News from November 2009

Man sues the Hershey, Walmart after rusty needle found in candy

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 13, 2009

CHARLESTON -- A father is suing the Hershey Company and Walmart Stores for his 2-year-old son after the child ate candy that had a rusty needle in it.

Benjamin offers thoughts on judicial reform topics

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 13, 2009

Benjamin CHARLESTON – The Independent Commission on Judicial Reform is scheduled to submit its report to Gov. Joe Manchin on Nov. 15.

Even judges are innocent until proven guilty

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 13, 2009

Campaign finance laws were meant as a way to make elections fairer, but the reality is that incumbents continue to enjoy numerous advantages over challengers.

Judicial Reform panel submits report

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 16, 2009

Manchin CHARLESTON – West Virginia needs a mid-level appeals court to lighten the caseload of the state Supreme Court, according to a judicial reform panel report.

21 female inmates claim they were sexually assaulted

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 16, 2009

HUNTINGTON — Three Huntington attorneys are taking the state to court, filing claims of sexual misconduct at various West Virginia prisons and jails.

Woman sues insurance companies, employees after husband's death

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 16, 2009

CHARLESTON -- A woman is suing an insurance agency, its company and two employees for negligence and fraud, among other things.

Webster wants to give everyone 'a voice'

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 16, 2009

Webster CHARLESTON -- House Judiciary Chairwoman Carrie Webster might soon have a new title: Kanawha Circuit judge.

Four Charleston physicians being sued for wrongful death

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 16, 2009

CHARLESTON —- Four Charleston doctors are being sued for the wrongful death of a St. Albans woman.

Couple sues Huntington physician for negligence

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 17, 2009

HUNTINGTON -- A woman and her husband are suing a Huntington physician for a surgery he performed in 2007.

Manpower sues Tower Logistics after refusal to pay for services

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 17, 2009

HUNTINGTON -- Manpower Inc. is suing Tower Logistics after it failed to pay for services.

Former employee sues Kidney Associates, supervisor for sexual harassment

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 17, 2009

CHARLESTON -- A former employee is suing Kidney Associates, her former supervisor and office manager for sexual harassment.

McGraw files lawsuits against Internet payday lenders

By Nick Rees | Nov 17, 2009

McGraw CHARLESTON -- Seventeen internet payday lenders, collection agencies and their principals have been hit with two lawsuits by Attorney General Darrell McGraw's Consumer Protection Division.

PERSONNEL FILE: Gregory Neil joins Steptoe & Johnson

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 18, 2009

Neil HUNTINGTON -– Steptoe & Johnson is pleased to welcome Gregory Neil as a new associate in the firm's Huntington office.

PERSONNEL FILE: Governor appoints Flaherty to WVU Board of Governors

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 18, 2009

Flaherty CHARLESTON -- Gov. Joe Manchin has appointed Tom Flaherty, founding member of the law firm of Flaherty, Sensabaugh & Bonasso (FS&B), to the West Virginia University Board of Governors.

PERSONNEL FILE: Brown named Editor for CARLAW, HouseLaw

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 18, 2009

Brown CHARLESTON -- Johnnie Brown, an equity partner with Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe, recently became the West Virginia State Editor for two legal reporters, CARLAW and HouseLaw, published by LLC.

Mall didn't discriminate, Justices rule

By Steve Korris | Nov 18, 2009

CHARLESTON – Charleston Town Center guards did not discriminate against two African-American teens, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals says.

DHHR commission, woman sued for house fire

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 18, 2009

CHARLESTON -- A man is suing a woman and the commissioner of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources after a fire destroyed his home.

McGraw's OxyContin case causes $2.7M Medicaid hole

By John O'Brien | Nov 18, 2009

McGraw WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The federal government has taken more than $2.7 million from the State of West Virginia's Medicaid program because of a settlement engineered by state Attorney General Darrell McGraw.

Workman: Former justice's e-mails should be released

By John O'Brien | Nov 18, 2009

Workman CHARLESTON - State Supreme Court Justice Margaret Workman has filed her dissent in a public records case, arguing that 13 e-mails written by former Justice Spike Maynard should have been released to the public.

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