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Steelmaker says Ohio man stole more than $100,000 of metal

Kelly Holleran Dec. 1, 2008, 6:30am

HUNTINGTON -- Steel of West Virginia has filed a complaint against an Ohio man, alleging he stole more than $100,000 worth of metal from the company.

Water company blames construction company for Huntington mishap

Kelly Holleran Dec. 1, 2008, 7:00am

HUNTINGTON -- West Virginia American Water Company has filed a federal suit against Nichols Construction, claiming the construction company was responsible for a broken water line that flooded sections of Huntington in January.

Big verdict against Massey will stand

John O'Brien Dec. 1, 2008, 7:30am

Blankenship WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear the larger of two recent appeals involving Massey Energy and the West Virginia courts system.

State Supreme Court mourns death of Staker

Chris Dickerson Dec. 2, 2008, 2:30am

Chief Justice Spike Maynard, right, presented the 2008 Liberty Bell Award to Judge Robert Staker earlier this year. (Courtesy photo) CHARLESTON -– The state Supreme Court is mourning the death of retired U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Staker.

Library to offer digital TV transition workshop

The West Virginia Record Dec. 2, 2008, 2:41am

CHARLESTON -– A free workshop on "The Digital TV (DTV) Transition" will be presented by the West Virginia State Law Library at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6.

Teacher group files suit over Kanawha drug test policy

Cara Bailey Dec. 2, 2008, 2:51am

CHARLESTON - A state teachers union has filed a suit against the Kanawha County Board of Education after the board decided to randomly drug test teachers and other employees.

Justices reject illiterate's educational malpractice suit

John O'Brien Dec. 2, 2008, 10:26am

Maynard CHARLESTON - The state Supreme Court has refused the argument of a man who says the public school system didn't adequately prepare him to become a functioning member of society.

THEIR VIEW: Voting Machines: The next chapter

The West Virginia Record Dec. 2, 2008, 2:54pm

CHARLESTON -- The 2008 election cycle is over, and by all accounts we had a good election in both May and November.

PERSONNEL FILE: Bowles Rice announces new Human Resources Director

The West Virginia Record Dec. 3, 2008, 3:00am

Nelson CHARLESTON -- Mark D. Nelson has joined the law firm of Bowles Rice McDavid Graff & Love as Human Resources Director.

Ky. man files Digitek suit for wife's estate

Cara Bailey Dec. 3, 2008, 5:00am

CHARLESTON - A Kentucky man has filed a suit against a West Virginia pharmaceutical company, on behalf of the estate of his late wife, who allegedly died after ingesting Digitek.

Inmate claims he was beaten at Stevens Correctional Center

Cara Bailey Dec. 3, 2008, 6:30am

CHARLESTON - A West Virginia man who was incarcerated at the Stevens Correctional Center has filed a suit against the state Division of Corrections, claiming he was beaten by a fellow inmate.

Suit seeks money Workman received in estate fee dispute

Steve Korris Dec. 4, 2008, 2:17am

Workman WINFIELD – As Margaret Workman prepares for another term as Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals, a Missouri woman has sued in Putnam County seeking to recover money Workman received from a client in a contest over control of an estate.

Too late to sue over blade in wrist, Justices rule

Steve Korris Dec. 4, 2008, 2:30am

Davis CHARLESTON – Surgeon Ted Jackson left a knife blade in Paul Forshey's wrist, but Forshey can't sue Jackson because more than 10 years passed before he found the blade.

About half of McGraw's lawyer contributors hired by AG's office

Chris Dickerson Dec. 4, 2008, 2:35am

McGraw CHARLESTON -- About half of the personal injury lawyers who contributed to Attorney General Darrell McGraw's 2008 re-election campaign with large contributions have worked as special assistant AGs for his office.

Circuit judge group wants elections partisan

Kelly Holleran Dec. 4, 2008, 3:26am

Spaulding MORGANTOWN -- The West Virginia Judiciary Association announced its support of the state's current method to elect judges, choosing not to support the idea of non-partisan judicial elections.

PERSONNEL FILE: Rector names Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America

The West Virginia Record Dec. 4, 2008, 3:45am

Rector CLARKSBURG -- Larry J. Rector of the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society comprised of experienced and effective litigators throughout the United States, which represents less than one-half of 1 percent of American lawyers.

YOUR LEGAL WRITES: Playing a lawyer on TV

Kathryn E. Brown Dec. 4, 2008, 4:00am

When the sitcom, "Sex and the City" geared up to go off the air after several successful seasons on HBO, marketers took action to make sure their heroines wouldn't be forgotten.

Goodwin wants separate complaints in federal Digitek cases

Steve Korris Dec. 4, 2008, 4:00am

Goodwin CHARLESTON – U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin, striving to gain a grip on national litigation over heart medicine Digitek, fell back on tradition and demanded separate complaints from separate plaintiffs.

$375K paid to parents of children injured by former Mason teacher

Lawrence Smith Dec. 4, 2008, 4:15am

POINT PLEASANT – The Mason County Board of Education has paid $375,000 to the parents of two Bend-area elementary school students who allege they suffered injuries from improper discipline by their teacher.

THEIR VIEW: Ho, ho, ho! Santa stuffs stockings of personal injury lawyers

The West Virginia Record Dec. 4, 2008, 4:30am

CHARLESTON -- While the economic downturn this holiday season has households everywhere retooling their Christmas shopping lists, a handful of West Virginians likely will be plotting a luxury retail bonanza.