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Seven apply for Third Judicial Circuit vacancy

CHARLESTON –- The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission has received seven applications for the vacancy in the Third Judicial Circuit, which services Ritchie, Doddridge and Pleasants counties.

Final Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday nearing an end

CHARLESTON -- West Virginia taxpayers have until the end of the month to take advantage of the state's third and final Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday.

Woman says pain patch to blame for son's death

CLARKSBURG -- The mother of a deceased man has filed suit against a major drug manufacturer, alleging her son died after he was exposed to a lethal amount of fentanyl through a prescribed pain patch.

More fentanyl cases filed in federal court

CLARKSBURG – Four new complaints have been filed against a major drug manufacturer after residents from various states claim their relatives died following exposure to lethal amounts of fentanyl through prescribed pain patches.

Company says Mylan infringed on Parkinson's drug patent

MORGANTOWN -- A Delaware company has filed suit against Mylan, alleging it infringed on a patent for a prescription drug to treat Parkinson's Disease.

PERSONNEL FILE: Jenkins Fenstermaker attorneys honored by Chambers USA

Hall HUNTINGTON -- Jenkins Fenstermaker, a Huntington-based law firm, has announced that members Lee Murray Hall and Thomas E. Scarr have been chosen by their peers and clients for inclusion in 2010 Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business.

PERSONNEL FILE: Two new associates join Bowles Rice

Lewis CHARLESTON -- Two associates have joined the law firm of Bowles Rice McDavid Graff & Love.

PERSONNEL FILE: Huddleston Bolen lawyer named Young Professional of the Year

Baker HUNTINGTON -- Huddleston Bolen lawyer Casey Baker was named the Young Professional of the Year by the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce at the organization's annual dinner on Oct. 14.

Huddleston Bolen host special Business4Breakfast seminar Nov.16

HUNTINGTON -- The law firm of Huddleston Bolen is a sponsor of a special Business4Breakfast seminar scheduled for Nov. 16.

PERSONNEL FILE: Steptoe & Johnson attorney roster surpasses 200

BRIDGEPORT -- Through the addition of a new office in Meadville, Pa., expansion of its Columbus, Ohio, office and significant additions to its already large team working in the Marcellus shale, Steptoe & Johnson has expanded its presence in the West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania region to more than 200 attorneys.

Manchin headed to D.C.

Manchin CHARLESTON -- Joe Manchin will be West Virginia's next U.S. Senator.

McHugh retains seat on Supreme Court

McHugh CHARLESTON -- The state Supreme Court will remain unchanged for two more years.

Webster defeats Greear to retain Kanawha judge post

Webster CHARLESTON -– Carrie Webster will remain in her seat as a Kanawha County circuit judge after a narrow victory over Charleston attorney Dan Greear.

PERSONNEL FILE: Frost Brown Todd moves offices to Laidley Tower

CHARLESTON -- The Charleston office of the law firm Frost Brown Todd has moved from Chase Tower to Laidley Tower.

Who will be West Virginia's next governor? And when?

Tomblin CHARLESTON -– Joe Manchin hasn't moved out of the governor's mansion yet, and Earl Ray Tomblin hasn't take over gubernatorial duties. But talk of who will be West Virginia's next governor already has begun.

PERSONNEL FILE: 135 lawyers admitted to practice in W.Va.

CHARLESTON -- On Oct. 26, 135 lawyers were admitted to practice law in the State of West Virginia during a ceremony before the Supreme Court of Appeals.

Thompson says he'll be on gubernatorial ballot

Thompson CHARLESTON -- Whenever the election to become West Virginia's next governor takes place, House Speaker Rick Thompson's name will be on the ballot.

Mingo lawyer sentenced to prison

CHARLESTON -– A Mingo County attorney has been sentenced for fraudulently obtaining over $119,000 from an Alabama corporation.

*** SupCo calendar for 11/8 issue

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*** Victims to be honored on 40-year anniversary of MU plane crash

Jackson HUNTINGTON -– The 75 victims of the 1970 Marshall University plane crash will be honored at the annual memorial service conducted by MU's Student Government Association at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14 on the Huntington campus.