News from April 2009

Mingo woman says it's against religion to immunize daughter

By Justin Anderson | Apr 10, 2009

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing the Mingo County Board of Education, Mingo schools Superintendent Dwight Dials and the state Department of Health and Human Resources, saying the defendants are violating her religious rights by requiring her to get her daughter vaccinated.

CSX says it has proven firm was behind asbestos fraud

By Steve Korris | Apr 10, 2009

Williams WHEELING – CSX Transportation pleads in federal court that it has presented plenty of proof for a claim that asbestos lawyers from Pittsburgh pulled a fraud.

Make it a citizen commission

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 10, 2009

Gov. Joe Manchin wants West Virginia to do more about legal reform. For this we're encouraged.

April Business for Breakfast focuses on boosting morale during tough times

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 13, 2009

CHARLESTON -- The April 24 Business for Breakfast event will feature Leslie Stone of Stone Strategies.

Lawyer, wife sue CitiMortgage over payments

By Justin Anderson | Apr 13, 2009

WINFIELD – A Hurricane lawyer and his wife are suing CitiMortgage, claiming the company is not allowing the couple to prepay on their mortgage like their contract allows.

Lawsuit filed against drunk driver who hit man

By Justin Anderson | Apr 13, 2009

CHARLESTON – The mother of a man who was seriously injured by a drunk driver while walking on Capitol Street is suing the woman and the bars where she allegedly drank.

Woman sues dentist after she develops mouth cancer

By Justin Anderson | Apr 13, 2009

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing Charleston dentist Mark Simpson, claiming he failed to adequately address lesions in her mouth with developed into cancer.

Mother claims daughter died because of pool heater

By Justin Anderson | Apr 13, 2009

CHARLESTON – A Morgantown woman claims a in improperly vented swimming pool heater emitted toxic levels of carbon monoxide and killed her daughter during a sleepover.

ER doctor sued in child's death

By Lawrence Smith | Apr 13, 2009

PARKERSBURG - An emergency room physician has been named as a defendant in the wrongful death of a Wood County child.

Lawsuit says Kanawha school board ignored mold problem

By Justin Anderson | Apr 13, 2009

CHARLESTON – The mother of an Andrew Jackson Middle School student and a teacher are jointly suing Kanawha school officials over sickness they say is related to mold at the school.

McGraw's attorneys lose appeal in Eli Lilly case

By John O'Brien | Apr 14, 2009

McGraw NEW YORK -- Attorneys for the State of West Virginia may not depose officials from Eli Lilly & Co. about a $1.4 billion federal plea agreement, a federal judge recently decided.

Proposed settlement reached in Roane insurance case

By Justin Anderson | Apr 14, 2009

SPENCER –- Lawyers in a lawsuit against Nationwide Insurance are seeking class members to share in a proposed $75 million settlement with the company.

Woman says doctor performed unnecessary spinal tap

By Justin Anderson | Apr 14, 2009

CHARLESTON – A local woman claims a physician at St. Francis Hospital performed an unnecessary spinal tap on her, which has caused nerve damage and other injuries.

Ohio firm says it's wrongly on hook for Nitro theater problems

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 14, 2009

CHARLESTON – An Ohio corporation says it wrongly had to pay more than $150,000 in damages to Nitro's Great Escapes Theaters because of differential settling.

Couple sues over ATV wreck

By Justin Anderson | Apr 14, 2009

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha couple are suing an all-terrain vehicle dealership, claiming the business failed to add-on features that would have made the couple's ATV safer, resulting in an injury.

THEIR VIEW: Kessler would make good Democratic candidate

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 14, 2009

Sprouse CHARLESTON -- I have had my problems with Jeff Kessler from time to time. But, especially considering his potential opponents in the Democratic primary in 2012, he would make a good candidate for Governor.

Speedway has injury case moved to federal court

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 15, 2009

CHARLESTON – Speedway has moved to federal court a lawsuit in which a woman is seeking $500,000 for serious injuries she says she sustained after she fell at a Chapmanville convenience store.

Former Miss W.Va. gets $7.2 million over sex tape

By Justin Anderson | Apr 15, 2009

Williams CHARLESTON – A jury has awarded a former Miss West Virginia $7.2 million in damages over a bogus sex tape that circulated on the Internet.

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