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Man gets his driver's license back in ruling from Supreme Court of Appeals

Dee Thompson May 24, 2017, 10:16am

CHARLESTON – A man who lost his driver’s license for three years even though he wasn’t driving has won a victory against the DMV in the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia.

Supreme Court upholds decision denying medication to mechanic with alleged back pain

Chandra Lye May 23, 2017, 11:15am

CHARLESTON – The Supreme Court of Appeals for the State of West Virginia has affirmed a decision by the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board of Review denying medication for a mechanic who allegedly has ongoing back pain.

Supreme Court suspends Bluefield attorney’s law license for 30 days

Kyla Asbury May 15, 2017, 11:32am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that a Bluefield attorney’s law license is to be suspended for 30 days and he is to complete an additional six hours of continuing legal education, among other sanctions.

Workman dissent calls majority opinion in gay slur appeal 'overly simplistic'

Kyla Asbury May 12, 2017, 1:37pm

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Margaret L. Workman called the majority opinion “overly simplistic and constricted” and said that certain individuals are targeted for violence because they are perceived to violate socially established protocols for gender and sex roles.

Supreme Court affirms $19.57M award tied to DOH limestone use

Carrie Salls May 10, 2017, 7:27am

CHARLESTON – The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia upheld a ruling that awarded $19.57 million plus interest to the heirs of a Hardy County property owner and other mineral rights holders in connection with the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways’ use of limestone from the properties in a road construction project.

Justices affirm Cabell judge in former MU athlete's gay slur case

Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson May 9, 2017, 4:41pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court has affirmed a circuit court’s ruling dismissing felony civil rights violations against a former Marshall University football player accused of saying an anti-gay slur before striking two men that he saw kiss.

State Supreme Court rules extensive delays are not reason for overturning nursing board's verdict

John Myers May 9, 2017, 9:56am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that delays, no matter how significant, are not cause for overturning a ruling by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses.

Justice Walker's spotlight moment

Hoppy Kercheval May 9, 2017, 9:21am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia State Supreme Court is revisiting a controversial decision made last year impacting the amount of money natural gas companies pay to certain royalty owners.

Supreme Court agrees with circuit court ruling in fire insurance policy case

Laura Halleman May 3, 2017, 10:16am

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court found that a circuit court responded appropriately when it ruled that a fire insurance policy through State Auto should not have to provide pollutant removal coverage and should only be responsible for debris removal in a case that left a building destroyed by fire.

Oral arguments proceed in gas royalties rehearing

Kyla Asbury May 2, 2017, 3:12pm

CHARLESTON – The oral arguments proceeded in a state Supreme Court rehearing of a gas royalties appeal against EQT Production.

Supreme Court finds injured worker's disability rating should be lower

Dee Thompson May 2, 2017, 8:18am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that a woman with back and hip injuries due to a work injury in 2010 is not entitled to a 10 percent disability rating.

Supreme Court says it won’t cancel hearing for gas royalties to mineral owners

Kyla Asbury May 1, 2017, 3:24pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has issued an order stating that it will not cancel Tuesday’s scheduled oral argument in a rehearing petition of an appeal in a lawsuit filed by mineral owners against EQT Production Company.

Supreme Court says man does not meet educational requirements to take bar exam

Kyla Asbury Apr. 27, 2017, 8:17am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that a man does not meet the educational requirements to sit for the West Virginia Bar Examination.

Supreme Court says DOH must pay property owners mineral rights, interest

Kyla Asbury Apr. 26, 2017, 4:41pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that the West Virginia Department of Transportation Division of Highways must pay property owners for mineral rights and interest—which would total nearly $30 million.

Court overturns motion to stay class discovery denial in GMS Mine Repair and Maintenance employee wage case

Melissa Busch Apr. 26, 2017, 8:06am

CHARLESTON – A West Virginia appeals court recently dismissed a lower court’s order that denied a national coal operations company’s motion to stay class discovery in an employee wage dispute case.

Supreme Court says Frontier class action should go to arbitration

Kyla Asbury Apr. 24, 2017, 8:18am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that a 2014 Frontier class action lawsuit needs to be remanded back to state court to go through arbitration.

Suspended Bluefield attorney twice claimed he worked more than 24 hours in a day

Kyla Asbury Apr. 24, 2017, 8:04am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ordered the suspension of a Bluefield attorney after they claim he committed multiple violations.Among the issues cited are records that show Michael P. Cooke submitted vouchers for his work as a public defender at least twice in 2014 showing he worked more than 24 hours in a day.

Chief Justice brings legal learning experience to alma mater

Carrie Salls Apr. 17, 2017, 3:38pm

PARSONS – West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Allen H. Loughry II is proud of his Tucker County roots and welcomed the chance to show Tucker County High School students that hard work can help anyone achieve their dreams.

Supreme Court suspends Mingo attorney’s law license

Kyla Asbury Apr. 14, 2017, 3:01pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals suspended a Mingo County attorney’s law license for three months after it found that she refused to file briefs in a timely manner.

Walker talks importance of 'being a great lawyer' at Bar panel event

Angela Underwood Apr. 13, 2017, 12:24pm

CHARLESTON – There is something to be said about being the first Justice elected in a non-partisan race for a seat on West ​​​​​Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.