News from July 2008

McGraw backers will argue for $4M in state case

By John O'Brien | Jul 1, 2008

McGraw WHEELING – Campaign contributors given state contracts by state Attorney General Darrell McGraw will try to stake their claims to portions of nearly $4 million in fees in August.

Woman says 7-Eleven to blame for premature delivery

By Cara Bailey | Jul 1, 2008

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County woman claims she and her then-unborn daughter were injured when a door at a local convenience store hit her, causing her to prematurely deliver her daughter.

Woman sues bar after drunk patron fell on her, knocking out teeth

By Cara Bailey | Jul 1, 2008

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County woman has filed a suit against a local sports bar after her front two teeth were knocked out when an intoxicated patron fell on top of her.

PERSONNEL FILE: New members admitted to State Bar

By The West Virginia Record | Jul 1, 2008

CHARLESTON -- The following lawyers were admitted to practice law in the State of West Virginia during a ceremony before the Supreme Court of Appeals on June 26.

PERSONNEL FILE: Seven Dinsmore & Shohl attorneys on W.Va. Super Lawyers list

By The West Virginia Record | Jul 1, 2008

CHARLESTON -- Seven Dinsmore & Shohl attorneys have been named to the 2008 West Virginia Super Lawyers list by Law & Politics Media.

PERSONNEL FILE: Steptoe & Johnson attorneys named to Super Lawyers list

By The West Virginia Record | Jul 1, 2008

CLARKSBURG -- Steptoe & Johnson is pleased to announce that 25 of the firm's lawyers are included in the 2008 class of West Virginia Super Lawyers, with four lawyers included in "West Virginia Rising Stars," a special supplement produced by Law and Politics magazine.

Ky. man's estate names 30 companies in asbestos suit

By Cara Bailey | Jul 1, 2008

CHARLESTON - Thirty state and national companies are being sued by the estate of Kentucky man who died from lung cancer he contracted after working in environments that exposed him to asbestos and other deadly dusts.

Clay couple files another Digitek suit

By Cara Bailey | Jul 1, 2008

CHARLESTON - Another person injured by the drug Digitex has filed another suit against Mylan Pharmaceuticals, the distributor of the drug.

Cyclist sues after woman hits him with car

By Cara Bailey | Jul 2, 2008

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County man has filed a suit against a woman who hit him with her car while he was riding his bicycle.

Minister says he didn't get bigger role after trying to file sexual harassment complaint

By Cara Bailey | Jul 2, 2008

CHARLESTON - A former Teays Valley youth minister has filed a suit against his church, claiming he was denied a leadership role in the church after he tried to file a sexual harassment complaint against his pastor.

McGraw mad at bank's move

By John O'Brien | Jul 2, 2008

McGraw CHARLESTON – State Attorney General Darrell McGraw is upset that Capitol One Bank changed its registration to put a stop to his investigation.

Con artists cause problems for struggling wire company

By John O'Brien | Jul 3, 2008

McGraw ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. -– A troubled wire transfer company settled Wednesday with 45 state attorneys general, including state Attorney General Darrell McGraw, agreeing to provide fraud prevention education services.

U.S. aims to stop suits filed by prisoner

By Steve Korris | Jul 3, 2008

BECKLEY – U.S. Attorney Charles Miller has moved to cut off a pair of lawsuits that a federal prisoner in Beaver filed in Raleigh County against prison employees.

Justices back judge on dismissal of railroad asbestos suits

By Steve Korris | Jul 3, 2008

Recht CHARLESTON – In a fireworks display two days before America's birthday, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals launched asbestos suits of more than 1,000 railroad workers into the sky so they can fall where they belong.

Lack of pre-termination hearing results in lawsuit

By Audrey Holsclaw | Jul 7, 2008

BERKELEY SPRINGS -- A Berkeley Springs woman is suing her former employer -- Morgan County Assessor John Swaim and the Morgan County Commission following her termination.

Mercer man says he was fired for serving in military

By Audrey Holsclaw | Jul 7, 2008

HUNTINGTON -- A Mercer County couple is seeking damages following the husband's termination by his employer after joining the West Virginia Army Reserve National Guard.

Companies seek removal of Fix-A-Flat lawsuit

By Audrey Holsclaw | Jul 7, 2008

MORGANTOWN -- Following a lawsuit by a Preston County couple, Shell Oil Company, Pennzoil-Quaker State Company, Sopus Products, Dolgen Corp Inc. and Dollar General Corporation are seeking a removal to the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia.

Consol seeks removal of wrongful death suit

By Audrey Holsclaw | Jul 7, 2008

WILLIAMSON -- Consol of Kentucky Inc. is seeking a removal to the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia after a Kentucky woman filed a wrongful death suit against it.

Next 'Business for Breakfast' set for July 25

By The West Virginia Record | Jul 8, 2008

CHARLESTON – The next Business for Breakfast is scheduled for Friday, July 25, at the Whitewater Grille in the Charleston Town Center Marriott.

State earns passing grade on judicial discipline report card

By Lawrence Smith | Jul 8, 2008

CHARLESTON – West Virginians have one more reason to exclaim "Thank God for Mississippi."

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