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CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court improperly granted an exception from workers’ compensation law to the parents of a logger who died on the job, according to Justice Brent Benjamin.
CHARLESTON — It could be December before revised rules to West Virginia’s appellate process go into effect, says the state Supreme Court’s clerk.
CHARLESTON — Two West Virginia trade associations say changes proposed by the state’s Supreme Court to its appellate procedures will increase the court’s workload and make it harder to attract new businesses. The West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association … Read More
CHARLESTON — Public defenders in West Virginia say proposed revised rules to the appellate process could result in increased costs and could mean a heavier workload. John Rogers, executive director of the state’s Public Defender Services, wrote in comments filed … Read More
CHARLESTON — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform says changes proposed by the West Virginia Supreme Court to its appellate procedures don’t go far enough. The institute — which filed its comments Monday, the last day public … Read More
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce on Friday says it believes changes proposed by the state Supreme Court in its Revised Rules of Appellate Procedure don’t go far enough in providing a fair appellate process in the state.
CHARLESTON –- Brothers Phillip and Nathaniel Barnett, facing sentences of 36 and 40 years for the murder of Deanna Crawford, have won a new trial. The Supreme Court of Appeals ruled July 13 that Cabell Circuit Judge John Cummings improperly … Read More
CHARLESTON – Former Braxton County deputy sheriff Christopher Dellinger has won a new trial on criminal fraud charges because juror Amber Hyre failed to disclose she counted him as a MySpace friend. The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals reversed … Read More
CHARLESTON –- Brian Powell persuaded the state Supreme Court to reinstate his teaching license but couldn’t persuade the Justices to award back pay and legal fees. On June 24, the Court sided with state superintendent of schools Steven Paine in … Read More
CHARLESTON — Friday, July 2, has been declared a legal holiday for all West Virginia judicial system employees, according to a memo issued Wednesday by Supreme Court Administrative Director Steve Canterbury. Governor Joe Manchin entered Executive Order No. 5-10 declaring … Read More
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia State Election Commission has filed a proposed legislative rule that would regulate the Supreme Court of Appeals Public Campaign Financing Pilot Program, which passed the Legislature during the 2010 regular session. The proposed legislative rule … Read More