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CHARLESTON – In a last-minute bid to save his law license, Joseph Albright Jr. distributed an estate he should have distributed years ago. Albright, a Parkersburg attorney, signed checks for beneficiaries on Sept. 21, two days before a hearing at … Read More
HUNTINGTON –- Charleston Town Center owners claim the eviction of black teens for exceeding a limit of four juveniles in a group didn’t constitute discrimination, but they haven’t enforced the rule against the white children of Chief Justice Brent Benjamin.
West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Chief Justice Brent Benjamin, right, chats with Philadelphia lawyer, and legal blogger Howard K. Bashman following a panel discussion on blogging and the First Amendment at Marshall University on Sept. 22. The panel discussion was co-sponsored by Marshall and the Court as part of the university’s annual observance of Constitution Week. (Photo by Lawrence Smith)
HUNTINGTON – If the past can be considered prologue, then blogs will prove useful, and not harmful to American democracy, says a panel of First Amendment experts.
HUNTINGTON – Justice Menis Ketchum’s commute to work won’t be nearly as long Tuesday.
WELLSBURG -– State Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent Benjamin and Gov. Joe Manchin have signed administrative orders establishing the Northern Panhandle Re-Entry Court.
CHARLESTON – Mercer County jurors who found that Erie Insurance violated state antitrust law by terminating a Princeton agent must wait to see if the Supreme Court of Appeals will let their verdict stand. Erie Insurance has appealed orders of … Read More
HUNTINGTON -– The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia and Marshall University are hosting a panel discussion on “Blogging and the Potential Limits of the First Amendment” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center on the campus of Marshall University.
CHARLESTON – Five years after directors of West Virginia Mutual Insurance decided not to renew coverage for an orthopedic surgeon with 19 malpractice claims on his record, the insurer still covers the doctor under a court order. West Virginia Mutual … Read More
CHARLESTON – Enterprise Rent A Car sold Empire Fire and Marine liability insurance to a customer who elected not to cover any other driver, but Enterprise and Empire wound up on the hook for injuries he suffered while someone else drove. Now, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals must decide whether to take Enterprise and Empire off the hook. Read More
CHARLESTON — Monroe County commissioners imposed unconstitutional property taxes on 113 owners of valuable land near Union, the owners pleaded to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on Sept. 8.
CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court decided Sept. 3 that a tie vote that resulted from Chief Justice Brent Benjamin being told he should’ve recused himself in a case is not enough to affirm a $50 million verdict in a controversial case.
CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal filed by a Greenbrier County couple and a community-based group of West Virginia citizens opposing the construction of 124 wind turbines in southeastern West Virginia. In a unanimous decision … Read More
CHARLESTON – Twice the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals overturned a $50 million verdict against Massey Coal, but both decisions fell through. Now, a new Court must decide the case once and for all. Read More