CHARLESTON - A state legal reform group wants voters to know that legislative candidates on their ballots in this year's general election might be in the pocket of the personal-injury lawsuit industry.
Carte Goodwin CHARLESTON -- Carte Goodwin, General Counsel to Gov. Joe Manchin, is one of 40 emerging state leaders from across the nation who has been selected to participate in the prestigious Toll Fellowship Program, which was held 8-13 in Lexington, Ky.
PARKERSBURG – Despite claiming she is serving justice by being cautious to bring an indictment in a Mason County forgery case, a Parkersburg bondsman says Wood County prosecutor Ginny Conley created an injustice in her haste to have him convicted on bogus charges.
PARKERSBURG – In two other cases in the last three years where she has served as special prosecutor, Wood County Prosecuting Attorney Ginny Conley closed one without seeking an indictment, but sought an indictment in another after she was presented with new evidence.
CHARLESTON – West Virginia Consumers for Justice, sponsor of televised attack ads in the 2004 campaign for the state Supreme Court, raised hundreds of thousands of dollars before it filed for tax exemption as a nonprofit organization.
CHARLESTON – For 12 years, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals let Thomas McCorkle pretend he held a license to practice law. But the Court's tolerance backfired and, at last, they cracked down.