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CHARLESTON – Pittsburgh attorneys who represented coal companies of Jim Justice can’t switch sides and represent a client suing his companies, the Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled.
CHARLESTON — Six months before his suspension, the state Bar had strong words for Richard H. Hayhurst in his handling of a Wood County woman’s defense in a contract dispute. On June 2, the state Supreme Court suspended Hayhurst’s law … Read More
WHEELING -– Water contamination lawsuits that started in Mingo County and bounced to Jackson County have bounced again, to Ohio County. Jackson Circuit Judge Thomas Evans, who took charge of suits against Massey Energy and a subsidiary last August, recused … Read More
CHARLESTON – West Virginia’s human rights act prohibits discrimination in settlement of insurance claims, the Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled.
CHARLESTON – Former public defender John “Mack” Cavendish of Morgantown, who collected more than $60,000 on false bills, has lost his law license for three years. The Supreme Court of Appeals suspended his license on June 15, finding that he … Read More
CHARLESTON — The state Supreme Court has stripped a Marion County attorney of his law license for his sexual encounter with an inmate. The Court on June 10 ordered that G. Patrick Stanton Jr. of Fairmont be disbarred from the … Read More
State Supreme Court Chief Justice Robin Davis speaks at the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day event at the state Capitol. (Photo courtesy of the state Supreme Court)
CHARLESTON — The first commemoration of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was held June 15 at the Capitol Rotunda in Charleston.
CHARLESTON — Secretary of State Natalie Tennant made the first contribution into the public fund designed to help level the playing field when it comes to paying for State Supreme Court races in 2012.
CHARLESTON — State Supreme Court Chief Justice Robin Davis spoke at a luncheon June 10 at the University of Charleston that was sponsored by Elevations, the Charleston Area Alliance’s Professional Women’s Network. About 90 people attended the luncheon, which was … Read More
CHARLESTON – On the heels of his conviction for tax evasion, the state Supreme Court has ordered the suspension of a Wood County attorney’s law license. The Court on June 2 ordered the immediate suspension of Richard A. Hayhurst’s license. … Read More
CHARLESTON – PAR Electrical Contractors subjected black employee Richard Bevelle to racial hostility, the state Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled. In a June 3 opinion, the Justices upheld decisions of the state Human Rights Commission and Kanawha Circuit Judge … Read More
CHARLESTON – For the second time, the Supreme Court of Appeals has ordered Fayette Circuit Judge Paul Blake to hold trial for the parents of logger Clarence Coleman, who died when a tree fell on his head. The Justices ruled … Read More
CHARLESTON -– Chief Justice Robin Davis found Mingo County coal slurry litigation against Massey Energy as hard to grasp as coal slurry. After transferring hundreds of suits to multi district litigation in March, with a case number for each, she … Read More