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Dean: Lawmakers scared to tick off trial bar

John O'Brien Sep. 1, 2009, 3:10am

Dean WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Darren McKinney, spokesman for the American Tort Reform Association, concluded Monday that former Presidential candidate Howard Dean is a man with a history of speaking his mind.

State Law Library to host grandparents' rights workshop

News Service Sep. 1, 2009, 5:40am

CHARLESTON -– In recognition of Grandparents' Day, the State Law Library will present a FREE informational workshop on grandparents' rights at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12.

PERSONNEL FILE: Six Jenkins Fenstermaker attorneys honored

News Service Sep. 1, 2009, 10:45am

Golder HUNTINGTON -– Jenkins Fenstermaker, a Huntington-based law firm, has announced that six of its attorneys recently were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Nicholas County getting new magistrate

News Service Sep. 1, 2009, 2:40pm

SUMMERSVILLE -- Nicholas County Magistrate Robert Gordon Jr. has announced his retirement effective Oct. 16.

Woman says wrong allergy shot sent her into shock

Kelly Holleran Sep. 1, 2009, 2:55pm

HUNTINGTON -- A woman says she underwent anaphylactic shock after doctors at University Family Allergy stabbed her with the wrong allergy shot.

Commission hears about N.C. 'voter-owned' elections

Lawrence Smith Sep. 2, 2009, 3:50am

Bryant HUNTINGTON - Should West Virginia implement public financing for judicial elections, North Carolina might serve as a model.

Recent drug arrest latest in series for Charleston attorney

Lawrence Smith Sep. 2, 2009, 12:15pm

Alderman CHARLESTON - Including being on bond from one three months ago, court records show a Charleston attorney was arrested on three other occasions for drug-related charges in addition to his most recent arrest.

Pfizer reaches $2.3 billion federal settlement

Chris Rizo Sep. 2, 2009, 3:46pm

Sebelius WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-- Pfizer Inc. and a subsidiary have reached a $2.3 billion settlement Wednesday with the U.S. government over the pharmaceutical giant's now-withdrawn medication Bextra and other medications.

McGraw sues Rite-Aid, others over generic pricing

Steve Korris and Chris Dickerson Sep. 3, 2009, 2:30am

McGraw CHARLESTON -– West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw and five private lawyers accuse Rite-Aid and other pharmacies of overcharging for generic drugs.

39 Digitek plaintiffs must answer questions

Steve Korris Sep. 3, 2009, 3:23am

CHARLESTON – Thirty-nine individuals suing drug companies Actavis Totowa and Mylan Bertek over Digitek heart medicine must answer questions loaded with trouble for their lawyers.

N.J man seeks remand of civil suit to state court

Lawrence Smith Sep. 3, 2009, 4:15am

Bradberry CHARLESTON - Along with his cash, a New Jersey man is fighting to get a civil suit he filed against police for improperly seizing it returned to state court.

Insurer wants $20K from driver at fault in wreck

Kelly Holleran Sep. 3, 2009, 4:30am

HUNTINGTON -- An insurance company is seeking more than $20,000 from the driver who it claims is at fault for an automobile accident.

Berkeley man sues school board for character assassination

Kelly Holleran Sep. 3, 2009, 4:33am

MARTINSBURG -- A man has filed suit against the Berkeley County Board of Education, alleging he deserves $1 million after he says the school board damaged his character by filing legal proceedings against him after he allegedly failed to pay for vehicles at an auction.

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News Service Sep. 3, 2009, 4:38am

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THEIR VIEW: Witness at Hawk's Nest

News Service Sep. 3, 2009, 4:49am

MORGANTOWN -- The tragedy at Hawks Nest Tunnel near Gauley Bridge is the worst industrial disaster in the country's history, yet it's not a story commonly known, even in our own state.

Harron, Peirce granted summary judgment

Steve Korris Sep. 3, 2009, 5:00am

Harron WHEELING – U.S. District Judge Frederick Stamp has cancelled a trial on CSX Transportation's claim that radiologist Ray Harron of Bridgeport conspired with Pittsburgh lawyers Robert Peirce and Louis Raimond to fabricate an asbestos exposure suit.

Former mechanic blames Steel of W.Va. for injuries

Kelly Holleran Sep. 3, 2009, 5:30am

HUNTINGTON – A former mechanic at Steel of West Virginia has filed suit against the company, alleging his lack of protective clothing while working with a torch caused his injuries during an explosion.

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