News from July 2011

Dollar General settles four federal suits

By Steve Korris | Jul 1, 2011

CLARKSBURG – Retailer Dollar General settled four federal suits alleging it classified workers as managers in order to avoid paying them overtime.

Two plaintiffs in CSX cases against law firm die

By Steve Korris | Jul 1, 2011

WHEELING – Two of 13 former CSX workers alleging legal malpractice against the Provost Umphrey firm of Beaumont, Texas, died three days apart.

Second annual AIDE conference to be held in July

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 1, 2011

HUNTINGTON – The Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence will hold its second annual conference in July at the Marshall University Forensic Science Center in Huntington.

Justices: Courts can't enforce lopsided nursing home arbitration plans

By Steve Korris | Jul 1, 2011

Ketchum CHARLESTON – Courts can't enforce lopsided arbitration agreements in nursing home admission contracts, the Supreme Court of Appeals ruled on June 29.

Rodriguez dispute fuels law class

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jul 1, 2011

Rodriguez BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Law professor Derek Bambauer knew he found the perfect teaching tool in former West Virginia University head football coach Rich Rodriguez's contract dispute.

Maloney, Tomblin talk legal reform

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 1, 2011

Maloney CHARLESTON – The Republican candidate for governor says West Virginia's courts and legal system are "in urgent need of repair," but acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says he has worked hard to improve the state's legal climate and attract business to the state.

State Supreme Court affirms separation of powers

By The West Virginia Record | Jul 1, 2011

Anyone with a grasp of civics knows that our federal government is divided into three separate branches, each with distinct powers and prerogatives: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial.

Huntington woman sues CSX after child struck by train

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 5, 2011

WAYNE -- A Huntington woman is suing CSX Transportation and the Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation District after she claims her daughter was struck by a train while playing in a park.

Institute man sues Club Venom after being shot

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 5, 2011

HUNTINGTON -- An Institute man is suing Club Venom after he was shot while exiting the club's dance floor.

Woman says industrial oven cleaner fumes caused hospitalization

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 5, 2011

WAYNE -- A Wayne woman is suing the Wayne County Board of Education after she inhaled industrial oven cleaner fumes and was hospitalized.

Huntington woman sues man who struck her with vehicle

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 6, 2011

HUNTINGTON -- A Huntington woman is suing the man who she claims struck her with his vehicle while she was a pedestrian.

Willis Tire sues Kenova Tire & Battery for failure to pay

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 6, 2011

WAYNE -- Willis Tire Company is suing Kenova Tire & Battery after it claims it failed to pay more than $50,000 for goods and services.

Ohio couple sues Dawson Land for failure to pay

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 6, 2011

CHARLESTON -- An Ohio couple is suing the owner of their former residence for failure to pay for the contents of the condominiums.

Woman sues USAA Casualty Insurance Company for claim denial

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 6, 2011

CHARLESTON -- A Charleston woman is suing USAA Casualty Insurance Company after she claims it denied a 2010 claim.

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