News from September 2010

Fallen tree results in lawsuit

By Harmon Marks | Sep 1, 2010

MADISON -- A personal injury suit has grown from a tree that fell in the path of Alvin Ball's automobile on W.Va. 17 near Greenview in July 2008.

Woman sues man over injuries at Imperial Lanes

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 1, 2010

HUNTINGTON -- A woman is suing a man after she was injured at Imperial Lanes Bowling Alley.

Former employee sues Pepsi for not paying him on time

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 1, 2010

HUNTINGTON -- A former employee is suing PepsiCo after he claims it violated the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act.

Couple sues Huntington, sanitary board for wrongful termination

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 1, 2010

HUNTINGTON -- A Branchland couple is suing the City of Huntington and the sanitary board for wrongful termination of employment based on age discrimination.

Ohio couple files medical malpractice suit

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 1, 2010

HUNTINGTON -- A Proctorville, Ohio, couple is suing University Physicians & Surgeons and a Huntington physician for medical malpractice.

More than 150 'water cases' on file in Boone County

By Harmon Marks | Sep 1, 2010

MADISON -- More than 150 so-called "water cases" had been filed in Boone Circuit Court by mid-August against Massey Energy Co. and five subsidiaries.

PERSONNEL FILE: 75 Steptoe & Johnson attorneys named 'Best Lawyers'

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 1, 2010

BRIDGEPORT -– Steptoe & Johnson is pleased to announce that 75 of its attorneys have been included in the 2011 list of The Best Lawyers in America. Eight attorneys received recognition for the first time.

PERSONNEL FILE: Several attorneys joins Spilman Thomas & Battle

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 1, 2010

CHARLESTON -– Spilman Thomas & Battle is pleased to announce that several attorneys have joined the firm.

PERSONNEL FILE: Steptoe & Johnson opens first Pennsylvania office

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 1, 2010

BRIDGEPORT -- The law firm of Steptoe & Johnson officially has acquired the energy practice group of the western Pennsylvania firm of Culbertson, Weiss, Schetroma and Schug, P.C. (CWSS), opening its first Pennsylvania office and its ninth regional office.

Houston wide receiver sues Marshall, Conference USA for broken leg

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 1, 2010

CHARLESTON -- Houston wide receiver Patrick Edwards is suing Marshall University and Conference USA after he broke his leg when he ran into a metal service cart in an October 2008 game.

26 companies sued over float-sink chemicals

By Harmon Marks | Sep 2, 2010

MADISON -- Plaintiffs are suing 26 employers, manufacturers and distributors for personal injuries they say were caused by exposure to toxic chemicals used in float-sink coal laboratories and related facilities.

Energy Star sales tax holiday ends Nov. 30

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 2, 2010

McGraw CHARLESTON -- West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw, along with Gov. Joe Manchin, announced on Wednesday the start of the state's final Energy Star sales tax holiday.

If Manchin wins, Cooper still plans to sue over succession laws

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 2, 2010

CHARLESTON -- South Charleston lawyer Thornton Cooper says he still plans to sue West Virginia officials if they don't clean up the state's succession laws.

Settlement means end to Digitek suits

By Steve Korris | Sep 2, 2010

Goodwin CHARLESTON - National litigation over heart medicine Digitek ended Sept. 1 as lawyers advised U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin they settled all claims.

MSHA says Massey case doesn't belong in federal court

By Steve Korris | Sep 2, 2010

WASHINGTON – Federal coal mine regulators say Massey Energy should challenge their actions before an independent commission, not in federal court.

Lincoln case was being shopped, WV CALA says

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 2, 2010

CHARLESTON -- A case filed by Lincoln County school board member against a Lincoln County newspaper publisher has drawn the attention of some in the legal community.

Bayer CEO says W.Va. needs judicial reform

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 2, 2010

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS -- Bayer Corp. CEO Greg Babe told state business leaders this week that West Virginia must reform its judicial system and overhaul its business tax structure if it wants to spur economic development and attract new investments.

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