News from November 2008
Obama CHARLESTON – At least one state coal industry leader said he was shocked by comments Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama made earlier this year concerning his plan to aggressively charge polluters for carbon and greenhouse gas emissions.
CHARLESTON - A Raleigh County woman has filed a suit against a bank, claiming she was fired because of her race and sex.
CHARLESTON - A South Carolina man has filed a medical malpractice suit against a Kanawha County physician on behalf of one of his family members who died after taking prescription drugs prescribed to her by the doctor.
John Denver opined that West Virginia is "almost heaven," and while the songwriter focused on the state's natural beauty, the state has long been heaven for personal injury lawyers as well. For the last three years, corporate executives have ranked West Virginia's legal fairness last among the fifty states in a national survey conducted by the Harris Group for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
McCain CHARLESTON -- John McCain's presidential campaign quickly seized upon Barack Obama's comments about the coal industry on Sunday.
Manchin CHARLESTON – Gov. Joe Manchin stands behind Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama after comments the senator made earlier this year concerning his plan to aggressively charge polluters for carbon and greenhouse gas emissions.
McGraw NEW YORK - Businesses are skittish about investing their resources in West Virginia because of the state's troubled legal system, a report released Monday by The Manhattan Institute says.
Darrell McGraw CHARLESTON - The son of a former West Virginia Supreme Court justice recently spent almost $12,000 to help his uncle, state Attorney General Darrell McGraw, in his bid for re-election.
CHARLESTON -- Republican attorney general candidate Dan Greear is calling for a full investigation into campaign activity within incumbent AG Darrell McGraw's office.
Ireland CHARLESTON -- Glitches are few and far between on Election Day, and voter turnout in West Virginia seems to be high.
Manchin CHARLESTON - As expected, Gov. Joe Manchin has apparently won re-election, defeating Republican challenger Russ Weeks, and Republican presidential candidate John McCain has received West Virginia's five electoral votes.
Eagloski WINFIELD - In a race that was close until the last vote was counted, attorney Phillip M. Stowers defeated incumbent Putnam County Circuit Court Judge Ed Eagloski early Wednesday.
Zakaib CHARLESTON - In most of the circuit court races across the state, incumbents seem to lead the way back to the bench Tuesday.
McGraw CHARLESTON - Another close race, another win for state Attorney General Darrell McGraw.
Ketchum CHARLESTON - Menis Ketchum's strong showing Tuesday night in the race for two open spots on the West Virginia Supreme Court even surprised him.
MORGANTOWN - A Monongalia County woman has filed a suit against her former employer, claiming she was fired for being a "whistle blower" after she was offered pills in the office.
MARTINSBURG - A Berkeley man has filed a suit after a golden retriever attacked him at his home.
MARTINSBURG - A Virginia woman has filed a federal suit against Charles Town Races and Slots, alleging she was hospitalized after she fell out of a chair while playing the slot machines.
MARTINSBURG - A Berkley County man has filed a federal suit against Wal-Mart and eight of its employees along with Pepsi and one of its employees for more than $19 million, alleging racial discrimination and a conspiracy of the companies' employees to fire him.