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WVU files suit to get out of Big East quickly

MORGANTOWN – West Virginia University has filed a lawsuit against the Big East Conference to be able to move quickly to the Big XII.

Benchmark accused of wrongful termination

CHARLESTON – A former employee is suing Benchmark Performance Group after he claims his employment was wrongfully terminated because of a work-related injury.

Woman says Dollar General didn't pay final wages on time

CHARLESTON – A former employee is suing Dollar General after she claims the company failed to pay her final wages within 72 hours of termination.

Woman files suit after someone ran over her ankle at AutoZone

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County woman is suing AutoZone Stores, Inc., and an individual after she claims the individual ran over her ankle while she was at the store.

Woman says Above Average Landscaping did below average work

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing Above Average Landscaping for breach of warranty and failing to complete work in compliance with standards of workmanship.

Woman says Rite Aid wrongfully terminated her

CHARLESTON – A former employee is suing Rite Aid of West Virginia, Inc. after she claims her employment was wrongfully terminated.

Couple sues Charleston surgeon for injuries

CHARLESTON – A Rosedale couple is suing a Charleston surgeon for injuries sustained during surgery.

Ranch dressing results in slip-and-fall suit against Cold Spot

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County couple are suing The Cold Spot for injuries sustained in its restaurant.

McGraw, Rahall warn of fraudulent FDA calls

McGraw CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw and U.S. Representative Nick Rahall have issued a warning to West Virginia consumers to be on the lookout for fraudulent telemarketing calls from criminals impersonating United States Food and Drug Administration special agents and other law enforcement personnel as part of a continued international extortion scam.

Drug stores: No excuse for delay in class action

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - A group of drug stores is objecting to a federal magistrate judge's recommendation that a class action lawsuit filed against it by a West Virginia firm should be heard in state court.

PERSONNEL FILE: Bailey included in 'Best Lawyers'

Bailey CHARLESTON -- Charles R. Bailey has been selected by his peers for inclusion the 18th edition of the Best Lawyers in America.

PERSONNEL FILE: Steptoe & Johnson ranked among 'Best Law Firms'

BRIDGEPORT – Thirty-three Steptoe & Johnson practice areas covering three states and four metropolitan areas have been ranked first-tier in law firm expertise according to U.S. News and World Report.

PERSONNEL FILE: Nelson Mullins ranked as top tier firm in eight Charleston areas

HUNTINGTON -- U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers have ranked Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough as a Tier 2 law firm nationally for its corporate law, tax litigation, and mass tort litigation/class actions – defendants, and a Tier 3 in venture capital law.

PERSONNEL FILE: Spilman earns national acclaim

CHARLESTON -- Spilman Thomas & Battle is the only law firm headquartered in West Virginia ranked as a "Best Law Firm" at the national level for Employment Law – Management.

PERSONNEL FILE: Jackson Kelly only firm in U.S. to receive mining law recognition

CHARLESTON -– Jackson Kelly has been named the first U.S. News – Best Lawyers Law Firm of the Year in Mining Law.

PERSONNEL FILE: Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso recognized by U.S. News, Best Lawyers

CHARLESTON -- Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso has been recognized by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers in the 2011-2012 "Best Law Firms" list.

PERSONNEL FILE: Jackson Kelly welcomes seven new associates

CHARLESTON -– Jackson Kelly is pleased to welcome seven new associates to the firm: Katherine A. Calogero, Sarah E. Cameron, Jonathan P. Floyd, Kevin T. Gillen, Mark A. Imbrogno, Karina R. Kendrick and Jonathan T. Osborne.

PERSONNEL FILE: Hazard joins Bell Law Firm

CHARLESTON -- Sprague W. Hazard has joined The Bell Law Firm.

Couple says Bristol-Myers Squibb responsible for leukemia

CHARLESTON – A Charleston couple is suing Bristol-Myers Squibb Company for a leukemia diagnosis from exposure to benzene.

Woman sues Energy Services for husband's wrongful death

CLARKSBURG – A Harrison County woman is suing Energy Services after she claims it is responsible for her husband's wrongful death.