News from August 2006

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

By Lawrence Smith | Aug 1, 2006

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

By John O'Brien | Aug 1, 2006

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

By Lawrence Smith | Aug 1, 2006

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

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 1, 2006

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

By John O'Brien | Aug 1, 2006

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

Roofer sues employer over incident

By John O'Brien | Aug 1, 2006

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

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 1, 2006

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

Concrete supplier seeking money

By John O'Brien | Aug 2, 2006

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

By John O'Brien | Aug 2, 2006

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

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 2, 2006

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

PERSONNEL FILE: Atkins, Oblak join Bowles Rice

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 2, 2006

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?

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 2, 2006

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

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 2, 2006

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

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 2, 2006

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

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 2, 2006

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

By John O'Brien | Aug 3, 2006

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

By John O'Brien | Aug 3, 2006

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

By Steve Korris | Aug 3, 2006

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

By Steve Korris | Aug 3, 2006

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'

By John O'Brien | Aug 3, 2006

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.

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