News from April 2009
CHARLESTON -- The best jury research replicates the actual trial situation as closely as possible. Unfortunately, conducting surveys, focus groups and mock trials in the actual trial venue often has significant downside.
PARKERSBURG - A Wood County woman is alleging a Parkersburg nursing home's substandard care of her mother resulted in her ultimate death.
BLUEFIELD – A drug manufacturer is alleging a case in which a deceased woman's husband claims she died due to a defective fentanyl patch should remain in federal court if it is not dismissed.
Jezioro ELKINS – State Division of Natural Resources Director Frank Jezioro declares in federal court that if Constitution Party members want park rangers to treat them the way they treat Friends of Blackwater Canyon, they should behave like Friends of Blackwater Canyon.
CHARLESTON – Two West Virginia residents have filed separate suits against a prominent ATV manufacturer, alleging they were injured after their four-wheelers flipped.
Harron WHEELING -- A Bridgeport radiologist swore he wouldn't pick a fight with a Texas judge who accused him of fabricating X-ray reports for asbestos lawyers, but he picked the fight anyway.
MORGANTOWN – A circuit judge has blocked the scheduled academic misconduct hearing for former West Virginia University Provost Gerald Lang, ruling that three lawyers involved in the process have conflicts of interest.
HUNTINGTON -- Beginning April 30, Huddleston Bolen will offer a series of presentations to discuss recent and potential changes in state and federal employment law.
Segal CHARLESTON – Prominent Charleston lawyer Scott Segal wants a circuit judge disqualified from hearing a lawsuit brought against him by a man who says a conspiracy based on faith has kept him from practicing law in West Virginia.
CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia State Bar said Tuesday its Web site was hacked during an upgrade.