CHARLESTON – A woman claims corrections officers at a regional jail suffocated her son earlier this year. Robin Bailey, mother of Zachary Bailey filed a lawsuit Nov. 26 in Kanawha Circuit Court against the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation, North Central Regional Jail Superintendent Joseph Wood and other unnamed staffers at the jail, which is located in Greenwood in Doddridge County.
NEW MARTINSVILE – The parents of a sophomore high school student who was injured while working on a tractor tire in a vocational agriculture class have filed a suit against a teacher and the school board.
FAYETTEVILLE – A Pennsylvania company is facing a lawsuit after a Jackson County ironworker fell off a bridge structure and the company was cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for a "serious" safety violation.
CHARLESTON – The new bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston says former Bishop Michael Bransfield should pay the church nearly $800,000 and apologize to make amends for his alleged financial and sexual misconduct.
CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court partially reversed the decision by a lower court in a lawsuit involving the former IT director for the Cabell County Commission who alleged he was wrongfully terminated.
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC attorney John R. “Jack” Merinar Jr. has been inducted as a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Merinar is the fifth Steptoe & Johnson attorney to be inducted as a fellow.