News from March 2007

Berkeley man says prescribed medicine injured him

By Cara Bailey | Mar 9, 2007

MARTINSBURG - A Berkeley County man has filed a medical malpractice suit against two hospitals, a health care organization and a doctor after he was injured by medicine he received while in their care.

McGraw sues Brazilian tobacco company for $2.5 million in taxes

By Cara Bailey | Mar 9, 2007

CHARLESTON - State Attorney General Darrell McGraw has filed a civil suit against a Brazilian tobacco company, claiming it has not paid more than $2 million in state taxes.

Woman sues over daughter's cheerleading injury

By Cara Bailey | Mar 9, 2007

MARTINSBURG - A Berkeley County woman seeks $150,000 on behalf of her daughter, who was injured while practicing a routine at a cheerleading competition.

Deposition details alleged Better Foods harassment

By Steve Korris | Mar 9, 2007

Craigo CHARLESTON – Anna Reynolds worked seven years for a man who with a single touch ruined her love of dresses, according to her sworn statement in her human rights suit against Better Foods Inc.

Are pharmacies health care providers? Court will hear arguments

By Steve Korris | Mar 9, 2007

CHARLESTON – Attorney J. Robert Rogers of Hurricane, seeking to prove that West Virginia's medical malpractice law does not apply to pharmacies, produced affidavits to that effect from five members of the 1986 legislature.

Supreme Court on the road again to Morgantown

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 9, 2007

A West Virginia University College of Law student speaks with state Supreme Court justices during a recent Baker Cup competition. (Photo courtesy of WVU) CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court of Appeals again is taking its show on the road.

It's time to start thinking about tomorrow

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 9, 2007

The bevy of choices confronting any given state legislature at any given moment in time can be boiled down to a single, crystallizing question: Are our elected leaders living for today, or are they thinking about tomorrow?

Persistence pays off for woman with judgment against Dues

By Lawrence Smith | Mar 12, 2007

CHARLESTON - Though one business debates its option to collect money owed it by a Kanawha County judicial officer, a Clendenin woman has been resolute in getting him to pay on the judgment awarded her.

Dominion, Equitable face federal lawsuits

By Steve Korris | Mar 12, 2007

CHARLESTON – Natural gas companies Dominion Resources Services and Equitable Production face federal lawsuits similar to a Roane County suit that resulted in a $405 million verdict against Columbia Natural Resources.

Hospital meeting open, Supreme Court rules

By Steve Korris | Mar 12, 2007

Starcher CHARLESTON – Any citizen may observe meetings of the medical staff executive committee at Charleston Area Medical Center, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals unanimously ruled March 1.

Woman sues after fall on sidewalk

By Cara Bailey | Mar 13, 2007

CHARLESTON - A woman injured after a fall on sidewalks owned by Kenna Home Cooperative is suing the company for failure to maintain their sidewalks.

Steptoe & Johnson wins Addy Award

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 13, 2007

CHARLESTON -- Steptoe & Johnson received an Addy Award from the American Advertising Association's West Virginia division for the firm's development of its Partner Smart ad series.

AG's post-promise handouts hit $1 million

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 13, 2007

CHARLESTON - In the month since his top assistant promised otherwise, Attorney General Darrell McGraw has handed out $1 million of lawsuit settlement money to various groups across the state.

W.Va. Leadership Conference expanding

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 14, 2007

MORGANTOWN -- The West Virginia Roundtable is expecting a record number of attendees at this year's West Virginia Leadership Conference April 17-18 at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown.

Parents sue after daughter is given an F at school

By Cara Bailey | Mar 14, 2007

CHARLESTON - The parents of a straight-A Sissonville High School student have filed an injunction against a teacher and the Kanawha County Board of Education after the girl was given an F on a project.

Man files civil suit in daughter's sexual assault

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 14, 2007

WINFIELD – A Putnam County parent has sued a couple after his daughter was sexually assaulted by the man at their home.

La. man says he was injured at Nitro travel center

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 14, 2007

WINFIELD – A Louisiana couple says the husband injured himself in the parking lot of the Pilot Travel Center near Nitro and has sued for damages.

McGraw sues national financial company

By Cara Bailey | Mar 15, 2007

CHARLESTON - Attorney General Darrell McGraw has filed a lawsuit against BlueHippo, claiming the company caused several West Virginia consumers to lose money.

Kanawha County posts salaries online

By Cara Bailey | Mar 15, 2007

Carper CHARLESTON - Anyone curious about the pay of Kanawha County officials now can see that information online.

Inmate sues after he was injured in jail fight

By Cara Bailey | Mar 15, 2007

CHARLESTON - A man incarcerated in Southwestern Regional Jail has filed a suit against the jail after he was injured during a fight with other inmates.

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