On July 20, 2016, Kelly C. Morgan, Bailey & Wyant Partner and Kristen V. Hammond, Bailey & Wyant Associate obtained an Order Dismissing the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources with prejudice in the Circuit Court of Monongalia County, West Virginia. Plaintiff alleged Defendant was negligent in placing him with his foster mother who sexually abused him when he was 15. He reported the abuse for the first time when he was 19 and filed suit when he was nearly 21.
Partner Kelly C. Morgan and Associate Kristen V. Hammond obtained a favorable ruling on behalf of the West Virginia Department of Education before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals in an employment discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Kanawha County. Plaintiff alleged that he was offered and accepted a position with the West Virginia Department of Education; however, he was replaced by a younger candidate and wrongfully terminated as a result of whistleblower activity.
Member Kelly C. Morgan and Associate Betsy L. Stewart obtained a favorable ruling from the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Plaintiff sued over her inclusion as a “substantiated child abuser” in the Families and Children Tracking System and as s a result of WVDHHR reporting a substantiation of abuse, Plaintiff alleged that she has suffered multiple job losses, has been denied State and Federal benefits, and has been branded an abusive and/or neglectful parent.
Bailey & Wyant, PLLC is pleased to announce the opening of their new office in Martinsburg, W.Va. The office located at 300 Foxcroft Ave. Suite 100 B, Room 8 in Martinsburg opened Thursday, March 24.
Bailey & Wyant, PLLC was formed in 2000 and has offices in both Charleston and Wheeling, W.Va.. Since its inception, the firm has grown from only a handful of attorneys to its current mark of over thirty. We provide representation to clients throughout West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania.
On Friday February 26, 2016, David J. Mincer presented a seminar on ADA, FMLA, and their interplay with Workers Compensation in Huntington, WV. It was attended by both attorneys and HR professionals, who Mr. Mincer guided through the complex minefield of HR decisions involving those federal provisions. Employers need to make sure they know and understand the many requirements imposed upon them by those federal laws. Mr.
On Thursday and Friday February 25 and 26, 2016, several attorneys from Bailey & Wyant presented a seminar on Advanced Issues in Personal Injury Law. David Mincer presented topics on negotiating complex claims and ethical considerations in personal injury actions. Jordan Herrick presented an update on the law applicable to the field and tips on the use of social media. Brian Morrison presented topics on insurance coverage and advanced accident investigations. Justin Taylor presented proper use of medical records and getting the most out of expert witnesses.
As of January 1, 2016, Justin C. Taylor has joined Bailey & Slotnick, PLLC, a member of Bailey & Wyant PLLC, as an equity shareholder. He has been a partner in the firm since 2005. Mr. Taylor obtained his law degree from the West Virginia University College of Law in 1999, and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from West Virginia University in 1996.