News from July 2007

Albright , Starcher say suspended magistrate should be paid

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 2, 2007

Albright CHARLESTON -- A Braxton County Magistrate should be paid while on suspension for allegedly helping her son set up a jail inmate for retaliation, two state Supreme Court Justices say in a dissenting opinion.

Human Rights Commission cases now online

By Lawrence Smith | Jul 2, 2007

Carter CHARLESTON – A state agency has taken another step into the information age by placing decisions made by its administrative law judges online.

Wellsburg, Brooke school board sued over sidewalk fall

By Cara Bailey | Jul 3, 2007

WELLSBURG - A Brooke County woman filed a suit against the city of Wellsburg after she fell on a sidewalk in the town.

Marion couple file med mal case over son's birth

By Cara Bailey | Jul 3, 2007

MORGANTOWN - A Marion County couple has filed a medical malpractice suit against a Monongalia County hospital and the physician who delivered their son.

Physicians Mutual already paying back state loan, 28 years early

By Steve Korris | Jul 3, 2007

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Physicians' Mutual Insurance Company has started paying off a $24 million state loan, 28 years ahead of schedule.

Greear explores run for Kanawha Circuit judge

By Cara Bailey | Jul 5, 2007

CHARLESTON - Charleston attorney and former House of Delegates member Dan Greear filed pre-candidacy papers July 2 to begin the process of running for Kanawha Circuit Court judge.

Woman sues medical center, city for fall in alley

By Cara Bailey | Jul 5, 2007

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County woman filed a suit against a local medical center and the City of Charleston after she fell in an alley maintained by the city and the center.

Falling box leads to suit against Lowe's

By Cara Bailey | Jul 5, 2007

HUNTINGTON - A Kanawha County couple has filed a personal injury suit against a national home improvement center after the woman was injured when a box fell on her at the store.

West Virginia court system getting server updates

By The West Virginia Record | Jul 6, 2007

CHARLESTON -- On July 9, the computer servers for the West Virginia court system will be changed.

Woman sues landlords after sewage leaks into her eye

By Cara Bailey | Jul 6, 2007

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County woman has filed a suit against her landlords after she was injured when sewage from the apartment above her leaked into her eye.

Greenbrier couple files med mal suit after hysterectomy

By Cara Bailey | Jul 6, 2007

CHARLESTON - A Greenbrier County couple filed a suit against a local physician and his medical office, claiming they are victims of medical malpractice.

DIRECTV to provide restitution in W.Va.

By John O'Brien | Jul 9, 2007

McGraw CHARLESTON - State Attorney General Darrell McGraw, unhappy with the company's practices, recently reached an agreement with DIRECTV that will offer refunds to more than 1,000 consumers.

Dunbar council sues mayor, others over pay issue

By Cara Bailey | Jul 9, 2007

CHARLESTON - The City Council of Dunbar has filed a lawsuit against, among others, the mayor and the town clerk claiming their actions are illegal after the mayor changed the pay of city department heads from salary to hourly.

CATCHING UP: Berger rules for DOT in coal truck case

By The West Virginia Record | Jul 9, 2007

CHARLESTON - Kanawha Circuit Court Judge Irene Berger ruled in favor of the defendants in the case of Coal River Mountain Watch against the Department of Transportation.

WVU Tech supporters seek writ to halt merger

By Cara Bailey | Jul 10, 2007

CHARLESTON - A group of West Virginia University Tech supporters have filed a lawsuit, seeking a writ of mandamus to halt the school from being merged with West Virginia University until a satisfactory long-term plan can be developed.

Barbour man sues ICG for incident at Sago Mine

By Cara Bailey | Jul 10, 2007

CHARLESTON - A Barbour County man has filed a lawsuit against International Coal Group after a slab of roof rock fell on him while he was working at the Sago Mine.

High-rise sued after woman suffers injury in hallway

By Cara Bailey | Jul 10, 2007

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County woman has filed a suit against the managers of a local high-rise public housing development after she was injured in the hallway of one of the buildings.

Man says he fell on ice on car lot

By Cara Bailey | Jul 10, 2007

MARTINSBURG - A Berkeley County man has filed a suit against a local business, claiming he fell and was injured while performing business.

Pharmacies don't provide health care, Supreme Court rules

By Steve Korris | Jul 11, 2007

Starcher CHARLESTON – Pharmacies do not provide health care, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has decided.

Media Center helps spread messages

By The West Virginia Record | Jul 11, 2007

Bubba has been rewired twice - most recently last year after The Media Center acquired it. Bubba's equipment was upgraded from analog to digital. CHARLESTON -- The Media Center is in the business of getting out a message.

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