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CHARLESTON – After two years of inaction, the state Bar is asking that a Wood County attorney be held in contempt for failing to abide by a previous order instructing him to settle a nearly quarter-century old estate case. The … Read More
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Robin Jean Davis denounced the idea of an intermediate appellate court system for the state as costly and unneccesary.
CHARLESTON – A former West Virginia attorney has surrendered her license following an investigation that found she filed bogus legal actions on behalf of at least three clients. The state Supreme Court on March 26 ordered the disbarment of Jessica … Read More
CHARLESTON – In addition to at least three other former clients, Jessica L. Toler led a Wyoming County man to believe that he not only won a multi-million dollar malpractice settlement, but also many federal agencies and officials, including former … Read More
CHARLESTON — A newly signed bill gives the state Supreme Court the ability to establish five pre-trial release pilot projects across the state.
CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court says a Lincoln County circuit judge was right to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the losing candidate in a circuit clerk election marred by illegal vote-buying. In a per curiam opinion filed Tuesday, … Read More
CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court says it agrees with a Cabell circuit judge’s frustration with the state Department of Health and Human Resources in an abuse and neglect proceeding, but notes the judge was wrong to dismiss the … Read More
CHARLESTON – West Virginia legislators respected the constitutional separation of powers when they trusted workers’ compensation managers to devise a method for evaluating spine injuries, the Supreme Court of Appeals has decided.
CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court has denied a state request to prohibit a judge from ordering a juvenile girl, an alleged victim of incest, to undergo a pelvic examination. In a per curiam opinion filed Thursday, the court … Read More
VIENNA — The state’s family court judges wrapped up their spring educational conference earlier this week at the Grand Point Conference and Reception Center in Vienna, according to the Parkersburg News and Sentinel. “We go over educational topics to keep … Read More
CHARLESTON — Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor told an audience of American Bar Association members in Charlotte, N.C. last week that the public is growing distrustful of elected judges, and she used the Harman Mining case against state Chief Justice Brent Benjamin as an example of the problem of judicial elections.
CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that a woman can go ahead with her car wreck lawsuit, after the Kanawha Circuit Court dismissed it for inactivity.
CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has annulled the license of a Harrison County attorney following his admission to embezzling money while chairman of a government agency in Hampshire County. On April 8, the Court ordered the disbarment of Clarksburg … Read More
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court has annulled the license of a Barboursville lawyer, saying his cocaine addiction did not mitigate the fact that he stole money from a client. The court, in a per curiam opinion filed Wednesday, … Read More