Carrie Salls News

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

By Carrie Salls | May 10, 2017

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

By Carrie Salls | Apr 19, 2017

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

By Carrie Salls | Apr 17, 2017

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

By Carrie Salls | Apr 12, 2017

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

By Carrie Salls | Apr 11, 2017

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

By Carrie Salls | Apr 7, 2017

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

By Carrie Salls | Apr 7, 2017

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.

Construction company claims subcontractor caused $661,300 in damages after termination of VA contract

By Carrie Salls | Apr 3, 2017

BECKLEY – Beaver construction company Preferred Builders Group LLC, formerly known as DRS Veteran Enterprises LLC, is suing a subcontractor for $661,300, alleging that the defendant was ultimately responsible for termination of a contract with the Veterans Administration Medical Center.

WVU Law dean: Rankings a reflection of college's 'hard work'

By Carrie Salls | Mar 31, 2017

MORGANTOWN – West Virginia University College of Law’s repeat ranking as a U.S. News & World Report top 100 law school “is a reflection of the hard work that we do,” WVU Law Dean Gregory Bowman told The West Virginia Record. 

Spinal sprain victim fails to tie injury to work activity

By Carrie Salls | Mar 27, 2017

CHARLESTON – Contradictory statements made after an SDR Plastics Inc. employee suffered a spinal injury resulted in denial of his workers’ compensation claim.

No additional benefits awarded in disability case featuring differing doctors' reports

By Carrie Salls | Mar 27, 2017

CHARLESTON – The State of West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals upheld a Workers’ Compensation Office of Judges decision in a claim filed against employer Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. that included somewhat contradictory medical reports submitted by three different doctors.

Dinner and auction return to WVU Law to fund public interest fellowships

By Carrie Salls | Mar 22, 2017

MORGANTOWN – The West Virginia University College of Law will again host the Public Interest Advocates auction and dinner on March 23 to raise money for summer and full-time fellowships for its students at public interest organizations throughout the state. 

Denial of permanent total disability benefits for Appalachian Power employee upheld

By Carrie Salls | Mar 21, 2017

CHARLESTON – An Appalachian Power Co. employee lost his appeal of a workers' compensation ruling that denied him permanent total disability consideration, according to a March 10 decision from the state Supreme Court. 

Foster Bird encourages young lawyers to 'work within the system' to make positive change

By Carrie Salls | Mar 10, 2017

HUNTINGTON – Melissa Foster Bird, a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, recently received the firm’s Sara Turnipseed Women on the Go award, which recognizes individual contributions to the promotion of opportunity and success for female attorneys. 

Former Kanawha County school employee's suspension grievance again rejected

By Carrie Salls | Mar 9, 2017

CHARLESTON – A former Kanawha County Board of Education employee lost another round in her legal battle related to a board decision not to renew her probationary contract after a school principal and others witnessed behavior that they believed showed signs that the employee was impaired. 

Former Highmark president brings unique perspective to Bowles Rice practice

By Carrie Salls | Mar 2, 2017

PARKERSBURG – Former Highmark West Virginia president Fred Earley will now practice law at Bowles Rice. 

West Virginia immigrants' impact includes crucial creation of jobs

By Carrie Salls | Feb 23, 2017

CHARLESTON – New American Economy (NAE) has released a Map the Impact report, which highlights the economic, voting and other impacts immigrants have on their respective states, cities, congressional districts and industries and uses that data as a basis for its call for immigration reform efforts across the country.

Military member wins free divorce in attorney's annual contest

By Carrie Salls | Feb 14, 2017

CHARLESTON – Charles R. “Rusty” Webb said a new client who serves in the military was chose to win a free divorce as part of The Webb Law Centre PLLC’s 10th annual Free Valentine’s Day Divorce contest.

AG: Feedback to winning Kids Kick Opioids entry 'very positive'

By Carrie Salls | Feb 13, 2017

CHARLESTON – A Rosemont Elementary School third-grader’s poignant story that revealed her feelings about losing her father to a drug overdose appeared in advertisements across West Virginia in January as part of Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s quest to raise awareness on the tragic consequences of painkiller abuse. 

Students' pro bono work wins WVU Law national recognition

By Carrie Salls | Feb 13, 2017

MORGANTOWN – The West Virginia University College of Law was recognized by National Jurist Magazine as one of the top schools in the country in terms of community impact. 

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