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Kenova paralegal earns second term as VP for national group

Carrie Salls Aug. 31, 2017, 8:24am

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.”

Mongolia comes to West Virginia: Judges come to learn about American judicial process

Carrie Salls Aug. 31, 2017, 8:17am

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Supreme Court officials recently met with a group of Mongolian judges to discuss the role of the Supreme Court and the appeal process, court administration, electronic filing and other judicial matters.

Attorney, Alderson native L. Vincent Williams named chairman of WVSU board

Carrie Salls Jul. 28, 2017, 9:03am

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.

Willis-Miller brings experience, university pride to WVU board secretary role

Carrie Salls Jul. 27, 2017, 9:06am

MORGANTOWN – Taunja Willis-Miller’s one-year term as newly elected secretary of the West Virginia University Board of Governors began on July 1, marking the latest chapter in her service of the state and university she holds dear.

Latest essay contest topic calls on Marshall students to examine controversial speakers issue

Carrie Salls Jul. 19, 2017, 3:52pm

HUNTINGTON – An anonymous benefactor’s gift started a tradition at Marshall University in 2009 that calls on students to showcase their research, debate and writing skills in an essay contest that honors retired Cabell Circuit Judge Dan O’Hanlon.

Defense Attorney of the Year winner: Earning clients' trust, confidence is 'sacred'

Carrie Salls Jul. 7, 2017, 8:00am

CHARLESTON – Bailey & Wyant PLLC Managing Member Charles Bailey is the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia’s 2017 Defense Attorney of the Year.

Millennium Leaders visit WVU, focus on state's fossil fuel industry

Carrie Salls Jul. 7, 2017, 7:59am

MORGANTOWN – In June, West Virginia University’s Center for Energy and Sustainable Development brought the Atlantic Council’s Millennium Leaders program to the university.

Marshall conducts cybersecurity camp with grant from National Security Agency

Carrie Salls Jul. 5, 2017, 12:02pm

HUNTINGTON – Marshall University conducted a GenCyber camp after receiving a National Security Agency grant to hold the “first-ever camp of its kind in West Virginia,” according to Joshua L. Brunty, assistant professor of digital forensics and information assurance at Marshall.

WVU Law professor: Energy efficiency jobs available if West Virginia wants them

Carrie Salls Jul. 5, 2017, 11:59am

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.

WVU Law graduate Reid uses record-setting pro bono hours to gain experience

Carrie Salls Jun. 21, 2017, 10:47am

MORGANTOWN – Clayton “C.J." Reid graduated from West Virginia University College of Law in May after amassing a school record-setting 840 hours of pro bono work during his tenure as a law student.

CAMC wins appeal; excessive copy price case to be dismissed

Carrie Salls Jun. 19, 2017, 7:32am

CHARLESTON – A lawsuit challenging the amount of the per-page cost a law firm paid to copy a client’s medical records will be dismissed after the Supreme Court of Appeals ruled on May 24 that the client, named as the plaintiff in the lawsuit, was not actually the party who paid for the copies.

Oko-ogua named as Leadership Council on Legal Diversity fellow

Carrie Salls Jun. 6, 2017, 10:03am

CHARLESTON – Nigeria native and Bailey & Wyant partner Suleiman Oko-ogua has been selected as a 2017 fellow to the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

Man allegedly shot by wife denied coverage for medical bills under homeowner's policy

Carrie Salls May 29, 2017, 9:32am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals upheld a Harrison County court order denying a man coverage under two State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. insurance policies for medical bills and damages he suffered when he was allegedly shot by his wife.

Supreme Court affirms $19.57M award tied to DOH limestone use

Carrie Salls May 10, 2017, 7:27am

CHARLESTON – The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia upheld a ruling that awarded $19.57 million plus interest to the heirs of a Hardy County property owner and other mineral rights holders in connection with the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways’ use of limestone from the properties in a road construction project.

Morrisey, other states speak out in support of pregnancy center in free speech case

Carrie Salls Apr. 19, 2017, 12:43pm

CHARLESTON – West Virginia is one of 10 states weighing in on a lawsuit filed against the Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns Inc.’s free speech-related lawsuit against the city of Baltimore.

Chief Justice brings legal learning experience to alma mater

Carrie Salls Apr. 17, 2017, 3:38pm

PARSONS – West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Allen H. Loughry II is proud of his Tucker County roots and welcomed the chance to show Tucker County High School students that hard work can help anyone achieve their dreams.

Heirs look to protect oil and gas rights allegedly reserved in 1913 property sale

Carrie Salls Apr. 12, 2017, 10:24am

MOUNDSVILLE – A dispute over the ownership of the oil and gas rights under a 25-acre parcel of land in Sand Hill District, Marshall County, resulted in the filing of a lawsuit filed by the heirs of the man who originally sold the land in 1913 but allegedly reserved the rights to the oil and gas under the property.

Fayetteville homeowners blame contractor, town for alleged construction defects in home

Carrie Salls Apr. 11, 2017, 9:55am

FAYETTEVILLE – A couple claims two contractors, the town of Fayetteville, a building code official and the Fayette County Building Safety Department failed to hold up their end of agreements related to the proper construction and inspection of a new home.

WVU Law initiative focuses on Appalachia legal issues

Carrie Salls Apr. 7, 2017, 7:38am

MORGANTOWN – The West Virginia University College of Law has launched an initiative designed to address “the most pressing legal challenges and barriers faced by Appalachians.”

West Virginia Law Review symposium focuses on ties between law and technology

Carrie Salls Apr. 7, 2017, 7:35am

MORGANTOWN – A recent symposium hosted by the West Virginia Law Review brought together legal scholars from across the country with the Law Review, students and attorneys in the community to discuss technology and the Fourth Amendment, according to the Law Review’s editor-in-chief.