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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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*** SupCo calendar for 9/7 issue

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

Motion Docket

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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.

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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.

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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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