News from March 2008

Purdue Pharma had say in use of settlement funds, McGraw says

By John O'Brien | Mar 3, 2008

McGraw CHARLESTON -- It wasn't just state Attorney General Darrell McGraw's idea to spend $10 million from a 2004 settlement the way it was spent, his office recently said.

Group wants lawmakers to follow Mississippi's lead

By John O'Brien | Mar 3, 2008

McGraw CHARLESTON - Recent scandals may not make Mississippi seem like much of a legal role model, but a West Virginia legal reform group would like to see its state take some of the same measures.

PERSONNEL FILE: Huddleston Bolen partner appointed adjunct law professor at WVU

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 4, 2008

Stout HUNTINGTON -- Huddleston Bolen recently announced that firm partner Bruce L. Stout has been named an adjunct professor at the West Virginia University College of Law.

Fayetteville man names DuPont, others in asbestos suit

By Cara Bailey | Mar 4, 2008

CHARLESTON - A Fayetteville man has filed an asbestos lawsuit against 38 companies, claiming he developed mesothelioma after being exposed to the dangerous asbestos fibers.

Fayette Co. man says company violated Human Rights, Workers' Comp acts

By Cara Bailey | Mar 4, 2008

CHARLESTON - A Fayette County man has filed a suit against a Kanawha County company, claiming the company violated the West Virginia Human Rights Act and the Workers' Compensation Act while he was employed there.

Man says country club employee sexually harassed him

By Cara Bailey | Mar 4, 2008

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County man filed a suit against a local country club and one of its employees, claiming he was the victim of homosexual sexual harassment.

Man sues after he was injured on construction site

By Cara Bailey | Mar 4, 2008

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County man filed a suit against a local construction company after he was injured on a job site.

Widow, survivors name CSX in asbestos suit

By Cara Bailey | Mar 4, 2008

CHARLESTON - The survivors of a man who died from a disease he contracted while working for CSX has filed a suit on behalf of his estate.

Belle man sues after slip, fall at Taco Bell

By Cara Bailey | Mar 4, 2008

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County man had filed a suit against a national fast food chain after he slipped in a local location and was injured.

Former Famous Dave's worker calls boss a sexual predator

By Cara Bailey | Mar 4, 2008

CHARLESTON - A former employee at a local restaurant filed a suit against the restaurant and her former supervisor, claiming they are in violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act by allowing a hostile work environment.

Maynard endorsed by Sheriff's Association PAC

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 5, 2008

Maynard CHARLESTON -- State Supreme Court Chief Justice Elliott "Spike" Maynard recently was given the official endorsement by the West Virginia Sheriffs' Association PAC.

Cabell County I-64 wreck results in lawsuit

By Cara Bailey | Mar 5, 2008

HUNTINGTON - A Cabell County woman is seeking $75,000 after she suffered severe injuries when she collided with a commercial truck on the interstate in eastern Cabell County.

Ohio man says restaurant worker hit him with barstool

By Cara Bailey | Mar 5, 2008

HUNTINGTON - A Lawrence County, Ohio, man filed a suit against an employee of a Huntington restaurant, claiming he was hit on the back of the head with a barstool after eating his meal.

McGraw mailer a common target for AG hopefuls

By John O'Brien | Mar 5, 2008

Greear CHARLESTON - Republican candidates for the state's Attorney General's office are taking shots at Democratic incumbent Darrell McGraw instead of each other.

Governors see importance of securing our energy future

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 6, 2008

CHARLESTON -- As chairman of the Natural Resources Committee for the National Governors Association (NGA), I recently had the opportunity to review a proposal to make this year's NGA platform "A Clean Energy Future."

WVU is key to state being competitive

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 6, 2008

MORGANTOWN -- West Virginia in the 21st century is certain to be a far different place than it was in the last century.

Attorneys in Rodriguez case trying to find deposition time

By Steve Korris | Mar 6, 2008

Rodriguez MORGANTOWN – Attorneys for West Virginia University plan to question former football coach Rich Rodriguez under oath about his resignation, and attorneys for Rodriguez plan to question WVU Athletic Director Ed Pastilong.

Two judicial-related bills moving along

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 6, 2008

Canterbury CHARLESTON -- Two bills –- one adding three circuit judges and another allowing judges to pull jurors from neighboring counties in certain cases -– continue to move through the legislative process.

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