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Defense Bar says judge's order could hurt businesses, consumers

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 3, 2011, 3:00am

WASHINGTON -- A group of defense attorneys says a protective order entered by a West Virginia court will "seriously and unnecessarily" impede the ability of law enforcement and insurers to protect businesses and consumers from insurance fraud.

GOP serves notice on redistricting documents

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 3, 2011, 3:30am

Stuart CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia Republican Party on Friday, anticipating future litigation, provided written notice to various state offices asking that all documents related to redistricting be preserved.

W.Va. high court rules in favor of county on sick leave

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 3, 2011, 4:00am

Ketchum CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled last week that a circuit court order awarding more than $400,000 to former Cabell County Jail employees be reversed.

University Physicians & Surgeons sues Perot Systems for breach of contract

Kyla Asbury Oct. 3, 2011, 7:10am

HUNTINGTON -- University Physicians & Surgeons is suing Perot Systems for failing to exercise the expertise it asserted it had.

Woman files suit after fall outside Herald-Dispatch

Kyla Asbury Oct. 3, 2011, 7:20am

The Herald-Dispatch building in Huntington. HUNTINGTON -- A woman is suing Champion Publishing after she was injured while on The Herald-Dispatch's premises in Huntington.

Putnam couple sues MU Board for injuries

Kyla Asbury Oct. 3, 2011, 7:25am

HUNTINGTON -- A Putnam County couple is suing Marshall University Board of Governors after they were injured on their way to attend a class.

Justices say auto parts chain didn't violate federal law

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 3, 2011, 7:30am

Ketchum CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals last week upheld a circuit court's ruling in favor of a popular tire and auto parts chain.

Judicial nominee will have support of Rockefeller, Manchin at hearing

Kyla Asbury Oct. 3, 2011, 9:33am

Thacker WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin will introduce West Virginia attorney Stephanie Thacker at a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday.

U.S. SC won't hear Peirce appeal in fraud case

John O'Brien Oct. 4, 2011, 6:00am

Peirce WASHINGTON -– The U.S. Supreme Court will let stand a ruling that reopened a fraud case against a Pittsburgh asbestos law firm.

Thacker testifies before judiciary committee

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 4, 2011, 12:00pm

Thacker WASHINGTON -- West Virginia attorney Stephanie Thacker touched on her experience as both a prosecutor and private practice attorney while testifying before a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

Wayne Co. woman sues Cabell Huntington Hospital for injuries

Kyla Asbury Oct. 4, 2011, 12:41pm

HUNTINGTON -- A Wayne County woman is suing Cabell Huntington Hospital after she was injured on the hospital premises.

Parent sues Cabell school board for daughter's swing set injuries

Kyla Asbury Oct. 4, 2011, 12:42pm

HUNTINGTON -- The mother of a child injured on the swing set at Altizer Elementary is suing the Cabell County Board of Education for her daughter's injuries.

Mason Co. woman sues Cabell Huntington, MU Board for brothers's death

Kyla Asbury Oct. 4, 2011, 12:45pm

HUNTINGTON -- A Point Pleasant woman is suing Cabell Huntington Hospital and the Marshall University Board of Governors for her brother's death, for which she claims they are responsible.

Former employee sues Lerner New York for failure to pay final wages

Kyla Asbury Oct. 5, 2011, 7:51am

CHARLESTON -- A former Lerner New York, Inc., employee is suing after she claims the company failed to pay her final wages within 72 hours of discharge.

Man sues Prestera, City of Dunbar for son's death

Kyla Asbury Oct. 5, 2011, 7:52am

CHARLESTON -- The man is suing Prestera Center for Mental Health Services, Inc., after his son died while in their care.

Couple sues Fruth Pharmacy for failure to warn about medications

Kyla Asbury Oct. 5, 2011, 7:52am

CHARLESTON -- A couple is suing Fruth Pharmacy after they claim the pharmacy failed to warn them about medications.

Former employee sues One Communications, Fibernet, for failure to pay wages

Kyla Asbury Oct. 5, 2011, 7:53am

CHARLESTON -- A former employee is suing One Communications Management Co. and Fibernet for failure to pay her final wages within 72 hours of discharge.

PERSONNEL FILE: 11 Jackson Kelly attorneys named Best Lawyers 2012 Lawyers of the Year

News Service Oct. 5, 2011, 8:20am

CHARLESTON -– The 18th edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a peer-review publication in the legal profession ("Best Lawyers"), has named 11 Jackson Kelly PLLC lawyers as Best Lawyers' 2012 Lawyers of the Year.

PERSONNEL FILE: Kopnski joins Dinsmore's Pittsburgh office

News Service Oct. 5, 2011, 10:25am

PITTSBURGH -– Dinsmore is pleased to announce that Michelle L. Kopnski has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate Department and as a member of the Taxation Practice Group.

PERSONNEL FILE: 19 Dinsmore attorneys named Lawyers of the Year

News Service Oct. 5, 2011, 11:20am

CINCINNATI -- Nineteen Dinsmore attorneys have been recognized as "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America 2012.