Jim Wallace News

Ruling on goodwill could affect many state businesses

By Jim Wallace | Nov 20, 2009

CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia Supreme Court is expected to decide soon whether it will hear an appeal in a divorce case that could have implications for many businesses in the state.

Bloom not happy with state in brain injury case

By Jim Wallace | Jun 2, 2009

Bloom CHARLESTON -- Kanawha Circuit Judge Duke Bloom expects to hear by the end of the month from lawyers in a case challenging whether the state is doing all it should for West Virginians with traumatic brain injuries.

Witnesses at mental health hearing say state needs more community services

By Jim Wallace | Apr 30, 2009

CHARLESTON -- More than a dozen people testified during two days of an evidentiary hearing into problems in West Virginia's mental health system, but most of them on both sides of the case expressed one recurring theme: The state needs to restore the types of community-based mental health services it once had.

Justices hear arguments over DHHR's response to mental health issues

By Jim Wallace | Feb 3, 2009

CHARLESTON -- An attorney representing the state Department of Health and Human Resources has asked the state Supreme Court to tell a Kanawha County Circuit judge to back off from his attempt to require the department to change the way it deals with people with mental illness.

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