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Two asbestos suits filed

John O'Brien Sep. 1, 2006, 2:35am

CHARLESTON - Two asbestos suits were recently filed in Kanawha Circuit Court on behalf of individuals who claim a lifetime of asbestos exposure resulted in lung cancer.

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Parents, house owner responsible for paintball incident, suit says

John O'Brien Sep. 1, 2006, 2:40am

CHARLESTON - A Charleston couple says their infant daughter was shot in the eye with a paintball and are blaming the family of the alleged shooter, who is also a child.

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Man says workplace accident was result of poor training

John O'Brien Sep. 1, 2006, 2:45am

CHARLESTON - After having his legs crushed while attempting to clean a machine at a rubber factory, a Clay County man has filed suit against the company claiming he was not properly trained for the job.

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Lawsuit filed over drunk driving accident

John O'Brien Sep. 1, 2006, 2:50am

MORGANTOWN - The alleged victims of an automobile accident have filed a lawsuit against the man they say was too drunk to drive and the owner of the car he was driving.

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Suit says doctor performed unnecessary operation

John O'Brien Sep. 1, 2006, 2:55am

CHARLESTON - A recently filed lawsuit charges a Morgantown doctor from deviating from the expected standard of care.

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Case against Mason attorney may see action soon

Lawrence Smith Sep. 1, 2006, 3:00am

Westmoreland POINT PLEASANT – The beginning of the end may be in sight for a civil suit and criminal charges a Mason County doctor has against a Point Pleasant attorney with the doctor considering a new tactic to get the civil case moving, and investigators shifting their focus on who forged a disputed settlement check.

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Man says his heart could stop anytime

John O'Brien Sep. 1, 2006, 3:15am

MORGANTOWN - A Morgantown man says the battery that powers his pacemaker could deplete at any time and is suing the company that installed it.

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Blue Cross, UMW case goes to Supreme Court

Steve Korris Sep. 1, 2006, 3:25am

CHARLESTON – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of West Virginia hurt a lot of people when it went broke 16 years ago, and leaders of the United Mine Workers of America still think it hurt their union more than anyone else.

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Supreme Court to hear legal malpractice case

Steve Korris Sep. 1, 2006, 3:30am

CHARLESTON – After attorney Kenneth Chittum of Bluefield negotiated $74,300 in insurance payouts for Samantha Sells over a motorcycle crash, Sells fired Chittum and sued him on a claim of legal malpractice.

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Calhoun jury awards couple $657,000

Chris Dickerson Sep. 1, 2006, 5:30am

GRANTSVILLE – A Calhoun County couple was awarded more than $650,000 after a forklift operator dumped a load of trusses on the husband.

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Attorney says contribution didn't land him AG's work

Chris Dickerson Sep. 1, 2006, 5:45am

CHARLESTON – A Charleston attorney says campaign contributions aren't the reason he has been appointed as a special assistant by Attorney General Darrell McGraw's office three times in the last two years.

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"Sunshine" shouldn't set yet

News Service Sep. 1, 2006, 10:07am

They didn't just tell us. No, they didn't issue a press release. We had to ask. And when we did, it took them six weeks to get us an answer.

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Legal Aid of W. Va. elects new board officers

News Service Sep. 5, 2006, 3:11am

CHARLESTON - The Board of Directors of Legal Aid of West Virginia, a statewide legal services and advocacy organization, recently elected new officers and board members.

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DiTrapano tests positive for cocaine; bond revoked

Chris Dickerson Sep. 5, 2006, 3:20pm

DiTrapano BLUEFIELD - Embattled Charleston attorney Dante DiTrapano's bond has been revoked after a urine specimen last week tested positive for cocaine.

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Structured sale saves money when selling a business

News Service Sep. 5, 2006, 3:26pm

CHARLESTON -- Lawyers planning to sell their businesses or help clients to sell businesses have a new means of ensuring the rewards go to the people who put in the hard work of building those businesses, not the government.

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