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Two add names to AT&T case pile

By John O'Brien | Nov 10, 2006

CHARLESTON - Two individuals have joined the group of former AT&T workers who are suing the company over alleged poor air quality while it operated the offices at One Davis Square in Charleston.

Hospital caused allergic reaction, woman says

By John O'Brien | Nov 10, 2006

MORGANTOWN - A Keyser woman says Ruby Memorial Hospital botched her surgery and is suing it, her surgeon and University Health Associates.

Two justices voice concern for domestic violence in Richardson opinion

By Lawrence Smith | Nov 10, 2006

Davis CHARLESTON –Though the state Supreme Court was unanimous in reducing the sentence for a Charleston man convicted for the 1999 torture and kidnapping his then-girlfriend, two justices, citing the horrific level of domestic violence in the case, reluctantly concurred.

Legal system not best way to deal with domestic violence, survivors say

By Lawrence Smith | Nov 10, 2006

CHARLESTON – For many domestic violence survivors, the challenge lies in not just breaking free of an abusive relationship, but also in avoiding becoming twice victimized by the judicial system.

Mason malpractice case dismissed a day after parties agree to discuss settlement

By Lawrence Smith | Nov 9, 2006

POINT PLEASANT – After first ordering the parties to discuss a settlement, the judge hearing a malpractice suit between two Mason County physicians has ordered the case dismissed.

McGraw settles, sues

By John O'Brien | Nov 9, 2006

CHARLESTON - State Attorney General Darrell McGraw recently reached settlement agreements with 18 Internet payday lenders and filed suit in an attempt to enforce investigative subpoenas against 14 others.

WVU Press releases mine music CD

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 9, 2006

MORGANTOWN -- The West Virginia University Press has released its newest CD, "Coal Digging Blues: Songs of West Virginia Miners."

Sago suits on hold

By John O'Brien | Nov 9, 2006

Randal McCloy CHARLESTON - Opting to wait for other potential plaintiffs to catch up, a Kanawha Circuit Court judge on Wednesday suspended any action on the three lawsuits filed in August over the Sago mine disaster.

Judge Berger to give keynote graduation address

By John O'Brien | Nov 9, 2006

Irene Berger CHARLESTON - Kanawha Circuit Judge Irene Berger will deliver the keynote address at West Virginia University's December Convocation.

Two of CALA's 'Dirty Dozen' candidates lose

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 9, 2006

CHARLESTON – Two candidates on West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse's "Dirty Dozen" list of candidates lost in Tuesday's election.

Williams named first vice president of DRI

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 9, 2006

Williams CHICAGO –- Huntington attorney Marc E. Williams has been named first vice president of the nation's largest organization of civil defense trial lawyers.

Larry's lament: The banishment of a Supreme Court Justice

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 9, 2006

Cohen CHARLESTON -- It's not business as usual at the West Virginia Supreme Court anymore.

Jury awards almost $2 million in sexual assault case

By John O'Brien | Nov 9, 2006

WILLIAMSON - Jurors in Mingo Circuit Court have awarded almost $2 million to the brother of a mentally retarded man who was allegedly sexually assaulted by a fellow resident at the Lando Exceptional Individual Center.

Tax modernization a step toward improving economy

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 8, 2006

Manchin CHARLESTON -- Several months ago, I asked the West Virginia Department of Revenue to embark on an exhaustive study of our tax system looking at how we could not only modernize our current system, but also give our taxpayers some relief -– so that we could continue to make our state more attractive to both businesses and citizens alike.

Poll shows voters want Congress to end lawsuit abuse

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 8, 2006

WASHINGTON -- As the newly elected Congress looks to set its legislative agenda, one issue that enjoys broad bipartisan support from voters is legal reform, according to a poll released by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR).

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