News from January 2009

PERSONNEL FILE: 11 attorneys admitted to practice in W.Va.

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 22, 2009

CHARLESTON -- Eleven lawyers were admitted to practice law in the State of West Virginia during a ceremony before the Supreme Court of Appeals on Jan. 14.

Weston couple sues GM for problems with Denali

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 22, 2009

MARTINSBURG -– Two Weston residents have filed suit against General Motors and Bob Trickett Pontiac-Cadillac-Buick-GMC, alleging their new vehicle has a defect that still has not been fixed.

Woman sued for fatal Berkeley car accident

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 22, 2009

MARTINSBURG – The Pennsylvania administrator of a man's estate has filed suit against an Allentown, Penn., woman, alleging the man died after a collision.

Ten former SuperValu workers file age discrimination suits

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 22, 2009

HUNTINGTON –- Ten former SuperValu employees who claim they were laid off, then not rehired because of their age have filed suit against the company and one of its supervisors.

Harron wants judge to dismiss conspiracy claim

By Steve Korris | Jan 22, 2009

Harron WHEELING – Radiologist Ray Harron of Bridgeport has asked U.S. District Judge Frederick Stamp to dismiss a claim that he conspired to fabricate asbestos lawsuits against CSX Transportation in West Virginia state courts.

Benjamin concurrence takes shot at Starcher dissent

By Steve Korris | Jan 22, 2009

Benjamin CHARLESTON – On Brent Benjamin's last Friday before taking charge as Chief Justice of a West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, he sounded an echo from the old Court by deploring a dissent from Justice Larry Starcher.

Federal judge rules against DNR chief again

By Steve Korris | Jan 22, 2009

Jezioro ELKINS – Once again, U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey has stripped Division of Natural Resources Director Frank Jezioro of immunity as a state official from a lawsuit claiming he violated rights of West Virginia citizens.

Legal malpractice suit filed against Wood attorney for botching '05 legal malpractice suit

By Lawrence Smith | Jan 22, 2009

PARKERSBURG - A 2005 legal malpractice case against a Ritchie County attorney has a new twist, as the attorney hired to help with the suit has himself been sued for legal malpractice.

Investor says others conspired to kick him out of club

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 23, 2009

MARTINSBURG -– A Berkeley County man who alleges to have his property stolen from him and to be kicked out of a club in which he invested has filed suit against four individuals and a corporation who he claims conspired against him.

Workman secured improper order, attorney claims

By Steve Korris | Jan 23, 2009

Workman CHARLESTON – Michael Ranson complains to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals that another lawyer damaged his client. This is a thorny patch for the justices because Ranson points the finger at one of them.

Attorneys victims of real estate scam, suit alleges

By Lawrence Smith | Jan 23, 2009

PARKERSBURG - Two attorneys are seeking return of money they say a Wood County man swindled from them in a bogus real estate deal.

Bar wants Morgantown attorney held in contempt

By Lawrence Smith | Jan 23, 2009

CHARLESTON -- The state Bar is asking the state Supreme Court to suspend the license of a Morgantown attorney for failing to comply with the terms of Court's recent order disciplining her.

Harron should face trial

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 23, 2009

West Virginia's most famous -- critics say infamous -- radiologist is asking the court to let him off the hook.

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