News from May 2012

Lowe's suing developer of W.Va. shopping center for faulty work

By Jessica M. Karmasek | May 1, 2012

CLARKSBURG - Home improvement chain Lowe's is suing a Missouri company in a West Virginia federal court for its faulty site development work at the retailer's Clarksburg location.

Former employee sues Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics for wage payment violations

By Kyla Asbury | May 1, 2012

CHARLESTON -- A former employee is suing the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics after she claims it failed to pay her final wages in a timely manner.

Mingo man sues MU Board of Governors for mother's death

By Kyla Asbury | May 1, 2012

HUNTINGTON -- A Mingo County man is suing the Marshall University Board of Governors after he claims they are responsible for his mother's injuries and death.

Huntington man blames apartment complex owner for fire injuries

By Kyla Asbury | May 1, 2012

HUNTINGTON -- A Huntington man is suing the owner of the apartment complex he lived in when a fire was started in the complex and he suffered burn injuries when attempting to escape.

McGraw sues Ga. company over designer drugs

By Jessica M. Karmasek | May 1, 2012

Attorney General speaks during a press conference at the Putnam County Courthouse after his office filed a lawsuit against a Georgia manufacturer of "designer drugs." (Photos by Chris Dickerson) WINFIELD - West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw filed a lawsuit Monday against a Georgia-based company for selling drug compounds that mimic controlled substances.

Maloney calls for EPA's Jackson resignation

By Michael Tremoglie and Chris Dickerson | May 1, 2012

Maloney MORGANTOWN -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Maloney is demanding Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to call for the firing of Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson.

Hotel Morgan alleges new hotel stole its name

By Jessica M. Karmasek | May 2, 2012

CLARKSBURG - A downtown Morgantown hotel is suing another local establishment in federal court, arguing that the upstart hotel has stolen its name and is hurting its reputation.

McGraw has raised $38K from private attorneys he hired

By John O'Brien | May 2, 2012

McGraw CHARLESTON -– After the latest round of campaign finance reports, private attorneys who were hired to do state work by West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw have given more than 40 percent of the amount he has raised.

PERSONNEL FILE: Spilman attorney named W.Va. Bar Foundation Fellow

By The West Virginia Record | May 3, 2012

Stone MORGANTOWN -— The law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle has announced that Ward D. "Jerry" Stone Jr., a member in its Morgantown office, was named a West Virginia Bar Foundation Fellow.

PERSONNEL FILE: Jackson Kelly expands in Pa., opens office in Ohio

By The West Virginia Record | May 3, 2012

Swiger PITTSBURGH -- All of the attorneys from the Indiana, Pa., law firm of Gormly Gormly & Yuhas have joined Jackson Kelly effective May 1.

Business4Breakfast seminar to focus on contracts

By The West Virginia Record | May 3, 2012

Lafferre HUNTINGTON -- Huddleston Bolen has announced the details of the upcoming Business4Breakfast seminar to be held May 16 in Huntington.

Rowe honored for work with children

By The West Virginia Record | May 3, 2012

Rowe CHARLESTON -- State Supreme Court candidate Jim Rowe has been given an award for his advocacy on behalf of children and families during Children's Memorial Flag Day ceremonies in Lewisburg last week.

Case over transfer of assets sent back to W.Va. federal court

By Jessica M. Karmasek | May 3, 2012

Gregory RICHMOND, Va. -- A federal appeals court has remanded a case over fraudulently transferred assets to a West Virginia district court.

PERSONNEL FILE: Hurney named secretary of ADTA

By The West Virginia Record | May 3, 2012

Hurney CHARLESTON -– Thomas J. Hurney Jr., a member of Jackson Kelly and the leader of the firm's Health Care and Finance Practice Group, was elected Secretary of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA) during the organization's recent 71st Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

Couples sue for gas well explosion injuries

By Kyla Asbury | May 3, 2012

MOUNDSVILLE – Two couples are suing AB Resources PA, LLC after they claim the company is responsible for injuries sustained because of a gas well explosion.

Class action suit filed against AB Resources

By Kyla Asbury | May 3, 2012

Guida MOUNDSVILLE – A class action lawsuit has been filed against AB Resources LLC after seven people claim the company has cheated them out of more than $1 million in royalty payments.

THEIR VIEW: To maximize shale benefits, we have to get it right at the beginning

By The West Virginia Record | May 3, 2012

Rockefeller WASHINGTON -- You may have read some stories in recent days about a field hearing I held as Chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.

Law firm joins national anti-texting while driving campaign

By Kyla Asbury | May 3, 2012

Manchin FAIRMONT – The Manchin Injury Law Group has joined the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's anti-texting while driving campaign in an effort to stop distracted driving.

PERSONNEL FILE: 35 lawyers admitted to practice in W.Va.

By The West Virginia Record | May 3, 2012

CHARLESTON -- On April 11, 35 lawyers were admitted to practice law in the State of West Virginia during a ceremony before the Supreme Court of Appeals.

Two polls show Chafin, Davis leading SC race

By Chris Dickerson | May 3, 2012

Chafin CHARLESTON -- A poll conducted by Tish Chafin's Supreme Court campaign shows her in the lead.

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