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CHARLESTON – Electrician David Kyle does not know why a fireball burned his face at Dana Transport in Nitro, but he wants to proceed with a lawsuit against the company anyway. Kyle wants the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals … Read More
CHARLESTON — Three Nicholas County drug suspects who had pleaded guilty withdrew their pleas after the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that police cannot send “wired” informants into homes without a warrant. An informant with recording devices had … Read More
MADISON – Attorney Benjamin Conaway, who persuaded the Supreme Court of Appeals to throw out taped evidence against a drug suspect, worries that many West Virginians misunderstand the decision of the Justices. Police in West Virginia can continue sending “wired” … Read More
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s “The Law Works” spends the next two weeks exploring the role of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and its relationships to the legal system as a whole.
CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court of Appeals has suspended the license of an attorney and found him in contempt. The opinion against Michael F. Niggemyer of Whitehall was filed Tuesday per curium by the Justices. “A lawyer’s failure to … Read More
MORGANTOWN – Affidavits from five authors of the Medical Professional Liability Act of 1986 failed to convince the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals that the act does not cover pharmacies. In oral arguments March 13 at the West Virginia … Read More
Justice Joseph P. Albright Sr.
CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has formally reprimanded the son of one its members for multiple violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct.
MORGANTOWN – Justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals must decide whether the two-year statute of limitations on a claim of personal injury should stop in a case of temporary insanity. In oral arguments March 13 at the … Read More
MORGANTOWN – In an ideal teaching moment for West Virginia University law students, the Supreme Court of Appeals wrestled with a case of a belligerent doctor and a dead baby. In oral arguments at the university’s College of Law on … Read More
MORGANTOWN – Confusion among jurors over the meaning of malice in a murder trial should entitle the defendant to a new trial, according to attorney Crystal Walden of Charleston. Walden seeks a new trial for Wade Davis, convicted of second … Read More
CHARLESTON – A law clerk recently hired by state Supreme Court Justice Larry Starcher has more than a pardon in his past.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Robin Jean Davis on Monday, March 19, will sign an Administrative Order establishing West Virginia’s West Central Drug Court Diversion Program to serve Doddridge, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Wirt and Wood counties.
Baker Cup winner Steven Conifer and runner-up Jenifer Matko pose with the trophy and the four of the five state Supreme Court justices after Tuesday’s competition. Justice Larry Starcher was vacationing in Europe. (Photo by Greg Ellis, WVU Photographic Services)
MORGANTOWN – West Virginia University law student Steven Conifer of Hurricane won the George C. Baker Cup for appellate advocacy before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on March 13.
CHARLESTON – A Charleston attorney facing third-degree felony charges in Ohio has had his law license suspended. The Office of Disciplinary Counsel successfully petitioned the state Supreme Court last month to suspend the license of Todd Twyman of the Twyman … Read More