News from August 2007

Attorneys pitch in to help Little League, other sports teams

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 1, 2007

CHARLESTON -- As friends, parents, or other relatives sit on the sidelines watching the children play Little League Baseball and a variety of other sports, the team's sponsors probably do not come to mind much during the game.

Quadriplegic sues group that helps those with disabilities

By Cara Bailey | Aug 1, 2007

CHARLESTON - A quadriplegic Raleigh County man has filed a lawsuit against a state nonprofit organization that is supposed to help residents with disabilities live independent, productive lives.

Retired judge says AG, state agency bullying him over home sale

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 1, 2007

Egnor CHARLESTON – A retired judge wants to sell his home, but he says the state Real Estate Commission and even Attorney General Darrell McGraw's office are working to keep him from doing so.

Video showing some King plaintiffs shows up on YouTube

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 1, 2007

WINFIELD – Videotaped testimony from six of the more than 100 people who have filed medical malpractice suits against a former Putnam County doctor have popped up on YouTube.

State personnel director returning to private sector

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 2, 2007

Streyle-Anderson CHARLESTON -- Gov. Joe Manchin has announced that Billie Jo Streyle-Anderson, director of the West Virginia Division of Personnel, ws to leave the administration Aug. 3 to return to private sector work focusing on employment law and government liability.

Work injury led to bankruptcy, man's suit says

By Cara Bailey | Aug 2, 2007

WELLSBURG - An Ohio man and his family have filed a suit against a West Virginia steel company after he became ill and was forced to file for bankruptcy to help pay for his medical expenses.

State Chamber annual meeting to highlight economic development, tax strategies

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 2, 2007

Maynard CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday released the agenda for the 2007 Annual Meeting and West Virginia Business Summit.

Women say they were fired from Wells Fargo because of their age

By Cara Bailey | Aug 2, 2007

CHARLESTON - Charleston attorney Mark Atkinson has filed lawsuits on behalf of three Fayette County women who claim they were fired because of their age.

Hospital supervisor sexually harassed woman, suit says

By Cara Bailey | Aug 2, 2007

CHARLESTON - A Lawrence County, Ohio, woman has filed a lawsuit against her former supervisor at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, claiming he sexually harassed her.

Special judge appointed to hear noise ordinance writ

By Lawrence Smith | Aug 2, 2007

WINFIELD – As one legal action a Hurricane man filed in Putnam Circuit Court gets under way, another sees some action with the appointment of a special judge, and response by the defendant.

Journalist sues contractor over attempt to censor story

By Lawrence Smith | Aug 2, 2007

WINFIELD – The publisher of a Putnam County news Web site has filed suit against an Ohio contractor for its attempt to stifle a story he was preparing on unlicensed blasting taking place on a new Wal-Mart store near his home.

State economy is better than you think

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 2, 2007

Decanio CHARLESTON -- Regarding Forbes magazine's recent report of West Virginia's business climate ranked 50th, there is evidence to the contrary. There are several studies that indicate West Virginia has a better climate than Forbes claims.

Supreme Court to hear jail case in October

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 2, 2007

HUNTINGTON - The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has set a date to hear arguments over who should pay to house state inmates.

Woman sues for daughter hit by drunken driver

By Cara Bailey | Aug 2, 2007

MARTINSBURG - A Berkeley County woman has filed a suit on behalf of her daughter who was hit by a drunken driver while walking down a Martinsburg street.

Woman sues after being hit by Mack truck

By Cara Bailey | Aug 2, 2007

MORGANTOWN - A Monongalia County woman has filed a lawsuit seeking damages after she was hit by a Mack truck.

ALL THINGS JURY: Attorneys and researchers -� partners for success

By Mark C. Blankenship | Aug 2, 2007

Blankenship CHARLESTON -- Lawyers spend years honing their skills as advocates for their clients. With each filing, brief, motion, argument, and trial, lawyers practice the best way to tell a client's story in mediation, before the bench and in front of a jury.

Berkeley man ordered to pay Papua New Guinea embassy $70K

By Cara Bailey | Aug 2, 2007

MARTINSBURG - A federal court has ordered a Berkeley County man to pay the Embassy of Papua New Guinea more than $70,000 in fraudulently obtained funds.

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