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PERSONNEL FILE: Sturgeon joins Kay Casto & Chaney

The West Virginia Record Aug. 3, 2009, 4:00am

Sturgeon CHARLESTON -- Kay Casto & Chaney has announced that James M. Sturgeon, Jr. has joined its Charleston office as a member.

Six sue DHL for overtime pay

Justin Anderson Aug. 3, 2009, 4:15am

CHARLESTON – Six delivery van drivers for DHL claim they were made to work more than 40 hours a week, but were not paid overtime.

Man sues dentists over fall

Justin Anderson Aug. 3, 2009, 4:30am

CHARLESTON – A man is suing a pair of Charleston dentists after he says he tripped on an unsafe set of stairs heading out of the dentists' Virginia Street office.

Man sues bar for drunken fall

Justin Anderson Aug. 3, 2009, 4:45am

CHARLESTON – A St. Albans man is suing a Kanawha Boulevard bar for injuries he sustained after drunkenly falling down some stairs.

Woman sues K-mart after slip and fall

Justin Anderson Aug. 3, 2009, 5:00am

CHARLESTON – A woman says she slipped on some liquid near the women's dressing rooms at K-mart and injured herself.

Couple sues McDonald's over fall

Justin Anderson Aug. 3, 2009, 5:15am

CHARLESTON – An Elkview couple is suing McDonald's over alleged injuries caused by a slippery floor.

Woman says lawyers caused her to lose case

Justin Anderson Aug. 3, 2009, 5:30am

CHARLESTON – A woman claims she hired a group of local lawyers to represent her in a case, but their inaction cost her $400,000.

Orchestra sues producer over opera staging

Justin Anderson Aug. 4, 2009, 2:30am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra is suing a production company, saying it was forced to put on a lesser performance of Giacomo Puccini's "La Boheme" because of the company's failure to do required work.

Woman sues Marshall over firing

Justin Anderson Aug. 4, 2009, 2:45am

CHARLESTON – A woman says she was fired as a laborer for Marshall University for complaining about and refusing to work in unsafe work conditions.

Man sues South Charleston over search of his motel room

Justin Anderson Aug. 4, 2009, 3:00am

CHARLESTON – A man claims that South Charleston police busted into his motel room and seized money from him, though the officers didn't have a warrant and he was never charged or given his money back.

ALL THINGS JURY: Witness likeability equals credibility

R. Robert Samples Aug. 5, 2009, 4:30am

CHARLESTON -- One subject that I haven't addressed to any significant degree in this column is the credibility of witnesses at trial and during depositions.

PERSONNEL FILE: Aaron joins Jackson Kelly

The West Virginia Record Aug. 5, 2009, 8:47am

Aaron CHARLESTON -– Jackson Kelly welcomes Ryan Aaron to its Charleston office.

PERSONNEL FILE: Nepa returns to Jackson Kelly

The West Virginia Record Aug. 5, 2009, 8:48am

Nepa CHARLESTON -– Jackson Kelly welcomes Martha Nepa to its Charleston office as Counsel.

PERSONNEL FILE: Steptoe & Johnson names new Pro Bono Director

The West Virginia Record Aug. 5, 2009, 9:44am

Whalen CLARKSBURG -– Steptoe & Johnson is pleased to announce that the firm has named Sherri S. Whalen as Pro Bono Director.

Argentinians invoke 1853 treaty in Delaware asbestos suit

Steve Korris Aug. 5, 2009, 3:00pm

WILMINGTON, Del. -– Three men from Argentina accusing chemical maker DuPont of exposing them to asbestos in Argentina have invoked American jurisdiction pursuant to a treaty that President Franklin Pierce signed in 1853.

Conservative group wants Manchin, Legislature to oppose cap & trade

Chris Dickerson Aug. 5, 2009, 3:27pm

Stuart CHARLESTON -- A statewide conservative group is urging Gov. Joe Manchin and the state Legislature to take formal action to protect West Virginia jobs by issuing a joint resolution opposing cap & trade.

Asbestos lawyers oppose subpoena of radiologist in national litigation

Steve Korris Aug. 6, 2009, 3:00am

Segarra PHILADELPHIA – Asbestos lawyers from two well-known national firms are blocking a subpoena on radiologist Jay Segarra.

6-year-old sits on the bench

The West Virginia Record Aug. 6, 2009, 3:15am

Six-year-old Jesse Lewis sits next to Cabell Circuit Judge Alfred Ferguson. The judge invited Lewis, an aspiring judge, to join him on the bench Aug. 3. (Photo by Curtis Johnson/The Herald-Dispatch) HUNTINGTON -- Six-year-old Jesse Lewis struggled to see over the bench Monday morning, but still grasped his dream of becoming a judge.

Business for Breakfast set for Aug. 28

The West Virginia Record Aug. 6, 2009, 3:21am

CHARLESTON -- The State Journal, SCORE and the SBA have announced the August Business for Breakfast is set for 7:30 a.m. Aug. 28 at the Charleston Marriott Town Center's Gauley Room at the Whitewater Grille.

THEIR VIEW: Courts of chancery would be good for businesses

The West Virginia Record Aug. 6, 2009, 4:00am

CHARLESTON -- A few weeks ago, the West Virginia Independent Judicial Reform Commission met for the first time.