West Virginia Record

Monday, February 24, 2020

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  • Election spotlight shines on AG race

    McGraw CHARLESTON -- The challenger has adopted the role of ethical reformer. The incumbent claims to be the humble target of corporate retaliation.

  • Oxycontin case divides McGraw's fans, foes

    McGraw CHARLESTON -- Oxycontin could be the Kryptonite to the power built by West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw during this decade and a half in office.

  • McGraw has taken outside counsel idea to new heights

    McGraw CHARLESTON -- New York's Eliot Spitzer made may have made the practice fashionable, but West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw has a lengthy and enduring pattern of hiring outside counsel and appointing special assistants to help bring sizable financial settlements to the state coffers.

  • Maynard taking stand against 'dirty tricks'

    CHARLESTON – State Supreme Court Chief Justice Spike Maynard is on the offensive, saying he's been on the receiving end of "dirty tricks," "disgusting" antics and "gotcha politics."

  • Group wants lawmakers to follow Mississippi's lead

    McGraw CHARLESTON - Recent scandals may not make Mississippi seem like much of a legal role model, but a West Virginia legal reform group would like to see its state take some of the same measures.

  • The Runaway Author

    When lawyer-turned-novelist John Grisham needed inspiration for his latest diddy, he didn't look in the mirror.

  • Starcher on other side of recusal issues

    Starcher CHARLESTON - Justice Larry Starcher of the state's Supreme Court of Appeals could offer a little advice to two of his colleagues about how to successfully navigate through a recusal controversy.

  • YOUR LEGAL WRITES: Buy cheap, buy twice

    Once upon a time, a marketing director tried to remain budget-conscious by purchasing lesser-quality items and trinkets to give away as client gifts.

  • You can't tell the players without a scorecard

    Cohen CHARLESTON -- It's that time of year again. There's the crack of the bat, the smack of the baseball in leather at Major League spring training camps, where branches of palm tress ever so gently sway, a filter for the comforting rays of sun. It is as sure a sign of spring as adjournment of the West Virginia Legislature.

  • Lawsuit abuse hurts state's job prospects, WV CALA says

    Cohen WHEELING - West Virginia must improve the reputation of its court system if the state wants to improve job opportunities for local workers, according to a statewide group.

  • CALA taking aim at 'biggest turkeys'

    Cohen CHARLESTON - While West Virginia families enjoy their holiday get-together this week, they are being warned to watch out for a band of sick turkeys on the loose.

  • Orrick plans merger

    Ralph Baxter CHARLESTON - Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe, a San Francisco-based law firm that built its Global Operations Center in Wheeling, has reached an agreement to merge with New York-based Dewey Ballantine.

  • Darrell McGraw's $64,000 question

    It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out Darrell McGraw's favorite television programs: game shows!

  • Lawyer ads: What's the game plan now?

    Cohen CHARLESTON -- Whenever there are winners and losers, the margin between victory and defeat always can be measured.

  • CSX asbestos suit drawing national focus

    CHARLESTON – A lawsuit involving CSX, alleged asbestos screening fraud and a well-known asbestos reader is drawing national attention.

  • U.S. House still looking at mass tort screenings

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on Tuesday questioned a panel of state health officials about laws governing mass tort screenings and then asked medical screening company officials and their physicians about their level of compliance in generating thousands of disputed silicosis claims.

  • Greed may be catching up to asbestos 'prepack' bankruptcy players

    For decades asbestos and silicosis litigation has clogged the nation's courts, bankrupted American companies and lined the pockets of plaintiff's attorneys.

  • It's time to stop lying: West Virginians deserve the truth

    Jeffrey T. Jones Once again West Virginia is under attack by the U. S. Chamber of Commerce and the billion-dollar corporations that it represents. The charge? That West Virginia's courts are the worst in the country.

  • Trial lawyers ads hit the airwaves

    CHARLESTON – Advertisements critical of a recent ad campaign saying West Virginia legal climate is the least fair in the nation have begun airing radio stations across the state.

  • Text of radio ad for jump

    "The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is running ads to convince you that lawsuits and the legal system are costing each American $886 dollars a year. But the Wall Street Journal reports that figure "includes payments that don't involve the legal system at all."