News from September 2006
CHARLESTON - Two asbestos suits were recently filed in Kanawha Circuit Court on behalf of individuals who claim a lifetime of asbestos exposure resulted in lung cancer.
CHARLESTON - A Charleston couple says their infant daughter was shot in the eye with a paintball and are blaming the family of the alleged shooter, who is also a child.
CHARLESTON - After having his legs crushed while attempting to clean a machine at a rubber factory, a Clay County man has filed suit against the company claiming he was not properly trained for the job.
MORGANTOWN - The alleged victims of an automobile accident have filed a lawsuit against the man they say was too drunk to drive and the owner of the car he was driving.
CHARLESTON - A recently filed lawsuit charges a Morgantown doctor from deviating from the expected standard of care.
Westmoreland POINT PLEASANT – The beginning of the end may be in sight for a civil suit and criminal charges a Mason County doctor has against a Point Pleasant attorney with the doctor considering a new tactic to get the civil case moving, and investigators shifting their focus on who forged a disputed settlement check.
MORGANTOWN - A Morgantown man says the battery that powers his pacemaker could deplete at any time and is suing the company that installed it.
CHARLESTON – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of West Virginia hurt a lot of people when it went broke 16 years ago, and leaders of the United Mine Workers of America still think it hurt their union more than anyone else.
CHARLESTON – After attorney Kenneth Chittum of Bluefield negotiated $74,300 in insurance payouts for Samantha Sells over a motorcycle crash, Sells fired Chittum and sued him on a claim of legal malpractice.
GRANTSVILLE – A Calhoun County couple was awarded more than $650,000 after a forklift operator dumped a load of trusses on the husband.
CHARLESTON – A Charleston attorney says campaign contributions aren't the reason he has been appointed as a special assistant by Attorney General Darrell McGraw's office three times in the last two years.
They didn't just tell us. No, they didn't issue a press release. We had to ask. And when we did, it took them six weeks to get us an answer.
CHARLESTON - The Board of Directors of Legal Aid of West Virginia, a statewide legal services and advocacy organization, recently elected new officers and board members.
DiTrapano BLUEFIELD - Embattled Charleston attorney Dante DiTrapano's bond has been revoked after a urine specimen last week tested positive for cocaine.
CHARLESTON -- Lawyers planning to sell their businesses or help clients to sell businesses have a new means of ensuring the rewards go to the people who put in the hard work of building those businesses, not the government.