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AUSTIN, Texas -– West Virginia’s Supreme Court of Appeals erred in a decision on auto safety last year, according to the Supreme Court of Texas.
CHARLESTON — The State Law Library will host a free informational session on protecting yourself from identity theft at a brown bag lunch at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 29. Assistant Attorney General Chris Hedges will discuss methods for guarding against … Read More
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw and the state’s trial lawyers are more than likely not happy about a ruling handed down by the state Supreme Court of Appeals last week in the case of White v. Wyeth.
CHARLESTON — A landmark state Supreme Court ruling could have a dramatic effect on consumer protection lawsuits, according to some in the legal community.
CHARLESTON -– A Lewis County businessman is asking the state Bar reconsider its decision dismissing an ethics complaint he filed against one of his former attorneys from a 2008 criminal case. In October, Jerry Burkhammer filed a complaint against Dwight … Read More
CHARLESTON – In the last two years, records show Chad B. Cissel has had two court-appointed clients lodge ethics complaints against him alleging, like Jerry Burkhammer, his work hindered, rather than helped their case. The most recent came on June … Read More
CHARLESTON – Records show ethics complaints were filed against Dwight R. Hall in at least three other court-appointed cases with disciplinary action taken in one of them. On March, 8, 2002, the Lawyer Disciplinary Board, the prosecutorial arm of the … Read More
ST. MARYS — Timothy L. Sweeney, the newly appointed judge in the Third Judicial Circuit, will be sworn into office at 2 p.m. on Dec. 30 in the courtroom of the Pleasants County Courthouse in St. Marys.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia consumers looking to sue for misrepresentation under the state’s Consumer Credit and Protection Act now must show proof of reliance, according to an opinion released Friday by the state Supreme Court of Appeals.
CHARLESTON – Developers who built 40 homes in Hurricane under an old stormwater ordinance must comply with a new ordinance before building 31 more homes, the Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s largest teachers’ organization and one of the state’s largest labor unions urge the Court to order a special gubernatorial election be held.
Chief Justice Robin Jean Davis speaks during Wednesday’s press conference to announce the Conference of Chief Justices and Conference of State Court Administrators will have their 2014 meeting at The Greenbrier. (Photo by Chris Dickerson)
CHARLESTON – West Virginia has been selected to serve as host to the 2014 Conference of Chief Justices and Conference of State Court Administrators.
CHARLESTON – The State Bar’s Lawyer Disciplinary Board recently ruled that attorneys no longer can offer behind-the-scenes legal help to people. The new “ghostwriting” rule seemingly will force many people to either hire an attorney or receive no legal assistance … Read More
CHARLESTON – Merchants who sell warranties can limit them to original purchasers, according to the Supreme Court of Appeals.
CHARLESTON — The state Supreme Court of Appeals on Tuesday concluded that the Mason County Commission “had no legal authority” to rescind its previous resolution approving a controversial parkways project.