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CHARLESTON – Thomas Loudin’s unique position as first party and third party in an insurance dispute doesn’t cost him his rights as first party, the Supreme Court of Appeals has decided.
CHARLESTON – Kanawha Circuit Judge Tod Kaufman must hear a claim that state pension officials awarded benefits to a widow when they should have awarded them to a previous wife, the Supreme Court of Appeals says. The Justices on Sept. … Read More
CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has sided with New River Community and Technical College in an employment dispute with one of its former instructors, a Wood County attorney. The Court on Sept. 23 affirmed the decision of a Kanawha … Read More
WHEELING -– The West Virginia Access to Justice Commission will hold the fourth of six public forums to discuss access to justice barriers in West Virginia Sept. 26 in Wheeling. The forum will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. … Read More
CHARLESTON – Citing her “commitment to public safety,” the West Virginia state police Troopers Association has endorsed Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis for re-election.
CHARLESTON — The state Judicial Investigation Commission has admonished an Eastern Panhandle judge running for the state Supreme Court for letting his law clerk preside over two hearings.
CHARLESTON — The CEO of Quicken Loans Inc., the nation’s largest online home lender, says a West Virginia circuit court judge’s decision to award one of its former customers $2 million in punitive damages “made absolutely no sense.” Read More
CHARLESTON – Telephone calls from robots invade privacy when calls from humans wouldn’t, class action lawyers argue at the Supreme Court of Appeals. John Barrett and Jonathan Marshall, of Bailey and Glasser in Charleston, seek to revive a suit Diana … Read More
CHARLESTON – Williamson lawyers ask the Supreme Court of Appeals to hold Massey Energy responsible for a waste dump under Omar Elementary School in Chauncey, though they haven’t proved Massey owned it. Kevin Thompson and David Barney seek to reverse … Read More
CHARLESTON – Citing a failure to consider new evidence, an Ohio man is asking a state ethics panel to reconsider his complaint of improper conduct by Gilmer County’s prosecuting attorney in his 2005 criminal case.
CHARLESTON – Records show very early in his legal career, Gerry Hough was scolded by the Lawyer Disciplinary Board for violating federal law when he improperly accessed a Glenville State College student’s academic records in the course of representing her … Read More
Members of the Access To Justice commission listen as Misty Miller of Huntington tells her story about her recent journey through the court system with a child custody case. (Photos by Michael Switzer courtesy of the state Supreme Court)
HUNTINGTON – Most of those who spoke before a state Supreme Court-sponsored judicial reform commission in Huntington said a good first-step in that direction would be enabling non-attorney advocates to aid litigants with low and modest incomes at the lower court levels.
CHARLESTON — He still wants to be an independent voice on the state Supreme Court, but candidate Allen Loughry will be running as a Republican.
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court has rejected a request by Janet “J.T.” Thompson, Charleston Mayor Danny Jones’ lone challenger in the May election, to block Charleston City Council from holding a hearing on her claims of voter fraud. … Read More
CHARLESTON – Cabell County jurors improperly awarded the equivalent of gold watches to 22 former jailers who lost their jobs when the state built regional jails, Sheriff Kim Wolfe argues at the Supreme Court of Appeals. Wolfe wants the Justices … Read More