News from January 2009

Teen claims he was sexually abused in treatment facility

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 26, 2009

MARTINSBURG -– A 16-year-old boy who alleges he was sexually abused while a resident in a juvenile treatment facility has filed suit against the Board of Child Care of the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church and one of its employees.

Companies say woman's harassment claims are bogus

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 26, 2009

CHARLESTON -- Two companies have requested that a former employee's lawsuit in which she alleges sexual harassment be dismissed, claiming the woman did not even work at the companies at the time of the alleged incident.

Wal-Mart wants woman's slip-and-fall suit dismissed

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 26, 2009

CHARLESTON – Wal-Mart has requested the court dismiss a lawsuit against it in which a Kanawha County woman alleges she fell on clear liquid in the store.

THEIR VIEW: Pursuing new, diverse businesses is key to success

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 26, 2009

CHARLESTON -- A few years ago, when I first introduced the "Open for Business" philosophy to the Mountain State, I wanted to breathe new life into our state by drawing attention to West Virginia's best attributes.

Dog attack leaves woman injured, her dog dead

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 27, 2009

MARTINSBURG -- A Bunker Hill woman has filed suit against a Bunker Hill man, alleging she was seriously injured and her dog was killed after the man's dog attacked them.

Martinsburg Mall soon might have new owners

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 27, 2009

MARTINSBURG -- The Martinsburg Mall soon may be under the control of new hands because of the current owners' alleged inability to make four months worth of payments on a promissory note.

Prisoner seeks $300 million for daughter's death

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 27, 2009

ELKINS -– A Mount Olive prisoner who alleges his daughter was murdered is seeking $300 million in a suit he filed against the man who he believes is responsible for her death, the man's stepfather and the man's friend who witnessed the death.

Md. company says two W.Va. companies owe more than $400,000

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 27, 2009

MARTINSBURG –- The Navy Arms Company of West Virginia and Forgett Militaria are facing a lawsuit after they allegedly failed to pay a Maryland company more than $400,000 for goods and services.

Another former Emmons Jr. resident files suit

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 27, 2009

HUNTINGTON -– A former resident of an apartment building that caught on fire and killed nine people just over two years ago has filed suit against the owners of the building, alleging his personal belongings were destroyed during the fire.

*** Sobel to speak at state GOP meeting in February

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 27, 2009

CHARLESTON -- Dr. Russ Sobel, author of "Unleashing Capitalism" and a forthcoming book, "The Rule of Law: Perspectives on Legal and Judicial Reform in West Virginia," will be the special guest speaker at the Winter Meeting of the West Virginia Republican State Executive Committee.

Mother sues Kanawha board over daughter's sexual relationship with school worker

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 27, 2009

CHARLESTON -– A mother has filed a civil lawsuit against the Kanawha County Board of Education, claiming a Capital High School employee induced her teenage daughter into a sexual relationship.

PERSONNEL FILE: Prominent attorney rejoins Spilman

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 28, 2009

Kinney CHARLESTON -- The law firm of Spilman Thomas & Battle is pleased to announce that Clifford F. Kinney Jr. has rejoined the firm as Counsel.

PERSONNEL FILE: Carr joins Dinsmore & Shohl's Charleston office

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 28, 2009

Carr CHARLESTON -- John Carr has joined Dinsmore & Shohl as Of Counsel in the Charleston office.

Caperton always opposed Benjamin being on W.Va. SC

By John O'Brien | Jan 28, 2009

Benjamin CHARLESTON -- The man challenging state Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent Benjamin's ability to hear certain cases apparently never wanted Benjamin on the Court anyway.

THEIR VIEW: Basic research can pull America out of economic quagmire

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 28, 2009

MORGANTOWN -- The ascension of new American leadership always leads to a sense of change and the expectation that a new administration will initiate solid solutions to the most pressing problems that confront the nation.

WV CALA praises idea of Berger on federal bench

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 29, 2009

CHARLESTON -– The recommendation of West Virginia's two U.S. Senators of Kanawha Circuit Judge Irene Berger to the federal judgeship held by retiring U.S. District Judge David Faber is being applauded by a statewide legal reform group.

WV CALA praises idea of Berger on federal bench

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 29, 2009

Berger CHARLESTON -– The recommendation of West Virginia's two U.S. Senators of Kanawha Circuit Judge Irene Berger to the federal judgeship held by retiring U.S. District Judge David Faber is being applauded by a statewide legal reform group.

Former Nitro treasurer named in suit over mobile home

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 29, 2009

WINFIELD – Tifney Terry, the former treasurer for the City of Nitro, is named in a civil lawsuit by a woman who says Terry is trying to force her to pay additional money to purchase a mobile home.

PERSONNEL FILE: Steptoe & Johnson announces new members

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 29, 2009

Jamieson CLARKSBURG -- Steptoe & Johnson has announced the promotion of three attorneys to membership effective Jan. 1.

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