News from March 2009

PERSONNEL FILE: Department of Revenue announces personnel changes

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 2, 2009

CHARLESTON -- Department of Revenue Cabinet Secretary Virgil T. Helton has announced two new staffing changes within the Department of Revenue.

Five sue DOH over portable stop sign

By Justin Anderson | Mar 2, 2009

CHARLESTON -- Five people are suing the West Virginia Division of Highways over a car accident they say was caused by haphazard traffic control.

Family says bad diagnosis left girl with lifelong problems

By Justin Anderson | Mar 2, 2009

CHARLESTON -- A Logan County family is suing two doctors and associated businesses over an alleged missed diagnosis that has resulted in severe and long lasting physical damage to an infant girl.

Chesapeake suing women over road obstruction

By Justin Anderson | Mar 2, 2009

CHARLESTON -- A major oil and gas company is suing a Kanawha County woman, saying she's illegally blocking access to a well road.

Tough day for both sides of judicial recusal case

By John O'Brien | Mar 3, 2009

Roberts WASHINGTON -- Justices of a seemingly split U.S. Supreme Court took turns grilling attorneys on both sides of a key judicial recusal case during oral arguments Tuesday morning.

ALL THINGS JURY: Research without bias

By R. Robert Samples | Mar 3, 2009

One of the issues that I confront on a regular basis is accusations that our jury research is biased. That is, either plaintiff counsel or defense counsel claims that our research has a particular agenda. They sometimes claim our agenda reflects our client's position in a particular case. My response ... huh?

PERSONNEL FILE: Poulton joins Huddleston Bolen

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 4, 2009

Poulton HUNTINGTON -- Huddleston Bolen has announced that attorney Karen Poulton has joined the firm. She will work from the firm's Huntington office.

Graham takes last shot at getting federal compensation

By Justin Anderson | Mar 4, 2009

CHARLESTON -- Former Wyoming County Council on Aging and All Care director Bob Graham is taking one last shot at having the government pay him for the 13 months he spent in a federal prison.

CALA starts petition aimed at fair courts

By Justin Anderson | Mar 4, 2009

Cohen CHARLESTON -– A legal reform group has started an online petition that seeks signatures from people who want to stop job losses due to the state's "broken" legal system.

Progress of judicial campaign reform an issue in recusal case

By John O'Brien | Mar 4, 2009

Souter WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. Solicitor General Ted Olson stood before the nine Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday and warned them that the manner in which judges are elected is no longer working.

Business for Breakfast event set for March 20

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 5, 2009

CHARLESTON -- The March Business for Breakfast event is scheduled for Friday, March 20 at the Charleston Town Center Marriott's Whitewater Grille.

Huntington jeweler claims N.J. company guilty of fraud

By Justin Anderson | Mar 5, 2009

HUNTINGTON -- A Huntington jeweler says a New Jersey enterprise swindled it out of at least $25,175 through fraudulent business practices.

Newspaper sues county clerk over FOIA

By Justin Anderson | Mar 5, 2009

CHARLES TOWN -- The Shepherdstown Observer newspaper has filed a lawsuit against the Jefferson County Clerk over her refusal to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request.

Va. man wants $1 million from car wreck

By Justin Anderson | Mar 5, 2009

MARTINSBURG –- A Virginia man wants $1 million after he claims he was rear-ended by a pair of careless drivers in Berkeley County.

Company says church never paid for construction

By Justin Anderson | Mar 5, 2009

MARTINSBURG -- A Virginia-based construction and engineering firm is suing a Destiny Baptist Church and its trustees, claiming it was hired to design and build a church but was never paid.

Ohio firm says Huntington metal company stiffed them

By Justin Anderson | Mar 5, 2009

HUNTINGTON -- A Columbus, Ohio, company is suing Huntington Alloys Corporation, the United Steel Workers of America union and two individuals for more than $100,000 because it says the metal company didn't pay for renting uniforms for workers.

Judge right in Hurricane election dispute, Justices rule

By Lawrence Smith | Mar 5, 2009

CHARLESTON - The state Supreme Court has upheld a lower court decision prohibiting the city council of a Putnam County municipality from considering a mayoral candidate's challenge of disputed ballots.

PERSONNEL FILE: Huddleston Bolen attorney honored as Coach of the Year

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 5, 2009

Nelson CHARLESTON -- Kevin Nelson, a partner with Huddleston Bolen LLP and girls' soccer coach at Charleston Catholic High School, has been named 2008 Mideast Sectional coach of the year by the National Federation of High School Coaches Association.

Justices clear judge in Mineral Co. firing case

By Steve Korris | Mar 5, 2009

CHARLESTON – Three Justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals cleared Circuit Judge Andrew Frye of a damage claim from a former Mineral County magistrate court clerk he fired after her son filed to run for circuit clerk.

CLE on electronic discovery set for March 13 in Bridgeport

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 5, 2009

HUNTINGTON -- Second Creek Technologies again is offering a day of Continuing Legal Education focusing on the new federal rules of electronic discovery.

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