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Doctor's suit against attorney might stall, but Bar investigation proceeding

Lawrence Smith Aug. 1, 2006, 2:30am

POINT PLEASANT – Despite confusion on the status of the lawsuit he filed, a Mason County physician says he's excited to know that at least one aspect of his quest for justice against a Point Pleasant attorney is going forward.

McGraw sues cigarette company

John O'Brien Aug. 1, 2006, 2:35am

McGraw CHARLESTON - State Attorney General Darrell McGraw is suing a Panama-based cigarette company for a second time, claiming it has not paid the proper taxes to the state.

Prior health woes saved Dues from previous suspension

Lawrence Smith Aug. 1, 2006, 2:40am

CHARLESTON – A conditional suspension given to a Kanawha County attorney last year was not the first time he faced a reprimand or cited health reasons for his misconduct.

Putnam General blames impending closure on trial lawyers

Chris Dickerson Aug. 1, 2006, 10:09am

Putnam General Hospital HURRICANE – Putnam General Hospital officials announced Tuesday that all inpatient services will end at the end of the month, and they placed the blame on trial lawyers.

Woman blames McDonald's for slip and fall

John O'Brien Aug. 1, 2006, 10:11am

MOUNDSVILLE - A Moundsville woman says McDonald's Corp. is to blame for her slipping on a patch of ice.

Roofer sues employer over incident

John O'Brien Aug. 1, 2006, 10:12am

Rockspring's Camp Creek mine in Wayne County. WAYNE - A roof bolter operator says he was injured during an April on-the-job incident and is suing the mining company for damages.

Woman, former landlords in war of words, rent and horses

Chris Dickerson Aug. 1, 2006, 5:20pm

WINFIELD -- A woman says her former landlords wrongly took possession of her rental home, barn and personal property, including horses.

Concrete supplier seeking money

John O'Brien Aug. 2, 2006, 10:04am

WHEELING - An Ohio-based concrete supplier is suing four businesses, including Lowe's Home Centers, claiming they owe almost $300,000.

Man accuses former employer of slander

John O'Brien Aug. 2, 2006, 10:12am

WHEELING - An Ohio County man is accusing his former employer of advising other individuals not to work with him.

YOUR LEGAL WRITES: More on lawyers, slogans and logos

The West Virginia Record Aug. 2, 2006, 3:57pm

CHARLESTON -- Gerald Riskin, a legal consultant with Edge International, believes branding is a license to burn money.

PERSONNEL FILE: Atkins, Oblak join Bowles Rice

The West Virginia Record Aug. 2, 2006, 4:16pm

Atkins MORGANTOWN -- Bowles Rice is pleased to announce that Billy Atkins and Rebecca J. Oblak have joined the firm as partners in the Morgantown office.

Lawyer ads: What's the game plan now?

The West Virginia Record Aug. 2, 2006, 4:28pm

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

Manchin's Open For Business Report for August

The West Virginia Record Aug. 2, 2006, 4:45pm

CHARLESTON -- The August 2006 report reflects progress in the state's economic development efforts during the past month, with projects and related announcements that will assist with the creation of as many as 800 new jobs and the preservation of a significant number of existing jobs.

PERSONNEL FILE: Three Marshall BOG members reappointed for four years

The West Virginia Record Aug. 2, 2006, 5:35pm

Ketchum HUNTINGTON -– West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin has reappointed three members of Marshall University's Board of Governors to four-year terms.

WVU to offer online Master of Legal Studies degree in January

The West Virginia Record Aug. 2, 2006, 5:40pm

MORGANTOWN -- Today's workloads means more and more professionals are seeking cyberspace as an avenue to further their education.

Peeping Tom case hits civil court

John O'Brien Aug. 3, 2006, 2:40am

CHARLESTON - A Dunbar woman has filed a civil lawsuit against the man who pled no contest to criminal charges of spying on her and the owners of her apartment building.

Ghost writer accused of portraying psychiatrist, doctor

John O'Brien Aug. 3, 2006, 2:45am

MARTINSBURG - A Hedgesville woman is claiming the Eastern Panhandle's foremost authority on ghosts tricked her into thinking she was a psychiatrist and doctor.

Firefighters should have applid for workers' comp, Court says

Steve Korris Aug. 3, 2006, 5:39am

CHARLESTON – Fifteen Martinsburg firefighters who sued the city because they thought they could not pursue workers' compensation claims found out they should have applied for workers' comp after all.

Supreme Court gives Harrison judge four opinions

Steve Korris Aug. 3, 2006, 5:50am

CHARLESTON – Anyone who has taken direction from four bosses at once knows how Harrison County Circuit Judge James Matish feels.

Couple searching for 'The Iron Duke'

John O'Brien Aug. 3, 2006, 7:30am

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County couple says their boat, "The Iron Duke," was improperly taken from them as a method of settling a Kanawha County magistrate's judgment.