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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.

State Supreme Court suspends Bluefield attorney for two years

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.

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.

Supreme Court denies petition on occupation title of Lincoln school board employee

Chandra Lye Apr. 12, 2017, 10:24am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has upheld the decision of a lower court with regards to an occupation title complaint.

Rockin' Robin: straw donations further mar judge's reputation

The West Virginia Record Apr. 11, 2017, 2:12pm

New allegations about illegal contributions to Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis' 2012 reelection campaign are reviving the conflict scandal she survived three years ago, and raising uncomfortable questions again.

State Supreme Court selects Loughry to four-year term as Chief Justice

Chris Dickerson Apr. 6, 2017, 3:07pm

CHARLESTON – Allen H. Loughry II has been selected to serve as Chief Justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court for a four-year term. It's the first time a Chief Justice will serve four consecutive years since 1888. Since then, the chief justice has been elected by the Supreme Court to serve a one-year term, with a few of justices serving two years in a row.

WV Supreme Court orders authorization of injured bus driver's MRI

Karen Kidd Apr. 3, 2017, 12:31pm

CHARLESTON – West Virginia's Workers’ Compensation Board of Review has been ordered by the state's Supreme Court of Appeals to authorize a medically recommended procedure for a Wood County Schools bus driver injured on the job in 2010.

New report links Mississippi attorney to possible straw donations to Davis' 2012 campaign

Chris Dickerson Apr. 3, 2017, 10:57am

CHARLESTON – A new report links at least six possible straw donations made to state Supreme Court Justice Robin Jean Davis’ 2012 re-election campaign to a Mississippi attorney who had a case pending before the court.

West Virginia DMV wins appeal in discrimination case filed by woman with brain injury

Dawn Geske Mar. 31, 2017, 7:53am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles has won its appeal in a discrimination case filed by a woman with a traumatic brain injury.

National foundation files amicus brief in state Supreme Court defending Right to Work law

Kyla Asbury Mar. 30, 2017, 3:30pm

CHARLESTON – An amicus brief has been filed by The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation with the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals in a lawsuit filed against the state by West Virginia AFL-CIO.

Supreme Court rules Penn-America insurance case should be dismissed

Sara McCleary Mar. 28, 2017, 9:10am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court has decided that an insurance company is not subject to a consent judgment against it if it was not a part of the negotiations creating the agreement.

No additional benefits awarded in disability case featuring differing doctors' reports

Carrie Salls Mar. 27, 2017, 9:58am

CHARLESTON – The State of West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals upheld a Workers’ Compensation Office of Judges decision in a claim filed against employer Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. that included somewhat contradictory medical reports submitted by three different doctors.

Spinal sprain victim fails to tie injury to work activity

Carrie Salls Mar. 27, 2017, 9:58am

CHARLESTON – Contradictory statements made after an SDR Plastics Inc. employee suffered a spinal injury resulted in denial of his workers’ compensation claim.

Supreme Court says doctor correctly applied code in disability decision

Kyla Asbury Mar. 24, 2017, 7:41am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that the physician who performed an evaluation on a man seeking permanent total disability benefits correctly applied West Virginia code.

Legal groups fighting for, against bills as session end looms

Chris Dickerson Mar. 24, 2017, 7:22am

CHARLESTON – As the West Virginia Legislature’s 2017 regular session grinds toward its conclusion, the state budget and tax plans dominate the headlines.

Justices back workers' comp board decision in case of injured coal miner

Chandra Lye Mar. 21, 2017, 7:43am

CHARLESTON – A decision by the state Supreme Court has upheld a decision by the Workers’ Compensation Board of Review.

Denial of permanent total disability benefits for Appalachian Power employee upheld

Carrie Salls Mar. 21, 2017, 7:40am

CHARLESTON – An Appalachian Power Co. employee lost his appeal of a workers' compensation ruling that denied him permanent total disability consideration, according to a March 10 decision from the state Supreme Court. 

Braxton County prosecutor resigns

Kyla Asbury Mar. 16, 2017, 4:01pm

SUTTON – The Braxton County prosecutor, Kelly Hamon McLaughlin, has resigned from office amid allegations of misconduct.