News from April 2009

Family sues over man's death

By Justin Anderson | Apr 1, 2009

CHARLESTON – A man's estate is suing a local hospital and doctor over a lack of treatment it says resulted in the man's death.

Graham says he did not violate the public trust

By Justin Anderson | Apr 1, 2009

CHARLESTON – Disgraced former Wyoming County Council on Aging Director Bob Graham said despite what a federal judge says, his job was not one of "public trust."

PR exec sued over dissolution of business partnership

By Justin Anderson | Apr 1, 2009

Manahan CHARLESTON – A local public relations executive is being sued by his business partner.

PERSONNEL FILE: Shank joins Bowles Rice's Martinsburg office

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 1, 2009

Shank MARTINSBURG -- Managing partner Thomas A. Heywood has announced that Julie R. Shank has joined the law firm of Bowles Rice McDavid Graff & Love LLP as an associate in the firm's Martinsburg office.

FINANCIAL FOCUS: First, a positive word on the economy

By Robert L. Nistendirk | Apr 1, 2009

Welcome to my new column. The focus of this column will be to discuss financial and business concepts that may be of assistance to the readers of The West Virginia Record. However, I wanted to begin with some positive thoughts about our nation's economic future.

Don't make asbestos cases about X-rays, national firm pleads

By Steve Korris | Apr 1, 2009

PHILADELPHIA -- A prominent national asbestos law Motley Rice law firm implores U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno not to turn asbestos litigation into an investigation of false X-ray reports.

CSX wants to change asbestos procedure

By Steve Korris | Apr 1, 2009

Massie CHARLESTON - CSX Transportation wants a state judge to impose a 30-day deadline for a Pittsburgh law firm to separate baseless claims of asbestos exposure from legitimate claims.

Supreme Court blocks new trial in wreck case

By Justin Anderson | Apr 2, 2009

Workman CHARLESTON –- The West Virginia Supreme Court has reversed a Brooke County judge's decision to give a man injured in a car wreck a new trial.

Paving companies sue over projects

By Justin Anderson | Apr 2, 2009

CHARLESTON – Two paving companies are suing a Kentucky-based construction firm over unpaid invoices for work the companies did on two state projects.

Family sues hospital, doctor over woman's death

By Justin Anderson | Apr 2, 2009

CHARLESTON – The family of a deceased Kanawha County woman is suing Montgomery General Hospital for allowing a physician to practice in its emergency unit when the physician was not qualified.

Woman's estate sues estate of man who killed both in crash

By Justin Anderson | Apr 2, 2009

CHARLESTON – The husband of a woman who was killed in a car crash in Jefferson when a Logan County man hit her station wagon head-on is suing the man's estate and the owner of the car he allegedly stole.

PERSONNEL FILE: Brewer joins Spilman Thomas & Battle's Charleston office

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 2, 2009

Brewer CHARLESTON -– Spilman Thomas & Battle is pleased to announce that Lewis G. Brewer has joined the firm as Counsel.

Supreme Court upholds decision in ATV death

By Justin Anderson | Apr 2, 2009

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has upheld a Kanawha County judge's decision to excuse three individuals and an oil and gas company from a lawsuit over a boy's death while riding an all terrain vehicle.

Massey request for extra brief rejected by High Court

By John O'Brien | Apr 2, 2009

Benjamin WASHINGTON - Massey Energy may not file a supplemental brief detailing West Virginia Chief Justice Brent Benjamin's voting record in its cases, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided.

Women sue mental health group over firings

By Justin Anderson | Apr 2, 2009

CHARLESTON – Two women are suing a mental health group because they said they were fired and not paid back wages.

Bill lays out intermediate appellate courts

By Justin Anderson | Apr 2, 2009

Lane CHARLESTON -– Though it's not likely to pass this regular session, a piece of legislation introduced in the House of Delegates lays out the basic parameters of an intermediate appellate court system for the state.

Supreme Court public financing bill fails

By John O'Brien | Apr 2, 2009

Kessler CHARLESTON -- A proposal to use public funds to finance state Supreme Court campaigns has died in the state Legislature.

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