News from June 2007
CHARLESTON – In addition to its lawsuit, a Nicholas County finanical services company has filed a companion ethics complaint against a Kanawha County mental hygiene commissioner.
Starcher CHARLESTON – Circuit Judge Richard Facemire biased Clay County jurors against a defendant by acting like a prosecutor, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals unanimously ruled May 15.
CHARLESTON - The mother of an autistic girl is seeking $6 million from the West Virginia and Logan County Boards of Education, among others, claiming an aide physically, mentally and sexually assaulted her daughter for several years.
Lees CHARLESTON – Teachers who have managed their retirement accounts wisely and teachers who have managed their accounts poorly would receive the same benefits if the West Virginia Consolidated Public Retirement Board has its way, according to attorney Jim Lees of Charleston.
The U.S. government is investigating whether West Virginia willfully diverted federal Medicaid funds.
MORGANTOWN - The mother of a man who died in a house fire has filed a suit on behalf of his children, seeking damages under the West Virginia Wrongful Death Act.
HUNTINGTON - A Huntington landowner has filed a suit against the owners of a nightclub previously located on his property, claiming the owners stole from him and destroyed the property.
WHEELING - A Pennsylvania man has filed a suit against a West Virginia gambling facility, claiming he was injured while on the escalator.
MORGANTOWN - A Maryland woman is seeking $50 million after the rented vehicle she was riding in wrecked, causing her to become permanently paralyzed.
HUNTINGTON - A Fayette County man is seeking $10 million in compensatory and punitive damages, after he was seriously injured while worked on a construction site in Ashland, Ky.
Whittaker CHARLESTON - Powerball winner Jack Whittaker has been ordered by a Kanawha Circuit Court judge to honor the terms of an agreement with a woman who said he assaulted her in 2004.
LaCagnin CHARLESTON -- Steve LaCagnin, a member of Jackson Kelly PLLC and Administrative Manager of the firm's Morgantown and Clarksburg offices, is on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Second Expert Panel on Worksite Obesity Prevention in Atlanta.