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Todd F. La Neve

Todd La Neve’s Legal Cases

5 total

  • Matz v. Corna & Co. and Meyer

    Practice Area:
    Business
    Date:
    Jun 02, 1999
    Outcome:
    Won on appellate argument in WV Supreme Court
    Description:
    William Meyer engaged the firm to assist in development and preparation of a defense to a claim involving alleged investment fraud. Mr. Meyer was accused of misleading the plaintiff with respect to investments made through Mr. Meyer's company. Mr. La Neve researched the facts and law, and conducted hearings at the trial court level prior to appealing to the West Virginia Supreme Court. Mr. La Neve wrote the appeal brief and assisted in presenting the case to the Supreme Court, which ultimately ruled in favor of Mr. Meyer and remanded the case to the trial court for disposition consistent with the Supreme Court's opinion. The plaintiff's case was ultimately dismissed by the trial court.
  • State v. Hinebaugh

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Oct 15, 2003
    Outcome:
    Dismissal of DUI on Motion
    Description:
    Ms. Hinebaugh was charged with 3rd offense DUI, a felony, after a wreck with witnesses. She also had two misdemeanor charges related to leaving the scene of the wreck and having expired insurance. Her appointed lawyer told her she had no options but to plead, so she sought additional advice and ended up hiring us. We researched her case facts and were able to conclusively establish through two independent witnesses and her 12 year old son that she did not drink anything prior to the wreck. However, because she had allowed her insurance to lapse, she panicked after the wreck and went home and consumed a large amount of liquor prior to the arrival of police. Through a comprehensive DMC hearing involving examination of the arresting officer and witnesses, we established our case and the DMV ruled in her favor. The DMV results were presented to the prosecuting attorney and, based on those results and the documentation established via our investigation, the DUI was dismissed at a plea hearing before the Circuit Court and Ms. Hinebaugh pled to the two misdemeanor charges and was sentenced to pay fines and restitution.
  • Ginger Sandy v. CDX Gas, LLC, et al.

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Jul 22, 2009
    Outcome:
    Settlement at mediation - $1,650,000
    Description:
    Ms. Sandy was grievously injured in a head on collision with a truck driven by an employee of CDX Gas, LLC during his work hours. Ms. Sandy incurred over $350,000 in medical expenses for her extensive treatment for her life-threatening injuries. Through careful and detailed development of the medical damages and illustration of the lifelong impact of her injuries, the case was successfully resolved in mediation.
  • State v. C. Rasmussen

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Dec 28, 2009
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty - Jury Trial Verdict
    Description:
    Ms. Rasmussen was charged with 1st offense DUI following a traffic stop. She allegedly failed field sobriety tests and the breath test with a result of .091. At trial, co-counseled with attorney Jason Glass of our firm, we presented evidence of Ms. Rasmussen's medical history, which included significant back, spinal, and head injuries, as well as severe asthma and reflux, all of which combined to invalidate all of the results of all of the tests in the minds of the jurors. Expert consultant Joseph Citron was our defense medical expert. The jury deliberated for about 40 minutes before returning a unanimous Not Guilty verdict.
  • State v. R. Gilliland

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Aug 18, 2009
    Outcome:
    All substantial charges dismissed
    Description:
    Mr. Gilliland was involved in a crash after an incident in which another vehicle "brake checked" his truck. He lost control and slid into the front of a convenience store, causing substantial damage. He was charged with 2 counts of DUi w/ injury, 2 counts of leaving the scene of accidents with property damage, 1 count of reckless driving, 1 count of failure to render aid, and 1 count of driving without insurance. His BAC was alleged to be .12 and he was said to have failed all the field sobriety tests. Careful case investigation revealed that he had consumed 4 light beers approximately 4 hours prior to the crash, after working with industrial chemical compounds all day. The alcohol consumption and working conditions were all verified by multiple witnesses, all of whom said Mr. Gilliland was sober at the time of any driving that occurred. An expert witness, Dr. David Lalka, testified that based on Mr. Gilliland's work conditions, his alcohol consumption pattern, and his reflux disease, there was no way his BAC could have ever exceeded .05 based on pharmacological modeling. When presented with all the information, and taking into account the injuries Mr. Gilliland sustained in the wreck, which injuries invalidated his field test results, as well as considering the circumstances of the wreck, the prosecuting attorney dismissed all charges but the reckless driving and no insurance. Mr. Gilliland paid fines and costs on those two charges. The same evidence presented at the DMV hearing resulted in Mr. Gilliland winning his license suspension hearing so no DUI license suspension was imposed on him.