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Registration for the "What You Need to Know About Public Records" Seminar Now Open

Bailey & Wyant Attorney, Jordan K. Herrick is one of four attorneys leading seminars at the What You Need to Know About Public Records series. Mr. Herrick is leading the Open Governmental Proceedings portion of the event. The seminars will take place Tuesday, Dec. 2. For more information and/or to register with a 50 percent discount, please click on the link below. Click Here For More Information

Bailey & Wyant Sponsors Little League Softball Team

Bailey & Wyant, PLLC., sponsored the Hurricane Little League Girls Fast Pitch Softball Team in the West Virginia Little League 2014 District 3 All-Star Tournament.

The tournament was from June 21-23, featuring teams from St. Albans, Elkview, Boone County, Winfield, and Nitro.

The Hurricane team had nine players. This was the girls first time in a district championship all-star tournament.

Suleiman Oko-ogua named as one of Lawyers of Color’s Hot List Honorees

Bailey & Wyant, PLLC is pleased to announce that Suleiman Oko-ogua has been named to Lawyers of Color’s Second Annual Hot List. The list recognizes early- to mid-career attorneys excelling in the legal profession.

Oko-ogua was honored at a receptions for the Mid-Atlantic Region along with 99 other honorees July 22 at Foley & Lardner’s Washington, DC office, according to the Lawyers of Color website.

Inmate Files Suit Then Escapes Custody of the West Virginia Department of Corrections

On December 20, 2013, John P. Fuller and Suleiman Oko-ogua obtain a ruling from the Circuit Court of Kanawha County, West Virginia dismissing Plaintiff’s Complaint pursuant to Rule 41(b) of the West Virginia Rules of Civil Procedure in Williams v. Chandler.

Successful Defense of Clay Heating in Raleigh County

Vaughn Sizemore successfully defended Clay Heating in the magistrate court trial of Burchett v. Clay Heating in Raleigh County.

The plaintiff alleged faulty installation of a heat pump and claimed increased electric bills as a result of the errors.

The defense successfully showed the plaintiff’s personal repairs on his property resulted in the increased electric bills, not the installation of the heat pump.

Plaintiff's Appeal Effectively Dismissed in Ruling from the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

John P. Fuller and Suleiman Oko-ogua obtain a favorable ruling from the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals dismissing an appeal filed by the Plaintiff is Connard v. Cochran.

The Plaintiff had filed the same lawsuit against former Correctional Officer Cochran on three separate occasions.

The first two lawsuits were dismissed without prejudice.

WV Supreme Court Dismissed Plaintiff's Appeal in Suit Filed Against a Former Correctional Officer

John P. Fuller and Suleiman Oko-ogua obtained an Order from the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals dismissing an appeal filed by the Plaintiff in Ballard v. Crawford.

The Plaintiff had previously filed suit against former Correctional Officer Crawford in the Circuit Court of Kanawha County, West Virginia.

Favorable Ruling Obtained from the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

John P. Fuller and Suleiman Oko-ogua obtained a favorable ruling from the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals in Jividen v. Anderson.

Plaintiff, a former inmate, has brought suit against the Defendant, a former Correctional Officer, alleging various civil rights violations.

Kanawha Valley Board of Realtors 2013 Affiliate of the Year

Congratulations to Marc J. Slotnick for being named the Kanawha Valley Board of Realtors 2013 Affiliate of the Year for his outstanding and unselfish service given to the real estate profession. Mr. Slotnick is in charge of our real estate firm Bailey & Slotnick, PLLC, and also serves the Kanawha Valley as the County Attorney. Mr.

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