News from July 2006

Supreme Court to decide fate of lawyer charged with murder

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 3, 2006

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court will decide whether to suspend the law license of a former Mingo County assistant prosecutor who has been charged with murder in Kentucky.

Woman says she was victim of harassment, discrimination at AEP

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 3, 2006

WINFIELD -- A Putnam County woman says she was a victim of sexual harassment and gender discrimination while working for American Electric Power.

Massey says Boone court reporter misled them

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 3, 2006

CHARLESTON – A.T. Massey Coal Company has filed a federal lawsuit against the Boone County Circuit Court reporter after it claims she misled the company about her ability to produce a transcript of a 2002 trial.

Venue decision opens door for plaintiffs

By Steve Korris | Jul 5, 2006

CHARLESTON – Bart Morris of Virginia suffered an injury on his job in Virginia operating a forklift that an Ohio company made, but the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has decided that he can sue for damages in West Virginia.

Couple says motor bike they bought was a dud

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 5, 2006

WINFIELD -- A couple claims a Cabell County company sold them a worthless motor bike.

Man says women tried to scam him of $22,000 over beauty salon

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 5, 2006

WINFIELD – A Mason County man says two Putnam County women tried to scam him out of $22,000 over the purchase of the contents of a beauty salon.

Woman files suit over sexual atmosophere at Eleanor Foodland

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 5, 2006

WINFIELD -- A Putnam County woman claims she was subjected to intolerable sexual comments while working at a local grocery store.

Judge demands complaint against mayor amended

By John O'Brien | Jul 5, 2006

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha Circuit judge ordered one of the two Charleston police officers who is suing Mayor Danny Jones over not being promoted in a timely fashion to amend her complaint.

City settles with insurance companies

By John O'Brien | Jul 5, 2006

CHARLESTON - The City of Charleston and 14 insurance companies have reached an agreement to settle a lawsuit filed by the city in 2002.

Fayette nurses claim wrongful termination

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 5, 2006

CHARLESTON – Three Fayette County nurses say they were wrongfully fired from their jobs for speaking out about quality of care issues at a nursing home.

WVU to co-sponsor SuperComputing Science Consortium entrepreneurs' seminar

By The West Virginia Record | Jul 5, 2006

MORGANTOWN -- Regional businesses and area faculty are invited to the Regional Business Opportunities in Supercomputing 2006 Seminar Friday, July 14 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Waynesburg College in Waynesburg, Pa.

WVU mining chair Peng steps down

By The West Virginia Record | Jul 5, 2006

Peng MORGANTOWN -- Syd Peng, a well-known figure on the state, national and international coal mining scenes, is stepping down as chair of the West Virginia University Department of Mining Engineering after more than 28 years on the job.

Conductor blames motel, CSX for fall in room

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 5, 2006

CHARLESTON -- A conductor for CSX Transportation blames his employer and the operators of a Hinton motel for injuries he sustained when he slipped on water in his motel room.

Attorneys file 16 joint asbestos suits

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 5, 2006

CHARLESTON – Attorneys have filed 16 joint asbestos cases each naming 143 defendants in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Man says care facility to blame for wife's death

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 5, 2006

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County man blames a South Charleston care facility for his wife's death after she was entrapped in her bed, entered a coma and later died.

ON THE MONEY: What to do if you're suddenly a trustee

By The West Virginia Record | Jul 5, 2006

Jeffery Thomas CHARLESTON -- Many people establish trusts as a way to pass on their wealth to their family and loved ones.

State native now Florida's Chief Justice

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 6, 2006

R. Fred Lewis, Florida's new chief justice, is a native of West Virginia. He grew up in Raleigh County. He's shown here with his fellow Florida Supreme Court justices. TALLAHASSEE - West Virginia native R. Fred Lewis began his two-year term as Florida's chief justice with an open invitation to "come share with us your vision of justice."

Lawyer annulled after losing Colorado license

By Steve Korris | Jul 6, 2006

CHARLESTON – When the Colorado State Bar kicked out Daniel Post, he should have reported it to West Virginia where he still held a license to practice law.

Woman says credit union CEO filled workplace with sexual harassment

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 6, 2006

CHARLESTON – A former employee of Pioneer West Virginia Federal Credit Union says she and her former co-workers were subjected to a workplace filled with sexual harassment of all kinds.

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