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CHARLESTON – While recusing himself from another case involving Massey Energy, state Supreme Court Chief Justice Spike Maynard also has provided documentation showing he paid for his trip to France in 2006.
CHARLESTON – Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company fumbled three times at the state Supreme Court of Appeals in a futile bid to rewrite an order of Kanawha Circuit Judge Tod Kaufman.
CHARLESTON – West Virginia assessors scored a slam dunk in a contest with county commissioners over the hiring of employees who determine property values. The Supreme Court of Appeals unanimously agreed Jan. 25 that Harrison County assessor Cheryl Romano needed … Read More
CHARLESTON – Bob Bastress, a professor at West Virginia University’s law school, says the current justices at the state’s Supreme Court of Appeals need to learn to stay out of the limelight.
CHARLESTON – Among the cases argued before the state Supreme Court this week was an anticipated one from Mason County challenging the portion of a 2003 medical malpractice reform law requiring a certificate of merit.
CHARLESTON – In decisions under review at the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, three circuit judges yanked insurance companies out of the shadows and thrust them into the harshest light of the courtroom.
CHARLESTON – In a unanimous vote Thursday, the Justices of the state’s Supreme Court of Appeals decided to reconsider their ruling in a controversial case.
CHARLESTON – This isn’t the first time Hugh Caperton has wanted to prevent Brent Benjamin from taking a seat on the bench at the state’s Supreme Court of Appeals.
CHARLESTON – Justice Larry Starcher of the state’s Supreme Court of Appeals could offer a little advice to two of his colleagues about how to successfully navigate through a recusal controversy.
CHARLESTON – West Virginia assessors want the Supreme Court of Appeals to shield their most important employment decisions from approval by county commissioners. “Tax collection, like all of government, has historically been subject to varying degrees of political and economic … Read More
CHARLESTON – State Supreme Court Justice Larry Starcher has asked for an independent probe into the relationship between Chief Justice Spike Maynard and Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship. Read More
CHARLESTON – Maintaining that he has “no doubt in his own mind” that he could be objective, Chief Justice Spike Maynard recused himself Friday from a headline-grabbing case. Fellow Justice Brent Benjamin, however, refused to do so. Read More
CHARLESTON- Mingo County Sheriff Lonnie Hannah and the county commission have fought over $147,000 in flood cleanup charges almost from the day Hannah took office, and now the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals must decide who won. Hannah, in … Read More
CHARLESTON – The inability to properly handle his client’s money is a problem that seemingly has dogged a Huntington attorney most of his legal career. In its brief to the state Supreme Court asking for the immediate suspension of E. … Read More
CHARLESTON – Until it completes its investigation, the state Bar Association is asking the state Supreme Court to immediately suspend the license of a Huntington attorney for allegedly transferring over $100,000 owed to one of his clients into his personal … Read More