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.
News from April 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.
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.
CHARLES TOWN - A Florida resident claims a Jefferson County asphalt company owes money to her late father's estate.
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.
MORGANTOWN -- Timothy P. Stranko has joined the Business Department of Steptoe & Johnson practicing in the firm's Morgantown office.
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.
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.
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.
CHICAGO – With table games questions looming for West Virginia, a law conference next month in Chicago might see some Mountain State attorneys.
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.
CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County woman has filed a suit against a discount store after she was injured when a package fell on her.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.