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Tort costs eating away more personal wealth

Ann Knef Mar. 17, 2006, 1:35am

Lisa Rickard House payment? Groceries? Investment? What would the average person do with an extra $997?

This Just In: Kanawha County

John O'Brien Mar. 17, 2006, 1:25am

March 6

This Just In: Monongalia County

Audrey Holsclaw Mar. 17, 2006, 1:20am

March 8

This Just In: Ohio County

Brandon Smith Mar. 17, 2006, 1:15am

March 6

This Just In: Berkeley County

Beth Henry Mar. 17, 2006, 1:10am

Feb. 27

Updated DiTrapano story for print

The West Virginia Record Mar. 16, 2006, 2:45am

CHARLESTON – Charleston attorney Dante DiTrapano and his wife were arrested Tuesday in St. Petersburg, Fla., and charged with possession of crack cocaine.

State Chamber still pushing AG Sunshine Act

Chris Dickerson Mar. 16, 2006, 1:35am

Steve Roberts CHARLESTON – The regular session of the state Legislature is over, and the "Sunshine Act" that would have provided more legislative control over the Attorney General's office died in committee. But the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce still is running television, radio and newspaper ads urging the public to let their legislators know they care about the issue.

Family awarded $6.5 million in wrongful death case

Chris Dickerson Mar. 16, 2006, 1:30am

PARKERSBURG – A Wood County jury ruled a hospital fraudulently concealed information about a woman's death from her husband and awarded her family more than $6.5 million.

DiTrapano arrested on crack cocaine charges in Florida

Chris Dickerson Mar. 15, 2006, 9:41am

Dante DiTrapano CHARLESTON – Charleston attorney Dante DiTrapano and his wife were arrested Tuesday in St. Petersburg, Fla., and charged with possession of crack cocaine.

Company backs out of settlement in asbestos case

John O'Brien Mar. 15, 2006, 7:45am

CHARLESTON - A South Charleston woman is claiming Union Carbide breached a settlement agreement when it offered her only $5,000 instead of the $170,000 amount upon which the two had previously agreed.

'Lawyered up' docs only buying time, says CALA

Ann Knef Mar. 15, 2006, 6:31am

"Lawyered up and hunkered down" is how the Wall Street Journal described Harrisburg radiologist Ray Harron when he and two other asbestos and silicosis diagnosing doctors took the 5th Amendment before a congressional committee last week.

Insurance company sues insured's employee for embezzlement

Audrey Holsclaw Mar. 15, 2006, 5:24am

MORGANTOWN -- An insurance company is suing a Monongalia County man for its insured's loss.

Man sues for damages to home during TV servicing

Brandon Smith Mar. 15, 2006, 5:20am

WHEELING - A man is suing Circuit City Stores, Inc., DirecTV, Inc., and John Doe Contracting after his home was damaged during a satellite television system installation.

Forman searching for answers

John O'Brien Mar. 15, 2006, 5:15am

CHARLESTON - When attorney Roger Forman joined Charlotte Pritt's libel case against three Republican organizations three years ago, he was admittedly at a loss for understanding.

Nine years worth the wait for Carey

John O'Brien Mar. 15, 2006, 5:14am

\CHARLESTON - After nine years, it's hard for attorney Mike Carey to pinpoint just how many hours he's spent defending three Republican groups against a libel lawsuit brought on by former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlotte Pritt.

Pritt loses libel suit

John O'Brien Mar. 15, 2006, 5:09am

Charlotte Pritt FAYETTEVILLE - Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlotte Pritt lost her case Monday to have two Republican organizations who ran advertisements against her held libel for her loss in the 1996 election.

SupCo calendar for 3/20 issue

The West Virginia Record Mar. 15, 2006, 5:00am

Motion Docket

Supreme Court opinion in McConaha case

The West Virginia Record Mar. 15, 2006, 4:58am

Appeal from the Circuit Court of Kanawha County

WVU's PRT to host Korean transit professionals

The West Virginia Record Mar. 15, 2006, 2:43am

A car on West Virginia University's Personal Rapid Transit System moves people around the campus. MORGANTOWN -- The West Virginia University Personal Rapid Transit System (PRT) is still attracting worldwide attention some 30 years after it first began carrying passengers.

New library resources at WVU connect users to wealth of research

The West Virginia Record Mar. 15, 2006, 2:40am

MORGANTOWN -- Two new West Virginia University Libraries' offerings are providing a boost to faculty and student researchers. Web of Science and Elsevier's Science Direct, among the top academic digital resources, can now be reached with just a few clicks on the WVU Libraries' Web site.