News from April 2009

PERSONNEL FILE: Several Spilman attorneys ranked by Chambers USA

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 6, 2009

Basile CHARLESTON -- Spilman Thomas & Battle recently announced a large number of attorney rankings in 2009 Chambers USA.

McGraw investigates Ill. attorney over debt relief practices

By Keith Loria | Apr 6, 2009

McGraw CHARLESTON -– Under an order signed in Kanawha Circuit Court, an Illinois attorney and his debt relief company have been temporarily prohibited from settling consumers' debts.

Couple says they got a lemon from General Motors

By Justin Anderson | Apr 7, 2009

CHARLESTON – A Braxton County couple is suing General Motors Corporation, claiming they got a lemon of a vehicle and the company refused to rectify the situation.

Professor sues to stop presidential evaluation

By Justin Anderson | Apr 7, 2009

CHARLESTON – A professor at New River Community and Technical College has sued the college to stop what he says in an illegal evaluation of its president.

Man says he doesn't have to register as a sex offender

By Justin Anderson | Apr 7, 2009

CHARLESTON – A man convicted of a misdemeanor sexual offense in Clay County wants a judge to block the West Virginia State Police's attempt to require him to register as a sex offender.

Appeals court turns down C&O Motors appeal

By Justin Anderson | Apr 7, 2009

CHARLESTON – The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a federal judge's ruling that a Kanawha Valley car dealership is not entitled to damages because General Motors phased out Oldsmobiles.

PERSONNEL FILE: Three attorneys admitted to practice in W.Va.

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 7, 2009

CHARLESTON -- Three lawyers were admitted to practice law in the State of West Virginia during a ceremony before the Supreme Court of Appeals on April 7.

Lawyer's alleged beating being investigated by federal grand jury

By Justin Anderson | Apr 7, 2009

Wolfe CHARLESTON – A Charleston lawyer's claim that he was severely beaten by two West Virginia State Police troopers following his arrest for drunken driving is being investigated by a federal grand jury.

Man sues over construction injury

By Justin Anderson | Apr 8, 2009

CHARLESTON – A Winfield man is suing a local construction company over an injury he suffered while doing work at Barboursville Middle School.

Man says business partner trying to have him deported

By Justin Anderson | Apr 8, 2009

CHARLESTON – A Charleston man claims he invested in a candlewick business and now his partner is trying to have him deported.

Two couples suing cities after sidewalk mishaps

By Justin Anderson | Apr 8, 2009

CHARLESTON – Two lawsuits are pending in Kanawha Circuit Court that blame two cities for not keeping their sidewalks in shape.

Woman sues CAMC over 35-year-old surgery

By Justin Anderson | Apr 8, 2009

CHARLESTON – A St. Albans woman is suing Charleston Area Medical Center over an intrauterine device that mistakenly was implanted in her uterus in 1973.

PERSONNEL FILE: Two Jackson Kelly attorneys named to 40 Under 40 list

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 8, 2009

Alsop CHARLESTON -- Jackson Kelly attorneys Rob Alsop and Amber Hoback were recently named to The State Journal's 2009 Generation Next: 40 Under 40 list. Honorees were recognized for being successful West Virginians who make a difference in their businesses and communities.

Magistrate says wearing a robe wasn't an act of defiance

By Justin Anderson | Apr 8, 2009

Kanawha County Magistrate Kim Aaron poses in her judge's robe in her office on April 7. On April 2, she wore the robe on the bench, but she soon was ordered to remove it. (Photo by Chris Dickerson) CHARLESTON – Kanawha Magistrate Kim Aaron says she wasn't being cheeky when she wore a judge's robe on the bench.

Plaintiff says law firm served wrong parties in med mal case

By Justin Anderson | Apr 8, 2009

CHARLESTON – A Raleigh County plaintiff says a Charleston law firm served notice on the wrong entities in a medical malpractice case, causing the claim to be thrown out by a judge.

Supreme Court hears $381M appeal

By John O'Brien | Apr 8, 2009

CHARLESTON - The state Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments in the appeal of a nearly $400 million verdict against industrial giant DuPont.

McHugh to fill Court vacancy

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 8, 2009

McHugh CHARLESTON -- Thomas McHugh officially returned Wednesday to the state Supreme Court of Appeals.

Leaders, colleagues heap praise on McHugh

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 8, 2009

Manchin CHARLESTON – When it came time for Gov. Joe Manchin to appoint someone to the state Supreme Court, he said he never thought the mission would be so easy.

McHugh vows to avoid 'double dipping'

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 8, 2009

McHugh CHARLESTON -- Many people have called state Supreme Court Justice Thomas McHugh an honorable and fair man. And one act might prove that as much as any ruling he's ever made or any opinion he's ever written.

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