News from March 2011

Woman says mother was mistreated in nursing home

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 1, 2011

CHARLESTON -- A woman is suing Marmet SNF Operations after she claims her mother was mistreated while in the nursing home.

Woman sues CAMC, others for nursing home negligence

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 1, 2011

CHARLESTON -- A woman is suing Charleston Area Medical Center after she claims her mother was mistreated while she was in a nursing home.

Barge worker files job injury lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 1, 2011

CHARLESTON -- A man is suing Bluegrass Marine and Marquette Transportation Company after he was injured while performing his work duties.

Marmet couple sues contractor, Miss Utility for home problems

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 1, 2011

CHARLESTON -- A Marmet couple is suing Mike Enyart & Sons and Miss Utility of West Virginia after it claims it caused problems to their home.

Former employee says Brand Energy, others fired him because of injuries

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 1, 2011

CHARLESTON -- A former employee is suing Brand Energy Services after he claims his employment was wrongfully terminated because of injuries he sustained while on the job.

PERSONNEL FILE: Turner is FSB's new HR manager

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 1, 2011

Turner CHARLESTON – Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso is pleased to announce that Kelly A. Turner, PHR, has joined the firm as its Human Resource Manager and will work from the firm's Charleston office.

Madison funeral home accuses former president of embezzling

By Chris Dickerson and Harmon Marks | Mar 1, 2011

MADISON -- A funeral home in Huntington has accused its president of embezzlement.

Justices expand on U.S. 35 ruling

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Mar 2, 2011

CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia Supreme Court, in a full opinion released Tuesday, said the Mason County Commission lacked the authority to rescind their approval of a controversial parkways project.

PERSONNEL FILE: Jenkins Fenstermaker elects Janicker, Matthews to membership

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 2, 2011

Janicker HUNTINGTON -– Huntington law firm Jenkins Fenstermaker recently announced the election of two associates -- Arnold Janicker and Gary Matthews -- to membership in the firm.

Court approves fourth Massey settlement

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 2, 2011

CHARLESTON – Massey Energy Co. has said it has completed a legal settlement with the family of another victim of the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion in Raleigh County last year.

PERSONNEL FILE: Huddleston Bolen named W.Va. banking, finance law firm of the year

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 2, 2011

Murray HUNTINGTON -- Global Law Experts, one of the premier guides to leading attorneys throughout the world, recently announced that they had chosen Huddleston Bolen as the winner of the 2011 West Virginia Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year Award.

THEIR VIEW: What Reagan really said about tort reform

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 2, 2011

WASHINGTON -- During the recent 100th anniversary of the birth of Ronald Reagan, we read many tributes to him and re-read many of his greatest speeches.

THEIR VIEW: Cap on damages helps health care

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 2, 2011

CHARLESTON -- George Santayana, the early-20th-century philosopher, famously observed, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." His profound remark might easily apply to West Virginia.

Senate passes appellate court bill

By Jessica M. Karmasek and Chris Dickerson | Mar 2, 2011

Kessler CHARLESTON -- The push for an intermediate appellate court is now headed to the House of Delegates.

PERSONNEL FILE: Pollack appointed judge in Office of Tax Appeals

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 3, 2011

CHARLESTON -– Acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has appointed A.M. "Fenway" Pollack to serve as the Chief Administrative Law Judge for the West Virginia Office of Tax Appeals.

Justices rule against Jack Whittaker

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Mar 3, 2011

Whittaker CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that a Raleigh Circuit Court "erred" when it reversed the decisions of a family court in the divorce of Powerball winner Jack Whittaker and his wife of nearly 42 years.

WVU 'trespassing form' vague, federal judge says

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Mar 3, 2011

Karlin CLARKSBURG -- A U.S. District judge has ruled that West Virginia University's policy of issuing "trespassing forms" is unconstitutionally vague and that one man's issuance of the form was a violation of his procedural due process rights.

Wood school board settles special ed teacher's suit for $175K, sensitivity training

By Lawrence Smith | Mar 3, 2011

PARKERSBURG -– Along with payment of a cash settlement, the Wood County Board of Education has resolved a lawsuit with a special education teacher by agreeing to better train school administrators about handicap students.

Quicken Loans on losing end of $3 million predatory lending verdict

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 3, 2011

Jason Causey and Jim Bordas represented the plaintiffs. WHEELING – An Ohio County judge has ruled against Quicken Loans in a $3 million predatory lending case.

Observers torn on idea of new appellate court

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 3, 2011

Roberts CHARLESTON – Some members of the legal community are glad to see the possible creation of an intermediate appellate court moving through the Legislature, while others aren't.

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