By Jeffrey T. Jones, president-elect West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
CHARLESTON – A Greenbrier County man claims his mother received poor care at nursing homes last year before her death.
CHARLESTON – The commissioner of the state Division of Highways has sued a Beckley man and a Raleigh County company after an incident that did damage to a bridge in Summers County.
CHARLESTON – A woman is suing Wal-Mart after taking a fall at its store at Nitro Marketplace.
CHARLESTON – A Boone County couple claims they were sold a bad manufactured home and want out of the deal.
CHARLESTON – A man has filed suit against 18 companies – from worldwide corporations such as Viacom and General Motors to local companies such as Nitro Industrial Coverings – for being exposed to asbestos and other harmful dusts over the span of 40 years as a laborer.
Victor S. Woods CHARLESTON -- As defendants in lung injury litigation begin to fight back in courts across the country, a Charleston attorney in the meantime recently filed three separate silica lawsuits in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Wednesday, Nov. 30
MORGANTOWN – West Virginia University will set up a 20-year program to guard the health of employees it may have exposed to dangerous levels of asbestos.
Justice Larry Starcher CHARLESTON – West Virginians can buy auto insurance with worthless checks, the Supreme Court of Appeals decided Dec. 2.
Justice Spike Maynard CHARLESTON - Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Elliott "Spike" Maynard blistered his colleagues for ordering West Virginia National Auto Insurance to cover a customer whose check bounced.
CHARLESTON – Nearly 60 business and legal leaders participated in the first of two forums examining the future of West Virginia's legal and judicial reform efforts.
CHARLESTON -- The contractor that built the new state Department of Environmental Protection headquarters in Kanawha City has sued a security firm for negligence after a construction site robbery in 2003.
CHARLESTON -- The president of the West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association said he hopes the group's recently adopted Code of Prohibited Conduct improves the public's perception of attorneys.
CHARLESTON -- In a divorce where a woman says she owns half the house and a man says he owns the whole house, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has taken the man's side.
Justice Larry Starcher CHARLESTON -- The city of Charleston is weighing its options a week after the state Supreme Court said it must put its user fee up for vote. Meanwhile, one Supreme Court justice said the $1 weekly fee is a burden on low-income workers in the city. While another justice said the city shouldn't be forced to have an election on the issue.
BELLEVILLE, IL--Ten plaintiffs from across the country, including one from West Virginia, filed a class action lawsuit against America Online (AOL) in the 20th Circuit Court of Illinois.
Thursday, Dec. 1
In the coming weeks, West Virginia employers will be notified regarding new premium rates for 2006 Worker's Compensation payments.
Steve Cohen CHARLESTON -- Steve Cohen has been named the new executive director of West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse.