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State insurance commission sues employer it says didn't have workers' compensation coverage

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 10, 2019

The state insurance commissioner is suing an employer, citing alleged violation of workers' compensation acts.

Justice wants intermediate appeals court, but trial lawyers say it isn't needed

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 10, 2019

CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice is calling for the creation of an intermediate court of appeals in his annual State of the State address.

Intermediate appeals court, judicial runoffs, other legal issues on 2019 legislative agenda

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 9, 2019

CHARLESTON – The 2019 Legislature now is in session, and those who follow the legal system are ready for a lively session.

State says employers violated law by not having workers' compensation insurance

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 7, 2019

A West Virginia government entity is suing employers, saying they don't comply with state law.

U.S. Dept. of Labor sues employer over unpaid overtime

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 3, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor is suing an employer, citing alleged unpaid wages.

Ignoring federal shutdown, Goodwin says he'll hear civil cases involving government

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 3, 2019

CHARLESTON – One West Virginia federal judge plans to continue to hear civil cases involving the federal government despite the government shutdown.

Judge orders Justice to release finances for failure to pay sanctions

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 3, 2019

BECKLEY — District Judge Irene C. Berger ordered Giv. Jim Justice to release financial information for Justice Energy that was requested by federal prosecutors in a case involving Justice Energy's failure to repay court-imposed sanctions.

Agencies sue developer for failure to pay back loan

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 28, 2018

CHARLESTON — Two lawsuits were filed against Charleston Developer John Wellford this morning accusing him of accepting millions of dollars in rent money from Ticketmaster and failing to provide the money to two government agencies.

Last of SOS wrongful termination cases settled; plaintiffs attorney says Warner deflecting blame

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 14, 2018

CHARLESTON – The last two of 12 wrongful termination cases against West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner have settled. The cases of former SOS investigators Thomas Ranson and Jeff Shriner each were settled Dec. 13 for $50,000. With the 10 previous settlements, that brings the total to more than $3.2 million.

WVU professor reflects on lecture by Connecticut Supreme Court justice

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 4, 2018

MORGANTOWN — Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Richard A. Robinson recently delivered the 2018 Ihlenfeld Lecture at West Virginia University College of Law.

Evans to hear case regarding state employees not getting paid properly

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 30, 2018

CHARLESTON – A class-action case regarding the state auditor’s office alleged failure to properly calculate and pay the wages of up to 40,000 p​​​​​ublic employees has been assigned a judge.

Supreme Court won't hear petition regarding governor's residency; Delegate might file again

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 28, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has refused to hear a petition regarding whether Gov. Jim Justice follows rules about where he lives.

Justice appoints Olejasz to 1st Circuit post

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 28, 2018

WHEELING – Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Michael J. Olejasz to the 1st Judicial Circuit Court to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge James P. Mazzone.

WVU, Marshall partner to launch Center for Consumer Law & Education

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 27, 2018

MORGANTOWN — The Center for Consumer Law & Education will host its launch event Wednesday at the West Virginia University College of Law.

Tax cuts will save West Virginians money on electricity bills

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 27, 2018

CHARLESTON — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute recently released an analysis that shows West Virginians will save an average of $168 on their electricity bills in the next five years.

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