What Happens to the Fee-Shifting Provision of the Wage Payment and Collection Act When Wage Claims Get Resolved Pre-suit?
- posted: Jul. 15, 2018
Cameron Brown recently appealed a Circuit Court of Wayne County order denying his “motion for reconsideration” of the court’s dismissal of his original complaint, arguing that the Circuit Court did Read More
Where Does the “Open and Obvious” Doctrine Meet the Duty to Keep Premises Reasonably Safe?
- posted: Jun. 30, 2018
In January, the West Liberty University Board of Governors and West Liberty University appealed pretrial rulings in the respondent Stewart Lane’s action for premises liability and/or dangerous conditions. The respondent Read More
Public Statements Alone Insufficient to Prove “Publicity” in False Light Claims
- posted: Jun. 12, 2018
On January 5, 2017, the West Virginia Supreme Court affirmed a circuit court’s Rule 12(b)(6) dismissal of false light invasion of privacy and defamation claims brought by former high school Read More
West Virginia Supreme Court Reaffirms the Application of Joint Employment Relationship in Claims Against a County Commission
- posted: Jun. 11, 2018
West Virginia has previously held county commission employees may be joint employees of the county commission and an elected county official, including county clerks, circuit clerks, and assistant prosecuting attorneys. Read More
City of Marmet v. Hunter - PFFB&P Wins at the WVSCt
- posted: May 25, 2018
On May 14, 2018 the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals unanimously reversed the Kanawha County Circuit Court's denial of our client's motion for summary judgment based upon the statutory Read More
Can a Non-Signatory to a Written Agreement Compel Arbitration Against an Unwilling Signatory?
- posted: Apr. 30, 2018
West Virginia’s courts have determined that responding to an offer by acting on it – even when accompanied by silence – provides an acceptance of an agreement that goes along Read More