News from October 2006

State Chamber policies will improve business climate

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 3, 2006

Roberts CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce has adopted a package of policy recommendations that, if enacted or implemented, would greatly advance West Virginia's capability to generate business investment and employment growth.

Disbarred attorney did little to aid clients, records show

By Lawrence Smith | Oct 3, 2006

MARTINSBURG – If a disbarred attorney did anything good during his nine years in private practice, as one state Supreme Court justice suggested, court records show little evidence of it.

When heart stops, case starts

By John O'Brien | Oct 3, 2006

A pacemaker made by Guidant. CHARLESTON - As far as the law is concerned, those individuals whose pacemakers fail are the lucky ones. At least that's the thought to which Wheeling attorney Barry Hill subscribes.

Four justices to attend opening of Berkeley Judicial Center

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 4, 2006

MARTINSBURG -- Four of West Virginia's five Supreme Court justices will attend the grand opening Friday of the Berkeley County Judicial Center at 2 p.m. Friday.

Jackson Kelly supports National Summit of Mining Communities

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 4, 2006

CHARLESTON -- Jackson Kelly recently announced its suport for the first-ever National Summit of Mining Communities (NSMC), which was held Oct. 3-5 in Leadville, Colo., the highest incorporated community in the United States

PERSONNEL FILE: Persinger honored at WVBA annual meeting

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 4, 2006

HOT SPRINGS, Va. -- The West Virginia Bar Association held its 120th Annual Meeting Sept. 21-23 at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Va.

Poca couple blames contractor for host of problems

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 4, 2006

WINFIELD – A Poca couple blames the owner of a construction company after a host of problems that resulted from contracting him to build an addition to their home.

Former inmate files suit over anti-cohabitation law

By John O'Brien | Oct 5, 2006

CHARLESTON - A former inmate says the state's rarely enforced anti-cohabitation law is unfair and has filed suit against the state's Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, Division of Corrections and Director of Parole Services Delbert Harrison.

Berger named WVU's alum of the year

By John O'Brien | Oct 5, 2006

Berger CHARLESTON - As a 17-year-old girl fresh out of McDowell County, Irene Berger admits she didn't have the broadest horizons when she first encountered student life at West Virginia University.

Justices seem skeptical in case of firefighter caught with crack

By Steve Korris | Oct 5, 2006

CHARLESTON – Michael Giannini might as well push a rock uphill as try to win back his job as a Huntington firefighter after getting caught with crack cocaine.

Starcher keeping memory of state's first black attorney alive

By Lawrence Smith | Oct 5, 2006

INSTITUTE – A state Supreme Court justice regaled the local chapter of national civil rights organization of his effort to bring more awareness of the state's first black attorney who had a hand in the organization's creation.

UC again to study idea of a law school

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 5, 2006

Welch CHARLESTON – Now that its pharmacy school is up and running, the University of Charleston might turn its focus to starting a law school.

Protective motion denied for doctor in King case

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 5, 2006

WINFIELD – A motion request has been denied to protect a doctor who has testified that a few of his patients said they had been solicited to join the parade of lawsuits filed against Dr. John A. King and Putnam General Hospital.

Woman says she was injured at hospital

By John O'Brien | Oct 5, 2006

MORGANTOWN - A Monongalia County woman says she slipped and fell on a puddle of water at Monongalia General Hospital.

Milton man claims he suffered on CSX job

By John O'Brien | Oct 5, 2006

HUNTINGTON - A Milton man blames his longtime employer for the pain he says that grew in his neck as a result of excessive hours and inefficient machinery.

Twenty-one sue over rafting accident

By John O'Brien | Oct 5, 2006

CHARLES TOWN - A lawsuit filed by 20 individuals names River Riders, Inc., as being responsible for a whitewater rafting accident that took place Sept. 30, 2004, and seeks more than $4 million.

McGraw reaches settlement with PayPal

By John O'Brien | Oct 5, 2006

McGraw CHARLESTON - State Attorney General Darrell McGraw recently reached an agreement with PayPal, Inc., to resolve an investigation into the company's business practices.

Former Sissonville student charged with sexual harassment

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 5, 2006

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County teenager and her parents are suing a former classmate over alleged sexual harassment that took place at Sissonville High School.

CLE classes at Marshall

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 5, 2006

SOUTH CHARLESTON -- Marshall University and Second Creek Technologies sponsored their first Continuing Legal Education class Oct. 4 at MU's South Charleston campus.

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