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CHARLESTON (Legal Newsline) – Before West Virginia ever holds a publicly financed election for two Supreme Court seats in 2012, the law allowing it might have to survive a challenge in court.
CHARLESTON – State Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum recently wrote that the plaintiffs lawyers in a $381 million case against DuPont will harm the state’s economy if a medical monitoring law is not abolished or revised.
CHARLESTON (Legal Newsline)- The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia on Friday reduced the punitive damages award won by residents of Spelter in a pollution class action lawsuit against DuPont Co. The high court reduced the punitive damages judgment … Read More
CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has suspended a Braxton County attorney’s license for his mishandling of a Harrison County woman’s estate. The Court on March 4 ordered that William C. Martin be suspended from practicing law for six months. … Read More
CHARLESTON – Sometimes a judge must either decide a case or refer it to arbitration, but Kanawha Circuit Judge Tod Kaufman learned he can’t do both. On March 5, the Supreme Court of Appeals prohibited Kaufman from enforcing an order … Read More
CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court decided Thursday not to rehear the controversial $50 million case that sparked a nationwide debate about judicial recusal standards.
CHARLESTON – School employees who borrowed on their pensions must fully repay the Consolidated Public Retirement Board even if they trimmed other debts through bankruptcy, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals decided. The Justices ruled March 5 that “pension … Read More
CHARLESTON – The state Senate on Wednesday gave its approval to a bill that would allow the state Supreme Court to create business courts in certain districts.
CHARLESTON – Charleston attorney Scott Palmer Mason, who neglected a prisoner’s appeal and stiffed the state Supreme Court, earned a contempt order. The Justices had summoned him to a Feb. 10 hearing to explain why he didn’t appeal Glenn Tanner’s … Read More
CHARLESTON — A recent poll shows that a majority of West Virginia voters support public financing of state Supreme Court elections.
CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court will not weigh in on the lawsuit that postponed a high school cheerleading championship.
CHARLESTON — A state Senate bill that would have created an intermediate appellate court and a guaranteed right of appeal has died in committee.
CHARLESTON -– The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia has posted on its Web site a research article on punitive damages written by Chief Justice Robin Jean Davis and her Senior Law Clerk, Louis Palmer. “The intent of this … Read More