News from January 2009

Carper-Strickland named Kanawha's chief magistrate

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 15, 2009

CHARLESTON -- Traci Carper-Strickland has been named Kanawha County's Chief Magistrate for 2009.

THEIR VIEW: The Starcher departure: Lessons learned

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 15, 2009

CHARLESTON -- Just weeks before Christmas, retiring Justice Larry Starcher was made a "Distinguished West Virginian," presumably because, in the words of the award, he has "brought positive attention to our state."

False worthless check charge leads to suit against rent-to-own company

By Lawrence Smith | Jan 15, 2009

PARKERSBURG – A Vienna woman is suing a rent-to-own business for malicious prosecution on a worthless check charge.

Jackson attorney subject of two legal malpractice suits

By Lawrence Smith | Jan 15, 2009

RIPLEY – Two Jackson County businesses have filed separate lawsuits against a Jackson County attorney over alleged legal malpractice.

Neighbors of new Wal-Mart sue over construction, blasting

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 15, 2009

WINFIELD – Seven neighbors of the new Wal-Mart in Hurricane have filed suits against two companies involved in the construction of the store, focusing on blasting during the building process.

In memoriam

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 15, 2009

Members of the West Virginia Bar who passed away in 2008. They were honored Jan. 13 during a ceremony at the state Supreme Court of Appeals:

THEIR VIEW: The unalienable right of teachers to use drugs

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 15, 2009

CHARLESTON -- Hoppy Kercheval is dead wrong on this one. Teachers and school employees should be randomly drug tested. Absolutely. Hoppy's defense of them is a little perplexing.

Ketchum has lots of questions on first day

By Steve Korris | Jan 15, 2009

Ketchum CHARLESTON – Like a rookie swinging at every pitch, Justice Menis Ketchum asked about as many questions as the other four Justices together on the first day of his new job at the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

PERSONNEL FILE: Flaherty, Sensabaugh & Bonasso welcomes new marketing, client relations director

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 16, 2009

McCoy CHARLESTON –- Flaherty, Sensabaugh & Bonasso has announced that Kate McCoy has joined the firm as its Director of Marketing and Client Relations and will work from the firm's Charleston office.

PERSONNEL FILE: Carter re-appointed to federal panel

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 16, 2009

Carter CHARLESTON -- Mark Carter, a partner in the Charleston office of Dinsmore & Shohl, was one of 24 individuals recently appointed by President George W. Bush to serve in his Administration.

Suspended attorney faces criminal charge for forging judge's signature

By Lawrence Smith | Jan 16, 2009

CHARLESTON – A Hampshire County attorney recently suspended for falsifying court documents, including forging a judge's signature, may soon face related criminal charges, the Hampshire County Prosecutor's Office has confirmed.

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