News from November 2012

Haught repeatedly warned about lack of diligence

By Lawrence Smith | Nov 2, 2012

CHARLESTON – In addition those for conflicts of interest, records show Ira Haught has refused to heed multiple warnings, including three admonishments, to be more diligent in handling his client’s cases.

Ritchie judicial candidate previously cited for conflicts of interest

By Lawrence Smith | Nov 2, 2012

CHARLESTON – Prior to the current ethical violations leveled against him, records show several times in his nearly 30-year career, a Ritchie County attorney, and candidate for circuit judge, was warned about conflicts of interest in cases he handled.

Frat house owner files answer in MU bottle rocket suit

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 2, 2012

HUNTINGTON – Richmond Property Group, Ltd. filed its answer to the lawsuit involving the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and a man who was injured when another fraternity member attempted to shoot bottle rockets from his anus.

Dropping out of the electoral college is a bad idea

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 2, 2012

In the opening scene of the classic caper comedy It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, a motorist speeding down the highway goes off a cliff and crashes. Several other cars pull over and some of the occupants make their way down the embankment in time to hear his dying words about the location of a buried treasure. Then, the fun begins.

McGraw sues Texas firm to halt exploitation of consumers

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 2, 2012

CHARLES TOWN – Attorney General Darrell McGraw has filed a lawsuit against Texas-based firm Murray, LLP, to halt exploitation of consumers who lost homes through foreclosure.

Man sues Walter Energy for discrimination

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 5, 2012

CHARLESTON -- A former employee is suing Walter Energy, Inc., after he claims he was discriminated against and laid off from his job.

Elkview woman blames Gabriel Brothers for injuries

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 5, 2012

CHARLESTON -- An Elkview woman is suing Gabriel Brothers, Inc., after she claims she was injured while in one of its stores.

Raleigh Co. woman says FedEx to blame for car accident

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 5, 2012

CHARLESTON -- A Raleigh County woman is suing FedEx Freight, Inc., after she claims diesel fuel from a FedEx vehicle caused her to lose control of her vehicle.

Eight more suits filed over Mountain State accreditation

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 5, 2012

CHARLESTON -- Eight more lawsuits have been filed against Mountain State University for failing to inform students about accreditation issues.

Woman sues hardware store for assault

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 6, 2012

CHARLESTON -- A woman is suing F.M. Pile Hardware Company after she claims she was physically assaulted and battered by one of its employees.

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