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PERSONNEL FILE: Sturgeon joins Kay Casto & Chaney

Sturgeon CHARLESTON -- Kay Casto & Chaney has announced that James M. Sturgeon, Jr. has joined its Charleston office as a member.

Six sue DHL for overtime pay

CHARLESTON – Six delivery van drivers for DHL claim they were made to work more than 40 hours a week, but were not paid overtime.

Man sues dentists over fall

CHARLESTON – A man is suing a pair of Charleston dentists after he says he tripped on an unsafe set of stairs heading out of the dentists' Virginia Street office.

Man sues bar for drunken fall

CHARLESTON – A St. Albans man is suing a Kanawha Boulevard bar for injuries he sustained after drunkenly falling down some stairs.

Woman sues K-mart after slip and fall

CHARLESTON – A woman says she slipped on some liquid near the women's dressing rooms at K-mart and injured herself.

Couple sues McDonald's over fall

CHARLESTON – An Elkview couple is suing McDonald's over alleged injuries caused by a slippery floor.

Woman says lawyers caused her to lose case

CHARLESTON – A woman claims she hired a group of local lawyers to represent her in a case, but their inaction cost her $400,000.

Orchestra sues producer over opera staging

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra is suing a production company, saying it was forced to put on a lesser performance of Giacomo Puccini's "La Boheme" because of the company's failure to do required work.

Woman sues Marshall over firing

CHARLESTON – A woman says she was fired as a laborer for Marshall University for complaining about and refusing to work in unsafe work conditions.

Man sues South Charleston over search of his motel room

CHARLESTON – A man claims that South Charleston police busted into his motel room and seized money from him, though the officers didn't have a warrant and he was never charged or given his money back.

ALL THINGS JURY: Witness likeability equals credibility

CHARLESTON -- One subject that I haven't addressed to any significant degree in this column is the credibility of witnesses at trial and during depositions.

PERSONNEL FILE: Aaron joins Jackson Kelly

Aaron CHARLESTON -– Jackson Kelly welcomes Ryan Aaron to its Charleston office.

PERSONNEL FILE: Nepa returns to Jackson Kelly

Nepa CHARLESTON -– Jackson Kelly welcomes Martha Nepa to its Charleston office as Counsel.

PERSONNEL FILE: Steptoe & Johnson names new Pro Bono Director

Whalen CLARKSBURG -– Steptoe & Johnson is pleased to announce that the firm has named Sherri S. Whalen as Pro Bono Director.

Argentinians invoke 1853 treaty in Delaware asbestos suit

WILMINGTON, Del. -– Three men from Argentina accusing chemical maker DuPont of exposing them to asbestos in Argentina have invoked American jurisdiction pursuant to a treaty that President Franklin Pierce signed in 1853.

Conservative group wants Manchin, Legislature to oppose cap & trade

Stuart CHARLESTON -- A statewide conservative group is urging Gov. Joe Manchin and the state Legislature to take formal action to protect West Virginia jobs by issuing a joint resolution opposing cap & trade.

Asbestos lawyers oppose subpoena of radiologist in national litigation

Segarra PHILADELPHIA – Asbestos lawyers from two well-known national firms are blocking a subpoena on radiologist Jay Segarra.

6-year-old sits on the bench

Six-year-old Jesse Lewis sits next to Cabell Circuit Judge Alfred Ferguson. The judge invited Lewis, an aspiring judge, to join him on the bench Aug. 3. (Photo by Curtis Johnson/The Herald-Dispatch) HUNTINGTON -- Six-year-old Jesse Lewis struggled to see over the bench Monday morning, but still grasped his dream of becoming a judge.

Business for Breakfast set for Aug. 28

CHARLESTON -- The State Journal, SCORE and the SBA have announced the August Business for Breakfast is set for 7:30 a.m. Aug. 28 at the Charleston Marriott Town Center's Gauley Room at the Whitewater Grille.

THEIR VIEW: Courts of chancery would be good for businesses

CHARLESTON -- A few weeks ago, the West Virginia Independent Judicial Reform Commission met for the first time.