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CHARLESTON – Two years after the state Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that Erie Insurance Property and Casualty did not have to disclose its reserves to a woman who accused the insurer of bad faith, the Justices ruled that Erie had to after all. Read More
CHARLESTON – Hampshire Circuit Judge Andrew Frye went overboard when he held Sylvia Catron in contempt for violating an injunction, according to the state Supreme Court of Appeals. The five Justices agreed that Frye abused his discretion in seeking to … Read More
CHARLESTON – Julian Smith, who served 14 years of a 40-year prison sentence for a robbery at a Taco Bell in South Charleston, has won a new trial. The state Supreme Court of Appeals decided last month that Kanawha Circuit … Read More
NEW CUMBERLAND – Circuit Judge Arthur Recht took a while to figure out how to apply zoning law to a kinky Web site, but at last he caught on.
CHARLESTON – Driving someone else’s car with two passengers, cold medicine, matches and syringes in it does not add up to conspiracy to make methamphetamine, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled.
CHARLESTON – When a state’s legal reputation is so poor that it is widely regarded as the worst in which to do business, it is normally pretty hard to shock the legal community.
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Association for Justice recently commended the state Supreme Court for a decision saying pharmaceutical companies must warn consumers about the risks of their products.
CHARLESTON – Justice Larry Starcher of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals rebuked Justice Brent Benjamin for describing a decision granting a new trial to a criminal defendant as a gift.
CHARLESTON – Working for West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw depressed Donald Darling and gave him migraine headaches, but the Supreme Court of Appeals says McGraw owes him nothing.
CHARLESTON -– During the week of July 15-21, people across the United States and its territories will recognize the work of probation, parole, and community supervision professionals. Since 1841, probation and parole has played a key role in the justice … Read More
PARKERSBURG -– West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Robin Jean Davis recently signed an Administrative Order establishing West Virginia’s West Central Drug Court Diversion Program to serve Wirt and Wood counties. The program later may be expanded to a larger region.
CHARLESTON – Pharmacies do not provide health care, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has decided.
CHARLESTON — A Braxton County Magistrate should be paid while on suspension for allegedly helping her son set up a jail inmate for retaliation, two state Supreme Court Justices say in a dissenting opinion.