News from April 2009

Carney, Jarvis sue State Police

By Justin Anderson | Apr 29, 2009

Carney CHARLESTON – Two women who were convicted of obstructing a Mingo County murder investigation only to have the conviction overturned later by the state Supreme Court are now suing the West Virginia State Police and three individual troopers.

Putnam woman sues over husband's death

By Justin Anderson | Apr 29, 2009

CHARLESTON – A Putnam County woman is suing a fuel company and an employee charged with safety supervision after her husband died at work.

Man sues Charleston councilman over loan

By Justin Anderson | Apr 29, 2009

CHARLESTON – A man is suing the Rev. James D. Ealy, a Charleston city councilman, claiming Ealy owes him $16,000 of a loan.

Lawsuit filed over closure of popular Charleston eatery

By Justin Anderson | Apr 29, 2009

CHARLESTON – The former owner of a popular eatery on Capitol Street is suing over the business's closure earlier this year.

Woman sues hospital over police officer husband's arrest

By Justin Anderson | Apr 30, 2009

CHARLESTON – An unidentified woman is suing Thomas Health System, saying health care workers at St. Francis hospital breached confidentiality and caused the arrest of her police officer husband on a domestic battery charge.

Hurricane man says officers cuffed him too tightly

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 30, 2009

HUNTINGTON – A Hurricane man claims police placed handcuffs too tightly around his wrists, causing him to sustain nerve damage.

Black and Decker among defendants in lost hand suit

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 30, 2009

HUNTINGTON – A mother and her son have filed suit against Black and Decker, Delta Machinery Corporation, Woodworker's Supply and Pentair, alleging defective machinery caused the son's right hand to be cut off.

Judge Aboulhosn to act as auctioneer at Mercer school

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 30, 2009

Aboulhosn ROCK -– Mercer Circuit Judge Omar Aboulhosn will act as an auctioneer at a spring reward auction in a sixth-grade class at Montcalm Elementary School in Rock on May 4.

Canterbury reappointed to CSG Justice Center board

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 30, 2009

Canterbury CHARLESTON -- A state official has been reappointed to the board of directors of a national state government council's Justice Center.

Sierra Club expects state electric rates to skyrocket

By Steve Korris | Apr 30, 2009

CHARLESTON – West Virginians will pay the highest electric rates in the nation if Congress enacts a carbon tax and West Virginia doesn't diversify its power supply, Sierra Club lawyer William DePaulo told the Supreme Court of Appeals.

Magazine publisher says it was overcharged $200K

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 30, 2009

HUNTINGTON – A West Virginia magazine publisher is suing a Georgia printing company and two of its employees, alleging it was overcharged more than $200,000 for printing.

THEIR VIEW: Staying aggressive to improve West Virginia

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 30, 2009

CHARLESTON -- This past regular session, I put forward a progressive legislative agenda that put West Virginia families, job creation and education first.

New Jersey residents sue man over I-81 crash

By Justin Anderson | Apr 30, 2009

MARTINSBURG – Five New Jersey residents are suing an Inwood man, whom they say rear-ended them along Interstate 81.

THEIR VIEW: Is her name Judge Rip Van Bailey-Walker?

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 30, 2009

CHARLESTON -- Is it possible that Judge Jennifer Bailey Walker just awoke from a long slumber? Oh, say for at least four months?

Couple says state, woman illegally took child support

By Justin Anderson | Apr 30, 2009

CHARLESTON – A couple says the state and federal government is continuing to take child support payments from them even after the female half of the couple regained custody of her child.

Witnesses at mental health hearing say state needs more community services

By Jim Wallace | Apr 30, 2009

CHARLESTON -- More than a dozen people testified during two days of an evidentiary hearing into problems in West Virginia's mental health system, but most of them on both sides of the case expressed one recurring theme: The state needs to restore the types of community-based mental health services it once had.

Hospital worker says she was fired for disability, refusal to work for free

By Justin Anderson | Apr 30, 2009

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing a Charleston hospital and two employees, saying she was fired via a shady drug test she claims she was given because she refused to falsify time records and because she has a disability.

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