News from August 2008

Dismissed complaint at odds with Golden's account

By Lawrence Smith | Aug 1, 2008

CHARLESTON – Though Ellen Golden will be defending herself against one less ethics complaint with the state Bar, information contained in it seemingly contradicts her claim about her telephone service provider being to blame for not being able to communicate with her bankruptcy clients.

Attorney has past of history of communication failure

By Lawrence Smith | Aug 1, 2008

Golden CHARLESTON – Even when her telephone is functioning, clients of a South Charleston attorney have had problems communicating with her.

Bar delays action in complaint against man accused of unlawful practice

By Lawrence Smith | Aug 1, 2008

CHARLESTON – Despite the state Bar postponing action on a complaint it received for alleged unauthorized practice of law, a Hampshire County man now knows the identity of his accuser.

Huddleston Bolen dedicates law libary in honor of former partner

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 1, 2008

HUNTINGTON -- Huddleston Bolen has announced that it has dedicated the firm's law libraries in honor of former partner, the late William C. Beatty.

Lakin inmate claims worker forced her to have sex, get pregnant

By Cara Bailey | Aug 1, 2008

CHARLESTON - An inmate at the Lakin Correctional Center for Women has filed a suit against the state division of corrections and her supervisor, claiming he forced her to have sex with him, through which she became pregnant.

Massey cites litigation in quarterly report

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 1, 2008

Blankenship RICHMOND, Va. -- Massey Energy cited litigation costs in its second quarter, saying it offset strong operating results.

Forbes ranks W.Va. last again for business

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 1, 2008

Cohen CHARLESTON – For the second consecutive year, Forbes magazine has ranked West Virginia as the worst state in the nation for business.

McGraw has taken outside counsel idea to new heights

By Staff reports | Aug 1, 2008

McGraw CHARLESTON -- New York's Eliot Spitzer made may have made the practice fashionable, but West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw has a lengthy and enduring pattern of hiring outside counsel and appointing special assistants to help bring sizable financial settlements to the state coffers.

Don't lower the bar

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 1, 2008

West Virginia isn't short of lawyers.

Huntington policemen say they don't belong in civil suit

By Steve Korris | Aug 4, 2008

HUNTINGTON – Three Huntington policemen plead in U.S. District Court that they don't belong in a civil suit that former prison inmate John David Mooney filed after U. S. appeals judges vacated his conviction.

Woman sues St. Albans after officer hit her during chase

By Cara Bailey | Aug 4, 2008

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County woman has filed a suit against the City of St. Albans, after she was hit by a police officer while he was pursuing another driver.

Kanawha man in a lather over car wash product

By Cara Bailey | Aug 4, 2008

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County man has filed a suit against a car wash distributor, after he was injured when he used their cleanser.

PERSONNEL FILE: Foster named 2008 Super Lawyers Rising Star

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 5, 2008

CHARLESTON -– The Foster Law Firm is pleased to announce the selection of William F. Foster II as a Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2008.

PERSONNEL FILE: Spilman Thomas & Battle announces re-election of management committee member

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 5, 2008

Ferretti CHARLESTON -- The law firm of Spilman Thomas & Battle is pleased to announce the re-election of David P. Ferretti as Member in Charge of Lawyer Administration.

PERSONNEL FILE: 16 Bowles Rice attorneys named Super Lawyers

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 5, 2008

CHARLESTON -- Sixteen attorneys with the law firm of Bowles Rice McDavid Graff & Love have been selected for inclusion in the 2008 edition of West Virginia Super Lawyers, published by Law & Politics Magazine.

Cigna seeks removal of benefits case

By Audrey Holsclaw | Aug 6, 2008

HUNTINGTON -- Cigna Healthcare Mid-Atlanic and Connecticut General Life Insurance Company have filed a notice of removal from the Circuit Court of Cabell County to federal court after a Huntington man claimed he was wrongfully denied benefits.