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Marshall Executive MBA students honored

Marshall University President Stephen J. Kopp presents top EMBA graduate Don Channell of Hurricane with a plaque. Channell earned a 4.0. (Photo by Rick Haye/Marshall University) CHARLESOTN – Fifteen business professionals in the current Marshall University Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA) class were honored last weekend during a special hooding ceremony in Charleston.

Defining hate crimes on 'The Law Works'

Ringer CHARLESTON -– On next week's 'The Law Works," host Dan Ringer and his guest will define "hate crimes" in legal terms and how these types of offenses differ from others.

Starcher gives Clifford presentation, presents Hall of Fame awards

Starcher CHARLESTON -- West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Larry V. Starcher gave a presentation about J.R. Clifford, West Virginia's first African-American attorney and a civil rights pioneer, at the West Virginia All Black Schools Sports and Academic Hall of Fame on April 26 at the Charleston Civic Center.

SCORE announces May 'Business for Breakfast' event

CHARLESTON -- The State Journal, SCORE and the SBDC have announced the May Business for Breakfast is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. on Friday, May 23 at the Charleston Marriott Town Center's Whitewater Grille. The event will end at 8:30 a.m.

Charleston attorney to argue before U.S. Supreme Court

Giatras CHARLESTON - A Charleston attorney will appear before the highest court in the land this fall, arguing a Second Amendment case that originated from a 2004 arrest of a Marion County man.

Carney, Jarvis did not obstruct police, Justices rule

Carney CHARLESTON – Wanda Carney and Betty Jarvis did not obstruct police investigating the Mingo County murder of Carla Collins, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has decided.

Liberty Bell award to be given to retired Judge Robert Staker

CHARLESTON -– West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Elliott "Spike" Maynard commemorated the 50th anniversary of Law Day on May 1 by presenting the 2008 Liberty Bell Award to retired U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Staker during the West Virginia Bar Association's Past Presidents' Dinner.

YOUR LEGAL WRITES: Making room for the junior partner

Last spring, the Boston Globe printed an in-depth story about female lawyers leaving the legal profession at an astonishing rate.

More settlements reached in Sago cases

CHARLESTON - More settlements are being reached in the suits filed by families of miners involved in the 2006 Sago Mine disaster.

PERSONNEL FILE: W.Va. Bar Foundation Fellows named

CHARLESTON -- Judges and lawyers from across West Virginia have been named West Virginia Bar Foundation Fellows.

Older Americans must be assured of the right and means to vote

It has long been known that older Americans vote in higher numbers than their younger counterparts. Whether this is due to an increased sense of duty, or the fact that governmental decisions increasingly affect older Americans (Social Security, Medicare, long term care issues), it is a trend not likely to change anytime soon.

Standalone inside art for 5/5 issue: Main Street

Gov. Joe Manchin speaks April 23 during the annual Main Street West Virginia program community service awards. (Photo by Steven W. Rotsch, Governor's Office)

Pfizer, others named as defendants in wrongful death suit

CHARLESTON -- A woman and the estate of her now-deceased father have named Pfizer Inc., Parke-Davis, and Warner-Lambert Company as being responsible for the wrongful death of her father in connection with his use of Neurontin.

Survey: Americans want president to focus on saving jobs, healthcare

PHILADELPHIA -- Americans overwhelmingly want their next president to focus more on improving their standard of living, providing universal healthcare, and stemming the outsourcing of jobs overseas than making it easier for immigrants to live and work in the U.S., according to the latest "America At Work" national opinion survey by the non-partisan Employment Law Alliance (ELA).

Students present first West Virginia Law Adventure mock trials

Caitlyn Walters, left, and Annie DiGregorio were defense attorneys for James Dylan Taylor. (Photos by Jeff Gentner for the West Virginia Supreme Court) CHARLESTON – Eighth-grade students from Andrew Jackson Middle School helped kick off a new state Supreme Court mock trial program that is expected to be statewide in a few years.

McGraw hasn't done what company asked with OxyContin settlement

McGraw CHARLESTON - Attorney General Darrell McGraw's office has maintained that pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma has had its say in how $10 million of a 2004 settlement between the two have been spent.

Buyer's remorse causes family to sue each other

HUNTINGTON -- An Ohio woman is suing her in-laws for more than $250,000 in losses associated with a business she bought from them.

Yeager supporters plan rally for May 9

CHARLESTON -- Kanawha County Magistrate Julie Yeager is winding up her primary race for re-election with a rally May 9.

AP sues Supreme Court administrator over FOIA

Canterbury CHARLESTON - The Associated Press has filed a lawsuit over a Freedom of Information Act request against the administrative director of the West Virginia Supreme Court, seeking the phone records and visitor logs of one of the justices.

Musgrave unsuccessful in three other suits

Musgrave POINT PLEASANT – Court records show that Raymond Musgrave not only sued two other clients for non-payment of legal fees, but also another attorney for luring one of his clients away from him. However, all suits were to no avail.