News from April 2007

CALA shares an April Fools Day quiz

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 1, 2007

CHARLESTON -- In honor of April Fools Day, West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse has released a list of 10 cases highlighting what it sees as problems with the state's legal system.

Woman sues Wheeling hospital over husband's death

By Cara Bailey | Apr 2, 2007

WHEELING - The widow of a man who died after being treated at a Wheeling hospital has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the facility.

Business has no welcome wagon for two women

By Cara Bailey | Apr 2, 2007

CHARLES TOWN - The owner of a welcome business has filed a lawsuit against two women who were going to work for her, but decided to open a competing business instead.

Florida woman says asphalt company owes her late father

By Cara Bailey | Apr 2, 2007

CHARLES TOWN - A Florida resident claims a Jefferson County asphalt company owes money to her late father's estate.

Inmate says he was beaten because he is black

By Cara Bailey | Apr 2, 2007

CHARLESTON - An inmate of the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail has filed a suit against the jail, claiming he was brutally beaten by officers because of his race.

PERSONNEL FILE: Timothy Stranko joins Steptoe & Johnson

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 3, 2007

MORGANTOWN -- Timothy P. Stranko has joined the Business Department of Steptoe & Johnson practicing in the firm's Morgantown office.

Executor asks court to help divide estate of woman killed by a son

By Cara Bailey | Apr 3, 2007

CHARLESTON - The executor of the estate of a woman murdered by her mentally ill son has asked the court to help him decide who gets her estate.

Inconsistencies merit appeal dismissal, doctor's lawyers say

By Lawrence Smith | Apr 3, 2007

Vaidya CHARLESTON – Perhaps to coincide with the beginning of the season, legal counsel for a Point Pleasant urologist say the reasons provided by Mason physician for why his malpractice case should be reinstated resemble that of a baseball team manager going deep into his pitching rotation to salvage the game.

AG McGraw shuts down site, sues spa

By John O'Brien | Apr 3, 2007

McGraw CHARLESTON - Attorney General Darrell McGraw has shut down an Internet site that promises television programming for a monthly fee, citing several complaints from his Consumer Protection Division.

Gaming law conference set for next month in Chicago

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 4, 2007

CHICAGO – With table games questions looming for West Virginia, a law conference next month in Chicago might see some Mountain State attorneys.

WVU College of Law to explore pay equity between Mountain State men, women

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 4, 2007

MORGANTOWN -- In 1963, Congress passed the national Equal Pay Act, and it's been almost a decade since lawmakers enacted the 1998 Equal Pay Bill for the state of West Virginia.

Woman sues Family Dollar after package fell on her

By Cara Bailey | Apr 4, 2007

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County woman has filed a suit against a discount store after she was injured when a package fell on her.

Manchin vetoes bill adding six circuit judges

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 4, 2007

Manchin CHARLESTON -- West Virginia's circuit court system will remain as is, at least for now, after Gov. Joe Manchin on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have added six judges.

YOUR LEGAL WRITES: Law firm blogs post mixed results

By Kathryn E. Brown | Apr 4, 2007

Brown Technorati.com claims that at the end of last year, over 57 million blogs were active on the Internet. Marketing experts argue that despite this substantial number, blogging (or "blawging") is a necessary activity in the branding of a law firm's uniqueness.

Chief Justice Davis speaks to State Police Cadets

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 4, 2007

Davis CHARLESTON -- Chief Justice Robin Jean Davis spoke to the 57th class of State Police cadets during their March 30 graduation ceremony at the University of Charleston.

Lawsuit venue bill signed into law

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 4, 2007

Manchin CHARLESTON – A bill aimed at limiting lawsuits filed by out-of-state residents was signed into law, drawing praise and criticism from several groups following the issue.

The life of a defense lawyer

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 4, 2007

Sprouse CHARLESTON -- Most people don't know Tom Smith. But, if you are at the Capitol or if you are need of a good defense lawyer, you know his name.

Gambling isn't economic development

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 4, 2007

McKinney CHARLESTON -- West Virginia lawmakers have wrapped up the 2007 legislative session, and the major piece of legislation emerging from the 60-day session was the bill permitting racetracks to add table games, pending approval by voters of the four counties where the tracks are located.

Standalone art for 4/9 issue: A grand reopening

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 5, 2007

The North Entrance of The Greenbrier is in full bloom this spring. The resort reopened April 2, showcasing the extensive renovations that have been underway for the past three months. Story, more photos on Page 8. WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS -- The Greenbrier resort reopened April 2, showcasing the extensive renovations that have been underway for the past three months.

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