Forums allow a chance to interact with Business Court

CHARLESTON — The National Business Institute (NBI) has partnered with a law firm to moderate judicial forums in Charleston and Morgantown this spring. The upcoming seminars, set for May and April, will revolve around the West Virginia Business Court and judiciary takes on litigation, and will be managed by two Bowles Rice partners. Stuart McMillan and Andrew Fusco will each manage their own seminar, respectively. Read More »

Justices say injury was not caused by accident at work

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that an injury a man sustained was not caused by an accident at work. The court found that the decision of the Board of Review was not in clear violation of any constitutional or statutory provision, nor was it clearly the result of erroneous conclusions of law, nor was it based upon a material misstatement or mischaracterization of the evidentiary record, according to the Feb. 4 memorandum decision. Read More »

Walker shares her conservative vision for state Supreme Court

CHARLESTON – With less than 100 days before the election, Beth Walker is campaigning full-time for a seat on the state Supreme Court of Appeals. “We continue to be very busy, traveling all across West Virginia,” Walker said. “We’ve been going full steam every day since June 11. But, to be honest, I really enjoy traveling around the state and meeting people. So, there are no complaints here.” Read More »

U.S. Chamber urges Tomblin to sign AG 'sunshine bill'

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform is pushing Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to sign legislation providing transparency to how the state Attorney General's office operates. ILR President Lisa A. Rickard applauded the state Legislature for passing House Bill 4007, which promotes transparency and limits contingency fees when the AG's office hires outside private plaintiffs’ lawyers. Read More »