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CHARLESTON – Without an attorney, Thomas Auxier of Indore convinced the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals that Clay Circuit Court Judge Jack Alsop should not have held him in contempt. The Justices unanimously ruled April 6 that Auxier did … Read More
CHARLESTON – West Virginia legislators cannot overturn a Supreme Court of Appeals decision requiring search warrants before police send “wired” informants into homes, according to Justice Brent Benjamin.
CHARLESTON – Valerie Whittaker failed to persuade the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals that she killed in self defense, but the Justices failed to banish shadows of doubt. Although they affirmed Whittaker’s voluntary manslaughter conviction April 5, they delivered … Read More
CHARLESTON — More than 300 high school and college students from the 22nd Judicial Circuit of Hampshire, Hardy and Pendleton counties are expected to attend Supreme Court arguments on April 17 at the Hampshire County Courthouse in Romney.
CHARLESTON — State Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin will read to about 100 third-grade students at Keyser Primary/Middle School in Mineral County at 1 p.m. Monday, April 16, as part of the West Virginia Court’s Robes to Schools program.
CHARLESTON – Attorneys in Wheeling who settled a dispute over a coal lease for a 30 percent fee in 1998 can collect 30 percent of the royalties their work produced, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has decided.
CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court will hear Massey Energy’s appeal of a $50 million Boone County verdict. In 2002, a Boone Circuit Court jury ruled that Massey had forced Harman Mining out of business and into bankruptcy. Judge Jay … Read More
CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw thinks the Supreme Court of Appeals should heed advice he wrote 25 years ago when deciding a drug suspect’s appeal.
CHARLESTON – Perhaps to coincide with the beginning of the season, legal counsel for a Point Pleasant urologist say the reasons provided by Mason physician for why his malpractice case should be reinstated resemble that of a baseball team manager going deep into his pitching rotation to salvage the game.