News from April 2009

ALL THINGS JURY: What makes a good alternative research venue?

By R. Robert Samples | Apr 24, 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.

Poor care led to nursing home resident's death, suit claims

By Lawrence Smith | Apr 24, 2009

PARKERSBURG - A Wood County woman is alleging a Parkersburg nursing home's substandard care of her mother resulted in her ultimate death.

Drug makers want fentanyl patch case dismissed

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 24, 2009

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.

DNR chief urges group to behave like another

By Steve Korris | Apr 24, 2009

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.

Yamaha faces two suits over Rhino rollovers

By Kelly Holleran | Apr 24, 2009

CHARLESTON – Two West Virginia residents have filed separate suits against a prominent ATV manufacturer, alleging they were injured after their four-wheelers flipped.

Harron picks fight over asbestos allegations

By Steve Korris | Apr 24, 2009

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.

Do tell, Dr. Harron

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 24, 2009

Dr. Ray finally seems ready to tell all.

Judge halts WVU hearing

By Justin Anderson | Apr 27, 2009

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.

Huddleston Bolen to offer business seminars

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 27, 2009

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 wants judge off case because of religion

By Justin Anderson | Apr 29, 2009

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.

State Bar's Web site hacked

By Justin Anderson | Apr 29, 2009

CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia State Bar said Tuesday its Web site was hacked during an upgrade.

Judge sides with officer in brutality case

By Justin Anderson | Apr 29, 2009

HUNTINGTON – A federal judge has tossed a Huntington preacher's lawsuit against a city police officer that charged the officer with brutality.

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