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AG sues Chinese cigarette maker

Chris Dickerson Dec. 22, 2005, 2:31am

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw has filed a lawsuit against a Chinese cigarette manufacturer, claiming the company owes the state as much as $420,000 for not establishing an escrow account for the state.

State sues Charleston couple over landslide

Chris Dickerson Dec. 22, 2005, 2:29am

CHARLESTON – The state Division of Highways is suing a Charleston couple, claiming a landslide from their property spilled onto a roadway.

Grafton nursing home sued for defaulting on comp payments

Chris Dickerson Dec. 22, 2005, 2:25am

CHARLESTON – The state Workers' Compensation Commission has sued a Grafton business for more than $27,000 for defaulting on payments.

This just in: Monongalia County

The West Virginia Record Dec. 22, 2005, 2:10am

Wednesday, Dec. 14:

Monongalia woman says employer discrimated against her

Audrey Holsclaw Dec. 22, 2005, 2:07am

MORGANTOWN - A Monongalia County woman claims her employer discriminated against her because of her participation and testimony in a Federal Bureau of Investigations case.

Couple says contractor didn't finish job on time, destroyed rest of home

Audrey Holsclaw Dec. 22, 2005, 2:03am

MORGANTOWN - A Monongalia County couple claims a contractor was unable to finish his work in the agreed upon time and destroyed the rest of their house in the process.

This just in: Cabell County

The West Virginia Record Dec. 22, 2005, 2:01am

Tuesday, Dec. 13:Karen Estep Stewart vs. Drs. A. Betts Carpenter, Linda Brown, Paul Durst and Teresa Limgoco, University Physicians and Surgeons Inc., the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and the Marshall University Board of Governors

Woman sues Huntington Mall after tripping over curb

Drew Smith Dec. 22, 2005, 2:00am

HUNTINGTON - A Cabell County woman is suing the owner of the Huntington Mall after injuring herself by tripping over a curb.

Couple says insurance company won't reimburse for break-in

Drew Smith Dec. 22, 2005, 1:58am

HUNTINGTON - A Cabell County couple is seeking more than $100,000 from a New York insurance company that failed to reimburse them for a break-in that occurred at their home.

Cabell woman sues four doctors for negligence, wrongful death

Drew Smith Dec. 22, 2005, 1:55am

HUNTINGTON - A Cabell County woman is suing four pathologists for negligence and wrongful death after her husband died from a tumor on his left foot.

Mississippi judge throws out cases diagnosed by Harron

Ann Knef Dec. 22, 2005, 1:50am

Harron Square in Bridgeport is home to Dr. Ray Harron's office. A Mississippi judge has thrown out 4,202 silicosis claims following the lead set by a federal judge in Texas who hammered the plaintiffs' diagnoses as "manufactured."

Morgan County man files multi-million dollar asbestos suit

Chris Dickerson Dec. 21, 2005, 5:49am

Scott Segal CHARLESTON – A Morgan County man has filed a multi-million dollar asbestos lawsuit against 27 companies in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Female inmate at Pruntytown claims former maintenance worker sexually harassed her

Chris Dickerson Dec. 19, 2005, 7:54am

Pruntytown Correctional Center CHARLESTON – A female inmate at the Pruntytown Correctional Center claims a former maintenance worker at the facility sexually harassed her for about two years.

Kanawha prosecutor plays getaway driver

Audrey Holsclaw Dec. 19, 2005, 7:17am

Bill Charnock MORGANTOWN -- A Monongalia County man claims he was assaulted at the West Virginia University-Virginia Tech football game this fall and that Kanawha County Prosecutor Bill Charnock drove the man who assaulted him to the hospital.

Supreme Court sponsors diversity training program

The West Virginia Record Dec. 19, 2005, 6:00am

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court recently sponsored a diversity training program for members of the judicial system from throughout West Virginia.

Don't flout our flak

The West Virginia Record Dec. 17, 2005, 7:47am

We aren't in the business of name-calling, but West Virginia's earning national ignominy is no occasion for local journalists to stick their heads in the sand.

Foundation admits making error in 'Hellhole' report

The West Virginia Record Dec. 15, 2005, 8:55am

After initially citing West Virginia as one of a handful of states where a lawsuit concerning chemical exposure was filed, the American Tort Reform Foundation admitted they had made a mistake.

ATRA exposed: Hellhole report nothing short of fraud

The West Virginia Record Dec. 15, 2005, 7:05am

To consider the American Tort Reform Association's report a fair, scientific analysis of West Virginia's legal climate is ludicrous.

State can climb out of its judicial hellhole

The West Virginia Record Dec. 15, 2005, 5:21am

Executive director of West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse says the time for action is now.

Former director of Fellowship Home says firing was discriminatory

Chris Dickerson Dec. 15, 2005, 4:46am

CHARLESTON – The former director of the Kanawha Valley Fellowship Home claims her firing earlier this year was a form of discrimination.