News from February 2006

Man seeks $250,000 from family for 2004 car wreck

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 8, 2006

CHARLESTON – A Charleston man seeks $250,000 from a South Charleston family from a 2004 automobile accident.

Couple says bad test readings left woman with cancer, inability to have more children

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 8, 2006

CHARLESTON – A couple says negligent readings of pap smears led to a late diagnosis of her cancer and her inability to have more children.

Aaron named chief magistrate for Kanawha County

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 8, 2006

CHARLESTON – Kim Aaron has been named chief magistrate of Kanawha County.

Manchin creates group to deal with Mittal Steel-Weirton issues

By The West Virginia Record | Feb 8, 2006

WEIRTON -- Gov. Joe Manchin has joined Northern Panhandle lawmakers, community and business leaders to announce the establishment of the Mittal Steel-Weirton Task Force, a working group that will be charged with development of a plan to address continuing issues at Mittal Steel's Weirton operations.

WVU launches EMBA program at Potomac State College

By The West Virginia Record | Feb 8, 2006

MORGANTOWN -- Nearly 50 business professionals from across the state embarked on a West Virginia University Executive Master of Business Administration degree recently, with some at WVU Potomac State College (PSC) –- the first time for students on the Keyser campus.

WVU Day at Legislature set for Feb. 17

By The West Virginia Record | Feb 8, 2006

MORGANTOWN -- "Service to the State" will be the theme of West Virginia University Day at the Legislature on Friday, Feb. 17, at the state Capitol Complex.

Asbestos plaintiff takes aim at 39 companies

By Ann Knef | Feb 8, 2006

CHARLESTON -- A Michigan man and his wife have filed suit against a litany of defendants in Kanawha County, claiming he developed mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos while working as a laborer and floor tiler in West Virginia.

Couple files med mal suit against CAMC and doctors

By Ann Knef | Feb 8, 2006

CHARLESTON -- Charleston Area Medical Center and four medical specialists are being sued by a Wyoming County woman who claims she was left paraplegic because vital information about her blood clotting disorder was not relayed to her surgeon prior to an aneurysm operation.

Woman sues Huntington, water company, dentist after falling on manhole cover

By Drew Smith | Feb 8, 2006

HUNTINGTON – A Huntington woman is seeking damages for injuries she suffered after she tripped and fell over a manhole outside her dentist's office.

Wayne couple says part of med mal liability act unconstitutional

By Drew Smith | Feb 8, 2006

HUNTINGTON – A Wayne couple is seeking for a provision in the Medical Professional Liability Act to be declared unconstitutional.

Student Computer Technician Project Expanding

By The West Virginia Record | Feb 8, 2006

First Lady Gayle C. Manchin and State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steve Paine receive a $225,000 grant from the Benedum Foundation. CHARLESTON – First Lady Gayle C. Manchin and State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steve Paine officially received a $225,000 grant from the Benedum Foundation on Feb. 8 to expand project that trains students to troubleshoot and repair computers and networks in various schools across the state.

Senate passes bill that undermines job experience

By Steve Korris | Feb 8, 2006

CHARLESTON - West Virginia would no longer require underground coal mining experience for its mine safety director under a bill that the Senate passed Feb. 8.

State to host international mining health and safety symposium in April

By The West Virginia Record | Feb 8, 2006

CHARLESTON - Gov. Joe Manchin has announced that West Virginia will host an International Mining Health and Safety Symposium this April.

Woman blames hotel for fall in parking lot

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 8, 2006

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County woman blames a Charleston hotel after she fell on the icy parking lot.

Woman sues Ford over defective seatbelt

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 8, 2006

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County woman has sued Ford Motor Company over a defective seatbelt that she says caused her severe injuries in an accident.

Logan County woman claims racial discrimination

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 8, 2006

CHARLESTON – A Logan County woman says a hair care salon company refused to even give her a job application because she is black.

Lawyer's estate seeks payments from his firm

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 9, 2006

CHARLESTON – The executor of the estate of a Charleston attorney seeks nearly $700,000 from the firm in which the lawyer was an equity partner.

Whittaker firms sue woman for fraud

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 9, 2006

Jack Whittaker CHARLESTON – Powerball winner Jack Whittaker is suing a Beckley woman he hired to run a used car lot for him, claiming she defrauded the company out of thousands of dollars.

Ravenswood woman says Putnam contractor provided unsafe workplace

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 9, 2006

WINFIELD – A Jackson County woman claims a Putnam County contractor didn't provide a safe workplace, and seeks damages after being injured on the job.

Embassy accuses Berkeley County man of fraudulent scheme

By Beth Henry | Feb 9, 2006

MARTINSBURG -- The Embassy of Papua New Guinea claims a Berkeley County man fraudulently obtained at least $94,000 while he worked as a senior diplomat.

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