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CHARLESTON – While the next big election cycle won’t begin for about another 10 to 12 months, the state Supreme Court will have a say in disputed Putnam County municipal election held 18 months ago. On Feb. 4, the Court … Read More
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — Alabama Attorney General Troy King would prefer it if those criticizing his brief in support of West Virginia Chief Justice Brent Benjamin would hold off until they read it.
CHARLESTON – Justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals must decide whether the Pocahontas Board of Education can fire its toughest critic. Board members claim they fired teacher Norman Alderman for insubordinate statements he made at a hearing, … Read More
CHARLESTON — The man challenging state Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent Benjamin’s ability to hear certain cases apparently never wanted Benjamin on the Court anyway.
CHARLESTON — The state Bar is asking the state Supreme Court to suspend the license of a Morgantown attorney for failing to comply with the terms of Court’s recent order disciplining her. Among the cases on the Court’s Feb. 3 … Read More
CHARLESTON – Michael Ranson complains to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals that another lawyer damaged his client. This is a thorny patch for the justices because Ranson points the finger at one of them.
CHARLESTON – On Brent Benjamin’s last Friday before taking charge as Chief Justice of a West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, he sounded an echo from the old Court by deploring a dissent from Justice Larry Starcher.
CHARLESTON –- Two groups have submitted a friend-of-the-court brief to the state Supreme Court asking that a 14-month-old be adopted by a married man and woman rather than the two women who are fighting to adopt the baby girl. State … Read More
CHARLESTON — A free informational workshop on the Digital Television (DTV) transition will be presented by the West Virginia State Law Library at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28. The workshop will focus on the analog to digital television conversion … Read More
CHARLESTON – State Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent Benjamin recently said the reputations of public officials can be unfairly linked to independent groups that support them.
CHARLESTON – A Hampshire County attorney recently suspended for falsifying court documents, including forging a judge’s signature, may soon face related criminal charges, the Hampshire County Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed. Though he could not speak at length because an investigation … Read More
CHARLESTON – Like a rookie swinging at every pitch, Justice Menis Ketchum asked about as many questions as the other four Justices together on the first day of his new job at the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.
CHARLESTON — A heating problem at the state Capitol has forced the state Supreme Court of Appeals to shut down for the day. A heating problem left several buildings on the state Capitol Complex without heat Thursday morning. The buildings … Read More
CHARLESTON – A Cabell County attorney accused of converting a client’s settlement funds for his personal use, and a Mineral County attorney accused of having a conflict-of-interest in an automobile fatality case are two attorney discipline cases the state Supreme … Read More