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Drug caused cancer, woman claims

CHARLESTON - A Charleston woman claims the estrogen replacement drug she was prescribed, Premarin, caused her to contract breast cancer and is suing the drug's manufacturer.

Supreme Court declines Massey appeal

CHARLESTON - The state Supreme Court recently decided not to hear Massey Energy's appeal in a lawsuit filed over the death of two miners.

McGraw reaches three settlements

CHARLESTON - State Attorney General Darrell McGraw announced his office has recently reached settlements with three companies.

Federal judge dismisses discovery dispute against Jackson Kelly

A federal judge has dismissed a case filed against Jackson Kelly PLLC by a claimant who alleged the firm routinely engaged in discovery abuses in order to prevail in black lung cases.

SupCo calendar for 9/25 issue -- ANN, might need updated!

Argument Docket

West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals visits Marshall University

Chief Justice Robin Davis HUNTINGTON -- A diverse crowd was on hand Tuesday at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse to witness the West Virginia legal system up close and personal.

Man repeats crimes after Supreme Court reduces sentence

Richardson CHARLESTON – Two times in less than a year after he was released early from prison on a kidnapping and torture conviction, a Charleston man was re-arrested for domestic violence-related crimes.

Starcher has had other possible conflicts

Starcher CHARLESTON – The phrase "conflict of interest" seems to be haunting state Supreme Court Justice Larry V. Starcher.

Grants will aid management of child abuse cases, DHHR says

CHARLESTON - In a state as oddly misshapen as West Virginia, with cross-state drives taking almost five hours, Department of Health and Human Resources spokesman John Law says geography can be an issue.

AG ad bid draws criticism

CHARLESTON – A recent state Attorney General's office bid for advertising services is drawing criticism from some state public relations and advertising executives.

Case of fired delegate sent back to circuit court

CHARLESTON - The state Supreme Court recently decided not to hear a list of certified questions answered by Kanawha Circuit Court Judge James Stucky in the case of a member of the House of Delegates who was fired from his day job.

Toler files suit against State and Supreme Court

William "Tommy" Toler Suspended Wayne County Magistrate William Thomas "Tommy" Toler is suing the state of West Virginia and the West Virginia Supeme Court of Appeals for not making contributions to his retirement and disability insurance plans and for exceeding the scope of their authority under Judicial Disciplinary Rules.

Pulp(less) Fiction

What do the Mafia, Al Qaeda and the West Virginia Attorney General's office have in common?

21st Century Jobs Cabinet

By Gov. Joe Manchin, III

DiTrapano's law license suspended

Dante DiTrapano CHARLESTON - A day after hearing arguments from both sides, the state Supreme Court on Thursday decided to suspend the law license of Charleston attorney Dante DiTrapano.

New owners invest big in Mason County alloy plant

NEW HAVEN – Though one chapter in the saga of a Mason County alloy plant may be closed, the legal legacy involving its previous owner, in many instances, remains literally an open book.

AG's office has no paper trail on assistant appointments

McGraw CHARLESTON – Other than appointment letters, Attorney General Darrell McGraw's office has no other documentation about the use of special assistant attorneys general.

Disabled doc sues WVU

MORGANTOWN - A quadriplegic emergency medicine doctor says West Virginia University has been less than accommodating in working out an employment plan for her.

Trailer park sued over dog attack

CHARLESTON - A Dunbar man says he was attacked by a dog and lists six defendants on his lawsuit.

Railcar spill suit filed

WAYNE - Three Wayne County citizens have filed suit against five companies over a spill that they say polluted the environment and caused the evacuation of about 500 homes.