News from January 2009

PERSONNEL FILE: Jackson Kelly announces new members

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 29, 2009

Clegg CHARLESTON -- Jackson Kelly is pleased to announce the promotion of six attorneys.

*** Standalone p1 art for 2/2 issue: Good eats!

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 29, 2009

Charleston attorney Harry Bell was part of The Greenbrier Sporting Club team headed by Chefs Frank Paris III and Hannah Reid. Bell describes his cooking talents "minimal at best." Bell's team won best use of Appalachian Raised Protein, Most Creative Menu and Grand Champion. (Photo courtesy of Harry Bell)

Officer's alleged sexual misconduct results in two more suits against WVDOC

By Lawrence Smith | Jan 29, 2009

CHARLESTON -- Following several filed last year, two more lawsuits have been filed in 2009 against the state Division of Corrections alleging an officer at a Greenbrier County correctional facility sexually abused female inmates.

Justices hear case of fired Pocahontas teacher

By Steve Korris | Jan 29, 2009

CHARLESTON – Justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals must decide whether the Pocahontas Board of Education can fire its toughest critic.

Even bigger bucks coming from Eli Lilly?

By John O'Brien | Jan 29, 2009

Ramza-Kutz CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - The recent $1.4 billion settlement into which Eli Lilly & Co. entered with the federal government and more than 30 states may benefit those states like West Virginia that have been holding out on an agreement, a Chicago attorney recently opined.

Ala. AG King defends stance in Benjamin case

By John O'Brien | Jan 29, 2009

King MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) -- Alabama Attorney General Troy King would prefer it if those criticizing his brief in support of West Virginia Chief Justice Brent Benjamin would hold off until they read it.

Putnam woman sues after falling in Civic Center bathroom

By Lawrence Smith | Jan 30, 2009

CHARLESTON - A Putnam County woman is asking the city of Charleston to compensate her for injuries she allegedly sustained while attending an ice show at the Charleston Civic Center.

Copenhaver sends AT&T cell phone cases to arbitration

By Steve Korris | Jan 30, 2009

CHARLESTON – U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver has stopped a class action suit that accused AT&T Mobility of sneaking roadside service charges into monthly cellular telephone bills.

Salvage yard named in 40 suits about metal shredder

By Steve Korris | Jan 30, 2009

CHARLESTON – Flecks of former automobiles and appliances fall on Glasgow like rain, according to 40 lawsuits in Kanawha Circuit Court.

McDowell judge takes over important gas royalties case

By Steve Korris | Jan 30, 2009

WELCH – McDowell Circuit Judge Rudolph Murensky has taken charge of litigation that will sort out rights to gas royalties all over West Virginia.

Court to decide direction of disputed Hurricane election

By Lawrence Smith | Jan 30, 2009

CHARLESTON - While the next big election cycle won't begin for about another 10 to 12 months, the state Supreme Court will have a say in disputed Putnam County municipal election held 18 months ago.

Brewer has big plans for Steptoe & Johnson

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 30, 2009

MORGANTOWN -- Perhaps the most exciting thing for Susan Brewer about becoming the first female CEO of a large West Virginia law firm is the opportunity to expand her knowledge.

Federal judge lets McGraw ruling stand

By John O'Brien | Jan 30, 2009

McGraw CHARLESTON -- A federal judge has denied a request by Capital One to alter his ruling in a dispute over West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw's investigation into it.

McGraw, vampire of progress

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 30, 2009

When it comes to business, we always seem to be out for more blood.

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