Richard and Alice Westerman v. West Virginia University Board of Governors
PA- Laverne Sweeney; J- N/A
*Richard Westerman was employed as a maintenance worker for WVU and suffered a work-related injury in April 2011. He was unable to return to work until October of 2012, he says. WVU left his job open from the date of his injury until mid-September 2012, when the position was filled by someone younger than Westerman, he says. Westerman has attempted to seek other employment through a list of jobs available with WVU but has been unsuccessful either due to the positions being a lower pay grade or his being unable to perform strenuous job requirements due to his partial disability, he says. The Westermans seek compensatory damages, interest, attorneys fees, expenses and costs. In addition he seeks the removal of any negative remarks in his personnel file.
Case number: 13-C-256
Lori Davis and Rebekah Shaaya v. Regis Corporation
PA- Sandra Law; J-N/A
*Davis and Shaaya were employed by Regis and allege they were not paid all their wages and benefits in a timely manner after being discharged from their jobs. Similar class action suits were brought against Regis in Ohio and Wood counties. Davis and Shaaya, along with other individuals, seek damages under the Wage Payment and Collection Act not to exceed $75,000 each, including unpaid wages and benefits, liquidated damages, attorneys costs and fees.
Case number: 13-C-259