News from April 2008

YOUR LEGAL WRITES: Mastering law firm administration

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 1, 2008

CHARLESTON -- Harry S. Truman, the 33rd president of the United States, was known for many things, one of which was his unique ability to summarize a situation in a simple yet loaded sentence.

Endorsements continue to roll in for Greear

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 1, 2008

Greear CHARLESTON -- Charleston attorney and Attorney General Candidate Dan Greear recently announced additional support from legislators across the state.

Former official settles suit with Kanawha judges

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 2, 2008

CHARLESTON – A former Kanawha County official has settled a lawsuit against the county's seven circuit judges for $195,000.

Mingo Co. official asks Maynard to recuse himself

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 2, 2008

Maynard CHARLESTON -- A Mingo County commissioner wants state Supreme Court Chief Justice Spike Maynard to step aside in an appeal.

Fayette officials named in development lawsuit

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 2, 2008

CHARLESTON – Fayette County officials were unfair to some citizens by denying building permits to property owners in a housing development along the New River Gorge based upon "ever-changing policies," according to a lawsuit.

Business for Breakfast set for April 25

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 2, 2008

CHARLESTON -- The monthly Business for Breakfast is scheduled for April 25.

PERSONNEL FILE: Katrina W. Mailloux Joins Steptoe & Johnson

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 2, 2008

Mailloux HUNTINGTON -– Katrina W. Mailloux has joined the Business Department of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC and will practice in the firm's Huntington office.

Greear launches grassroots campaign

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 2, 2008

Greear HUNTINGTON -– Dan Greear has launched a grassroots campaign for Attorney General.

Medical Association PAC endorses Beth Walker

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 2, 2008

Walker CHARLESTON -- WESPAC, the political action committee of the West Virginia State Medical Association, has announced its endorsement of Beth Walker for Supreme Court.

2008 will be a year of innovation

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 2, 2008

CHARLESTON -- As I begin my third term as Chief Justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court, I would like to thank outgoing Chief Justice Robin Davis for her hard work, especially on behalf of West Virginia's children during the last two years, and for her support in making the transition between Chiefs a smooth one.

Massey wants other justices to stop Starcher recusal hearing

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 2, 2008

CHARLESTON – Massey Energy is hoping the other state Supreme Court justices put a stop to Justice Larry Starcher's plan to hold an oral hearing on a recusal request.

ABC News at Capitol for Supreme Court story

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 2, 2008

Ross CHARLESTON – An ABC News team has been in Charleston this week, apparently working on a story involving the headline-grabbing state Supreme Court cases involving Massey Energy.

Rodriguez: Garrison is guilty of fraud

By Steve Korris | Apr 3, 2008

Rodriguez MORGANTOWN – On the day before the first hearing in a $4 million struggle between West Virginia University and former football coach Rich Rodriguez, the coach claimed that university president Mike Garrison fraudulently induced him to sign his contract.

Two men file suits after attacks in Nitro

By Cara Bailey | Apr 3, 2008

CHARLESTON - Two men each have filed a suit after they were attacked by the same men outside the Nitro Community Center, in separate incidents, after their night classes.

PERSONNEL FILE: Nickerson named Foundation Fellow

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 3, 2008

Nickerson CLARKSBURG -– Gary W. Nickerson, a member in the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson, has been named Foundation Fellow by the West Virginia Bar Foundation.

Court hears unemployment case of Blankenship's maid

By Steve Korris | Apr 3, 2008

CHARLESTON – Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship didn't hire Deborah May as his maid or fire her, but she asks the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to award her unemployment compensation because he overworked and mistreated her.

Greear endorsed by West Virginians for Life

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 3, 2008

Greear CHARLESTON -- Dan Greear has received the endorsement of the West Virginians for Life Political Action Committee in his bid to become the state's next Attorney General.

Class action filed over AB&C Group plant closings

By Audrey Holsclaw | Apr 3, 2008

MARTINSBURG -- Four Berkeley and Jefferson County plant workers claim they and 375 others suffered a plant closing without proper notice.

Starcher to judge University of Cincinnati moot court

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 3, 2008

Starcher CINCINNATI – West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Larry V. Starcher is among the jurists who will be judging the final round of the University of Cincinnati College of Law's 21st Annual Rendigs National Products Liability Moot Court Competition on April 5.

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