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PERSONNEL FILE: Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso announces new members in 2011

News Service Jan. 3, 2011, 9:00am

Crislip CHARLESTON -- Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso is pleased to announce that Alaina N. Crislip, Kurt E. Entsminger, Shawn C. Gillispie and Frances M. Rollins have been elected members.

PERSONNEL FILE: Whalen joins Steptoe & Johnson

News Service Jan. 3, 2011, 9:00am

Whalen BRIDGEPORT -- Steptoe & Johnson welcomes new associate Sean P. Whalen to the firm. Whalen joins the firm's energy team, concentrating in the areas of oil and gas law.

PERSONNEL FILE: Markham joins Allen Guthrie & Thomas

News Service Jan. 3, 2011, 10:26am

CHARLESTON -- Allen Guthrie & Thomas is pleased to announce that Peter G. Markham has been made a member of the firm.

PERSONNEL FILE: Three partners appointed at Dinsmore & Shohl's Charleston office

News Service Jan. 3, 2011, 10:28am

Criswell CHARLESTON -– Dinsmore & Shohl is pleased to announce three attorneys who recently were appointed partners in the firm's Charleston office: Staci Criswell, Brian Moore, and J.E. White.

Gay miner sues Massey subsidiary, alleging harassment

Kyla Asbury Jan. 4, 2011, 6:44am

CHARLESTON –- A gay coal miner is suing Spartan Mining Company, a Massey subsidiary, after he claims his co-workers in several of the mines have repeatedly harassed him because of his sexual orientation.

Hanley woman sues McDonald's for work injuries

Kyla Asbury Jan. 4, 2011, 6:45am

CHARLESTON -- A Hanley woman is suing McDonald's after she claims she was injured while working.

Charleston man sues trucking, coal companies for father's death

Kyla Asbury Jan. 4, 2011, 6:45am

CHARLESTON -- A Charleston man is suing Medford Trucking and Elk Run Coal Company after he claims they are responsible for his father's death.

Georgia woman sues TTA for mother's injuries while boarding bus

Kyla Asbury Jan. 4, 2011, 6:47am

HUNTINGTON -- A Georgia woman is suing Tri-State Transit Authority for injuries her mother sustained when attempting to board a bus.

Man sues state jail authority for injuries

Kyla Asbury Jan. 4, 2011, 6:48am

HUNTINGTON -- A man is suing the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority and a correctional officer after he claims he was injured while incarcerated.

Law Library to host relatives as parents meeting

News Service Jan. 4, 2011, 7:41am

CHARLESTON -- The State Law Library will host the monthly meeting of Kanawha Valley Relatives as Parents (KV-RAP) at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8.

PERSONNEL FILE: Andre joins Steptoe & Johnson

News Service Jan. 4, 2011, 7:47am

Andre BRIDGEPORT -- Steptoe & Johnson welcomes Robert J. Andre III, of counsel, to the firm.

PERSONNEL FILE: Moore elected Director of Generation Putnam

News Service Jan. 4, 2011, 7:49am

Moore CHARLESTON -- Brian Moore, a partner in Dinsmore & Shohl's Charleston office, was recently elected Director of Generation Putnam for 2011.

Judge signs order for DuPont to pay $70M smelter settlement

Jessica M. Karmasek Jan. 4, 2011, 11:51am

CLARKSBURG -- Harrison Circuit Judge Thomas A. Bedell has ordered DuPont to pay $70 million as part of a settlement in a case involving the alleged contamination of a Harrison County community by the company.

Court to hear gubernatorial election case next week

Jessica M. Karmasek Jan. 5, 2011, 7:44am

Tomblin CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has scheduled oral arguments in the lawsuit over a possible gubernatorial special election for next week.

Attorney sues Rodriguez over sale of home

Chris Dickerson Jan. 5, 2011, 8:00am

Rodriguez MORGANTOWN – A Weirton attorney is suing former West Virginia University and newly fired Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez over problems with the purchase of the coach's Morgantown home.

PERSONNEL FILE: Shawver named Tomblin's Deputy General Counsel

News Service Jan. 6, 2011, 2:29am

CHARLESTON -- Acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has announced the selection of Jeffrey M. Shawver to serve as Deputy General Counsel, replacing Mary Claire Davis.

PERSONNEL FILE: Pizatella named Tomblin's Legislative Director

News Service Jan. 6, 2011, 2:32am

CHARLESTON -- Acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has announced the selection of Jason C. Pizatella to serve as Legislative Director in the Governor's office. The appointment is effective immediately.

PERSONNEL FILE: Parker joins Steptoe & Johnson

News Service Jan. 6, 2011, 2:34am

Parker BRIDGEPORT -- Steptoe & Johnson welcomes new associate Carlie M. Parker to the firm. Parker will focus her practice in the area of general litigation.

PERSONNEL FILE: Rose joins Steptoe & Johnson

News Service Jan. 6, 2011, 2:36am

Rose BRIDGEPORT -- Steptoe & Johnson welcomes new associate T. Clark Rose to the firm. Rose joins the firm's energy team, concentrating in the areas of oil and gas law.

PERSONNEL FILE: Davis joins Steptoe & Johnson

News Service Jan. 6, 2011, 2:38am

BRIDGEPORT -- Steptoe & Johnson welcomes Cheryl L. Davis, of counsel, to the firm. Davis joins the firm's energy team, concentrating in the area of oil and gas law.