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WVU degree challenge was too late, judge rules

Bresch CLARKSBURG – Former leaders of West Virginia University's business school waited too long to challenge an investigation into a degree the school awarded to Sen. Joe Manchin's daughter, Heather Bresch, U.S. District Judge Frederick Stamp ruled.

Justices won't let Jarvis, Carney sue troopers

Jarvis CHARLESTON – State Supreme Court Justices who reversed criminal convictions of Betty Jarvis and Wanda Carney won't let them sue state troopers who investigated them.

Lawyers argue ex-CSX workers shouldn't have sued in W.Va.

Cook WHEELING -– Former CSX railroad workers from North Carolina shouldn't have sued their former personal injury lawyers in West Virginia if they didn't feel like traveling to West Virginia, the former lawyers argue.

Justices say Maynard's e-mails shouldn't have been public

Maynard CHARLESTON -– Private communications of government employees don't belong to the public, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals decided on Nov. 12. Four Justices agreed that state law doesn't require disclosure of electronic mail between former Justice Spike Maynard and Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship.

McGraw sues Rite-Aid, others over generic pricing

McGraw CHARLESTON -– West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw and five private lawyers accuse Rite-Aid and other pharmacies of overcharging for generic drugs.

Rants at CSX union meetings involved talk of murder, explosions

WHEELING – CSX Transportation workers lined up to sue the railroad for asbestos exposure at union meetings where they proposed killing the boss's children and blowing up bridges, according to the man who served them coffee and doughnuts.

Harron, others named in Miss. suit over asbestos scheme

Ray Harron LEXINGTON, Miss. – With one and a half million asbestos claims fading into twilight on the East Coast, a defendant seeks accountability in Mississippi from lawyers, doctors and hustlers who manufactured the claims.

Chief Justice, Supreme Court drum in new term

Chief Justice Brent Benjamin CHARLESTON – Brent Benjamin, on his first day as Chief Justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, presided over a new kind of ceremony that promised a new kind of Court.