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Attorney refiles lawsuit against W.Va. AG

By Lawrence Smith | Apr 3, 2012

McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - A Summers County attorney is again alleging the West Virginia Attorney General's Office used bait-and-switch tactics in offering her a job.

New W.Va. chief justice wants to cut budget

By Lawrence Smith | Jan 27, 2012

Ketchum CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - For the next year, Menis Ketchum has two objectives as chief justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court -- write opinions and cut the budget.

Ky. woman chases Mothman event after injuries

By Lawrence Smith | Nov 2, 2011

A Mothman statue in Point Pleasant POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - A Kentucky woman's fall at an event celebrating the mythical Mothman of West Virginia has resulted in a lawsuit against its co-hosts.

W.Va. chief justice advocates fine-tuning of appellate process

By Lawrence Smith | Feb 2, 2010

Davis CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Though agreeing there's a perceived problem in the way the West Virginia Supreme Court handles appeals, the Court's chief justice said the solution in fixing it is not with an intermediate appellate court.

MPLA a 'monster,' Starcher writes

By Lawrence Smith | Aug 22, 2008

Starcher CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Legal Newsline) - Though the West Virginia Supreme Court was correct in remanding a malpractice case from Mason County back to the circuit court, one of the justices said the piece of reform legislation that gave rise the suit has become a Frankenstein "monster."

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