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CHARLESTON — The state Supreme Court on Thursday refused a case filed by the Republican gubernatorial candidate that argued that Legislators violated the state Constitution by voting to give themselves a raise.
CHARLESTON – Raleigh Circuit Judge John Hutchison must reinstate a jury verdict blaming Western Pocahontas Properties for damage from a flood that struck near Mullens in 2000, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. Hutchison presided over a … Read More
CHARLESTON – Benefits of wind turbines on ridge tops in Greenbrier County outweigh local opposition, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled June 23. All five Justices affirmed the Public Service Commission of West Virginia in approving construction of … Read More
CHARLESTON – Retired Cabell Circuit Judge L. D. Egnor did not violate Gary Gibson’s rights by ordering shackles on defense witnesses at his murder conspiracy trial, according to Justice Brent Benjamin of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.
CHARLESTON – Nineteen years after Cabell County jurors convicted Gary Allen Gibson of conspiracy in a prison killing, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has set aside his conviction.
CHARLESTON – Circuit Judge Paul Blake Jr. acted prematurely when he cleared R. M. Logging and foreman John Robinson of liability in the death of timber cutter Clarence Coleman, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled June 16. Coleman, … Read More
CHARLESTON – William Groves and Harrolyn Groves of Spencer defied courtroom odds by winning a $704,000 judgment without a lawyer, but now the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals tells them they can’t collect it. The Justices on June 3 … Read More
CHARLESTON – West Virginia’s Supreme Court of Appeals will stick by an April 17 decision allowing construction of 152 homes on Far Away Farm in Jefferson County. On June 11, all five Justices denied a petition to rehear the case. … Read More
CHARLESTON – In the midst of an already dramatic election year, the state Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of a disputed election from one Putnam County municipality held last year.
CHARLESTON – West Virginia State Police must stand trial with Trooper C. F. Kane in a civil suit over 16 shots Kane fired into the late Charlie Pruitt in the living room of his McDowell County home.
CHARLESTON – Now that former Lincoln County Circuit Clerk Gregory Stowers has served time for buying votes, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals will decide if a candidate he defeated 12 years ago can sue him for damages. Four … Read More
CHARLESTON – When Justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals suspended the law license of Michael Markins for two years, they should have ordered him to pay restitution to two firms he damaged, according to Justice Larry Starcher.
CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has yanked the licenses of two attorneys after their conviction on criminal charges. In an April 24 press release, the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, the investigative arm of the State Bar, announced the disbarment … Read More
CHARLESTON – Marion Circuit Judge Fred Fox correctly snatched ownership of Fairmont’s Woodlawn Cemetery from a corporation and entrusted it to local citizens, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has decided. The Justices on June 2 agreed that even … Read More
CHARLESTON – Energy companies have split in a struggle over regulation of West Virginia gas wells that some call deep and some call shallow. Any day now, the question may land in the lap of a Kanawha County judge. The … Read More