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CHARLESTON -– Clerks’ offices throughout West Virginia will be closed Oct. 4 for the special gubernatorial election. Special elections held statewide are legal holidays. As a result, the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, circuit clerks’ offices and magistrate court clerks’ offices … Read More
CHARLESTON – Circuit Judge Jack Alsop fears the Supreme Court of Appeals diminished privacy rights in electronic devices.
CHARLESTON – The Supreme Court’s Business Court Committee met Aug. 18 to work on the second draft of rules for the operation of business courts in the state. The committee agreed that the court will be called a commercial litigation … Read More
MARTINSBURG – The West Virginia Access to Justice Commission will hold the second of six public forums to discuss access to justice barriers in West Virginia next week in Martinsburg. The forum will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 … Read More
CHARLESTON -– The first regional meeting of the Supreme Court’s project to initiate and expand truancy courts will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in Charleston.
CHARLESTON – Circuit Judge James Mazzone won’t let a hearing on a breach of confidentiality in mass settlement of litigation over water pollution from coal mines turn into a circus.
CHARLESTON –- A Cabell County attorney faces disciplinary action by the state Supreme Court for his risque conversation with a client’s wife. The Lawyer Disciplinary Board on Nov. 4 filed a one-count statement of charges against David D. Perry of … Read More
CHARLESTON -– A free workshop on veterans legal benefits will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 in the State Law Library. Mike Lyons, operations manager of the West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, will discuss state and federal … Read More
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Supreme Court candidate Allen Loughry says he was told to remove his campaign materials from the state’s annual Jefferson-Jackson Celebration Dinner this weekend. Read More
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Access to Justice Commission will hold six public forums to discuss access to justice barriers in West Virginia, the state Supreme Court of Appeals announced Monday. Information gathered from the hearings will be used to … Read More
CHARLESTON – In addition to a legal malpractice case, a Berkeley County attorney is answering to ethics charges he mishandled a client’s case.
CHARLESTON – Prior to the pending statement of charges issued against him by the Lawyer Disciplinary Board, records show Michael Santa Barbara was warned multiple times about his lack of diligence and communication with clients. In 2003, the Board closed … Read More
CHARLESTON – A Morgan County man is fighting to save the state’s regional law libraries after the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals announced in May it would be closing them.
CHARLESTON – A Logan County attorney faces disciplinary action for not only his failure to communicate with clients regarding their cases, but also with the subsequent ethics panel inquiry. The Lawyer Disciplinary Board on Dec. 20 filed a two-count statement … Read More
WHEELING – As Circuit Judge James Mazzone prepared for the first of many group trials over water pollution from former Massey Energy mines in Mingo County, Circuit Judges Derek Swope and Alan Moats relieved him of the duty. From July … Read More