News from October 2008

Supreme Court annuls Wheeling attorney's license

By Lawrence Smith | Oct 2, 2008

CHARLESTON – Citing the "profoundly disturbing" nature of a Wheeling attorney caught on tape conversing with a convicted felon about acquiring a handgun, and collecting debts, the state Supreme Court has opted to annul, rather than suspend, his law license.

Justices uphold Huntington residency ordinance

By Steve Korris | Oct 2, 2008

CHARLESTON – Anyone the city of Huntington has hired since July 1, 2002, must live in Huntington, the state Supreme Court of Appeals has decided.

Greear launches first TV, radio ads

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 2, 2008

Greear CHARLESTON – Dan Greear launched his first statewide television and radio advertisements Wednesday.

Judge tells group to change argument against campaign laws

By John O'Brien | Oct 2, 2008

Ireland BLUEFIELD - The amendment of a few West Virginia campaign laws has negated a nonprofit group's attack on the originals, a federal judge recently decided.

Putnam man awarded nearly $2.5 million for accident injuries

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 2, 2008

WINFIELD – A Putnam County man has been awarded nearly $2.5 million for injuries he sustained in a 2006 auto accident.

Wayne man says he was fired for missing doctor's appointment

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 2, 2008

HUNTINGTON -- A Wayne County man has filed suit against Steel of West Virginia, alleging he was wrongfully fired after he did not attend a doctor's appointment the company had scheduled for him.

Pittsburgh man names 136 companies in asbestos suit

By Cara Bailey | Oct 2, 2008

CHARLESTON - A Pittsburgh man has filed an asbestos suit against 136 companies, claiming the companies contributed to his lung diseases.

THIS JUST IN: Marshall County

By Denise Simpson | Oct 3, 2008

By Denise Simpson –Marshall Bureau

Goodwin taps Bell to key role in Digitek cases

By Steve Korris | Oct 3, 2008

Bell CHARLESTON – U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin resolved a dispute among 125 lawyers around the nation by choosing Harry Bell of Charleston to coordinate lawsuits against companies that made heart medicine Digitek.

Getting an MDL in West Virginia is rare

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 3, 2008

CHARLESTON – The process of bringing a Multi-District Litigation case to southern West Virginia isn't an easy one.

Woman says her fingernails fell off after manicure

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 3, 2008

MARTINSBURG -- A Berkeley County woman has filed suit against a manicure shop, alleging all of her fingernails fell off after she had a manicure at the shop.

High Court kudos

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 3, 2008

DuPont will have its day in West Virginia's highest court.

Attorneys from firm in Visa, MC case contribute to McGraw

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 3, 2008

McGraw CHARLESTON – Campaign finance records show Attorney General Darrell McGraw recently was given at least $3,000 in contributions from lawyers in a law firm that helped him sue Visa and MasterCard.

Woman sues over father's mine injury death

By Cara Bailey | Oct 6, 2008

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County woman has filed a suit on behalf of the estate of her father, who died from injuries sustained in a mining accident.

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