NEW CUMBERLAND -- A Weirton resident is suing, alleging confidential information was wrongfully disclosed.

David A. Mendenhall filed a lawsuit March 5 in Hancock Circuit Court against the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

The complaint states Mendenhall was employed by the defendant and on March 2, 2012, a disciplinary matter was initiated against him. The plaintiff alleges another employee of the defendant wrongfully disclosed the nature of the disciplinary action and identified the plaintiff, in violation of established rules.

The plaintiff is seeking damages in excess the jurisdictional minimum.

Mendenhall is being represented by David L. McCune of Sellitti, Nogay & McCune. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge James P. Mazzone.

Hancock Circuit Court case number 14-C-36

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