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Similarities in Illinois wrongful-death, sealed W. Va. malpractice suits

Delores Clonch shows a diagram of how the doctor would remove a portion of and later reattach her colon. (Photo by Lawrence J. Smith) CHARLESTON – The allegations leveled against a former Mason County doctor in an Illinois wrongful death suit bears a resemblance to the allegations a Gallipolis, Ohio, woman leveled against him in a 2000 malpractice suit.

Judge shouldn't have excluded witnesses, Justices rule

Starcher CHARLESTON – Kanawha Circuit Judge Paul Zakaib shouldn't have excluded two doctors from testifying in a food poisoning lawsuit against Wendy's International restaurants, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals decided.

Group wants Republicans to consider public office

CHARLESTON -– With the West Virginia candidate filing period looming, West Virginia Republican Club President Lisa Peana called on concerned Republicans to consider running for public office in 2008.

PERSONNEL FILE: Max L. Corley III joins Dinsmore & Shohl

Corley CHARLESTON –- Max L. Corley III has joined Dinsmore & Shohl LLP as a Partner in the Natural Resources and Litigation Practice Groups.

PERSONNEL FILE: Joseph U. Leonoro joins Steptoe & Johnson

Leonoro CHARLESTON -– Joseph U. Leonoro has joined the Labor Department of Steptoe & Johnson, and will focus his practice in the area of employment law in the firm's Charleston office.

PERSONNEL FILE: Dinsmore & Shohl attorneys named to 'Best Lawyers' list

CINCINNATI -– Seventy-six lawyers from Dinsmore & Shohl were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2008.

Former Heiner's work claims discrimination

HUNTINGTON - A Cabell County woman is suing a local bakery for $74,000, claiming she was discriminated against while working at the factory.

Petition seeks ouster of four Nitro officials

CHARLESTON – A petition to have four City of Nitro officials removed from office has been filed in both Kanawha and Putnam counties.

PERSONNEL FILE: Hersh attends tax seminar

MARTINSBURG -- Brett Hersh of Hersh Business Services recently attended a seminar covering changes in the 2007 tax code and factors complicating individual taxation.

Attorneys admitted to State Bar

CHARLESTON -- The following lawyers were admitted to practice law in the State of West Virginia during a ceremony before the Supreme Court of Appeals on Nov. 6.

116 admitted to State Bar

CHARLESTON -- During the week of Oct. 9, 116 lawyers were admitted to practice law in the State of West Virginia during ceremonies before the Supreme Court of Appeals.

Carr named first Miller Energy Professor at WVU

Carr MORGANTOWN -- Timothy Carr, a professor in West Virginia University's Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, has been named the college's first Miller Energy Professor.

Marshall students ready for state Business Plan Competition finals

HUNTINGTON -– A group of three students from Marshall University is among the 10 finalists competing in the 2008 West Virginia's Open for Business – Student Business Plan Competition.

Work begins on Habitat House sponsored by Marshall

HUNTINGTON -– Prep work began Dec. 5 on the Habitat House that Marshall University and Huntington Area Habitat for Humanity are teaming to build in Huntington for a family of three.

Residents asked to nominate local heroes for national award

CHARLESTON -- Every day, ordinary West Virginians become extraordinary. It can happen in an instant of bravery, or through a lifetime of placing others before themselves.

ALL THINGS JURY: Change of Venue opportunities are often overlooked

A fair and impartial trial is, of course, a primary tenant of our legal system. But in high profile cases (both criminal and civil), this right could be compromised. Publicity surrounding the case may be extensive, and/or the principals may be very well-known in the community.

PERSONNEL FILE: Hicks named to American College of Trial Lawyers

Hicks CHARLESTON -- The law firm of Spilman, Thomas & Battle has announced that Elliot G. Hicks has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.

Dunbar man says MRSA infection will shorten his life

CHARELSTON - A Kanawha County man has filed a suit against a local hospital, claiming he has a shortened life expectancy after he developed a staph infection after bypass surgery.

Physician's estate sues other doctors over his death

CHARLESTON - A man in charge of the estate of his deceased father, a Kanawha County doctor, has filed a suit against the physicians who treated his father before he died.

Woman sues two OB-GYNs over birthing-related eye injury

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County woman who was injured during the birth of her child has filed a suit against the doctors who treated her while she was in labor.