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CHARLESTON — Justice Brent Benjamin easily could have written a simple concurring opinion on a high-profile case, but he opted to do so much more.
WASHINGTON — The extent of the influence of Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship’s money soon may be determined by the U.S. Supreme Court.
CHARLESTON – Wind power developer Beech Ridge Energy caught a break it didn’t deserve when the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals approved its plan to build tall turbines on ridges in Greenbrier County, said Justice Larry Starcher.
CHARLESTON – Justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals chose not to discipline the ghost of Cabell County Magistrate Alvie Qualls.
CHARLESTON – Former Mercer County prosecutor William Sadler didn’t prejudice jurors by referring to a sexual assault suspect’s failure to testify, according to Chief Justice Spike Maynard of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.
CHARLESTON – Deborah May, former housekeeper for Massey Coal owner Don Blankenship, didn’t quit her job voluntarily and deserves unemployment compensation, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled.
CHARLESTON – A longtime staff member at the Office of Disciplinary Counsel has been named as its new chief.
CHARLESTON – In a fireworks display two days before America’s birthday, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals launched asbestos suits of more than 1,000 railroad workers into the sky so they can fall where they belong.