The Dyer Insurance Agency has filed a lawsuit in Harrison County Circuit Court against Clarksburg City Manager Martin Howe alleging that Howe defamed the insurance company.
Dyer Insurance accused Howe of making false statements about the liability insurance selection process for the city of Clarksburg for the 2013-2014 fiscal year at Clarksburg City Council meetings on Oct. 17 and Nov. 7, according to court filings. Dyer Insurance claims that Howe's statement negatively impacted the agency's reputation.
Howe is accused of deliberately, intentionally, and maliciously making the statements. The Dyer Insurance Agency is demanding a jury trial, according to court filings.