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Patrick Graham, Executor, et al. v. Robert Asbury

Patrick Graham, Executor, et al. v. Robert Asbury

Case No. 
13-1244
County 
Raleigh
Court Term 
Fall 2014
Decision 
Affirmed
Issue: 

The six living children of Helen Graham appeal the circuit court's order directing that the proceeds of Mrs. Graham's wrongful death lawsuit are to be shared with the estate of their deceased sister, Betty Asbury. Mrs. Asbury outlived their mother Mrs. Graham, but Mrs. Asbury died before the lawsuit concerning Mrs. Graham's wrongful death was resolved. The case concerns, inter alia, the meaning of "surviving child" in the statute that identifies the beneficiaries to a wrongful death suit, W.Va. Code § 55-7-6(b).

Petitioner's Attorneys: 

Paul Stroebel

Stroebel & Johnson, PLLC

Charleston, West Virginia

Respondent's Attorneys: 

Pamela A. Lambert

Karen S. Hatfield

Lambert Law Offices

Gilbert, West Virginia

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