News from October 2008

Parents say special needs daughter was raped at Riverside High

By Cara Bailey | Oct 6, 2008

CHARLESTON - The parents of a special needs student in Kanawha County have filed a suit against the Board of Education after their daughter allegedly was raped twice in the bathroom at her high school.

Wirt woman says Wal-Mart wrongfully fired her

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 6, 2008

CHARLESTON -- A Wirt County woman has filed suit against Wal-Mart, alleging she was wrongfully fired after she used her Family and Medical Leave Act multiple times.

Pair say drunk man hit their golf cart with his car

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 6, 2008

MARTINSBURG -- Two people have filed a lawsuit alleging they were injured after an intoxicated man rear-ended their golf cart with his car.

Woman says she was fired because she's gay

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 6, 2008

HUNTINGTON -- A Wayne County woman has filed suit against Prestera Center, alleging she was wrongfully fired because she is gay.

Jackson man says Alcan fired him for working on a holiday

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 6, 2008

CHARLESTON - A Jackson County man has filed suit against Alcan Rolled Products and two of its supervisors, alleging he was fired from the company because he showed up to work and truthfully reported his hours to the company.

Manchin eyeing lawsuit in wake of economic downturn

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 7, 2008

Manchin CHARLESTON - Gov. Joe Manchin is investigating the possibility of taking legal action against major national investment firms whose failures resulted in a multi-million dollar loss to the state's portfolio.

Clean Water Coalition to host legislative reception

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 7, 2008

MARTINSBURG -- The West Virginia Clean Water Coalition Inc. will host a reception for legislators and other members of the business community on Oct. 16.

Judge Goodwin receives commendation from Secretary of State

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 7, 2008

Goodwin CHARLESTON -- Secretary of State Betty Ireland issued a commendation Tuesday to U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin for his efforts to ensure new U.S. citizens would have the opportunity to register and vote in the 2008 General Election.

PERSONNEL FILE: Hinkle joins Steptoe & Johnson's Martinsburg office

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 8, 2008

MARTINSBURG -– Steptoe & Johnson is pleased to welcome Sarah Hinkle as a new associate in the firm's Martinsburg office.

State not part of headline-grabbing Countrywide, Zyprexa settlements

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 8, 2008

McGraw CHARLESTON -- Mortgage lender Countrywide has reached an $8.68 billion settlement with 11 states. West Virginia is not one of them. The Mountain State also is not part of a settlement 34 states reached with pharmaceutical manufacturer Eli Lilly & Co.

McGraw tabbed state's top lawsuit abuser

By John O'Brien | Oct 8, 2008

Cohen CHARLESTON - State Attorney General Darrell McGraw has been named by a legal reform group as the state's top lawsuit abuser in 2008.

W.Va. SC candidates taking in money from lawyers in high-profile case

By John O'Brien | Oct 8, 2008

Ketchum CHARLESTON - Lawyers in a nearly $400 million case scheduled to be heard by the state Supreme Court have contributed thousands of dollars to two Democrats up for open spots on the Court.

Flood panel judges announce 60-day deadline

By Steve Korris | Oct 8, 2008

Hoke BECKLEY – Seven years after a natural flood produced a flood of lawsuits, the lawyers who filed them suddenly face a 60-day deadline to explain who sued and why.

Conference highlights medical, legal issues of emergency care

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 8, 2008

WHEELING -- The West Virginia Upper Ohio Valley Chapter of the American Associations of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC), Ohio Valley Medical Center and Belmont Technical College have partnered to sponsor a one day symposium focusing on medical and legal aspects of emergency care.

THEIR VIEW: Menis Ketchum doesn't cut the mustard

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 9, 2008

Cohen CHARLESTON -- In his campaign for the West Virginia Supreme Court, about all that most voters could well know about Menis Ketchum is that his last name is similar to that of the red-colored sauce served with your burger and fries.

Court candidates differ on punitive damages, caseload

By Lawrence Smith | Oct 9, 2008

Ketchum SOUTH CHARLESTON – Punitive damage awards and the volume of cases heard by the state Supreme Court were among two of the issues discussed during a candidate forum last week.

Tenn. company says man didn't tell of underground tanks, contaminated soil

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 9, 2008

CHARLESTON -- A Tennessee company has filed suit against a Charleston resident, alleging he failed to disclose underground storage tanks and contaminated soil when he sold it property.

Prisoner names McGraw in extradition-related suit

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 9, 2008

CHARLESTON -- A prisoner in St. Mary's Correctional Center has filed a petition against state Attorney General Darrell McGraw, alleging his Fourth Amendment rights were violated when he was seized and extradited to West Virginia after he fled to North Carolina.

Berkeley woman sues after fall at Wal-Mart

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 9, 2008

MARTINSBURG – A Berkeley County woman has filed suit against Wal-Mart, claiming she was injured after she tripped over an unfilled pallet.

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