News from June 2007

Dues under investigation for new complaints of unethical behavior

By Lawrence Smith | Jun 1, 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.

Judge biased jurors, Supreme Court rules

By Steve Korris | Jun 1, 2007

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.

Autistic girl assaulted, $6 million suit claims

By Cara Bailey | Jun 1, 2007

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.

Retirement accounts belong to teachers, not board, Lees says

By Steve Korris | Jun 1, 2007

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.

Ink-stained delusions of grandeur

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 1, 2007

The U.S. government is investigating whether West Virginia willfully diverted federal Medicaid funds.

Mother files wrongful death suit for son's children

By Cara Bailey | Jun 4, 2007

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 landowner says nightclub stole his property

By Cara Bailey | Jun 4, 2007

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.

Pa. man blames Wheeling Island for fall on escalator

By Cara Bailey | Jun 4, 2007

WHEELING - A Pennsylvania man has filed a suit against a West Virginia gambling facility, claiming he was injured while on the escalator.

Md. woman seeks $50 million for paralyzing wreck in rental car

By Cara Bailey | Jun 4, 2007

MORGANTOWN - A Maryland woman is seeking $50 million after the rented vehicle she was riding in wrecked, causing her to become permanently paralyzed.

Fayette man seeks $10 million for on-the-job fall

By Cara Bailey | Jun 5, 2007

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.

Judge order Whittaker to honor terms of agreement

By Cara Bailey | Jun 5, 2007

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.

PERSONNEL FILE: LaCagnin to serve on CDC panel on worksite obesity prevention

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 5, 2007

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.

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