News from October 2008

PERSONNEL FILE: Huddleston Bolen lawyers named Best in America

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 14, 2008

HUNTINGTON -- Huddleston Bolen, a law firm with offices in West Virginia and Kentucky, has announced that 17 of their lawyers have been honored with the distinction of "2009 Best Lawyers in America."

State Law Library presents ID theft workshop

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 14, 2008

CHARLESTON -- A free workshop on "Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft" will be presented on at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, by Assistant Attorney General Chris Hedges of the West Virginia Attorney General's Office.

Boone woman sues State Police after arrest at adult club

By Cara Bailey | Oct 14, 2008

CHARLESTON - A Danville resident has filed a suit against several state troopers, claiming they beat her while she was in custody after being arrested at a Logan County gentlemen's club.

Requested records not missing, McGraw's office says

By John O'Brien | Oct 14, 2008

McGraw CHARLESTON - Six months of records thought to be missing from state Attorney General Darrell McGraw's office have been reprinted and are ready to be viewed, office Comptroller Joe Clay said Tuesday.

Kanawha judge King resigning

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 14, 2008

CHARLESTON – Kanawha Circuit Judge Charlie King is resigning.

State Chamber lists 10 health care solutions

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 15, 2008

CHARLESTON -- Health care reform is a topic of debate and discussion by a joint interim committee of the West Virginia Legislature as well as by a statewide task force involving the health care industry, stakeholder groups and the public.

Woman says inmate sister was sexually harassed

By Cara Bailey | Oct 15, 2008

CHARLESTON - The sister of an inmate at the Anthony Correctional Center has filed a suit against the center, claiming her sister was sexually harassed while incarcerated.

King might return to bench in January

By Cara Bailey | Oct 15, 2008

King CHARLESTON - Longtime Kanawha Circuit Judge Charles King has handed in his resignation, but he left a window open for his return.

ALL THINGS JURY: Beware the jury foreperson

By R. Robert Samples | Oct 15, 2008

CHARLESTON -- I have often written about the danger of using jury research as a means to assess financial risk for jury trials. I must continue to remind litigators and their clients that the best use of jury research is for testing themes and messages and refining case strategy.

PERSONNEL FILE: Webb elected chair of AAJ family law section

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 15, 2008

CHARLESTON -- Charles R. "Rusty" Webb of the Webb Law Firm was elected as the National Chair of the Family Law Section of the American Association for Justice at its Annual Convention in Philadelphia.

*** American Bar Endowment donates $7.5 million to improve U.S. justice system

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 15, 2008

CHICAGO -- The American Bar Endowment, a non-profit sponsor of group insurance and charitable giving programs for the more than 407,000 members of the American Bar Association, has donated more than $7.5 million to improve the justice system and foster the highest ideals of the legal profession.

*** Secretary of State's office announces online filing tool for businesses

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 15, 2008

Ireland CHARLESTON -- Secretary of State Betty Ireland has announced that all businesses (with the exception of sole proprietors and general partnerships) may file annual reports online with her office through the State's online portal "Business for WV" (

Greear's ad takes aim at McGraw

By Nick Rees | Oct 15, 2008

Dan Greear Dan Greear, the Republican candidate for West Virginia attorney general, is running his third television and radio ad.

Contributions becoming obstacle on W.Va. SC, candidates say

By John O'Brien | Oct 15, 2008

Walker CHARLESTON - With the issue of recusal becoming larger on state's highest court, one Supreme Court candidate said Wednesday that she prefers not knowing who her contributors are while another said he wishes the public financed judicial campaigns.

** Standalone inside art for 10/20 issue: Talk about inflation

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 15, 2008

Researchers from West Virginia University examined a giant inflatable airbag during a test in August in Washington, D.C. The researchers believe the WVU-designed airbag has the potential to seal off tunnels to help prevent the spread of smoke, toxic fumes, gases or flooding should there be a fire or breach in a transportation system. (WVU courtesy photo)

THEIR VIEW: Mass Litigation Panel to implement pilot project for electronic filing

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 15, 2008

CHARLESTON -- When former Chief Justice Robin Jean Davis appointed two new circuit court judges to the Mass Litigation Panel and named a new chairman in July 2007, the Supreme Court also charged the panel with drafting mass litigation rules.

No pension for former Lincoln assessor, justices rule

By Steve Korris | Oct 16, 2008

Davis CHARLESTON – Former Lincoln County Assessor Jerry Weaver forfeited his pension by conspiring to buy votes, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals decided Oct. 10.

Martinsburg woman sues after slipping on apple sauce in grocery store

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 16, 2008

MARTINSBURG – A Martinsburg woman has filed suit against a grocery store, alleging she was injured after she slipped on apple sauce.

PERSONNEL FILE: Dinsmore & Shohl ranked No. 1 in U.S. for Mining Law

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 16, 2008

CHARLESTON -- Dinsmore & Shohl recently was honored as the No. 1 law firm for Mining Law in the United States by The Best Lawyers in America 2009.

Woman sues Rent-A-Center for adopted daughter's death

By Cara Bailey | Oct 16, 2008

CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County woman has filed a suit against Rent-A-Center, after an employee of the store hit and killed her two-year-old daughter.

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