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CHARLESTON — Lawyers for Hugh Caperton and Harman Mining Corp. filed a brief this week asking the U.S. Supreme Court to make it illegal for a state Supreme Court justice to accept millions of dollars in campaign contributions from someone, then vote on legal decisions involving the same person.
Justice Thomas McHugh examines a file recently in the state Supreme Court offices. McHugh has filled in for ailing Justice Joseph Albright this fall, and he will do so for at least the start of the spring term. (Photo by Chris Dickerson)
CHARLESTON — Incoming Chief Justice Brent Benjamin said Monday he will reappoint Senior Status Justice Thomas McHugh to fill in for Justice Joseph P. Albright during Albright’s recovery from surgery and illness.
CHARLESTON – Farmers who sell land to coal companies without knowing it can’t sue for more money after they find out who bought the land, the state Supreme Court has decided. On Dec. 12, the Justices agreed that Robert Morgan … Read More
CHARLESTON — The state Supreme Court has established a seven-person compliance commission charged with the task of creating a long-term plan to address the state’s overcrowded jail population.
CHARLESTON — The head of a statewide legal reform group has criticized a fundraiser supporters of newly elected Supreme Court Justice Margaret Workman held to help her pay off campaign debts of $78,982.
CHARLESTON — Former Kanawha County magistrate Janie Moore will serve as the new administrator for the state’s magistrate court system. The selection, made by the Supreme Court’s Administrative Director Steve Canterbury, was approved last week by the Court. Moore may … Read More
CHARLESTON – Kanawha Circuit Judge Paul Zakaib overstepped constitutional lines when he ordered West Virginia legislators to authorize a reform election in Hampshire County, the state Supreme Court has ruled.
CHARLESTON – Just because a 19-year-old drank too much at someone’s home doesn’t mean the homeowner’s insurer has to pay for a fatal accident she caused down the road, according to the state Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON – A Pittsburgh firm is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that West Virginia courts should open their doors for out-of-state visitors with asbestos claims. Read More
CHARLESTON –- Judges on the state’s Mass Litigation Panel have kept their promise to convert their business from paper files to computer screens.
CHARLESTON -– The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia and its employees at the Capitol are participating in the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program. The donation marks the third consecutive year the Court and its employees have … Read More
CHARLESTON — Margaret L. Workman will be sworn in to her second term as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia during a ceremony at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 29.
CHARLESTON -– The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia has approved for public comment proposed rules and rules changes needed to implement the West Virginia Lawyer Assistance Program, one of Justice Brent Benjamin’s target issues during his year as Chief Justice in 2009.
Justice Thomas McHugh examines a file recently in the state Supreme Court offices. McHugh has filled in for ailing Justice Joseph Albright this fall. (Photo by Chris Dickerson)
CHARLESTON –- Thomas McHugh found the chairs for justices on the state Supreme Court just as comfortable as they were more than 10 years ago.
CHARLESTON – Federal maritime law does not govern whitewater rafting in West Virginia, the state Supreme Court has ruled. Read More