News from January 2012

Man accuses roofer of wrongful termination

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 10, 2012

HUNTINGTON -- A former employee is suing P.I. Tudor Roofing Company for wrongful termination of employment.

Writer sues Cabell officials over access to records

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 11, 2012

HUNTINGTON – A freelance journalist is asking a judge to compel release of the death certificate of a woman who died at the hands of a former Mason County physician with a long history of malpractice.

Lewis Co. businessman hounds Elkins attorney in prosecutor bid

By Lawrence Smith | Jan 11, 2012

EKLINS – At least one person seeking to fill the vacancy of former Randolph County Prosecutor Richard Busch received some opposition to his candidacy.

Former assistant appointed as new Randolph prosecutor

By Lawrence Smith | Jan 11, 2012

Parker EKLINS – A familiar face returns to the Randolph County Prosecutor's Office to lead it for at least the next year.

Clawges enters order denying Big East's motion to dismiss

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jan 11, 2012

Clawges MORGANTOWN - A Monongalia Circuit Court judge this week released the order in which he denied the Big East Conference's motion to dismiss West Virginia University's lawsuit against it last month.

Monsanto trial could start next week

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jan 11, 2012

WINFIELD - A spokeswoman for the state Supreme Court of Appeals says a class action lawsuit filed against Monsanto and related companies over its old plant in Nitro could go to trial in Putnam County next week.

PERSONNEL FILE: Four new attorneys join Jackson Kelly

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 11, 2012

Busick CHARLESTON -– Jackson Kelly is continuing to expand with the addition of four new attorneys who recently joined the firm as Counsel: Jeffrey M. Busick, Alaina N. Crislip, Kathryn D. Schymik and Brian W. Stolarz.

Kunstler film showing Thursday at WVU

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 11, 2012

MORGANTOWN -– How much of a polarizing figure was William Kunstler?

Panel denies officials' motion for stay of ruling in redistricting suit

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jan 11, 2012

King CHARLESTON - A federal panel on Tuesday denied a motion by a group of West Virginia officials asking for an immediate stay of a ruling issued last week in a congressional redistricting lawsuit.

Supreme Court sets interest rate for 2012

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 12, 2012

CHARLESTON -– The Administrative Office of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia has set the interest rate at 7.00 percent for judgments and decrees entered during the 2012 calendar year.

Bowles Rice to open two new offices in 2012

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 12, 2012

Heywood CHARLESTON -- Bowles Rice McDavid Graff & Love will expand its regional footprint in early 2012 with two new offices in southwestern Pennsylvania and the northern panhandle region of West Virginia.

PERSONNEL FILE: Spilman Thomas & Battle elects new members

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 12, 2012

CHARLESTON -— The management team of the law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle has announced it has elected several new members effective Jan. 1.

Judge dismisses breach of contract suit against W.Va. State

By Lawrence Smith | Jan 12, 2012

Carter CHARLESTON – Following a closed-door hearing, a judge has dismissed a concert promoter's breach of contract suit against a local university, and its president.

PERSONNEL FILE: Jackson Kelly announces new members

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 12, 2012

Hunter CHARLESTON -– Jackson Kelly recently promoted five attorneys to membership status: Chris M. Hunter, Jennifer M. Mankins, Benjamin M. McFarland, K. Brad Oakley and Thomas A. Wilson.

PERSONNEL FILE: Lehman elected managing partner of Nelson Mullins

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 12, 2012

COLUMBIA, S.C. -– The partnership of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough has elected Columbia partner James K. Lehman as its new managing partner.

PERSONNEL FILE: Kelsh joins Bowles Rice

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 12, 2012

Kelsh CHARLESTON -- James V. Kelsh has joined Bowles Rice McDavid Graff & Love as special counsel in the law firm's Charleston office.

PERSONNEL FILE: Stonestreet promoted to partner at Dinsmore

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 12, 2012

Stonestreet CHARLESTON -- Dinsmore is pleased to announce that Robert Stonestreet has been named a partner. Stonestreet practices out of the firm's Charleston office.

Reporter files suit to compel release of dispute between Gilmer Clerk, Va. bank

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 12, 2012

GLENVILLE – A freelance journalist is suing Gilmer County officials for failing to respond to his repeated requests for information about details in a lawsuit settlement involving a housing project with ties to Glenville State College.

Former Mason deputy gets $24K in back pay following judge's ruling

By Lawrence Smith | Jan 12, 2012

POINT PLEASANT – Following a judge's ruling he was improperly fired, a former Mason County Sheriff's deputy has been given his salary while on hiatus and the opportunity to put everthing behind him.

Spilman Thomas & Battle providing scholarship to WVU students

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 12, 2012

CHARLESTON -— The law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle has announced that a firm-sponsored scholarship was awarded to four West Virginia University students for the 2011-12 academic year.

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