News from November 2015

Copyrighting biotech: a brief discussion on protecting intellectual properties.

By Hoang Tran | Nov 1, 2015

Biotech is a rapidly emerging field of science that explores biology in ways previously unavailable and unrealized until now.

Kanawha family judge candidate boasts nearly 40 years of experience

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 2, 2015

CHARLESTON – Jim Douglas, one of the candidates for family court judge in Kanawha County, has nearly 40 years of experience in family law. Douglas, who will have 39 years in family law in May, and has worked exclusively in family law for 25 years, said he's looking forward to running for family law judge. "Family law is important," Douglas said.

WVU College of Law to host free intellectual property seminar tomorrow

By Anna Aguillard | Nov 2, 2015

MORGANTOWN – On Tuesday, Nov. 3, the West Virginia University (WVU) College of Law will host a free intellectual property (IP) seminar for business owners, inventors, consultants, students and lawyers.

WVU School of Law employee selected for national leadership role

By Hanna Nakano | Nov 2, 2015

Rosalind Lister will serve the remaining 18-months of a term as the regional representative for the NALP’s Southeast Region.

Cabell County drug court to be renamed, rededicated

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 2, 2015

HUNTINGTON – The Cabell County Drug Court will be renamed in a ceremony scheduled for Nov. 6 at the Cabell County Courthouse. West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Brent D. Benjamin, Cabell County Drug Court Judge Patricia Keller and Huntington Mayor Steve Williams will attend the ceremony, which will be held at noon in Courtroom No. 1.

Morrisey's mobile office sets November hours

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 2, 2015

CHARLESTON — A consumer representative from West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office will conduct mobile office hours during November throughout four counties.

AG's office warns of fake customer service numbers

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 2, 2015

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning consumers to make sure they are dialing the correct customer service number for their debit and credit cards. A new scam preys upon consumers who turn to the Internet for solutions to trouble with their credit or debit cards.

Cabell County woman blames Big Lots in slip-and-fall lawsuit

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Nov 2, 2015

HUNTINGTON -- A Cabell County woman is suing a discount department store, alleging injuries sustained after falling at one of its stores.

Train worker sues CSX Transportation, alleging unsafe place to work

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Nov 2, 2015

HUNTINGTON -- A Cabell County man has sued a Florida-based transport company, alleging an unsafe work environment after he says he sustained numerous injuries on the job.

West Virginia claims underground storage tanks' owner broke the law

By Kari Valence | Nov 2, 2015

GRAFTON, W.V. -- The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) recently sued a real estate company for allegedly violating the state's Underground Storage Tank Act.

Appalachian Piping allegedly owes more than $150,000 to Ky. company

By Kari Valence | Nov 2, 2015

GLENVILLE, W.V. -- A Glenville, West Virginia company is being sued for failure to pay money owed.

Wheeling landlord wants North Carolina company to pay up

By Taylor Morse | Nov 2, 2015

WHEELING, W.V. -- A local landlord is suing a North Carolina business after it allegedly failed to pay its monthly lease.

Woman faults Marten Transport employee with negligent driving

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Nov 2, 2015

HUNTINGTON – A woman has cited a temperature-sensitive transportation services company and one of its employees for injuries she sustained in a 2013 car accident in Huntington.

Barbour County residents claim improper power line maintenance killed livestock

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Nov 2, 2015

PHILIPPI, W.V. -- Two Barbour County residents have cited an energy company for failing to ensure the safety of its equipment.

Uncovering West Virginia's history

By Earl Ray Tomblin | Nov 3, 2015

CHARLESTON – No matter where you live or where you're from, there is always something fascinating about finding an unearthed treasure.

Obama and his EPA Grinches

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 3, 2015

“Just this morning, nearly 200 West Virginia coal miners in Randolph County were informed that their jobs would be gone by Christmas,” Republican U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito lamented last Tuesday as she discussed the bipartisan resolution of disapproval that she and Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota had introduced in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan regulations for existing power sources.

PERSONNEL FILE: Bowles Rice ranked among best law firms

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 3, 2015

CHARLESTON – Bowles Rice has received a national ranking in Mining Law as well as 41 metropolitan area First Tier rankings in the 2016 edition of U.S.

Woman sues Verizon for wage payment violations

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 3, 2015

WHEELING – A woman is suing Verizon Wireless after she claims it failed to pay her final wages in full in a timely manner. Verizon Wireless Network Procurement LP is doing business as Cellco Partnership. Ashley Stender was employed by Verizon until her employment was terminated on Oct. 1, 2014, according to a complaint filed in Ohio Circuit Court. Stender claims the defendant was obligated to pay its employees pursuant to the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act and did not pay her al

Man sues SportMart for wage payment violations

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 3, 2015

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County man is suing a recently closed sporting goods store after he claims it failed to pay his final wages in a timely manner. SportMart and company president John Smallridge, were named as defendants in the suit. Earl Osborne was employed by the defendants for 37 years until his employment was terminated on July 31, 2014, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Circuit Court. Osborne claims he was owed wages and accrued fringe benefits at the time of his termination

Putnam Co. couple says pool design firm did inferior work

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 3, 2015

WINFIELD – A couple is suing East Coast Pool Designer after they claim it performed poor in-ground pool work at their home. Jason Mulholland was also named as a defendant in the suit. J.B. Marinacci and Jennifer Marinacci entered into a home improvement contract to improve their home in Hurricane, according to a complaint filed Oct. 14 in Putnam Circuit Court.

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