and leading Republicans intended to defame him in his 2018 U.S. Senate bid.

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