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The federal indictment of New York City-based law firm Milberg Weiss on charges it extorted money out of large corporations by paying faux plaintiffs to help it manufacture class action lawsuits should serve as a stern warning to state governments … Read More
Gov. Joe Manchin says he wants to make West Virginia a destination for business, and we don’t doubt his will or his sincerity. Read More
Chief Justice Robin Jean Davis
CHARLESTON — In this, the Year of the Child, I am pleased to report that our state court system is making progress.
Gov. Joe Manchin
CHARLESTON — In West Virginia and throughout the Appalachian region, we’re very proud of our mining heritage and we talk so often about how “coal keeps the lights on.”
So an ex-member of the West Virginia Supreme Court is blaming his lost re-election on a car accident, and he wants the man who caused it to pay. Read More
So much has changed here and abroad since our 55 mountain counties seceded from the Old Dominion back in the Civil War. But a recently-published economic study of the states, using 2005 data, could well leave one wondering about the comparison of the two Virginias today.
West Virginia has 31 separate circuit courts, so tracking the latest grievance filed by Attorney General Darrell McGraw on his … er … our behalf is like hunting needles in haystacks. Read More
Dear Editor: Jeffrey Jones’ op-ed piece (“It’s time to stop lying: West Virginians deserve the truth,” 4/14/06) deserves comment. Mr. Jones criticizes the number and quality of respondents in the recent ILR/Harris State Liability Rankings Survey, which found West Virginia … Read More
Gov. Joe Manchin
CHARLESTON — Last week, I had the opportunity to visit Germany and Italy on my first economic development trade mission to Europe. The European market has experienced tremendous growth during the past decade and there are a number of emerging trade opportunities for West Virginia – on both an export and investment level.