News from December 2009

Woman sues Barboursville Little League after daughter is injured

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 1, 2009

HUNTINGTON — A mother is suing Barboursville Little League Baseball after her daughter was injured on the baseball field.

Woman sues JCPenney, elevator company after escalator malfunction

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 1, 2009

HUNTINGTON — A woman is suing JCPenney and Schindler Elevator Corporation after an escalator malfunctioned and injured her.

Couple sues over husband's work-related injury

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 1, 2009

HUNTINGTON — A man and his wife are suing his former employer and a construction company after he suffered a work-related injury.

Aviation company sues for engine cylinder malfunctions

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 1, 2009

HUNTINGTON — MDN Aviation is suing Engine Components Inc. after aircraft engine cylinders malfunctioned.

Davis is next Chief Justice

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 2, 2009

Davis CHARLESTON -- Robin Jean Davis will become the Chief Justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals for 2010.

Huntington city attorney charged with DUI

By Lawrence Smith | Dec 2, 2009

HUNTINGTON - Following a single-vehicle accident prior to Thanksgiving, Huntington's city attorney was charged for driving under the influence.

Webster is new Kanawha judge

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 2, 2009

Webster CHARLESTON – Carrie Webster has been picked as the next Kanawha Circuit judge.

Woman suing Huntington surgeon for negligence

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 2, 2009

HUNTINGTON -- A woman is suing a Huntington surgeon for negligence after several incidents in 2007.

Woman sues Green Acres Regional Center after attack by patient

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 2, 2009

HUNTINGTON —- A woman is suing Green Acres Regional Center after she was attacked by one of its residents.

State sues two people, two firms for fraud

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 2, 2009

MARTINSBURG -- The State of West Virginia is seeking to shut down a Web site to prevent its fraudulent continual operation and the acceptance of donations from third-person parties based on this fraud.

Deputy, wife sue Wendy's, three employees for food tampering

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 2, 2009

MOUNDSVILLE -— A Sheriff's Deputy and his wife are suing Wendy's and three of its employees after he was given food that had been tampered with.

Caperton asks W.Va. SC to reconsider $50M ruling

By John O'Brien | Dec 2, 2009

Blankenship CHARLESTON -- Faced with his third disappointing decision from the state Supreme Court, Harman Mining owner Hugh Caperton is asking the court to reconsider its latest.

Woman wants to remove possible human remains from property

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 3, 2009

MARTINSBURG -- A woman is seeking permission to remove, transfer and reinter human remains that could be located on her property where members of a family were alleged to be buried.

Woman sues former employer, supervisor for unlawful discharge

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 3, 2009

WINFIELD -- A woman is suing her former employer and supervisor after she claims she was fired for reporting numerous patient safety violations.

Man says Bayer should've helped him find another job

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 3, 2009

WHEELING – A man says Bayer wrongly discriminated against him by refusing to help him find an appropriate job after he was forced to quit working at its New Martinsville facility due to a persistent cough.

Orthopedic company wants artificial hip case dismissed

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 3, 2009

ELKINS – An orthopedic company is requesting the federal court dismiss a case against it in which a man claims his artificial hip cracked while he was at home.

Firms want crane accident suit in federal court

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 3, 2009

CLARKSBURG – Two corporations have removed a man's suit against them to federal court, saying the man is seeking more than $75,000 for alleged injuries he incurred while falling off the ladder of a crane.

Guardsmen case over carcinogens in Iraq removed to federal court

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 3, 2009

WHEELING – KBR and its subsidiaries have removed to federal court a complaint 32 former guardsmen filed against the contractor, alleging they were exposed to a highly carcinogenic substance while working as security at an Iraqi water plant.

PERSONNEL FILE: 18 new lawyers admitted to practice in W.Va.

By The West Virginia Record | Dec 3, 2009

CHARLESTON -- Eighteen lawyers were admitted to practice law in the State of West Virginia during a ceremony before the Supreme Court of Appeals on Nov. 25.

PERSONNEL FILE: Sturgeon named to national accounting board

By The West Virginia Record | Dec 3, 2009

Sturgeon CHARLESTON -- Kay Casto & Chaney has announced that member attorney James M. Sturgeon Jr. has been named to the Enforcement Practices Committee of the National Association State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).

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