CHARLESTON — A West Virginia medical group is suing a physician, alleging failure to perform her contractual obligations. 

West Virginia University Medical Corp., Charleston Division, doing business as West Virginia University Physicians of Charleston, filed a lawsuit Nov. 28 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Dr. Ritu Walia, alleging breach of a promissory note. 

According to the complaint, on May 9, 2013, the plaintiff provided a loan to Walia of $30,000. The outstanding principle and interest amounting to $15,061.88 remains due and owing, the suit says. 

The plaintiff alleges Walia abruptly terminated her employment with the plaintiff Oct. 17, 2014, without paying the account balance.

West Virginia University Physicians of Charleston seeks trial by jury, judgment for $15,061.88, interest, attorney fees, court costs and all other proper relief. It is represented by attorneys Christine S. Vaglienti and Charlie M. Lacy of West Virginia United Health System Inc. in Morgantown.

Kanawha Circuit Court Case number 16-c-1771

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