News from March 2006

Couple still awaiting $95,000 settlement

By John O'Brien | Mar 1, 2006

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County couple awarded $95,000 in a March 2005 trial say they still haven't seen a cent of it and that the man ordered to pay it is trying to find loopholes around obeying the order.

Man sues former employer over drug test

By John O'Brien | Mar 1, 2006

CHARLESTON - A random drug test and possibly positive result was a breach of contract, according to a McDowell County man who was fired after S.W. Jack Drilling Company found his urine sample to test positive for opiates.

Couple fed up with auto insurance company

By John O'Brien | Mar 1, 2006

CHARLESTON - A St. Albans couple is seeking judgment against not only the driver who ran into them, but the insurance company they feel failed to conduct its business properly in the aftermath of a July 2005 wreck.

South Charleston doctor charged in wrongful death suit

By John O'Brien | Mar 1, 2006

CHARLESTON - The death of a Kanawha County man has resulted in a South Charleston doctor being accused in a wrongful death suit.

WV CALA 'honors' Harron with film editing award

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 1, 2006

CHARLESTON -- The Academy Awards presentation happens Sunday, but West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse handed out what it called a "Hollywood-style" award Wednesday to a Bridgeport radiologist for his role in what the group says were false diagnoses of thousands of asbestos and silica victims.

Bank says Cassville woman didn't make house payments

By Audrey Holsclaw | Mar 2, 2006

MORGANTOWN -- A bank alleges that a Monongalia County woman failed to make payments on a manufactured home.

Navy vet-turned-WVU law student stays the course with high court

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 2, 2006

MORGANTOWN -- Thomas "Thom" Boggs is no stranger to rough seas.

State Farm blames two companies for fire

By Audrey Holsclaw | Mar 2, 2006

MORGANTOWN -- An insurance company alleges that two Monongalia County construction companies were negligent in extinguishing a fire.

Ohio firm suing Huntington eatery for bad checks, failure to pay

By Drew Smith | Mar 2, 2006

HUNTINGTON – An Ohio construction company is suing Moe's Southwest Grill claiming the restaurant passed bad checks and failed to the pay for the construction of its Pullman Square location.

Parents of Cabell students sue over false accusations

By Drew Smith | Mar 2, 2006

HUNTINGTON – The parents of five Cabell County middle school students are suing two Cammack Middle School administrators and the Cabell County Board of Education, claiming they negligently accused the children of "butt-raping" another student.

Attorneys sue Wayne woman for litigation fees

By Drew Smith | Mar 2, 2006

WAYNE – A group of attorneys is suing a Wayne woman for refusal to pay litigation costs.

Lindsays fight for half of Druckman's Oxycontin award

By Steve Korris | Mar 2, 2006

CHARLESTON – Things looked rosy for attorney William Druckman when a judge awarded him $833,333.33 for serving as a special assistant attorney general, but the money bought him a load of trouble.

Hughes files financial disclosure statement

By Steve Korris | Mar 2, 2006

CHARLESTON – Chief Deputy Attorney General Frances Hughes has silenced all who said she should file an annual financial disclosure statement.

Private attorneys use state power against defendant

By Steve Korris | Mar 2, 2006

WEIRTON – Class action attorneys have demanded information from a company they sued, not through their own power but through the power of the people of West Virginia.

Plaque at UC pharmacy school to recognize McGraw's donation

By Steve Korris | Mar 2, 2006

Attorney General Darrell McGraw CHARLESTON – The new pharmacy school building at the University of Charleston will carry a big name for a politician who provided big money and a smaller name for a politician who delivered a smaller amount.

Capital students suing teacher, school board over sexual harassment

By John O'Brien | Mar 2, 2006

CHARLESTON - A group of seven Capital students are suing the Kanawha County Board of Education and former Capital High School science teacher Tyrone Persinger for sexual harassment that allegedly occurred from 2001-04.

Public interest group claims Legislature overstepped bounds

By John O'Brien | Mar 2, 2006

CHARLESTON - A public interest group representing citizens who live along various roads in coal producing counties has filed a lawsuit accusing the state Legislature of overstepping its boundaries.

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