News from November 2009

Brown bag lunch meeting at the State Law Library to highlight Stimulus Bill

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 5, 2009

CHARLESTON -- The State Law Library will present a free informational session on the tax implications of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, commonly known as the "Stimulus Bill," at a brown bag lunch at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

Mylan sues Post-Gazette for libel

By Chris Dickerson and Kyla Asbury | Nov 5, 2009

MORGANTOWN -- Mylan Pharmaceuticals is suing the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette again, this time for libel.

PERSONNEL FILE: Roles named a 'Lawyer of the Year' by Best Lawyers

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 5, 2009

Roles CINCINNATI –- Four Dinsmore & Shohl attorneys, including one based in West Virginia, have been recognized as "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America 2010.

PERSONNEL FILE: McCarthy joins Steptoe & Johnson

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 5, 2009

McCarthy CHARLESTON -– Steptoe & Johnson is pleased to welcome Michael McCarthy as a new associate in the firm's Charleston office.

Brown considering run for Kanawha judge post

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 5, 2009

Brown CHARLESTON -- Kathy Brown, a Charleston attorney and former television anchor, is one of seven people chosen for an appointment by Gov. Joe Manchin to fill the position soon to be vacated by Judge Irene C. Berger.

THEIR VIEW: Berger works her way to the top

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 5, 2009

Kercheval MORGANTOWN -- Irene Berger likes to crochet in her spare time. It takes hour after hour of pulling loops of yarn through other loops until you finally finish the pattern.

Federal judge dismisses Jefferson zoning appeal

By Steve Korris | Nov 5, 2009

MARTINSBURG – U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey won't second guess a West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals decision approving construction of homes on 123 acres in Jefferson County.

*** W.Va. Tax Modernization Project seeks public proposals

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 5, 2009

CHARLESTON -- West Virginia Department of Revenue Secretary Virgil T. Helton and Tax Commissioner Christopher G. Morris have announced that the West Virginia Tax Modernization Project will share initial project proposals and will seek public input and ideas to modernize and improve West Virginia taxes.

Bicyclist sues after being struck by vehicle

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 5, 2009

CHARLESTON -— A man is suing after vehicle struck him while he was riding a bicycle.

Parents of boys killed in wreck can't sue state, Justices rule

By Steve Korris | Nov 6, 2009

Workman CHARLESTON -– Parents of two young men who drowned when their vehicle dropped off the edge of a single lane bridge can't sue the state Division of Highways, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has decided.

Carrick had few disciplinary problems prior to '08

By Lawrence Smith | Nov 6, 2009

CHARLESTON - Prior to his suspension and subsequent annulment, records show only a handful of complaints were lodged with C. Patrick Carrick in his 31-year legal career in which only one led to disciplinary action.

Morgantown attorney surrenders law license amidst 41 ethics complaints

By Lawrence Smith | Nov 6, 2009

CHARLESTON - Following numerous allegations he'd abandoned his clients, a Monongalia County attorney has decided to abandon his license to practice law.

Former employee sues Columbia, NiSource for breach

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 6, 2009

WHEELING -- A former employee is suing Columbia Gas Transmission and NiSource Corporate Services Company for breach of contract.

West Liberty student sues over campus assault

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 6, 2009

WHEELING -- A West Liberty State University student is suing another student after being assaulted on campus.

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