News from March 2007

Appeal in dismissed Mason malpractice case raises constitutional issue

By Lawrence Smith | Mar 1, 2007

Vaidya CHARLESTON - An appeal of a dismissed Mason County malpractice case may provide the state Supreme Court an opportunity to decide on not only the constitutionality of requiring pre-suit notification, but also a state law designed to curb malpractice suits.

CALA sends McGraw sunblock in case bill is passed

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 1, 2007

McGraw CHARLESTON – A tube of sunblock protection has been sent to Attorney General Darrell McGraw in anticipation that an open government bill in the state Legislature will become law.

Marion woman blames business, owners for injuries

By Cara Bailey | Mar 1, 2007

MORGANTOWN - A Marion County woman blames the owners of a Morgantown establishment for her injuries after she fell at the business.

Woman blames nursing home for father's death

By Cara Bailey | Mar 1, 2007

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County woman has filed suit against the health care facility that took care of her father, claiming he died because of malpractice he incurred while staying there.

Despite promise, McGraw hands out even more settlement money

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 1, 2007

McGraw CHARLESTON – In a span of two weeks after promising otherwise, Attorney General Darrell McGraw handed out $500,000 in lawsuit settlement money.

Judges bills, prescription drug plan moving along

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 1, 2007

CHARLESTON – Two bills that would increase the number of circuit and family judges each have passed one legislative branch.

Our work is not done

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 1, 2007

Davis CHARLESTON -- In our professional careers as lawyers and judges, most of the children with whom we come in contact, unfortunately, have been victims of abuse or neglect. Their plight tugs at our hearts and inspires us to do what we can to make their journey through the court system faster and better.

Couple blames PETsMART for woman's injuries

By Cara Bailey | Mar 2, 2007

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County couple has filed a suit against a national-chain pet store after a dog taking obedience classes in the Charleston store attacked the woman.

Raleigh couple sues Ky. firm, WV DOT for man's job injuries

By Cara Bailey | Mar 2, 2007

This is a file photo of a Caterpillar 631C scraper. CHARLESTON - A Raleigh County couple has filed a suit against a highway construction company and the West Virginia Department of Transportation after the man was injured on the job.

Discrimination case against Marshall moved to Cabell County

By Cara Bailey | Mar 2, 2007

HUNTINGTON - A former assistant vice president of academic affairs is suing Marshall University for forcing her to take a lower position that reduced her salary as a result of a disability.

Massey case against court reporter dismissed

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 2, 2007

CHARLESTON – Massey Energy's lawsuit against a Boone County court reporter was dismissed Thursday by a federal judge.

Supreme Court won't hear hospital's appeal in self-insured doctor's case

By John O'Brien | Mar 2, 2007

CAMC General Hospital CHARLESTON - Dr. R.E. Hamrick often wondered why, if he'd never paid out a medical malpractice claim, his medical malpractice insurance premium was so high.

Court reverses 72-year-old woman's homicide conviction

By Steve Korris | Mar 2, 2007

CHARLESTON – Marjorie Green, 72, served jail time for a crime she did not commit, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled.

Former WVU doctor says co-worker behind harassments suits

By Cara Bailey | Mar 2, 2007

MORGANTOWN - A former physician at the West Virginia University School of Medicine is suing the school for $5 million, claiming a peer tried to harm his character by having several sexual harassment suits filed against him.

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