News from June 2008

THEIR VIEW: More fuel for WVU: A contract is a contract

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 1, 2008

MORGANTOWN -- Case No. 33524 of the January term of the West Virginia Supreme Court is hardly the stuff of headline news. It's essentially a contract dispute between two Harrison County residents and their real estate agent.

St. Albans man counter-sued over arbitration agreement

By Audrey Holsclaw | Jun 2, 2008

ST. ALBANS -- A St. Albans man is being counter-sued after failing to arbitrate with a local car company.

PERSONNEL FILE: Kay Casto & Chaney adds Bowers to Morgantown office

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 2, 2008

CHARLESTON -- Kay Casto & Chaney has announced that Debra A. Bowers has joined its Morgantown office as a member.

PERSONNEL FILE: Spilman member relocated to Morgantown office

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 2, 2008

Green MORGANTOWN -- Spilman Thomas & Battle recently announced that Nancy A. Green, a member of the firm, has relocated to the Morgantown office.

Difference between shallow, deep wells at issue

By Steve Korris | Jun 2, 2008

CHARLESTON – Energy companies have split in a struggle over regulation of West Virginia gas wells that some call deep and some call shallow.

Raleigh woman says doctor's misdiagnosis caused 4-year-old son's death

By Cara Bailey | Jun 3, 2008

CHARLESTON - A Raleigh County woman has filed a suit against a physician who treated her 4-year-old son, claiming the doctor failed to diagnose him properly, which ultimately caused his death.

Putnam man sues doctors after son died from ATV injuries

By Cara Bailey | Jun 3, 2008

CHARELSTON - A Putnam County man has filed a suit on behalf of his son, who died from head trauma after an ATV accident.

Three file sexual harassment suits against IHOP, manager

By Cara Bailey | Jun 3, 2008

CHARLESTON - Two women and one minor have filed sexual harassment suits against a local restaurant and the manager, claiming he sexually harassed them at work.

Woman sues Fruth after fall at store

By Cara Bailey | Jun 3, 2008

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County woman is suing a local drug store claiming she suffered nearly $20,000 in medical bills after she fell in the store.

ALL THINGS JURY: West Virginia: Nation's worst legal climate?

By R. Robert Samples | Jun 4, 2008

Last week's announcement by Chesapeake Energy Corp. that it has stopped plans to build a new Eastern Division Headquarters facility in Charleston was a serious blow to the local, and state, economies.

Sirius Radio wants telemarketing suit moved to federal court

By Audrey Holsclaw | Jun 4, 2008

CLARKSBURG -- A Harrison County couple is pursuing a lawsuit against Sirius Satellite Radio after 16 months of illegal telemarketing activity.

Mining company seeks removal to federal court

By Audrey Holsclaw | Jun 4, 2008

BECKLEY -- A Delaware corporation is seeking a removal to federal court following an workplace accident.

THEIR VIEW: How a judicial system chased 2,500 W.Va. jobs away

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 4, 2008

CHARLESTON -- It was a heady day last year when a major U.S. company broke ground in West Virginia's capital for a new regional headquarters, promising $35 million investment in the Mountain State and 2,500 new jobs.

Vending machine trademark leads to federal suit

By Audrey Holsclaw | Jun 5, 2008

KEARNEYSVILLE -- A Jefferson County business has filed a patent infringement and tortious interference with business lawsuit in federal court.

Suit alleges discriminatory treatment in domestic violence shelter, program licensure

By Lawrence Smith | Jun 5, 2008

CHARLESTON – A children's advocacy group alleges that the state of West Virginia has engaged in unconstitutional and discriminatory funding of domestic violence programs and shelters, and has filed a lawsuit to stop it.

PERSONNEL FILE: Pallay named Chairman of Intellectual Property Committee

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 5, 2008

Pallay CLARKESBURG -- Michael B. Pallay, an associate in the Clarksburg office of Steptoe & Johnson, has been chosen to serve as Chairman of the Intellectual Property Committee of the West Virginia State Bar.

Window company sues former subcontractor for starting similar business

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 5, 2008

WINFIELD – A St. Albans-based company claims a former subcontractor violated agreements when he started a similar business.

Cemetery in good hands with citizens, Justices rule

By Steve Korris | Jun 5, 2008

CHARLESTON – Marion Circuit Judge Fred Fox correctly snatched ownership of Fairmont's Woodlawn Cemetery from a corporation and entrusted it to local citizens, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has decided.

Supreme Court to consider appeal of disputed Hurricane mayoral election

By Lawrence Smith | Jun 5, 2008

CHARLESTON – As voters in over a dozen municipalities go to the polls Tuesday to cast a ballot for their respective mayors and council, the state Supreme Court will vote whether to accept or reject a petition challenging the results of one Putnam County municipal election held last year.

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