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CHARLESTON – Colgan Air’s tumultuous time before the state’s Supreme Court concluded Oct. 25 with an ideal outcome for the company.
CHARLESTON – Kanawha Circuit Judge Charles King will preside over West Virginia’s first medical malpractice class-action lawsuit.
CHARLESTON – Attorney Richard Poling, a bright young star in West Virginia 25 years ago, flamed out in Charlotte and lost his law licenses there and back home.
CHARLESTON – Fifteen years after Debbie Plumley finished serving time for felony incest, she must close an informal nursing home in Milton because of her crime. The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals decided Oct. 12 that her conviction disqualified … Read More
CHARLESTON – Charleston attorney Stuart Calwell approached the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on Oct. 10 hoping to revive hundreds of six-year-old suits over flooding around Beckley, but the Court vanished before his eyes.
CHARLESTON – Becoming defenders of motherhood, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals protested a Cabell County court order forcing a mother to share custody of her three-year-old daughter with babysitters. Read More
CHARLESTON – Despite losing it in two other states, a Maryland attorney is fighting to keep her license to practice law in West Virginia. Candace K. Calhoun, an attorney in Frostburg, Md., is alleging the Maryland courts did not properly … Read More
CHARLESTON – City leaders, facing a lawsuit either from their police union or the Charleston Gazette in a struggle for evidence that officers “doubled dipped” as private guards, would rather let someone else decide which powerful force to offend. The … Read More
CHARLESTON – Julian Smith, who after 15 years behind bars overturned a jury that convicted him of aggravated armed robbery, has pleaded guilty to a lesser crime. His plea may spell freedom. The crime carries a sentence from five to … Read More
CHARLESTON – Saying the people of West Virginia deserve a fair and impartial court, Beth Walker formally announced her candidacy for the state Supreme Court of Appeals on Oct. 16.
CHARLESTON – Normally attorneys do all the arguing at the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, but a drunken driving case provoked an argument on the bench. At one point in the Court’s Oct. 9 session, Justices Larry Starcher and … Read More
CHARLESTON – Justices of the Supreme Court of Appeals showed no enthusiasm for settling a dispute over fees that Cabell County commissioners pay the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority to keep suspects behind bars.
CHARLESTON — A Charleston attorney has become the first Republican to file papers to run for the state Supreme Court in 2008, while a Huntington attorney says he likely will become the fifth Democrat to do so.
CHARLESTON – Circuit Judge Jay Hoke helped Hugh Caperton win a $50 million jury verdict against Massey Coal in Boone County, an attorney told the West Virginia Supreme Court. “He interjected himself into this case and became an advocate,” Huntington … Read More