News from September 2009

Dean: Lawmakers scared to tick off trial bar

By John O'Brien | Sep 1, 2009

Dean WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Darren McKinney, spokesman for the American Tort Reform Association, concluded Monday that former Presidential candidate Howard Dean is a man with a history of speaking his mind.

State Law Library to host grandparents' rights workshop

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 1, 2009

CHARLESTON -– In recognition of Grandparents' Day, the State Law Library will present a FREE informational workshop on grandparents' rights at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12.

PERSONNEL FILE: Six Jenkins Fenstermaker attorneys honored

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 1, 2009

Golder HUNTINGTON -– Jenkins Fenstermaker, a Huntington-based law firm, has announced that six of its attorneys recently were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Nicholas County getting new magistrate

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 1, 2009

SUMMERSVILLE -- Nicholas County Magistrate Robert Gordon Jr. has announced his retirement effective Oct. 16.

Woman says wrong allergy shot sent her into shock

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 1, 2009

HUNTINGTON -- A woman says she underwent anaphylactic shock after doctors at University Family Allergy stabbed her with the wrong allergy shot.

Commission hears about N.C. 'voter-owned' elections

By Lawrence Smith | Sep 2, 2009

Bryant HUNTINGTON - Should West Virginia implement public financing for judicial elections, North Carolina might serve as a model.

Recent drug arrest latest in series for Charleston attorney

By Lawrence Smith | Sep 2, 2009

Alderman CHARLESTON - Including being on bond from one three months ago, court records show a Charleston attorney was arrested on three other occasions for drug-related charges in addition to his most recent arrest.

Pfizer reaches $2.3 billion federal settlement

By Chris Rizo | Sep 2, 2009

Sebelius WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-- Pfizer Inc. and a subsidiary have reached a $2.3 billion settlement Wednesday with the U.S. government over the pharmaceutical giant's now-withdrawn medication Bextra and other medications.

McGraw sues Rite-Aid, others over generic pricing

By Steve Korris and Chris Dickerson | Sep 3, 2009

McGraw CHARLESTON -– West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw and five private lawyers accuse Rite-Aid and other pharmacies of overcharging for generic drugs.

39 Digitek plaintiffs must answer questions

By Steve Korris | Sep 3, 2009

CHARLESTON – Thirty-nine individuals suing drug companies Actavis Totowa and Mylan Bertek over Digitek heart medicine must answer questions loaded with trouble for their lawyers.

N.J man seeks remand of civil suit to state court

By Lawrence Smith | Sep 3, 2009

Bradberry CHARLESTON - Along with his cash, a New Jersey man is fighting to get a civil suit he filed against police for improperly seizing it returned to state court.

Insurer wants $20K from driver at fault in wreck

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 3, 2009

HUNTINGTON -- An insurance company is seeking more than $20,000 from the driver who it claims is at fault for an automobile accident.

Berkeley man sues school board for character assassination

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 3, 2009

MARTINSBURG -- A man has filed suit against the Berkeley County Board of Education, alleging he deserves $1 million after he says the school board damaged his character by filing legal proceedings against him after he allegedly failed to pay for vehicles at an auction.

THEIR VIEW: Witness at Hawk's Nest

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 3, 2009

MORGANTOWN -- The tragedy at Hawks Nest Tunnel near Gauley Bridge is the worst industrial disaster in the country's history, yet it's not a story commonly known, even in our own state.

Harron, Peirce granted summary judgment

By Steve Korris | Sep 3, 2009

Harron WHEELING – U.S. District Judge Frederick Stamp has cancelled a trial on CSX Transportation's claim that radiologist Ray Harron of Bridgeport conspired with Pittsburgh lawyers Robert Peirce and Louis Raimond to fabricate an asbestos exposure suit.

Former mechanic blames Steel of W.Va. for injuries

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 3, 2009

HUNTINGTON – A former mechanic at Steel of West Virginia has filed suit against the company, alleging his lack of protective clothing while working with a torch caused his injuries during an explosion.

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