News from February 2006

Survey says West Virginia juries reflect state's population

By Ann Knef | Feb 23, 2006

CHARLESTON - A survey of West Virginian jurors shows that the people who routinely render crucial courtroom decisions, as a whole closely reflect the state's demographics.

Supreme Court rejects Judge Matish's simple math

By Steve Korris | Feb 23, 2006

CHARLESTON – Harrison County Circuit Judge James Matish found a simple way to calculate attorney's fees in a civil rights case, but his simplicity did not satisfy the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

Reel justice: W.Va. legal community talks movies

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 24, 2006

Kent Carper CHARLESTON – With the Academy Awards being handed out next week, it's a perfect time to ask some local attorneys about their all-time favorite films focusing on their profession.

Questions arise over McGraw's methods of handling settlement funds

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 24, 2006

Darrell McGraw CHARLESTON – A state senator says he thinks debate over how Attorney General Darrell McGraw doles out money from his office will end up at the state Supreme Court. Meanwhile, the state Chamber of Commerce says McGraw's actions has cost the state up to $40 million.

Our lawsuit = Our money

By The West Virginia Record | Feb 24, 2006

Taxpayer-funded arrogance sometimes knows no boundaries. So it's about time that West Virginia checks-and-balances started erecting some around our state's runaway Attorney General's office.

Kanawha woman blames Putnam General for slip, fall

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 28, 2006

WINFIELD – A Kanawha County woman has sued Putnam General Hospital claiming she slipped and fell on an ice removal substance in its parking lot.

Man sues contractor for faulty repairs to home

By Brandon Smith | Feb 28, 2006

WHEELING - A man is suing a roofing and painting company after it improperly repaired the roof of his home.

Public hearings on Sago Mine tragedy set for May 2

By The West Virginia Record | Feb 28, 2006

CHARLESTON -- Gov. Joe Manchin has announced that the public hearings on January's Sago Mine Tragedy will be held Tuesday, May 2 on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon.

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