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State legal community backs WVU football

Chris Dickerson Dec. 30, 2005, 1:00am

CHARLESTON – With West Virginia University having the state's only law school, the West Virginia legal community has an unusually close tie to the school. And that bond extends to the football program, which is playing in its first Bowl Championship Series game when it takes on the University of Georgia in the Sugar Bowl in Atlanta on Jan. 2.

Nitro man seeks $20 million in five separate lawsuits

Chris Dickerson Dec. 29, 2005, 1:00am

WINFIELD – A Nitro man has filed five separate lawsuits against a total of six people, seeking more than $4 million in each suit.

Kanawha County woman says she was watched while in tanning bed

Chris Dickerson Dec. 28, 2005, 1:00am

The South Charleston Community Center houses a 25-meter indoor swimming pool, two racquetball courts, basketball courts, tanning beds, a fully-equipped health club and a gymnasium that seats 1,500 people. CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County woman says her privacy was violated by someone watching her while she used a tanning bed at the South Charleston Community Center.

Kanawha woman says surgeon messed up gallbladder surgery

Chris Dickerson Dec. 28, 2005, 1:00am

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County woman has sued a surgeon for what she claims was a botched gallbladder surgery.

Active soldier says his name was forged on vehicle loan

Chris Dickerson Dec. 27, 2005, 9:41am

CHARLESTON – A West Virginia soldier currently on active duty in Iraq has filed a lawsuit trying to be removed from an automobile loan on which he claims his ex-wife forged his signature.

Albright snaps back at Maynard's dissent in bounced check case

Chris Dickerson Dec. 22, 2005, 6:19am

Justice Joseph Albright CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court case involving a woman who wrote a bounced check for car insurance simply won't die.

Woman says Putnam General, two doctors to blame for father's death

Chris Dickerson Dec. 22, 2005, 3:51am

According to a lawsuit filed Dec. 13 in Putnam Circuit Court, Barbara Plumley is executrix of the estate of Clarence Setliff, who died Sept. 21, 2003.

Putnam couple says state damaged their property

Chris Dickerson Dec. 22, 2005, 3:17am

WINFIELD – A Putnam County couple claims a state highways construction project damaged their property and that the state hasn't paid for taking and damaging the land.

Summers man wants newsletter subscription fee back, plus $1 million

Chris Dickerson Dec. 22, 2005, 2:40am

CHARLESTON – A Summers County man wants his $5,000 subscription fee to an investment newsletter back as well as $1 million for the editor's "egregious conduct."

Attorney General sues door-to-door meat company

Chris Dickerson Dec. 22, 2005, 2:35am

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw has sued a Nitro door-to-door meat company, claiming it sells low-quality products and doesn't follow consumer protection laws.

Kanawha County woman says making scented bears caused respiratory problems

Chris Dickerson Dec. 22, 2005, 2:33am

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County woman claims a defective product she was using to make dip stuffed scented bears caused a variety of respiratory problems.

AG sues Chinese cigarette maker

Chris Dickerson Dec. 22, 2005, 2:31am

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw has filed a lawsuit against a Chinese cigarette manufacturer, claiming the company owes the state as much as $420,000 for not establishing an escrow account for the state.

State sues Charleston couple over landslide

Chris Dickerson Dec. 22, 2005, 2:29am

CHARLESTON – The state Division of Highways is suing a Charleston couple, claiming a landslide from their property spilled onto a roadway.

Grafton nursing home sued for defaulting on comp payments

Chris Dickerson Dec. 22, 2005, 2:25am

CHARLESTON – The state Workers' Compensation Commission has sued a Grafton business for more than $27,000 for defaulting on payments.

Morgan County man files multi-million dollar asbestos suit

Chris Dickerson Dec. 21, 2005, 5:49am

Scott Segal CHARLESTON – A Morgan County man has filed a multi-million dollar asbestos lawsuit against 27 companies in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Female inmate at Pruntytown claims former maintenance worker sexually harassed her

Chris Dickerson Dec. 19, 2005, 7:54am

Pruntytown Correctional Center CHARLESTON – A female inmate at the Pruntytown Correctional Center claims a former maintenance worker at the facility sexually harassed her for about two years.

Former director of Fellowship Home says firing was discriminatory

Chris Dickerson Dec. 15, 2005, 4:46am

CHARLESTON – The former director of the Kanawha Valley Fellowship Home claims her firing earlier this year was a form of discrimination.

Couple sues roofer for inferior work, damages to home

Chris Dickerson Dec. 15, 2005, 4:27am

CHARLESTON – A Charleston couple has sued a roofing contractor for inferior work and subsequent damages to their home.

Woman sues drivers of both vehicles in 2003 Charleston traffic accident

Chris Dickerson Dec. 15, 2005, 2:48am

CHARLESTON – A woman seeks damages for injuries from the drivers of both vehicles involved in a 2003 Charleston traffic accident as well as the business for which one of the drivers was working.

Man sues for $25,000 after hit-and-run in hotel parking lot

Chris Dickerson Dec. 15, 2005, 2:46am

CHARLESTON – A man is seeking more than $25,000 after his vehicle sustained damage in a hit-and-run accident earlier this year in a Charleston hotel parking lot.