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Supreme Court remands sexual abuse lawsuit back to state court

Kyla Asbury Jun. 22, 2017, 6:47am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has remanded a sexual abuse lawsuit back to state court. Nine minors and their parents brought suit against the Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Corporation of The Presiding Bishop of the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Steven Grow, Don Fishel, Christopher Michael Jensen, Christopher Jensen, Sandralee Jensen and Unnamed Defendant-1 alleging negligence claims, fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress, assault, battery and civil conspiracy related to, arise from and resulting in Jensen’s known and alleged sexual abuse of the minor plaintiffs, according to a June 14 opinion.

Debt collection suit decision reversed by state Supreme Court

Kyla Asbury Jun. 22, 2017, 6:40am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has reversed a lawsuit alleging violations of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act.

Supreme Court suspends Clay attorney’s law license

Chris Dickerson Jun. 19, 2017, 3:39pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has suspended a Clay County attorney’s law license for a period of 12 months retroactively to the date of his temporary suspension last year. Justice Beth Walker authored the opinion.

CAMC wins appeal; excessive copy price case to be dismissed

Carrie Salls Jun. 19, 2017, 7:32am

CHARLESTON – A lawsuit challenging the amount of the per-page cost a law firm paid to copy a client’s medical records will be dismissed after the Supreme Court of Appeals ruled on May 24 that the client, named as the plaintiff in the lawsuit, was not actually the party who paid for the copies.

Mining truck driver claiming unsafe working condition loses appeal in Supreme Court of Appeals

Tricia Erickson Jun. 19, 2017, 7:31am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals recently affirmed a motion for summary judgment in a case involving a mining truck driver’s deliberate intention cause of action complaint.

State Supreme Court says work-release inmates can’t get workers’ comp

Kyla Asbury Jun. 15, 2017, 8:35am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued a decision, ruling that work-release inmates do not qualify for worker’s compensation.

Justices overturn decision to allow cross-claims against Dan's Car World insurer

Melissa Busch Jun. 13, 2017, 1:12pm

CHARLESTON – The state appeals court overturned a Marion Circuit Court decision that allowed defendants in fatal car accident case to file cross-claims against their own insurer over policy coverage.

Circuit Judge John Yoder dies from complications after surgery

Kyla Asbury Jun. 10, 2017, 11:36am

CHARLESTON – Circuit Judge John C. Yoder died Friday after complications following open heart surgery nearly two weeks ago. He was 66 years old.

Supreme Court allows moving of World War I soldier’s remains

Kyla Asbury Jun. 8, 2017, 2:02pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has issued an order allowing the moving of a World War I soldier and Medal of Honor recipient’s remains from a remote cemetery to the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery.

Justices uphold decision in lawsuit against Huntington Housing Authority

Jireh Gibson Jun. 7, 2017, 9:17am

HUNTINGTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court has upheld a lower court's ruling regarding a dispute between the Huntington Housing Authority and the managing general partner of an apartment complex.

Supreme Court orders public reprimand for Mark Plants

Kyla Asbury Jun. 1, 2017, 3:30pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has recommended a public reprimand for former Kanawha prosecuting attorney Mark Plants in proceedings before the Lawyer Disciplinary Board.

Davis: No legal basis for granting rehearing in gas royalties case

Kyla Asbury May 31, 2017, 10:20am

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Robin Jean Davis says she believes there was no legal basis for granting a rehearing in the royalties case in which the Supreme Court reversed its previous ruling last week.

State Supreme Court reverses previous ruling in gas royalties case

Kyla Asbury May 30, 2017, 1:01pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has reversed its previous ruling in a lawsuit regarding royalties payments to property owners who have natural gas wells on their properties.

West Virginia Law Adventure Program inspiring young students

Glenn Minnis May 30, 2017, 9:16am

CHARLESTON – A group of West Virginia’s most-gifted students recently came face-to-face with some state scholars they hope to someday succeed.

Man allegedly shot by wife denied coverage for medical bills under homeowner's policy

Carrie Salls May 29, 2017, 9:32am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals upheld a Harrison County court order denying a man coverage under two State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. insurance policies for medical bills and damages he suffered when he was allegedly shot by his wife.

Supreme Court sets date to hear right-to-work law arguments

Kyla Asbury May 26, 2017, 1:40pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has set a date to hear arguments regarding West Virginia’s right-to-work law.

Supreme Court says DOE has qualified immunity

Kyla Asbury May 26, 2017, 10:25am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that the West Virginia Department of Education has qualified immunity and that the plaintiff’s claims are not sufficient enough to overcome the DOE’s qualified immunity.

Supreme Court says circuit court did not err in granting summary judgment

Kyla Asbury May 26, 2017, 10:21am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that the circuit court did not err in granting summary judgment to EOSCCA in a lawsuit alleging it violated the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act.

Supreme Court suspends law license of former arts and education secretary

Kyla Asbury May 26, 2017, 9:08am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has issued a suspension of the law license of Barbara Harmon-Schamberger for a period of three months.

Supreme Court denies Mingo Co. Commissioner’s request for attorney’s fees

Kyla Asbury May 26, 2017, 8:54am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has affirmed a Mingo Circuit Court’s decision to deny County Commissioner Greg “Hootie” Smith’s request for attorney’s fees.