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CHARLESTON — West Virginia House Speaker Rick Thompson has asked to intervene in a lawsuit filed in the state Supreme Court arguing that a new House of Delegates redistricting plan is unconstitutional.
CHARLESTON – Believing a public rebuke for his misconduct is not enough, the state Supreme Court has placed a Wyoming County attorney on suspension. The Court on Oct. 25 ordered the suspension of Dennie S. Morgan Jr.’s license for a … Read More
CHARLESTON – A Greenbrier County attorney has surrendered his law license though the reasons why remain unknown. The state Supreme Court on Friday, Oct. 21 ordered the annulment of Denney William Bostic’s license. The annulment came at the request of … Read More
CHARLESTON – As he did last year in his home state, a Maryland attorney has lost his license to practice law in West Virginia. The state Supreme Court on Oct. 6 ordered the annulment of Richard G. Solomon’s West Virginia … Read More
WASHINGTON — West Virginia’s failure to fully fund a public financing program for the state Supreme Court of Appeals election next year was a setback in the effort to reduce the influence of special interests in state court elections, according to a national report released Thursday.
CHARLESTON – Two out-of-state attorneys have decided to shutter their practices in West Virginia. The state Supreme Court on Oct. 21 accepted the voluntary resignation of Amy Beth Maloy and Robert B. Manetta from the state Bar. In their separate … Read More
CHARLESTON -– Chief Justice Margaret L. Workman says she plans to create a committee of judges, lawyers and others to study the issue of whether West Virginia should adopt guidelines for the award of spousal support similar to the guidelines for child support.
MARTINSBURG -– Justice Robin Jean Davis will swear in a sex offender intensive supervision officer (SOISO) in Martinsburg at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the courtroom of Circuit Judge Christopher C. Wilkes in the Berkeley County Judicial Center.
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, in a unanimous decision earlier this month, found in favor of CSX Transportation Inc. in a lawsuit filed over an employee’s asbestos-related injuries. The Court, in its Oct. 11 ruling, affirmed … Read More
CHARLESTON — Mason and Putnam counties, in a lawsuit filed in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals last week, say the state Legislature failed to consider “the community interests of the people” in approving a House of Delegates redistricting plan.
CHARLESTON -– Supreme Court Justice Robin Jean Davis and Nineteenth Circuit Judge Alan Moats will hold seven regional meetings on truancy in the next two weeks.
MORGANTOWN -– The West Virginia Access to Justice Commission will hold the fifth of six public forums to discuss access to justice barriers in West Virginia on Tuesday, Nov. 1, in Morgantown. The forum will be from 6 p.m. to … Read More
CHARLESTON – A Pocahontas County judge improperly dismissed a case after an Ohio lawyer failed to connect to two telephone hearings, the Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled. The Justices on Oct. 11 instructed Pocahontas Circuit Judge Joseph Pomponio to … Read More
CHARLESTON – A Charleston attorney will begin his year-long suspension from the practice of law nearly a year after the state Supreme Court first ordered it.
CHARLESTON – Because he was not provided a pre-disciplinary hearing, a former Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy again will have an opportunity to challenge his firing. The state Supreme Court on Sept. 23 reversed Jefferson Circuit Judge David Sanders’ ruling upholding … Read More