News from November 2009

Man sues Ohio County Board of Education, co-worker for harassment

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 6, 2009

WHEELING -- An employee is suing the Ohio County Board of Education and a co-worker who harassed him.

Making the crime fit the punishment

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 6, 2009

Joseph Stalin's infamous KGB chief, Lavrenti Beria, had a unique approach to justice.

SBA to hold business structure and taxes clinic Nov. 19

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 9, 2009

CHARLESTON -– What's the real difference between a limited liability company and an s-corporation? Why do sole proprietors often pay more taxes?

Tabit considering run for Kanawha judge position

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 9, 2009

CHARLESTON -- Charleston attorney Joanna I. Tabit is one of the seven candidates being considered for Judge Irene C. Berger's soon-to-be vacant seat in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Former W.Va. Racing Commission chairman sues for defamation

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 9, 2009

WHEELING -- The former chairman of the West Virginia Racing Commission is suing Miner Kennel and its owner for defamation.

Kanawha Sheriff sues nursing home for wrongful death

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 9, 2009

Rutherford CHARLESTON -- Kanawha County Sheriff Mike Rutherford is suing Sunbridge Care & Rehabilitation for Dunbar for wrongful death.

Couple sues Walmart after a fall

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 9, 2009

CHARLESTON -- A woman and her husband are suing Walmart after a fall that caused her injury.

Cadet sues State Police over academy injury

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 9, 2009

CHARLESTON -- A husband and wife are suing the West Virginia State Police after an injury.

PERSONNEL FILE: Minton joins Steptoe & Johnson

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 10, 2009

Minton CLARKSBURG -– Steptoe & Johnson is pleased to welcome Allison Minton as a new associate in the firm's Clarksburg office.

Judges to participate in Read to Me Day

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 10, 2009

CHARLESTON -- West Virginia judges are participating in Read to Me Day on Thursday, Nov. 19, part of the West Virginia Library Commission's celebration of West Virginia Children's Book Week.

Ohio couple files suit over Bayer drug Trasylol

By Kelly Holleran | Nov 10, 2009

HUNTINGTON -- A federal lawsuit has been filed against Bayer in which the Ohio plaintiff alleges he was not warned of possible side effects in a drug used to control bleeding in heart surgeries that caused the plaintiff to experience acute renal failure.

Wis. SC: Contributions shouldn't spark judicial recusal

By John O'Brien | Nov 10, 2009

Benjamin MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has decided not to force judicial recusal standards on its justices in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Charleston law firm sues former associate for keeping legal fees in SS cases

By Lawrence Smith | Nov 11, 2009

White CHARLESTON - A Charleston law firm alleges before going solo, one of its former associates failed to remit legal fees belonging to them.

N.J. company sues Charleston law firm, attorney over disputed property foreclosure

By Lawrence Smith | Nov 11, 2009

Sadd CHARLESTON - A Charleston law firm and one of its attorneys are named as co-defendants in a breach-of-contract lawsuit by a New Jersey company accusing them of not forwarding proceeds from the sale of a foreclosed property in Kanawha County.

PERSONNEL FILE: Kontos-Miller joins Jenkins-Fenstermaker

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 11, 2009

HUNTINGTON -- Eleni Kontos-Miller, a Huntington native, is the most recent attorney to join Jenkins Fenstermaker.

Holliday appointed to fill Berger's Kanawha vacancy

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 11, 2009

CHARLESTON -- Senior Status Judge James O. Holliday will be appointed to fill the Kanawha Circuit vacancy left by the departure of Judge Irene Berger.

Obama pick confirmed for 4th Circuit

By John O'Brien | Nov 11, 2009

Obama RICHMOND - President Barack Obama's pick for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Commission asks judge to reconsider Far Away Farms case dismissal

By Steve Korris | Nov 12, 2009

Bastress MARTINSBURG –- Six days after U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey dismissed a suit to block construction of homes on 123 acres in Jefferson County, the county planning commission urged him to think twice.

PERSONNEL FILE: Jackson Kelly attorney elected to United Way board of directors

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 12, 2009

Tawney CHARLESTON -– Jackson Kelly attorney Ken Tawney recently was elected to the board of directors of United Way of Central West Virginia Inc.

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