News from May 2007

Texas judge rules on side of sister paper of The Record

By Ann Knef | May 1, 2007

BEAUMONT, Texas -- Jefferson County District Judge Donald Floyd has ruled in favor of The Southeast Texas Record, denying plaintiff's attorney Brent Coon's demand to question its editor and reporter.

PERSONNEL FILE: Steptoe & Johnson receives award for participation in Minority Clerkship Program

By Chris Dickerson | May 1, 2007

CHARLESTON -- Steptoe & Johnson has been honored for its longstanding support of the Minority Clerkship Program, jointly sponsored by the West Virginia State Bar and the West Virginia University College of Law.

PERSONNEL FILE: New lawyers admitted to Bar

By Chris Dickerson | May 1, 2007

CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals admitted the following people into the practice of law in West Virginia on April 17 and 18:

PERSONNEL FILE: Huddleston Bolen adds four attorneys to firm

By Chris Dickerson | May 1, 2007

Rawlings HUNTINGTON -- Huddleston Bolen has announced that attorneys Matthew Rawlings, Ashley French, Alicia Deligne and Justin Gilfert have joined the firm.

PERSONNEL FILE: Steptoe & Johnson attorney co-chairs Benzene conference

By Chris Dickerson | May 1, 2007

Gifford CLARKSBURG -- Robert E. Gifford, a member in the Clarksburg office of Steptoe & Johnson, is co-chairman of this year's Harris Martin Publishing's "New Exposures in Benzene Litigation Conference" being held May 17-18 in the Bellagio Resort Hotel in Las Vegas.

Justices says judge overstepped bounds in DNR pay raise issue

By Steve Korris | May 1, 2007

CHARLESTON - Grant Circuit Judge Andrew Frye stepped out of bounds when he approved a pay raise for Division of Natural Resources conservation officer Stephen Rexrode, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled.

Broadwater posthumously honored with Liberty Bell Award

By Chris Dickerson | May 2, 2007

Broadwater MARTINSBURG -– The late Judge W. Craig Broadwater was honored Wednesday with the 2007 West Virginia Law Day Liberty Bell Award.

'The Law Works' celebrates 200 episodes

By Chris Dickerson | May 2, 2007

Ringer CHARLESTON – West Virginia's only locally produced television program about the law and how it affects daily life celebrates its 200th show on May 10 with a special one-hour call-in from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on West Virginia PBS.

Bastress running for state Supreme Court

By Chris Dickerson | May 2, 2007

Bastress CHARLESTON – A West Virginia University College of Law professor is the first to throw his hat into the ring for the 2008 state Supreme Court race.

Judge denies Bayer's motions for new trial, amended judgment

By Chris Dickerson | May 3, 2007

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha Circuit Judge has denied Bayer CropScience's motions for a new trial and to alter or amend judgment in a 2004 tax case.

YOUR LEGAL WRITES: Coping skills greatest lesson taught in law school

By Kathryn E. Brown | May 3, 2007

CHARLESTON -- For law school professors and their students, this time of year isn't springtime.

McGraw still battling paver for money

By John O'Brien | May 3, 2007

McGraw CHARLESTON - Attorney General Darrell McGraw won his case against a Mercer County asphalt paver nine years ago, but getting Huey Small to pay up has been the difficult part.

Is it even worth wasting my time?

By The West Virginia Record | May 3, 2007

CHARLESTON -- Is it even worth it? Do I even waste time and effort going back down this road again?

Woman sues after slipping on wet floor at Kroger

By Cara Bailey | May 3, 2007

WHEELING - An Ohio County woman says a grocery chain and a cleaning company employee are responsible for injuries she sustained after slipping at the store.

Point Pleasant doctor negligent in Mason couple's injuries, suit alleges

By Lawrence Smith | May 3, 2007

Vaidya POINT PLEASANT – A Point Pleasant urologist is again a defendant in a lawsuit. Only this time he is being sued for alleged negligence on the highway, and not in the operating room.

Celebrating Law Day

By Chris Dickerson | May 3, 2007

State Supreme Court Justice Larry Starcher spoke at Legal Aid's Law Day awards luncheon. CHARLESTON -- Legal Aid of West Virginia celebrated Law Day on May 1 by handing out its first Star Awards to people who have helped the group serve their clients.

State pays $125k to settle fired AG staffer's suit

By Chris Dickerson | May 3, 2007

CHARLESTON -- The state paid more than $125,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a fired member of Attorney General Darrell McGraw's office.

Judges, state leaders review courtroom technology

By Beth Henry | May 3, 2007

Brad White, president and CEO of Nomad Technologies Inc., talks to Kathleen Gross, deputy administrative director of the courts. Gross is a member of the committee that will choose a vendor for multimedia courtroom equipment. MARTINSBURG -- Multimedia technology could eventually be set up in courtrooms throughout the state, and a special committee's visit to Berkeley County is a step in that direction.

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