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CHARLESTON – In unison, West Virginia’s Supreme Court of Appeals shouted at West Virginia’s Legislature to wake up and get to work on finding a fair way to pay for regional jails.
CHARLESTON – Justice Larry Starcher of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals would control escalating jail costs by letting inmates out of jail.
CHARLESTON – In a landmark decision on jails, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals sidetracked to declare that governing bodies can permit voting by telephone. The Justices held that when Regional Jail Authority board chairman Dan Huck voted by … Read More
CHARLESTON – Former Moorefield High School football coach and science teacher Brian Powell did not deserve a four-year suspension of his teaching licenses for lashing his son with a belt, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has decided. The … Read More
CHARLESTON — Spike Maynard will be Chief Justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals in 2008, and Brent Benjamin will hold the position in 2009.
CHARLESTON – Bernard Folio of Clarksburg and his real estate business can pursue a suit to make city taxpayers demolish a building they bought from him and a suit seeking damages from the city for fraud and misrepresentation. Two judges … Read More
CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has indefinitely suspended the law license of a Maryland attorney. On Nov. 9, the Justices ordered the suspension of Candace Calhoun by reciprocal agreement with the Court of Appeals of Maryland, … Read More
CHARLESTON – More than half of the state Supreme Court justices said Wednesday it agreed with a Boone County jury award of more than $50 million against Massey Energy, but had no choice but to drop it.
CHARLESTON – Mark Roberts waited too long to sue West Virginia American Water Company for causing the toe of his hill to slide down on his road, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has decided.
CHARLESTON -– The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals will end its fall 2007 term on Nov. 21 by donating toys to the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program.
CHARLESTON – Attorneys Wesley Metheney and Paul Farrell Jr. of Huntington coaxed a $10 million verdict out of a Monongalia County jury when state law allowed no more than $1 million, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has decided. … Read More
CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has agreed to review an order wiping out a Raleigh County verdict against Western Pocahontas Properties for causing damage in a flood six years ago. Circuit Judge John Hutchison rejected the … Read More
CHARLESTON – Pine logs rolled off a truck and killed a woman, but according to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals that doesn’t make the truck driver a criminal. All five Justices agreed Nov. 8 that Circuit Judge Andrew … Read More
CHARLESTON – Ohio Circuit Judge Arthur Recht improperly excluded neurosurgeon Peter Sheptak as an expert witness in a trial over a car crash, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has decided.
CHARLESTON – Just because an expert medical witness does not use the medical tools alleged to have caused harm does not mean he or she may not testify to the standard of care needed while using them, the state’s Supreme Court of Appeals recently held.