CHARLESTON – A Dunbar couple have filed suit against the city and four police officers they allege detained them in their own home without a search warrant over allegations their son, who did not live at the home, was in possession of a firearm.
CHARLESTON – The city of Nitro and one of its police officers are facing a lawsuit filed by a woman who was injured when the officer collided with her vehicle while traveling in the wrong direction on Interstate 64.
A proposed “negotiation class” to settle all opioid litigation by U.S. cities and counties could be in deep trouble, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit considers an appeal of the order creating the controversial class and lawyers in two states with big claims urge their clients to opt out before a Nov. 22 deadline.
WHEELING – The son of Murray Energy’s founder and former CEO is the subject of another lawsuit accusing him of sexual harassment, sexual battery and sexual assault of a minor. The case actually was filed last November, but had been sealed. The state Supreme Court denied a writ Nov. 8, allowing an Ohio Circuit Court order unsealing it to take effect.
CHARLESTON – A woman who acquired the lien on unpaid real estate taxes for real estate is asking a West Virginia court to "protect the physical integrity" of the property and alleges the state's auditor erroneously denied to deliver the deed.
PARKERSBURG – A circuit judge has dismissed one claim filed by Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office against the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and certified two questions to the state Supreme Court. Wood Circuit Judge J.D. Beane’s Nov. 6 order granted the Diocese’s motion to dismiss claims by the AG’s office under the state Consumer Credit and Protection Act. It also stayed the litigation until the certified questions are answered.
CHARLESTON – Kroger is facing a lawsuit by the estate of a woman over allegations she died from complications of chest injuries she sustained after falling over a store display at a Hinton grocery store.
PINEVILLE – A Gilbert man whose leg was crushed by a bulldozer's push arm while working at the Black Bear Preparation Plant in Mingo County has filed a suit over allegations the negligence of the mine's operators and their safety service company led to his injuries.
WHEELING – A Moundsville widow who had a contract to buy a more than $7,000 BBCW Exhibition Centennial Rifle from a Martinsburg gun shop on behalf of her deceased husband alleges the shop has kept her deposit and continues to delay delivery of the gun.