Freelance journalist sues Cabell County (W.V.) officials over access to records

From The West Virginia Record:

HUNTINGTON – A freelance journalist is asking a judge to compel release of the death certificate of a woman who died at the hands of a former Mason County physician with a long history of malpractice.


In his complaint filed Dec. 19 in Cabell Circuit Court, [Jay Lawrence] Smith, a regular contributor to The West Virginia Record, is seeking an order compelling the release of the death certificate of Helen Zielger, who until her death in 2000, was a patient of Dr. Jack M. Levine.