News from January 2010

Webster sworn in as new Kanawha circuit judge

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 4, 2010

Carrie Webster is sworn in as Kanawha County's newest circuit court judge by state Supreme Court Justice Margaret Workman during a Dec. 28 ceremony. (Photo courtesy of the state Supreme Court) CHARLESTON -- Carrie Webster has been sworn in as the newest Kanawha County circuit judge.

Former GW assistant principal sues for wrongful firing

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 4, 2010

CHARLESTON -- A former assistant principal is suing the Kanawha County Board of Education and the superintendent for wrongful termination.

Three people sue business, four individuals for remaining assets

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 4, 2010

WINFIELD -- Three individuals are suing four other individuals and a business to get a share of the remaining assets of the company.

Woman sues two medical companies for negligence

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 4, 2010

HUNTINGTON -- A woman is suing two companies who made devices that were implanted into her for negligence and breach of warranty, among other things.

Chafin, two other W.Va. attorneys win negligence case for Ky. couple

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 4, 2010

Chafin CHARLESTON -- Three West Virginia attorneys were counsel on a Kentucky malpractice case that lasted eight days in Pike County.

Two men sue three companies for problems with vehicle

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 5, 2010

CHARLESTON -- Two men are suing American Suzuki Motor Corporation, Wells Fargo Auto Finance and a car dealership for fraud and misrepresentation, among other claims.

Man sues Charleston physician after father's death

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 5, 2010

CHARLESTON -- A man is suing a local pulmonary disease physician for the death of his father after he claims the physician operated on his right lung instead of the left.

Woman sues oncologist, his practice for husband's death

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 5, 2010

CHARLESTON -- A woman is suing a Charleston oncologist and his practice after the death of her husband.

WSAZ, SuddenLink sue Digital Concepts for failure to pay

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 5, 2010

CHARLESTON —- Two media companies are suing Digital Concepts in separate cases for failure to pay.

W.Va. Chamber outlines 10 solutions for 2010

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 5, 2010

Roberts CHARLESTON -– Three of the top four solutions for 2010 listed by the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce revolve around the state judiciary.

Eighth Circuit says no to W.Va. class action

By John O'Brien | Jan 5, 2010

Murphy ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) - A three-judge panel of federal appellate judges will not allow a class action against Bayer Corp. to proceed in a state court in West Virginia.

Man sues over insurance claim on amputated legs

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 6, 2010

CHARLESTON -- A man is suing two companies and one individual after he lost both of his legs and never received anything from an accidental death and loss of limb policy he had been paying premiums on since 1996.

Three women sue for sexual harassment, abuse at Oxford House

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 6, 2010

CHARLESTON -- Three women are suing Oxford House, one of its employees and an unknown person or persons in separate lawsuits, after they claim they were sexual harassed and abused.

Man sues City of Charleston for vehicle accident

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 6, 2010

CHARLESTON -- A man is suing the City of Charleston after he was involved in a vehicle accident.

Mass. company denies racial discrimination claim

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 6, 2010

CLARKSBURG -- A Massachusetts company denies it racially discriminated against its former sole black employee when it terminated him from his work.

Bayer, former employee argue over medical coverage

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 6, 2010

WHEELING – Bayer and a member of its human resources department say a former employee is the only one at fault for his lack of medical coverage, but the employee is attempting to pin blame on the company in a lawsuit.

Woman sues Charleston cardiologist for husband's death

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 6, 2010

CHARLESTON -- A woman is suing a local cardiologist for the wrongful death of her husband.

Courts submit budget cuts to Gov. Manchin

By John O'Brien | Jan 6, 2010

Davis CHARLESTON - The West Virginia courts system will continue to reduce its budget by $2 million, Supreme Court Chief Justice Robin Davis said Wednesday.

Man says he lost promotion after military stint

By Kelly Holleran | Jan 7, 2010

MARTINSBURG -- A former MasTec Advanced Technologies employee claims he lost out on a promotion because the United States Army called him to active duty.

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