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CHARLESTON – A St. Albans man says his neighbor, a trooper with the West Virginia State Police, had him falsely arrested because the two had an ongoing dispute. John Slater filed a lawsuit Aug. 21 in Kanawha Circuit Court against … Read More
CHARLESTON – Now that a final transcript of a 2002 trial exists, a Boone County case between Massey Energy and Harman Development Corp. might be near an end. On Aug. 25, Boone Circuit Judge Jay Hoke certified the final transcript … Read More
WINFIELD – A Nitro-based heating and cooling company claims the general manager of a Putnam County country club pulled a Wimpy, saying he’d gladly pay for a air conditioning system the following Friday. Air Conditioning Design Inc. filed the lawsuit … Read More
CHARLESTON – Two former employees of Massey Energy Co. have filed lawsuits against it, claiming an agreement they were required to sign when they were hired is unfair. Timmy Hicks and David Wright, both of Boone County, worked for Massey … Read More
HUNTINGTON – A Cabell Circuit Judge granted an injunction Wednesday limiting the actions of striking members of a steelworkers union. Judge John Cummings sided with Steel of West Virginia after the company filed a complaint Tuesday in Cabell Circuit Court … Read More
CHARLESTON – State Attorney General Darrell McGraw reached a settlement agreement with a Georgia-based debt collector which will provide more than $40,000 in refunds. The amount will be spread to consumers who claim their monthly bills increased for no reason … Read More
CHARLESTON – A federal agency is suing a Charleston investment adviser, claiming he misappropriated funds to pay for his own personal expenses. The Securities and Exchange Commission filed suit Aug. 28 in federal court for the Southern District of West … Read More
CHARLESTON -– West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s “The Law Works” begins its eighth season with a discussion about insurance and tort reform. Tune in Thursday, Oct. 12 at 8:30 p.m. on West Virginia PBS, the state’s public television network. This week’s … Read More
BUCKHANNON -– Three Upshur County residents have filed suit against the Sago Mine operator and two local trucking companies, citing excessive noise and mining-related pollution have allegedly made life difficult. One of the petitioners, Thomas W. Bacon, owns over six … Read More
CHARLESTON — The law firm of Spilman Thomas & Battle PLLC is pleased to announce the following attorneys have joined the firm.
Jeannettia D. Spencer poses with her son James.
CHARLESTON – Recourse already exists for a party to have a case that was dismissed to later be reopened, and requirements that attorneys to carry malpractice insurance would have to come from the state Supreme Court, and not the state Legislature, says the head of the state Bar association.
CHARLESTON – Embattled Charleston attorney Dante DiTrapano is back in jail after violating terms of his home confinement.
WINFIELD – More than two dozen companies of Powerball winner Jack Whittaker have filed a petition for injunction to keep his estranged wife from claiming any interest to land owned by them.
BECKLEY – More than half of a $300,000 settlement awarded to the family of a man who was beaten to death at Pinecrest Hospital will be given to the family’s attorney. Charleston attorney Keith Jones will receive about $160,000, while … Read More
WINFIELD – A former police chief in Hurricane settled his lawsuit with the city for $20,000. Lawrence Foster claimed in a 2004 complaint that he was wrongfully terminated after almost 20 years with the Hurricane police. Hurricane officials said that … Read More