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Agent claims Nationwide broke its promise for new business

Chris Dickerson Nov. 29, 2005, 2:14am

CHARLESTON – A Charleston insurance agent miffed that new business promised to him was awarded to other agents, has filed a lawsuit against Nationwide Insurance in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Dependent girlfriend sues company for boyfriend's death

Chris Dickerson Nov. 29, 2005, 2:43am

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing a local company and one of its managers in a civil lawsuit stemming from the work-related death of her boyfriend.

Hotel guest sues for knee injury after slipping on liquid

Chris Dickerson Nov. 29, 2005, 2:53am

Hampton Inn, Southridge Centre CHARLESTON – A Logan County woman is suing the Hampton Inn, Southridge Centre after she claims she slipped in the lobby of the hotel and injured her knee.

84-year-old woman sues church after falling on step

Chris Dickerson Nov. 29, 2005, 3:04am

East Point Apostolic Church CHARLESTON – An 84-year-old Charleston woman has sued her church after she fell on a step, claiming she has sustained permanent injuries.

NY Times: Dr. Harron's mass diagnoses raise doubts

Ann Knef Nov. 29, 2005, 8:26am

Harron Square in Bridgeport is home to Dr. Ray Harron's office. Bridgeport radiologist Ray A. Harron, labeled "a vital cog" in the nation's multibillion-dollar asbestos and silicosis "lawsuit machine," has been the subject of glaring local and national media attention lately.

Bank sues woman, annulled lawyer

Chris Dickerson Nov. 29, 2005, 4:48pm

City National Bank headquarters sits just above its Cross Lanes branch. CHARLESTON – City National Bank has filed a lawsuit against a woman and a former lawyer as a result of a home loan gone wrong.

Is your business prepared --Workers� Comp payment plan change?

News Service Nov. 30, 2005, 6:51am

In the coming weeks, West Virginia employers will be notified regarding new premium rates for 2006 worker’s compensation payments.

Man jailed for robbing Whittaker sues state over sentence

Chris Dickerson Nov. 30, 2005, 6:54am

Jack Whittaker WINFIELD – A Putnam County man who pleaded guilty to charges related to a 2004 robbery of a vehicle owned by Powerball winner Jack Whittaker is suing the West Virginia Division of Corrections over his sentencing.

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Former justice-turned-plaintiff's attorney expects huge jury award

Steve Korris Nov. 30, 2005, 12:09pm

Neely Former Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Richard Neely expects a Kanawha County jury to award West Virginia doctors at least $45 million in punitive damages in a class action trial set to begin Jan. 6.

Huntington attorney to lead national defense lawyers' group

Chris Dickerson Nov. 30, 2005, 3:50pm

Marc Williams HUNTINGTON – A Huntington attorney has been named Second Vice President of the nation’s largest organization of defense trial lawyers, and he will become president of the group in 2008.

Steptoe & Johnson among nation's largest law firms

Chris Dickerson Nov. 30, 2005, 5:45pm

CHARLESTON – Steptoe & Johnson PLLC again has made The National Law Journal’s annual survey of the nation’s 250 largest firms. It ranked 244th on the list with 170 lawyers and is the only West Virginia-based firm on the list.

Craigsville woman sues State Farm, agent for $250,000

News Service Dec. 1, 2005, 2:25am

CHARLESTON – A Craigsville woman has filed suit against State Farm and her local agent seeking up to $250,000 in payments after a 2003 automobile accident.

Zakaib's order spells out class action

Steve Korris Dec. 1, 2005, 4:51am

Courts should resolve any doubts about certifying a class action lawsuit in favor of certification, Kanawha County Circuit Judge Paul Zakaib ruled in ordering a class action against C&O Motors of Saint Albans.

Charleston attorney awarded 20 times more than client

Steve Korris Dec. 1, 2005, 4:55am

Attorneys generally collect about a third of what their clients win, but David Grubb of Charleston created new math when his firm made more than $20 for every dollar his clients won.

Daewoo class action suit goes to trial Jan. 23 with 91 plaintiffs

Steve Korris Dec. 1, 2005, 5:17am

Mark Swartz Class action lawsuits typically pull in thousands of plaintiffs. But, a class action over Daewoo automobiles will go to trial in Kanawha County with no more than 91 plaintiffs.

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Chris Dickerson Dec. 1, 2005, 5:43am

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