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Similarities in Illinois wrongful-death, sealed W. Va. malpractice suits

Lawrence Smith Dec. 3, 2007, 4:57am

Delores Clonch shows a diagram of how the doctor would remove a portion of and later reattach her colon. (Photo by Lawrence J. Smith) CHARLESTON – The allegations leveled against a former Mason County doctor in an Illinois wrongful death suit bears a resemblance to the allegations a Gallipolis, Ohio, woman leveled against him in a 2000 malpractice suit.

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Judge shouldn't have excluded witnesses, Justices rule

Steve Korris Dec. 4, 2007, 1:30am

Starcher CHARLESTON – Kanawha Circuit Judge Paul Zakaib shouldn't have excluded two doctors from testifying in a food poisoning lawsuit against Wendy's International restaurants, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals decided.

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Group wants Republicans to consider public office

News Service Dec. 4, 2007, 2:16am

CHARLESTON -– With the West Virginia candidate filing period looming, West Virginia Republican Club President Lisa Peana called on concerned Republicans to consider running for public office in 2008.

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PERSONNEL FILE: Max L. Corley III joins Dinsmore & Shohl

News Service Dec. 4, 2007, 2:42am

Corley CHARLESTON –- Max L. Corley III has joined Dinsmore & Shohl LLP as a Partner in the Natural Resources and Litigation Practice Groups.

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PERSONNEL FILE: Joseph U. Leonoro joins Steptoe & Johnson

News Service Dec. 4, 2007, 2:53am

Leonoro CHARLESTON -– Joseph U. Leonoro has joined the Labor Department of Steptoe & Johnson, and will focus his practice in the area of employment law in the firm's Charleston office.

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PERSONNEL FILE: Dinsmore & Shohl attorneys named to 'Best Lawyers' list

News Service Dec. 4, 2007, 3:00am

CINCINNATI -– Seventy-six lawyers from Dinsmore & Shohl were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2008.

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Former Heiner's work claims discrimination

Cara Bailey Dec. 4, 2007, 4:45am

HUNTINGTON - A Cabell County woman is suing a local bakery for $74,000, claiming she was discriminated against while working at the factory.

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Petition seeks ouster of four Nitro officials

Chris Dickerson Dec. 4, 2007, 9:53am

CHARLESTON – A petition to have four City of Nitro officials removed from office has been filed in both Kanawha and Putnam counties.

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PERSONNEL FILE: Hersh attends tax seminar

News Service Dec. 4, 2007, 2:14pm

MARTINSBURG -- Brett Hersh of Hersh Business Services recently attended a seminar covering changes in the 2007 tax code and factors complicating individual taxation.

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Attorneys admitted to State Bar

News Service Dec. 4, 2007, 2:48pm

CHARLESTON -- The following lawyers were admitted to practice law in the State of West Virginia during a ceremony before the Supreme Court of Appeals on Nov. 6.

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116 admitted to State Bar

News Service Dec. 4, 2007, 2:58pm

CHARLESTON -- During the week of Oct. 9, 116 lawyers were admitted to practice law in the State of West Virginia during ceremonies before the Supreme Court of Appeals.

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Carr named first Miller Energy Professor at WVU

News Service Dec. 4, 2007, 3:20pm

Carr MORGANTOWN -- Timothy Carr, a professor in West Virginia University's Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, has been named the college's first Miller Energy Professor.

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Marshall students ready for state Business Plan Competition finals

News Service Dec. 4, 2007, 3:33pm

HUNTINGTON -– A group of three students from Marshall University is among the 10 finalists competing in the 2008 West Virginia's Open for Business – Student Business Plan Competition.

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Work begins on Habitat House sponsored by Marshall

News Service Dec. 4, 2007, 3:36pm

HUNTINGTON -– Prep work began Dec. 5 on the Habitat House that Marshall University and Huntington Area Habitat for Humanity are teaming to build in Huntington for a family of three.

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Residents asked to nominate local heroes for national award

News Service Dec. 4, 2007, 3:45pm

CHARLESTON -- Every day, ordinary West Virginians become extraordinary. It can happen in an instant of bravery, or through a lifetime of placing others before themselves.

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ALL THINGS JURY: Change of Venue opportunities are often overlooked

R. Robert Samples Dec. 5, 2007, 2:30am

A fair and impartial trial is, of course, a primary tenant of our legal system. But in high profile cases (both criminal and civil), this right could be compromised. Publicity surrounding the case may be extensive, and/or the principals may be very well-known in the community.

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PERSONNEL FILE: Hicks named to American College of Trial Lawyers

News Service Dec. 5, 2007, 3:45am

Hicks CHARLESTON -- The law firm of Spilman, Thomas & Battle has announced that Elliot G. Hicks has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.

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Dunbar man says MRSA infection will shorten his life

Cara Bailey Dec. 5, 2007, 4:00am

CHARELSTON - A Kanawha County man has filed a suit against a local hospital, claiming he has a shortened life expectancy after he developed a staph infection after bypass surgery.

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Physician's estate sues other doctors over his death

Cara Bailey Dec. 5, 2007, 4:15am

CHARLESTON - A man in charge of the estate of his deceased father, a Kanawha County doctor, has filed a suit against the physicians who treated his father before he died.

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Woman sues two OB-GYNs over birthing-related eye injury

Cara Bailey Dec. 5, 2007, 4:30am

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County woman who was injured during the birth of her child has filed a suit against the doctors who treated her while she was in labor.

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