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Disbarred Charleston attorney John E. Lutz Jr., foreground, is followed by his attorney, Tim Carrico, and an unidentified probation officer following Lutz’s sentencing on Oct. 21 in Kanawha Circuit Court for forging a public document. (Photo by Lawrence Smith)
CHARLESTON – A disbarred Charleston attorney will remain a free man for his role in attempting to convince a former client a judge signed-off on a bogus settlement agreement.
CHARLESTON – Owners of retailer Rite Aid claim West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw altered a suit over generic drug prices in a bid to escape federal jurisdiction.
WINFIELD – A Putnam County attorney is accused of failing to deliver on promises he made to a former legal assistant of a more lucrative working environment. John Grafton is named in a wage payment and collection suit filed by … Read More
WINFIELD – A wage collection suit is only the latest in a serious of legal woes attorney John Grafton has faced in recent years. Records show Grafton was sued by another former employee in 2003 for unpaid wages, reprimanded by … Read More
PHILADELPHIA – West Virginia law firms won three of 13 seats on a committee that will guide national litigation against cable provider Comcast. U.S. District Judge Anita Brody appointed Bailey and Glasser of Charleston, Harry Bell of Charleston, and Wexler … Read More
CHARLESTON – Five days before a trial would have started between Mingo County Sheriff Lonnie Hannah and former deputy Roy Glenn Messer, U.S. District Judge Copenhaver cancelled the trial and declared Hannah the winner. Copenhaver granted summary judgment against Messer’s … Read More
Oct. 19 Harold W. Whaples vs. Turnpike Ford Inc. PA- Anthony M. Salvatore; J- Jennifer Bailey * On March 26, 2005, Whaples purchased a 2003 Ford F550 Super Duty truck from Turnpike Ford, Inc. in Marmet for $50,198.95. He claims … Read More
Oct. 23 Vital & Vital LC vs. Debra K. Lloyd and James B. Lloyd PA- R. Matthew Vital; J- David M. Pancake * On Oct. 26, 2007, Vital & Vital entered into a contract with Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd for … Read More
Oct. 19 Cluther Ray vs. Harbor Steel and Supply Corporation and Mark Berry PA- Mark A. Atkinson; J- James H. Young Jr. * Ray was employed by Harbor Steel and Supply for approximately two years and on March 12, 2009, … Read More
Oct. 8 Winchester Medical Center Inc. vs. Franklin Leonard PA – Christopher McCarthy; J – Groh * The hospital claims Leonard owes at least $28,216.60 plus $1,211.76 for medical services provided in 2008. Case number: 09-C-832 Debbie Lockley, personal representative … Read More
Oct. 8 George Yates and Rose Yates vs. Seth Woolard PA- Joseph J. John; J- Recht * On Nov. 14, 2008, defendant’s tendered a down payment of $10,000, to the plaintiffs, which money was placed in the plaintiff’s attorneys’ trust … Read More
Oct. 21 Trailer Specialists LLC and Frank Boggess vs. Rush Trucking Corporation PA-Kevin W. Hughart; J-Stowers * The plaintiffs say the defendant company, based in Michigan, contracted with them to perform services on six different occasions. Plaintiffs claim the defendant … Read More
Oct. 9 Michael T. Donnally vs. Betty Lucas PA- Michael S. Bailey; J- Jay M. Hoke * Donnally wants a jury to “fairly compensate him” for injuries and property damage he complains was caused by the uninsured/underinsured Lincoln County woman … Read More
CHARLESTON – Now that Irene Berger has been confirmed as a federal judge, Gov. Joe Manchin must narrow his list of seven potential replacements for her on the Kanawha Circuit Court.