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CHARLESTON — The lone dissenter in the controversial $50 million case heard three times by the state Supreme Court has harsh words for the majority.
CHARLESTON -– Circuit Judge Arthur Recht of Wheeling prevented a hearing he should have held on a doctor’s malpractice insurance policy, the Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled.
CHARLESTON — Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent D. Benjamin and Gov. Joe Manchin III will dedicate two new courtrooms in Mercer County on Monday.
CHARLESTON -– Michael Martin, facing life in prison without mercy for his part in the murder of Beckley policeman Chuck Smith, has won a new trial. The Supreme Court of Appeals decided on Nov. 23 that Raleigh County Circuit Judge … Read More
CHARLESTON -– A Huntington attorney tainted Cabell County jurors with personal attacks on an opposing lawyer, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has decided.
State Supreme Court Justice Margaret Workman poses with nine-year-old Savannah Emch after a Nov. 19 press conference about National Adoption Month. Savannah was adopted two years ago, and Workman has an adopted son. (Photos by Michael Switzer for the state Supreme Court)
CHARLESTON -– Nine-year-old Savannah Emch said it more eloquently than all the adults who preceded her could. “Now I’m happy,” she said. “I have a home.” Read More
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court is expected to decide soon whether it will hear an appeal in a divorce case that could have implications for many businesses in the state. At issue in the case of Donna F. … Read More
CHARLESTON – West Virginia’s highway division improperly escaped responsibility for two deaths, according to state Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis. Read More
CHARLESTON — State and national groups have offered praise for this week’s report issued by the Independent Commission on Judicial Reform.
CHARLESTON – State Supreme Court Justice Margaret Workman has filed her dissent in a public records case, arguing that 13 e-mails written by former Justice Spike Maynard should have been released to the public.
CHARLESTON – Charleston Town Center guards did not discriminate against two African-American teens, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals says. The Justices on Nov. 17 reversed the state Human Rights Commission, which awarded $5,000 each to Kevin Streets and … Read More
CHARLESTON – The Independent Commission on Judicial Reform is scheduled to submit its report to Gov. Joe Manchin on Nov. 15.
CHARLESTON – West Virginia’s Supreme Court of Appeals rejected a workers compensation claim from a woman who tripped as she crossed a street on a 15-minute break from her job. In an unsigned opinion on Nov. 2, the Justices affirmed … Read More
CHARLESTON -– Private communications of government employees don’t belong to the public, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals decided on Nov. 12. Four Justices agreed that state law doesn’t require disclosure of electronic mail between former Justice Spike Maynard and Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship. Read More
CHARLESTON — For a third time, the West Virginia Supreme Court has overturned a $50 million verdict in a case that called into question when a justice should recuse himself or herself.