A Fairmont attorney is days away from making judicial history in West Virginia.
Attorney J. Scott Tharp will file a civil suit on line Tuesday in Marion County Circuit Court, testing West Virginia's new e-filing system.
The court's clerk, Rhonda Starn, told The State Journal the e-filing system will save counties thousands of dollars and won't cost a single job.
The West Virginia Supreme Court is picking up the tab for the statewide technology upgrade.
Matt Arrowood is director of the court's division overseeing circuit clerk services. He said the Marion County e-filing system will work out any bugs before it's rolled out statewide.