News from January 2012

Woman sues state DOT for car accident injuries

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 17, 2012

CHARLESTON -- A woman is suing the West Virginia Department of Transportation-Division of Highways for injuries she sustained in a car accident.

State sues Necessary Oil for water violations

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 17, 2012

CHARLESTON -- The Actor Director of the Division of Water and Waste Management of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is suing Necessary Oil Co. for policy violations.

Ohio woman sues nursing home for relative's death

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 17, 2012

CHARLESTON -- A woman is suing Health Care and Retirement Corporation of America after she claims it is responsible for the wrongful death of a family member.

State Farm sues individuals for nearly $30,000 in damages

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 17, 2012

WINFIELD -- State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. is suing two individuals it claims owes nearly $30,000 in damages after they injured a pedestrian.

THEIR VIEW: Will legal reform be addressed this year?

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 17, 2012

The new year brings with it another legislative session, and as state lawmakers begin to deal with a variety of issues facing our state, creating jobs and reducing unemployment will likely dominate the discussion.

Harron moves to dismiss his claim against CSX

By Steve Korris | Jan 18, 2012

Harron WHEELING – Radiologist Ray Harron of Bridgeport abandoned his plan to prove U.S. District Judge Janis Jack of Texas misjudged him when she ruled that he schemed with lawyers to manufacture false X-ray reports of lung disease.

Attorney sentenced to 21 months for wire fraud

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 18, 2012

HUNTINGTON –- An attorney has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for wire fraud.

Wayne Co. woman accuses Huntington Hammer of sexual harassment

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 18, 2012

HUNTINGTON -- A Wayne County woman is suing Huntington Hammer after she claims she was subjected to sexual harassment during her employment.

Woman accuses Huntington doctor of negligence

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 18, 2012

HUNTINGTON -- A woman is suing a Huntington physician for negligence during a surgical procedure.

Woman blames Marshall for sister's suicide

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 18, 2012

HUNTINGTON -- A woman is suing the Marshall University Board of Governors after she sister committed suicide.

Wayne couple sues BIC Construction for breach of contract

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 18, 2012

WAYNE -- A Wayne couple is suing BIC Construction for breaching its contract with them.

Woman sues over injuries at gas station

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 18, 2012

WAYNE -- A woman is suing Benjamin Custom Buildings for injuries she sustained at a Shell gas station.

Plaintiffs in Wood hospital class action seek $10.8 million

By Lawrence Smith | Jan 19, 2012

PARKERSBURG – Plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against a Wood County hospital are asking they be awarded more than $10 million for lost benefits, and the hospital's former parent company put its remaining hospitals currently on the auction block up as collateral.

PERSONNEL FILE: Jackson Kelly elects new executive committee members

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 19, 2012

CHARLESTON -– Jackson Kelly is pleased to announce that Larry W. Blalock, Samme L. Gee and Karen L. Johnston recently were elected to the firm's executive committee.

PERSONNEL FILE: Schuler to run Spilman Thomas & Battle's Pittsburgh office

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 19, 2012

PITTSBURGH — The law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle has announced that the firm has named Ron Schuler as member in charge of its Pittsburgh office.

PERSONNEL FILE: Duranti, Ramsey join Lewis Glasser in new office

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 19, 2012

CHARLESTON -- Veteran natural gas lawyer R.P. "Bucky" Duranti Jr. has joined Lewis Glasser Casey & Rollins as a member in the law firm's new north-central West Virginia office in the Morgantown area.

PERSONNEL FILE: Creditor bankruptcy lawyer joins Spilman

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 19, 2012

Adams WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -— The law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle has announced that Rayford K. "Trip" Adams III has joined its Winston-Salem, N.C. office as counsel.

AG's office touts benefits of consumer protection suits

By Lawrence Smith | Jan 19, 2012

Hughes CHARLESTON – Officials with the state Attorney General's Office told a state Senate panel a recent settlement for nearly $10 million against a credit card company is but one of the ways the office is benefitting the state financially.

Woman sues Aldi for injuries from stocking machine

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 19, 2012

CHARLESTON -- A St. Albans woman is suing Aldi after an employee struck her leg with a motorized stocking machine.

Greenbrier Co. man sues over injuries from lift machine

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 19, 2012

CHARLESTON -- A Greenbrier County man is suing Galen of West Virginia for injuries sustained from a lift machine.

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