WEST UNION – A jury verdict delivered earlier this month that ordered EQT Production Co. to pay $190,000 to two Doddridge County landowners after the company built a well pad on their land without permission “simply means that the industry will need to negotiate in good faith with surface landowners to obtain the use of their land prior to the commencement of horizontal drilling operations,” David Grubb of The Grubb Law Group told The West Virginia Record.
HUNTINGTON – Jill Francisco recently was elected to a second term as vice president of the National Association of Legal Assistants/Paralegals (NALA). Francisco, a paralegal at Dinsmore and Shohl in Huntington, said she is “excited and committed to” continuing in that role “to support and contribute to NALA’s success in the upcoming year.”
INSTITUTE – L. Vincent Williams’ “amazing journey,” which has taken him from a “poor black kid who grew up in a single-parent home in Alderson” to an education that saw him earn a juris doctorate degree and a master of business degree in the span of one week, has now led to his election as the chairman of the West Virginia State University board of governors.
MORGANTOWN – Job opportunities are there in the industrial energy efficiency sector, but West Virginia lawmakers need to change a trend that indicates that the state is not interested in attracting these jobs, according to a report from the American Jobs Project, which is advised by West Virginia University College of Law professor James Van Nostrand.