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THEIR VIEW: More fuel for WVU: A contract is a contract

News Service Jun. 1, 2008, 3:00am

MORGANTOWN -- Case No. 33524 of the January term of the West Virginia Supreme Court is hardly the stuff of headline news. It's essentially a contract dispute between two Harrison County residents and their real estate agent.

St. Albans man counter-sued over arbitration agreement

Audrey Holsclaw Jun. 2, 2008, 6:00am

ST. ALBANS -- A St. Albans man is being counter-sued after failing to arbitrate with a local car company.

PERSONNEL FILE: Kay Casto & Chaney adds Bowers to Morgantown office

News Service Jun. 2, 2008, 6:30am

CHARLESTON -- Kay Casto & Chaney has announced that Debra A. Bowers has joined its Morgantown office as a member.

THEIR VIEW: Lawyer fees in King case an absolute outrage

News Service Jun. 2, 2008, 6:45am

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PERSONNEL FILE: Spilman member relocated to Morgantown office

News Service Jun. 2, 2008, 8:15am

Green MORGANTOWN -- Spilman Thomas & Battle recently announced that Nancy A. Green, a member of the firm, has relocated to the Morgantown office.

Difference between shallow, deep wells at issue

Steve Korris Jun. 2, 2008, 9:00am

CHARLESTON – Energy companies have split in a struggle over regulation of West Virginia gas wells that some call deep and some call shallow.

Raleigh woman says doctor's misdiagnosis caused 4-year-old son's death

Cara Bailey Jun. 3, 2008, 10:28am

CHARLESTON - A Raleigh County woman has filed a suit against a physician who treated her 4-year-old son, claiming the doctor failed to diagnose him properly, which ultimately caused his death.

Putnam man sues doctors after son died from ATV injuries

Cara Bailey Jun. 3, 2008, 10:45am

CHARELSTON - A Putnam County man has filed a suit on behalf of his son, who died from head trauma after an ATV accident.

Three file sexual harassment suits against IHOP, manager

Cara Bailey Jun. 3, 2008, 11:00am

CHARLESTON - Two women and one minor have filed sexual harassment suits against a local restaurant and the manager, claiming he sexually harassed them at work.

Woman sues Fruth after fall at store

Cara Bailey Jun. 3, 2008, 11:30am

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County woman is suing a local drug store claiming she suffered nearly $20,000 in medical bills after she fell in the store.

ALL THINGS JURY: West Virginia: Nation's worst legal climate?

R. Robert Samples Jun. 4, 2008, 5:00am

Last week's announcement by Chesapeake Energy Corp. that it has stopped plans to build a new Eastern Division Headquarters facility in Charleston was a serious blow to the local, and state, economies.

Sirius Radio wants telemarketing suit moved to federal court

Audrey Holsclaw Jun. 4, 2008, 5:30am

CLARKSBURG -- A Harrison County couple is pursuing a lawsuit against Sirius Satellite Radio after 16 months of illegal telemarketing activity.

Mining company seeks removal to federal court

Audrey Holsclaw Jun. 4, 2008, 5:45am

BECKLEY -- A Delaware corporation is seeking a removal to federal court following an workplace accident.

THEIR VIEW: How a judicial system chased 2,500 W.Va. jobs away

News Service Jun. 4, 2008, 1:28pm

CHARLESTON -- It was a heady day last year when a major U.S. company broke ground in West Virginia's capital for a new regional headquarters, promising $35 million investment in the Mountain State and 2,500 new jobs.

Vending machine trademark leads to federal suit

Audrey Holsclaw Jun. 5, 2008, 2:30am

KEARNEYSVILLE -- A Jefferson County business has filed a patent infringement and tortious interference with business lawsuit in federal court.

Suit alleges discriminatory treatment in domestic violence shelter, program licensure

Lawrence Smith Jun. 5, 2008, 3:00am

CHARLESTON – A children's advocacy group alleges that the state of West Virginia has engaged in unconstitutional and discriminatory funding of domestic violence programs and shelters, and has filed a lawsuit to stop it.

PERSONNEL FILE: Pallay named Chairman of Intellectual Property Committee

News Service Jun. 5, 2008, 3:30am

Pallay CLARKESBURG -- Michael B. Pallay, an associate in the Clarksburg office of Steptoe & Johnson, has been chosen to serve as Chairman of the Intellectual Property Committee of the West Virginia State Bar.

Window company sues former subcontractor for starting similar business

Chris Dickerson Jun. 5, 2008, 3:30am

WINFIELD – A St. Albans-based company claims a former subcontractor violated agreements when he started a similar business.

Cemetery in good hands with citizens, Justices rule

Steve Korris Jun. 5, 2008, 4:30am

CHARLESTON – Marion Circuit Judge Fred Fox correctly snatched ownership of Fairmont's Woodlawn Cemetery from a corporation and entrusted it to local citizens, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has decided.

Supreme Court to consider appeal of disputed Hurricane mayoral election

Lawrence Smith Jun. 5, 2008, 5:15am

CHARLESTON – As voters in over a dozen municipalities go to the polls Tuesday to cast a ballot for their respective mayors and council, the state Supreme Court will vote whether to accept or reject a petition challenging the results of one Putnam County municipal election held last year.