News from June 2012

Misconduct in criminal cases leads to ethics charges against former Randolph prosecutor

By Lawrence Smith | Jun 1, 2012

CHARLESTON – A former Randolph County prosecutor accused of engaging in "a pervasive pattern of prosecutorial misconduct" will soon answer to the allegations before a state ethics panel.

Morgantown attorney surrenders license

By Lawrence Smith | Jun 1, 2012

CHARLESTON – Instead of contesting the multiple allegations of misconduct leveled against her, a Monongalia County attorney has decided to surrender her law license.

Wheeling attorney appointed to First Judicial Circuit

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 4, 2012

CHARLESTON - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Thursday the appointment of Wheeling attorney David J. Sims as circuit judge for the First Judicial Circuit.

WV CALA hosts forum to introduce Supreme Court candidates

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 4, 2012

Three of the four candidates for state Supreme Court took part in a forum May 31 sponsored by West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse. (Photo by Kyla Asbury) CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse hosted a Supreme Court candidate forum May 31 at the Summit Conference Center to help attorneys get to know the candidates running for Supreme Court justice.

Judicial Hearing Board issues scheduling order in Fouty case

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 4, 2012

Fouty CHARLESTON – The Judicial Hearing Board has issued a scheduling order in the case pending against Kanawha Magistrate Carol Fouty.

Legal Aid awarded grant by Nelson Mullins

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 4, 2012

HUNTINGTON – Legal Aid of West Virginia is using a grant awarded by Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough to hire a summer law clerk to assist children and their families with legal needs.

McGraw receives Appalachian Hero Award

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 4, 2012

McGraw CHARLESTON -- Celebrating the 25th year of promoting its core principle of "Change, Not Charity," the Appalachian Community Fund has honored West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw with its Appalachian Hero Award for 2012.

Kanawha couple sues Newtown Energy for work-related injuries

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 4, 2012

CHARLESTON -- A Kanawha County man and his wife are suing Newtown Energy, Inc., for injuries sustained while working at the Eagle Mine.

Ohio man sues Prime Insulation for injuries

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 4, 2012

CHARLESTON -- A Logan, Ohio, man is suing Prime Insulation, Inc., for injuries sustained from a defective elevator.

Dunbar woman sues Nightingale Realty for injuries

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 4, 2012

CHARLESTON -- A Dunbar woman is suing Nightingale Realty after she claims she sustained injuries during the course of her employment cleaning the defendant's Chase Tower building.

Business4Breakfast seminar on drug testing set for June 13 in Ashland

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 5, 2012

ASHLAND, Ky. -- Huddleston Bolen announced the details of the upcoming Business4Breakfast seminar to be held June 13 in Ashland, Ky.

W.Va. SC sides with city in suit over officer's disability benefits

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jun 5, 2012

Chief Justice Menis Ketchum CHARLESTON - The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals last week ruled against a former South Charleston police officer in a case over his disability benefits.

Ten more students sue Mountain State University for nursing program's loss of accreditation

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 5, 2012

CHARLESTON -- Ten more students have filed lawsuits against Mountain State University after the university failed to keep them informed when the nursing program lost its accreditation status.

Man sues Kanawha assessor for denied FOIA requests

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 5, 2012

CHARLESTON -- A man is suing Kanawha County Assessor Phyllis Gatson for failing to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request he made.

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