Much to celebrate in February
Bailey & Wyant PLLC's Managing Member Charles R. Bailey and Member Jordan K. Herrick.
Eighth Amendment Rights in Question
 Bailey & Wyant PLLC's Charleston Office obtained a summary judgment after a prison inmate's Eighth Amendment rights were in question of being violated.

Managing Member Charles R. Bailey, and Member Jordan K. Herrick obtained summary judgment on behalf of a prison medical and dental provider in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The inmate alleged that the prison dentist violated his Eighth Amendment rights by not properly treating his dental issues, specifically, not fitting him for dentures in a timely manner.

The Court found that the dentist’s treatment was appropriate and was not deliberately indifferent to the inmate’s serious medical or dental needs.
Bailey & Wyant PLLC's Member Jennifer E. Tully and Associate Adam K. Strider.
Law Suit Dismissed
Bailey & Wyant PLLC's Member Jennifer E. Tully and Associate Adam K. Strider recently secured the dismissal of a law suit by the owner of a rental housing complex against our client, the City of Richwood.

The suit, filed by the Plaintiff, owner of a mobile home park located in Richwood, sought an injunction to stay and reverse a condemnation order issued by the City’s Nuisance Committee. This was based primarily on the condition of its housing units following damage by flooding in the area which had gone unaddressed, as well as money damages.

While the Plaintiff took issue with the procedural propriety of the condemnation order, the dismissal was also based primarily on procedural deficiencies in the case. Ruling on the Motion to Dismiss, the Circuit Court of Nicholas County held that the majority of the Plaintiff’s claims were barred by res judicata, as they were raised and rejected in a prior law suit, or by failure to comply with the statutory deadlines for zoning appeals. Furthermore, the Court held that another of the Plaintiff’s procedural arguments was made under a statute which did not carry a civil remedy.

Bailey & Wyant PLLC's Charleston Associate, Lauren Mahaney.
Arguments heard that could determine the fate of opioid lawsuits in WV.
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Carter G. Woodson 1875-1950
Acknowledging and Celebrating Black History Month
Carter G. Woodson, a nationally celebrated figure also known as "The Father of Black History," developed Negro History Week in 1926.

Carter was born in New Canton, Virginia to former slaves. At the age of 17 he moved to Huntington, WV in hopes to attend Douglass High School. His education was postponed as he was forced to earn his living as a miner in the Fayette County Coal Fields.

In 1895 at 20 years of age Carter finally attended Douglass H.S. and received his diploma in less than 2 years. From 1897-1900 he taught in Winona, Fayette Co., and returned to Huntington to become the principal of Douglass H.S.

He continued his education and received a Bachelor Degree in Literature from Berea College in Kentucky, his M.A. from the University of Chicago, and finally his Ph.D in History, from Harvard University.

The Carter G. Woodson Memorial, in Huntington, features a statue of the educator on Hal Greer Boulevard, facing the location of the former Douglass High School.

Truly a Nationally Celebrated figure with strong ties to our very own West Virginia.
South Charleston High School
2020 AAA Football State Champions
Supporting Our Local Athletes
Bailey & Wyant PLLC's Equity Member, Justin C. Taylor is pictured with South Charleston Football Head Coach Donnie Mays, and WV Defensive Player of the Year, Zeiqui Lawton.

Also pictured are Assistant Coach Kevin Bruer, Trey Dunn, and Xavier Bausley.

Bailey & Wyant PLLC offered its support by providing South Charleston H.S. with a donation to help purchase the 2020 State Championship rings for its football team. Equity Member Justin C. Taylor is a 1992 South Charleston High graduate.

We congratulate the players and the coaching staff on a season well played.

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