News from April 2009

Wrecker sues two trucking firms

By Justin Anderson | Apr 3, 2009

CHARLESTON – A Handley wrecker service is suing two trucking companies, claiming neither has paid them for work.

Wayne woman, daughter sues over faulty base

By Justin Anderson | Apr 3, 2009

CHARLESTON – A Wayne County mother and daughter are suing over the daughter breaking her leg while sliding into second base during a softball game.

Man sues over boulder-related injury

By Justin Anderson | Apr 3, 2009

CHARLESTON – A Buckhannon man is suing his employer and a co-worker over injuries he suffered while working at a strip mine on the border of Kanawha and Boone counties.

Calhoun mother, son sue school boards over alleged 'hazing'

By Justin Anderson | Apr 3, 2009

CHARLESTON – A Calhoun County mother and her son are suing the county and state school boards over an alleged hazing incident that occurred in a football locker room.

Family sues state after they bury wrong remains

By Justin Anderson | Apr 3, 2009

CHARELSTON – A Jackson County family is suing the West Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner whom they blame for giving them a stranger's remains, which they buried thinking it was their young daughter.

Wash. couple dissatisfied with Parkersburg attorney's handling of estate settlement

By Lawrence Smith | Apr 3, 2009

CHARLESTON - Frustrated by ignoring their repeated inquiries, including a directive by the state Bar he communicate with them, a Washington state couple is moving to have a Parkersburg attorney removed as executor of an estate to which they are heirs.

Albright Jr. among attorneys facing CLE suspension

By Lawrence Smith | Apr 3, 2009

CHARLESTON - In the midst of a half-dozen ethics complaints, Joseph P. Albright Jr. is in jeopardy of having his license suspended for failing to take mandated continuing legal education.

Putnam man files suit over drag strip truck fire

By Lawrence Smith | Apr 3, 2009

Bob Motz fires up his 20,000-horsepower Jet Kenworth in a file photo. A Putnam County man has filed a suit against Motz and Kanawha Valley Dragway Park after he rescued Motz from the burning vehicle after an accident during a 2007 event. POINT PLEASANT - A Putnam County man is alleging he was severely injured during a mishap that occurred at a highly touted racing event in Mason County.

Supreme Court says police officers are public office holders

By Justin Anderson | Apr 3, 2009

Workman CHARLESTON – West Virginia Supreme Court justices unanimously upheld a Harrison County judge's ruling that a Clarksburg police officer couldn't serve on a local police civil service commission because he held a public "office."

Official tried in vain to avert Wall Street catastrophe

By Steve Korris | Apr 3, 2009

Born WASHINGTON - No one regulated the limitless derivative transactions that wound up wrecking Wall Street, but Brooksley Born would have regulated them if Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan and Congress hadn't stopped her.

West Virginia, the golden 'hellhole'

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 3, 2009

The conference was in a tony hotel in Beverly Hills, California. And the lawyer was from a tony corner of South Carolina.

Manchin creates court commission

By Justin Anderson | Apr 6, 2009

Manchin CHARLESTON – Keeping to a promise he made during his State of the State address, Gov. Joe Manchin has signed an executive order that creates a commission to study possible changes to the state's court system.

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