News from June 2009

Late magistrate was well liked, serious about new job

By Justin Anderson | Jun 1, 2009

Maynard HUNTINGTON -- Don Maynard was just elected to a post on the Cabell Magistrate Court in November, but he was already on his way to becoming a good judge, a colleague said Monday.

Two suing Montgomery, police officers over rough arrests

By Justin Anderson | Jun 1, 2009

CHARLESTON –- Two individuals are suing three Montgomery police officers -– one with multiple lawsuits against him -– saying they were violently accosted and subjected to racial slurs during run-ins with the officers.

PERSONNEL FILE: Steptoe & Johnson expand into Kentucky

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 1, 2009

J. Phillips CLARKSBURG -– Steptoe & Johnson is opening an office in Lexington, Ky., its first in the Bluegrass State.

PERSONNEL FILE: Legal Aid hires six new attorneys

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 1, 2009

Paxton CHARLESTON -- Legal Aid of West Virginia is pleased to announce the hiring of six new attorneys. The new hires work in a variety of program areas and offices across the state providing legal assistance to West Virginia's most vulnerable citizens.

McGraw helps consumers collect gas prize

By Keith Loria | Jun 1, 2009

McGraw CHARLESTON -- West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw has reached an agreement with a Kanawha Valley car dealership over prize compensation from a 2008 promotion.

Former Winfield girls coach wants state law changed

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 2, 2009

Sutherland WINFIELD – A successful high school coach has filed a lawsuit hoping to have a state law about the hiring of non-teacher coaches declared unconstitutional.

N.J. couple say animal cruelty reports were false

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 2, 2009

MARTINSBURG – A New Jersey couple who owns a Mineral County farm is seeking more than $70,000 combined in two federal lawsuits after they say false reports of animal cruelty were made against them.

FINANCIAL FOCUS: Key factors affecting succession planning

By Robert L. Nistendirk | Jun 2, 2009

In a previous article titled "Succession Planning: A Contrarian's Perspective," I presented a brief overview of succession planning.

PERSONNEL FILE: Jenkins Fenstermaker's Taylor chosen for Super Lawyers

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 2, 2009

Taylor HUNTINGTON -- Barry Taylor, an attorney with Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC has been selected to appear in the Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition to be published in September.

Bloom not happy with state in brain injury case

By Jim Wallace | Jun 2, 2009

Bloom CHARLESTON -- Kanawha Circuit Judge Duke Bloom expects to hear by the end of the month from lawyers in a case challenging whether the state is doing all it should for West Virginians with traumatic brain injuries.

Drug maker, pharmacy say Fentanyl case should be removed or dismissed

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 2, 2009

BLUEFIELD -- A drug manufacturer and a pharmacy are alleging a case in which a deceased woman's sister claims she died due to a defective fentanyl patch should be removed to federal court if it is not dismissed.

Misconduct alleged in eight other suits

By Lawrence Smith | Jun 3, 2009

CHARLESTON - Recent lawsuits filed by Montgomery residents Thomas Hardy and Dennen Obey, records show, brings to 10 the number of complaints lodged in the last two years alleging police misconduct in the Upper Kanawha Valley.

R.I. company sues former Pete Dye owners for $3 million

By Justin Anderson | Jun 3, 2009

CLARKSBURG -- A Rhode Island financial firm is suing the former owners of the Pete Dye Golf Club for $3 million, the balance of a longstanding loan made before the firm bought the golf course at auction.

Widow gets $1M for husband's death

By Justin Anderson | Jun 3, 2009

HUNTINGTON -- A Cabell County jury awarded a woman more than $1 million after her husband died on an operating table at St. Mary's Medical Center.

Clay man sues Lowe's over cabinet installation

By Justin Anderson | Jun 3, 2009

CHARLESTON -- A Clay County man is suing Lowe's Home Centers and a Hurricane company over an allegedly shoddy cabinet and countertop installation at his home.

Court sends garbage case back to Ohio County

By Justin Anderson | Jun 3, 2009

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court says an Ohio County circuit court judge improperly allowed Waste Management to terminate the pending purchase of a smaller refuse collection company because Waste Management argued a federal court decision made the deal "less economic."

Woman not covered for ATV injury, court rules

By Justin Anderson | Jun 3, 2009

Benjamin CHARLESTON – An all-terrain vehicle isn't an "uninsured motor vehicle" because an owner doesn't have to get it registered and licensed and doesn't have to carry liability insurance on it, according to a ruling by the West Virginia Supreme Court.

Huddleston Bolen, Huntington to offer Healthy Finances workshop series

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 3, 2009

HUNTINGTON -- Huddleston Bolen and the City of Huntington's Weed and Seed Program are partnering together to hold a series of community-based "Healthy Finances" workshops.

Man sues state over mental disorder

By Justin Anderson | Jun 4, 2009

CHARLESTON -- A man is suing the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, claiming that staff a state mental facility in Weston did not monitor his illness that compelled him to ingest foreign objects.

N.C. man says stepmother took $600,000 after father's death

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 4, 2009

CHARLESTON – A North Carolina man is suing his stepmother, alleging she took more than $600,000 from his joint bank account with his father after his dad died.

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