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Lewisburg man awarded $700,000 for injuries from shooting

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 16, 2018

LEWISBURG – A Lewisburg man was awarded more than $700,000 in Greenbrier Circuit Court for injuries sustained when he was shot by a neighbor.

Tu says work as associate WVU Law dean means he can 'provide resources needed'

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 16, 2018

MORGANTOWN – Two professors at West Virginia University's recently were appointed to three-year terms as associate deans for the College of Law.

Judge concurs with state Supreme Court decision supporting patient privacy

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 12, 2018

CHARLESTON — Back in May, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued a ruling that Camden Clark Hospital wrongfully disclosed medical records involving mental health in a subpoena. Kanawha Circuit Judge Tod J. Kaufman, sitting on the bench by special assignment in the case, agreed with the decision.

Appeals court reverses federal court ruling in environmental group's case against EPA

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 10, 2018

CHARLESTON — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit overturned a previous ruling, siding with the Environmental Protection Agency relating to a 2015 lawsuit filed by environmental groups.

Legal Aid attorney Taylor wins Ronald Nestor Award

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 10, 2018

A Legal Aid attorney who received The Ronald Nestor Award last month said she considers the honor a special privilege.

Governor opposes U.S. Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 10, 2018

CHARLESTON — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last month that out-of-state retailers can collect state sales tax from customers, a decision opposed by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice.

Ohio magistrate suspended, indicted on wire fraud, tax fraud, bribery

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 10, 2018

CHARLESTON — An Ohio County magistrate has been suspended without pay after being indicted on charges of wire fraud, bribery and tax fraud.

Two more lawsuits filed against Bizzack

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 10, 2018

LOGAN — Two more lawsuits have been filed against Bizzack Construction for alleged property damages from highway construction.

Charleston attorney files pre-candidacy papers for state Supreme Court to fix the system

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 9, 2018

CHARLESTON — A Charleston attorney filed pre-candidacy papers for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals last month in a bid to fix, what he calls, a broken system.

Non-profit law firm sues WVU over denial of China Energy deal documents

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 9, 2018

A non-profit law firm sued West Virginia University for refusing a public records request for documents related to the China Energy deal.

Attorney: W.Va. would benefit with more state oversight of coal waste

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 7, 2018

CHARLESTON — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently shifted oversight of coal combustion byproducts from the federal level to the state level for the first time.

West Virginia Women Attorneys conducts first conference

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 7, 2018

CHARLESTON — A relatively new organization created to promote the welfare, interests and professional development of women attorneys in West Virginia held its first conference in June.

Legislative audit tries to figure out state Supreme Court surplus in rainy day fund

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 5, 2018

CHARLESTON — A legislative audit was performed on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals in an attempt to learn why the court had a surplus of nearly $29 million in 2012 and spent it down to approximately $333,000 by 2016.

More patients accuse Raleigh Heart Clinic of exposure to blood-born pathogens

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 29, 2018

BECKLEY — Two more patients are suing Raleigh Heart Clinic, alleging they were exposed to blood-borne pathogens during routine heart procedures at the clinic.

Supreme Court's union ruling won't have huge impact in West Virginia

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 28, 2018

In Janus v. AFSCME, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that public sector employees will no longer be forced to contribute to unions that represent them in collective bargaining agreements, but the landmark decision will have little impact on West Virginia.

AG's office announces Kids Kick Opioids contest winner

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 27, 2018

CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has announced the winner of a statewide contest called Kids Kick Opioids.

Supreme Court annuls Chapmanville attorney’s law license

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 25, 2018

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ordered the annulment of a Chapmanville attorney’s law license, stating that he preyed on a woman's vulnerability and violated the Rules of Professional Conduct.

State Supreme Court annuls law license of Beckley attorney

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 25, 2018

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has annulled the law license of a Beckley attorney.

West Virginia nutrition business named defendant in Pennsylvania lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 25, 2018

PITTSBURGH — Several West Virginia nutritional supplement companies and individuals have been named as defendants in a Pennsylvania lawsuit, alleging they failed to pay invoices for goods and services.

State Supreme Court rules Business Court case was properly dismissed

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 25, 2018

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that a nearly-10-year-old case before the Business Court Division was rightfully dismissed.

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