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CHARLESTON – Circuit Judge Philip Jordan must let Grant County jurors decide whether to believe a doctor who signed a death certificate and later swore he made a mistake, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled on April 21. … Read More
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Though Hugh Caperton ultimately lost his $50 million case against Massey Energy, the case is beginning to have an effect on how several states view judicial recusal standards, a new publication by the Federalist Society says.
CHARLESTON – DuPont has asked the state Supreme Court for a rehearing of the once-$381 million case against it.
CHARLESTON – Former driller Kyle Ramey can’t blame his employer for an 80-foot fall at a Logan County coal mine, the Supreme Court of Appeals ruled on April 15.
CHARLESTON – Journalists around the nation press the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to release referendum petitions with hundreds of phony signatures to the monthly Observer newspaper in Shepherdstown.
CHARLESTON -– Supreme Court Chief Justice Robin Jean Davis will swear in six new sex offender intensive supervision officers during a ceremony at 10 a.m. on Monday April 26 in the Supreme Court Chamber. The specialized officers are working under … Read More
CHARLESTON -– Students from two schools will perform mock trial scripts they wrote as part of West Virginia Law Adventure, the Supreme Court’s civic education program for middle school students, during the finale of this year’s project, on Thursday, April … Read More
WELCH -– Supreme Court Justice Thomas McHugh will be the keynote speaker at the celebration of Law Day in McDowell County at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 30.
CHARLESTON — The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia approved the state’s first Rules of Juvenile Procedure after several years’ work.
MADISON -– Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin will be the main speaker at the first graduation ceremony of the Southwestern Regional Drug Court at 2 p.m. April 23 at the Boone County Courthouse.
FAIRMONT -– A Supreme Court technician has embedded in the Marion County Circuit Clerk’s office for two weeks as the first step toward expanding the Unified Judicial Application (UJA) system to circuit courts throughout the state. Andrea Snyder, a UJA … Read More
WELLSBURG — Supreme Court Justice Thomas McHugh will be the keynote speaker at the Brooke Veteran’s Memorial Banquet at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 24.
CHARLESTON – Paying for insurance before a crash works better than paying for it after a crash, according to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.
CHARLESTON – In a case with no lawyers and no plaintiff, the defendant won. On April 1, the Supreme Court of Appeals relieved Barry Dailey of liability from a car crash at a Charleston intersection 10 years ago. The Justices … Read More
CHARLESTON – West Virginia’s zero tolerance policy for drugs in race horses doesn’t violate the state Constitution, the Supreme Court of Appeals ruled on April 5. The Justices upheld a decision stripping Fred and Sharon Johnson of a $225,000 prize. … Read More