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CHARLESTON — Two drug companies are tackling the issue of whether Attorney General Darrell McGraw’s office has the authority to hire private lawyers.
CHARLESTON — Ethel Erickson’s children fought her over control of her wealth, and now that she has died they are fighting her attorney over control of her wealth. The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, which had tried 12 years … Read More
CHARLESTON – Coal miner Berchie Bias cannot sue his employer over his fear of smoky death, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has decided. Three of five justices agreed that state law immunizes employers from claims of mental injury … Read More
CHARLESTON – When the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals declared that the state’s restriction on lawsuits from residents of other states violated the United States Constitution, only two of five Justices felt that way.
CHARLESTON – West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Larry Starcher has accused his colleagues of ignoring facts to win Moose Lodge votes.
CHARLESTON – By a single vote, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on July 12 denied a petition to stop a class action trial over Daewoo autos. The decision gave Kanawha County Circuit Judge Paul Zakaib a green light … Read More
CHARLESTON -– Charleston taxpayers moved a mountain in 1999. And according to Kanawha County Circuit Judge Paul Zakaib Jr., they don’t have to put it back. Blue Jay Way Limited, former owner of some rugged land east of Yeager Airport, … Read More
CHARLESTON – After 29 years as an attorney, Jim Withrow is able to laugh at how both sides of an issue can be perceived. A Kanawha Circuit Judge declared in December that students in Kanawha County’s school system were getting … Read More
CHARLESTON – Nimble on ice, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals carved a line between snow that falls from the sky and snow that public employees shovel. The five Justices agreed that the Grant County Board of Education does … Read More
CHARLESTON – For 12 years, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals let Thomas McCorkle pretend he held a license to practice law. But the Court’s tolerance backfired and, at last, they cracked down. The Justices annulled McCorkle’s license June … Read More
CHARLESTON – Eric Gardner and William Gardner started a feud in JD’s Pilot House the day they bought it, and the feud continues in Kanawha Circuit Court. Eric Gardner gained the latest advantage when the West Virginia Supreme Court of … Read More
Justice Spike Maynard
CHARLESTON – Justice Spike Maynard suspects his colleagues on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals set a double standard when they denied a $5 million tax refund to Elk Run Coal Company.
CHARLESTON – When the Colorado State Bar kicked out Daniel Post, he should have reported it to West Virginia where he still held a license to practice law. But he did do that. When West Virginia officials found out and … Read More
CHARLESTON – Bart Morris of Virginia suffered an injury on his job in Virginia operating a forklift that an Ohio company made, but the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has decided that he can sue for damages in West … Read More
CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court will decide whether to suspend the law license of a former Mingo County assistant prosecutor who has been charged with murder in Kentucky. Lafe P. Ward Jr., 47, has been accused in the death … Read More