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WVU Law graduate Reid uses record-setting pro bono hours to gain experience

Carrie Salls Jun. 21, 2017, 10:47am

MORGANTOWN – Clayton “C.J. Reid” graduated from West Virginia University College of Law in May after amassing a school record-setting 840 hours of pro bono work during his tenure as a law student.

CAMC wins appeal; excessive copy price case to be dismissed

Carrie Salls Jun. 19, 2017, 7:32am

CHARLESTON – A lawsuit challenging the amount of the per-page cost a law firm paid to copy a client’s medical records will be dismissed after the Supreme Court of Appeals ruled on May 24 that the client, named as the plaintiff in the lawsuit, was not actually the party who paid for the copies.

Oko-ogua named as Leadership Council on Legal Diversity fellow

Carrie Salls Jun. 6, 2017, 10:03am

CHARLESTON – Nigeria native and Bailey & Wyant partner Suleiman Oko-ogua has been selected as a 2017 fellow to the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

Man allegedly shot by wife denied coverage for medical bills under homeowner's policy

Carrie Salls May 29, 2017, 9:32am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals upheld a Harrison County court order denying a man coverage under two State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. insurance policies for medical bills and damages he suffered when he was allegedly shot by his wife.

Supreme Court affirms $19.57M award tied to DOH limestone use

Carrie Salls May 10, 2017, 7:27am

CHARLESTON – The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia upheld a ruling that awarded $19.57 million plus interest to the heirs of a Hardy County property owner and other mineral rights holders in connection with the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways’ use of limestone from the properties in a road construction project.

Morrisey, other states speak out in support of pregnancy center in free speech case

Carrie Salls Apr. 19, 2017, 12:43pm

CHARLESTON – West Virginia is one of 10 states weighing in on a lawsuit filed against the Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns Inc.’s free speech-related lawsuit against the city of Baltimore.

Chief Justice brings legal learning experience to alma mater

Carrie Salls Apr. 17, 2017, 3:38pm

PARSONS – West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Allen H. Loughry II is proud of his Tucker County roots and welcomed the chance to show Tucker County High School students that hard work can help anyone achieve their dreams.

Heirs look to protect oil and gas rights allegedly reserved in 1913 property sale

Carrie Salls Apr. 12, 2017, 10:24am

MOUNDSVILLE – A dispute over the ownership of the oil and gas rights under a 25-acre parcel of land in Sand Hill District, Marshall County, resulted in the filing of a lawsuit filed by the heirs of the man who originally sold the land in 1913 but allegedly reserved the rights to the oil and gas under the property.

Fayetteville homeowners blame contractor, town for alleged construction defects in home

Carrie Salls Apr. 11, 2017, 9:55am

FAYETTEVILLE – A couple claims two contractors, the town of Fayetteville, a building code official and the Fayette County Building Safety Department failed to hold up their end of agreements related to the proper construction and inspection of a new home.

WVU Law initiative focuses on Appalachia legal issues

Carrie Salls Apr. 7, 2017, 7:38am

MORGANTOWN – The West Virginia University College of Law has launched an initiative designed to address “the most pressing legal challenges and barriers faced by Appalachians.”

West Virginia Law Review symposium focuses on ties between law and technology

Carrie Salls Apr. 7, 2017, 7:35am

MORGANTOWN – A recent symposium hosted by the West Virginia Law Review brought together legal scholars from across the country with the Law Review, students and attorneys in the community to discuss technology and the Fourth Amendment, according to the Law Review’s editor-in-chief.

Construction company claims subcontractor caused $661,300 in damages after termination of VA contract

Carrie Salls Apr. 3, 2017, 12:30pm

BECKLEY – Beaver construction company Preferred Builders Group LLC, formerly known as DRS Veteran Enterprises LLC, is suing a subcontractor for $661,300, alleging that the defendant was ultimately responsible for termination of a contract with the Veterans Administration Medical Center.

WVU Law dean: Rankings a reflection of college's 'hard work'

Carrie Salls Mar. 31, 2017, 7:59am

MORGANTOWN – West Virginia University College of Law’s repeat ranking as a U.S. News & World Report top 100 law school “is a reflection of the hard work that we do,” WVU Law Dean Gregory Bowman told The West Virginia Record. 

Spinal sprain victim fails to tie injury to work activity

Carrie Salls Mar. 27, 2017, 9:58am

CHARLESTON – Contradictory statements made after an SDR Plastics Inc. employee suffered a spinal injury resulted in denial of his workers’ compensation claim.

No additional benefits awarded in disability case featuring differing doctors' reports

Carrie Salls Mar. 27, 2017, 9:58am

CHARLESTON – The State of West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals upheld a Workers’ Compensation Office of Judges decision in a claim filed against employer Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. that included somewhat contradictory medical reports submitted by three different doctors.

Dinner and auction return to WVU Law to fund public interest fellowships

Carrie Salls Mar. 22, 2017, 8:28am

MORGANTOWN – The West Virginia University College of Law will again host the Public Interest Advocates auction and dinner on March 23 to raise money for summer and full-time fellowships for its students at public interest organizations throughout the state. 

Denial of permanent total disability benefits for Appalachian Power employee upheld

Carrie Salls Mar. 21, 2017, 7:40am

CHARLESTON – An Appalachian Power Co. employee lost his appeal of a workers' compensation ruling that denied him permanent total disability consideration, according to a March 10 decision from the state Supreme Court. 

Foster Bird encourages young lawyers to 'work within the system' to make positive change

Carrie Salls Mar. 10, 2017, 7:55am

HUNTINGTON – Melissa Foster Bird, a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, recently received the firm’s Sara Turnipseed Women on the Go award, which recognizes individual contributions to the promotion of opportunity and success for female attorneys. 

Former Kanawha County school employee's suspension grievance again rejected

Carrie Salls Mar. 9, 2017, 11:54am

CHARLESTON – A former Kanawha County Board of Education employee lost another round in her legal battle related to a board decision not to renew her probationary contract after a school principal and others witnessed behavior that they believed showed signs that the employee was impaired. 

Former Highmark president brings unique perspective to Bowles Rice practice

Carrie Salls Mar. 2, 2017, 8:13am

PARKERSBURG – Former Highmark West Virginia president Fred Earley will now practice law at Bowles Rice.