News from December 2010

Putnam couple names 81 defendants in asbestos case

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 1, 2010

CHARLESTON -- A Putnam County couple named 81 defendants in their asbestos case, claiming they caused a mesothelioma diagnosis.

Woman sues Conseco Insurance for breach of contract

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 1, 2010

CHARLESTON -- A woman is suing Conseco Insurance Company after she claims the business acted in bad faith and breached its contract with her.

Pocahontas woman sues former employer for wrongful termination

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 1, 2010

CHARLESTON -- A Pocahontas County woman is suing Low-Moor Inc. after she claims her employment was wrongfully terminated because she complained about being harassed.

Cabell trying to start Teen Court again

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 1, 2010

HUNTINGTON -- Cabell County is trying to revive its Teen Court.

Gilmer Co. Clerk accused of improperly filing records

By Lawrence Smith | Dec 2, 2010

CLARKSBURG –- A Virginia-based financial institution alleges the Gilmer County Clerk's Office did not follow state law when it failed to list all the debtors in 2008 financing statement.

Wayne Co. man sues county commission, deputies for injuries

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 2, 2010

WAYNE -- A Wayne County man is suing the Wayne County Commission and two sheriff's deputies after he claims he sustained injuries when the sheriff's deputies used unnecessary and excessive force.

Wayne Co. man sues four individuals for battery, negligence

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 2, 2010

WAYNE -- A Wayne County man is suing four individuals he claims are responsible for injuries he sustained in their apartment.

Harrison Co. woman sues Summit Engineering for daughter's death

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 2, 2010

MORGANTOWN -- A Harrison County woman is suing Summit Engineering after she claims it is responsible for her daughter's death.

Upshur Co. woman sues attorney for failure to competently represent her

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 2, 2010

MORGANTOWN -- An Upshur County woman is suing a Monongalia County attorney that she claims failed to competently represent her.

PERSONNEL FILE: Spilman launches new practice group

By The West Virginia Record | Dec 2, 2010

Iskra CHARLESTON -- The management team of the law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle has announced it has formed the Community Banking Group to serve the needs of community banks.

Asbestos defendant seeks $1M in legal fees in fraud case

By John O'Brien | Dec 2, 2010

Daniel Mulholland, of Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy, litigated the fraud case against the two asbestos attorneys. NATCHEZ, Miss. -- Two attorneys found to have committed fraud during asbestos litigation may be on the hook for nearly $1 million in legal fees incurred by the company that fought them.

Group calls Johnson & Johnson decision 'a victory'

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Dec 2, 2010

McGraw WASHINGTON -- A Washington, D.C.-area public interest law and policy center called last month's decision by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals in favor of Janssen Pharmaceutica and its parent company Johnson & Johnson a "victory."

WVSSAC appeals football ruling

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 2, 2010

Webster CHARLESTON –- On Thursday, the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission filed an appeal with the state Supreme Court, seeking to overturn a Tuesday ruling by Kanawha Circuit Judge Carrie Webster that would allow four South Charleston players to play in the state Class AAA championship game.

THEIR VIEW: Study will analyze tourism action plan

By The West Virginia Record | Dec 2, 2010

Browning CHARLESTON -- With economic development and job creation in the forefront of his state priorities, a comprehensive study to analyze an action plan regarding the tourism industry in West Virginia has begun.

Cooper files petition on gubernatorial succession

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 2, 2010

Cooper CHARLESTON -- Another petition asking the state Supreme Court to weigh in on a special gubernatorial election has been filed.

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