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State Chamber policies will improve business climate

The West Virginia Record Oct. 3, 2006, 2:30am

Roberts CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce has adopted a package of policy recommendations that, if enacted or implemented, would greatly advance West Virginia's capability to generate business investment and employment growth.

Disbarred attorney did little to aid clients, records show

Lawrence Smith Oct. 3, 2006, 7:05am

MARTINSBURG – If a disbarred attorney did anything good during his nine years in private practice, as one state Supreme Court justice suggested, court records show little evidence of it.

When heart stops, case starts

John O'Brien Oct. 3, 2006, 9:20am

A pacemaker made by Guidant. CHARLESTON - As far as the law is concerned, those individuals whose pacemakers fail are the lucky ones. At least that's the thought to which Wheeling attorney Barry Hill subscribes.

Four justices to attend opening of Berkeley Judicial Center

The West Virginia Record Oct. 4, 2006, 3:58pm

MARTINSBURG -- Four of West Virginia's five Supreme Court justices will attend the grand opening Friday of the Berkeley County Judicial Center at 2 p.m. Friday.

Jackson Kelly supports National Summit of Mining Communities

The West Virginia Record Oct. 4, 2006, 4:05pm

CHARLESTON -- Jackson Kelly recently announced its suport for the first-ever National Summit of Mining Communities (NSMC), which was held Oct. 3-5 in Leadville, Colo., the highest incorporated community in the United States

PERSONNEL FILE: Persinger honored at WVBA annual meeting

The West Virginia Record Oct. 4, 2006, 4:24pm

HOT SPRINGS, Va. -- The West Virginia Bar Association held its 120th Annual Meeting Sept. 21-23 at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Va.

Poca couple blames contractor for host of problems

Chris Dickerson Oct. 4, 2006, 5:09pm

WINFIELD – A Poca couple blames the owner of a construction company after a host of problems that resulted from contracting him to build an addition to their home.

Former inmate files suit over anti-cohabitation law

John O'Brien Oct. 5, 2006, 3:00am

CHARLESTON - A former inmate says the state's rarely enforced anti-cohabitation law is unfair and has filed suit against the state's Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, Division of Corrections and Director of Parole Services Delbert Harrison.

Berger named WVU's alum of the year

John O'Brien Oct. 5, 2006, 3:10am

Berger CHARLESTON - As a 17-year-old girl fresh out of McDowell County, Irene Berger admits she didn't have the broadest horizons when she first encountered student life at West Virginia University.

SupCo calendar for 10/9 issue

The West Virginia Record Oct. 5, 2006, 4:12am

Justices seem skeptical in case of firefighter caught with crack

Steve Korris Oct. 5, 2006, 4:43am

CHARLESTON – Michael Giannini might as well push a rock uphill as try to win back his job as a Huntington firefighter after getting caught with crack cocaine.

Starcher keeping memory of state's first black attorney alive

Lawrence Smith Oct. 5, 2006, 4:59am

INSTITUTE – A state Supreme Court justice regaled the local chapter of national civil rights organization of his effort to bring more awareness of the state's first black attorney who had a hand in the organization's creation.

UC again to study idea of a law school

Chris Dickerson Oct. 5, 2006, 5:56am

Welch CHARLESTON – Now that its pharmacy school is up and running, the University of Charleston might turn its focus to starting a law school.

Protective motion denied for doctor in King case

Chris Dickerson Oct. 5, 2006, 6:12am

WINFIELD – A motion request has been denied to protect a doctor who has testified that a few of his patients said they had been solicited to join the parade of lawsuits filed against Dr. John A. King and Putnam General Hospital.

Woman says she was injured at hospital

John O'Brien Oct. 5, 2006, 6:50am

MORGANTOWN - A Monongalia County woman says she slipped and fell on a puddle of water at Monongalia General Hospital.

Milton man claims he suffered on CSX job

John O'Brien Oct. 5, 2006, 6:52am

HUNTINGTON - A Milton man blames his longtime employer for the pain he says that grew in his neck as a result of excessive hours and inefficient machinery.

Twenty-one sue over rafting accident

John O'Brien Oct. 5, 2006, 6:54am

CHARLES TOWN - A lawsuit filed by 20 individuals names River Riders, Inc., as being responsible for a whitewater rafting accident that took place Sept. 30, 2004, and seeks more than $4 million.

McGraw reaches settlement with PayPal

John O'Brien Oct. 5, 2006, 6:55am

McGraw CHARLESTON - State Attorney General Darrell McGraw recently reached an agreement with PayPal, Inc., to resolve an investigation into the company's business practices.

Former Sissonville student charged with sexual harassment

The West Virginia Record Oct. 5, 2006, 6:58am

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County teenager and her parents are suing a former classmate over alleged sexual harassment that took place at Sissonville High School.

CLE classes at Marshall

The West Virginia Record Oct. 5, 2006, 7:03am

SOUTH CHARLESTON -- Marshall University and Second Creek Technologies sponsored their first Continuing Legal Education class Oct. 4 at MU's South Charleston campus.