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Trump taps Charleston lawyer for U.S. attorney post

By John Severance | Oct 20, 2017

CHARLESTON – Michael Stuart, a former state Republican chairman and a member of the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson, was nominated in September by President Donald Trump to become the U.S. attorney for the southern half of West Virginia.

Steptoe & Johnson CEO named as regent by American College of Trial Lawyers

By John Severance | Oct 20, 2017

MORGANTOWN – Steptoe & Johnson Chief Executive Officer Susan S. Brewer was elected earlier this month as one of five head regents to the American College of Trial Lawyers.

W.Va. House speaker makes pitch to Amazon for HQ2 site

By John Severance | Oct 5, 2017

CHARLESTON – Amazon is looking at the possibility of building a second headquarters, and a West Virginia lawmaker wants the Mountaineer State to be considered.

West Virginia makes gun reciprocity agreement with Wisconsin

By John Severance | Sep 18, 2017

CHARLESTON – Protecting Second Amendment rights is something near and dear to the heart of West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

Nautilus Insurance Co. claims it has no duty to defend GC&P Development, others in suit

By John Severance | Jul 19, 2017

WHEELING – An insurance company alleges it has no duty to indemnify two Wheeling limited liability corporations in a suit because they misrepresented that land they owned was vacant on an insurance application.

Man alleges he was denied medical attention as a pretrial detainee

By John Severance | Apr 17, 2017

CHARLESTON – A Raleigh County man filed suit in Kanawha Circuit Court against a variety of defendants, alleging four counts of negligence and two counts of outrage at a correctional officers and medical providers.

Business entrepreneur takes over WVU LaunchLab

By John Severance | Oct 7, 2016

MORGANTOWN -- New director Carrie White has been on the job at LaunchLab at West Virginia University since Aug. 15 and more than 150 students have taken advantage of the facility, the university reports.

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