News from October 2008

Huntington firm throws tailgate party to show client appreciation

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 1, 2008

HUNTINGTON – The law firm of Jenkins Fenstermaker hosted its Annual Client Appreciation Tailgate Party on Sept. 13 prior to Marshall University's football game against the University of Memphis.

Ireland to speak at October 'Business for Breakfast' event

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 1, 2008

Ireland CHARLESTON -- Secretary of State Betty Ireland is the featured speaker for the October Business for Breakfast.

St. Albans man sues after he was he was crushed on the job

By Cara Bailey | Oct 1, 2008

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County man has filed a suit against a crane and equipment rental company after he was crushed during a load-bearing test on a piece of equipment.

PERSONNEL FILE: 10 Dinsmore & Shohl Charleston attorneys honored

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 1, 2008

Bentz CHARLESTON -- Ten lawyers from Dinsmore & Shohl's Charleston office recently were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Putnam man claims he developed mesothelioma from father's clothes, his own job

By Cara Bailey | Oct 1, 2008

CHARLESTON - A Putnam County man has filed an asbestos suit against 53 companies, claiming he developed mesothelioma after being exposed to the deadly fibers brought home on his father's work clothes, and also on his own jobsite.

Putnam man says Hurricane officer attacked him after accident

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 1, 2008

WINFIELD -- After being hit by a car, a Putnam County man claims a Hurricane police officer attacked him as he was being treated by paramedics.

Bayer worker says chemical made him depressed

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 1, 2008

WHEELING -- A Bayer employee and his wife have filed suit against the company and five of its supervisors, alleging he became severely depressed after he was exposed to a dangerous chemical while he was working.

Coal company files complaint against non-profits

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 1, 2008

CHARLESTON - A coal company has filed a federal complaint against three non-profit organizations, asking the court to rule on the validity of a permit it has been issued that would allow it to operate a surface mine.

Two families say Paxil caused birth defects

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 1, 2008

Two West Virginia families have filed federal suits against the makers of a popular drug, claiming the medicine caused birth defects in their children.

Ohio woman sues Point doctor for ineffective sterilization

By Lawrence Smith | Oct 1, 2008

Nolan POINT PLEASANT – An Ohio woman alleges that a Mason County physician's failure to properly sterilize her resulted in not only an unwanted, but also life-threatening pregnancy.

PERSONNEL FILE: Philip S. Griffith joins Steptoe & Johnson

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 1, 2008

Griffith CLARKSBURG -– Steptoe & Johnson is pleased to welcome Philip Griffith as a new associate in the firm's Clarksburg office.

PERSONNEL FILE: 10 lawyers admitted to state Bar

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 2, 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 Sept. 24.

Dry cleaner denies losing attorney's clothes

By Cara Bailey | Oct 2, 2008

Jones CHARLESTON - A local dry cleaning company has denied it lost clothes belonging to a local attorney, according to the response filed in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Pa. family says man to blame for fatal roof fall

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 2, 2008

MARTIINSBURG - A Pennsylvania family has filed a suit against a Falling Waters man, alleging one of their family members was killed after he fell off a roof.

Fayette woman sues after falling down apartment stairs

By Cara Bailey | Oct 2, 2008

CHARLESTON - A Fayette County woman has filed a suit against the owners of property where she says she was injured after falling down unlit stairs.

Justices reject hospital's attempt to lower tax

By Steve Korris | Oct 2, 2008

Davis CHARLESTON – Davis Memorial Hospital of Elkins tried to dodge an $800,000 tax through a word trick that would have turned it from a big non-profit into a little charity, but the state Supreme Court rejected the trick and enforced the tax.

Huntington company sues Maine company over license agreement

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 2, 2008

CHARLESTON - A Huntington company has filed a federal suit against a Maine corporation, alleging it lost hundreds of thousands of dollars after the Maine company, which it claims never existed, failed to stick to its end of an agreement.

THEIR VIEW: In defense of the Attorney General

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 2, 2008

White CHARLESTON -- Attorney General Darrell McGraw has given us 16 years of unparalleled public service protecting the citizens of West Virginia by providing consumer education and when necessary, fighting the unscrupulous businesses that attempt to prey on senior citizens, consumers and other businesses in the state.

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