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CHARLESTON – West Virginia magistrates may lack deep legal training, but they can hear deep evidence in criminal trials, the Supreme Court of Appeals declared.
CHARLESTON – Justice Larry Starcher of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals called his colleagues blind for throwing out a mangled miner’s lawsuit.
CHARLESTON – After three Justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals blasted Kanawha Circuit Judge James Stucky for appointing Charleston attorney Franklin Fragale Jr. to manage evidence in a lawsuit, two Justices rose to Stucky’s defense.
CHARLESTON – Bias in an Ohio County jury shortchanged a dead man’s family, according to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. The Justices unanimously ruled that Circuit Judge Martin Gaughan can hold trial to determine the damages that Valley … Read More
CHARLESTON – Six months ago, Justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals suspected that the crimes of Desiree Albers disqualified her from practicing laws. But after they learned more, they gave her a break. They decided Nov. 29 … Read More
CHARLESTON – Justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ripped Kanawha County Circuit Judge James Stucky for putting a doctor’s lawsuit in the hands of an attorney who had quarreled with the doctor. The Justices granted a writ … Read More
CHARLESTON – Full of grace, Justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals decided not to suspend the license of Fairmont attorney Michael Niggemyer. In a Nov. 29 decision, they retroactively granted an 18-month extension of an order requiring … Read More
CHARLESTON – Chief Justice Robin Davis and Justice Spike Maynard of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals want their colleagues to reconsider an appointment of a dead woman’s sister to administer her estate for her daughter.
The United States Supreme Court
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to review an appeal of the West Virginia Supreme Court’s decision in a venue case that has been monitored closely by business and court watchers.
CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court decided Monday that Kanawha County’s Board of Education is correct in its challenge of a library fund the school system is ordered to pay each year.