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Workman files petition saying impeachment process is flawed, needs to be halted

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 21, 2018

CHARLESTON –Chief Justice Margaret Workman says the impending state Supreme Court impeachment trials in the state Senate must be halted because the House of Delegates overstepped its bounds and tried to undermine the separation of powers of state government.

Court issues order asking to show cause regarding Jenkins, Armstead eligibility

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 21, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has issued an order saying a rule to show cause is needed in the case regarding the eligibility of two appointments Gov. Jim Justice recently made to the court.

Supreme Court to hear oral arguments on Jenkins, Armstead appointments Sept. 24

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 20, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Sept. 24 regarding the eligibility of the two appointments Gov. Jim Justice recently made to the court.

AG's office alerts consumers to spike in IRS scam calls

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 20, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is alerting consumers to a recent spike in Internal Revenue Service scam calls, perhaps related to the upcoming Oct. 15 filing deadline for those who sought an extension in April.

Labor groups plan to file amicus briefs regarding Jenkins, Armstead appointments

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 19, 2018

CHARLESTON – At least two labor groups plan to file amicus briefs supporting petitions to nullify Gov. Jim Justice’s appointments of two Republicans to the state Supreme Court.

House Democrats critical of Warner as four wrongful terminations suits are settled

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 18, 2018

CHARLESTON – Democratic leaders of the House of Delegates are criticizing spending and practices in Secretary of State Mac Warner’s office, even calling for his impeachment.

Morrisey reminds consumers to give wisely to Hurricane Florence relief, charities

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 17, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey reminds consumers to use caution as they open their wallets to help those impacted by Hurricane Florence.

Attorney seeks to nullify Justice's Supreme Court appointments and Jenkins' spot on ballot

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 13, 2018

CHARLESTON – A Charleston attorney who is seeking a seat on the state Supreme Court has filed a legal challenge to Gov. Jim Justice’s temporary appointments to the court and to Evan Jenkins’ qualifications to being a justice.

Water crisis attorneys to get more than $22 million in fees while plaintiffs split $73 million

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 12, 2018

CHARLESTON — While those affected by the 2014 Elk River chemical spill should be receiving their checks soon, the plaintiffs attorneys who handled the case will split more than $22 million in fees.

Impeachment trials for four state Supreme Court justices begin Oct. 1

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 11, 2018

CHARLESTON — An agreement that would have dismissed Chief Justice Margaret Workman and Justice Beth Walker from impending impeachment proceedings is off the table.

Clay Co. attorney files petition seeking to have Jenkins removed from SupCo ballot

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 10, 2018

CHARLESTON – A Clay County attorney has asked the state Supreme Court to remove Evan Jenkins from the state Supreme Court ballot in the November election, saying he doesn’t meet the qualifications to be a justice.

Attorney files assault complaint against car dealer, who calls lawsuit 'ridiculous'

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 7, 2018

CHARLESTON – A Charleston attorney has filed a civil lawsuit against a prominent car dealer, accusing him trespassing and assault. The car dealer, however, denies the allegations.

Supreme Court candidate to file legal challenge to Jenkins, Armstead appointments

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 6, 2018

CHARLESTON – A Charleston attorney who is seeking a seat on the state Supreme Court is ready to mount a legal challenge to Gov. Jim Justice’s temporary appointments to the court.

Neither Ketchum nor Davis have yet applied for retirement benefits with the state

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 31, 2018

CHARLESTON – Neither of the two recently retired state Supreme Court justices have applied for retirement benefits.

Despite retirement, Davis receives summons for Senate impeachment trials

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 30, 2018

CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Robin Jean Davis has been served a summons for the upcoming impeachment trial before the state Senate.

Morrisey receives U.S. Chamber endorsement in U.S. Senate race

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 30, 2018

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has endorsed West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in his bid for the U.S. Senate.

Former Putnam Co. attorney sentenced to six years on child porn charges

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 29, 2018

HUNTINGTON ​​​​​– A former Putnam County attorney has been sentenced to six years in prison on child pornography charges.

Supreme Court hears Blankenship's case to be on U.S. Senate election ballot

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 29, 2018

CHARLESTON – Don Blankenship took his fight to appear as a candidate for U.S. Senate on the November ballot to the state Supreme Court.

Bowles Rice settles $41 million power plant title issue just before trial begins

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 28, 2018

CLARKSBURG – A C​​​​​harleston-based law firm has settled a $41 million issue with a title insurer and avoided a trial.

Democrats deride governor's Supreme Court appointments; GOP praises them

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 27, 2018

CHARLES​​​​​TON – Democratic House of Delegates members are critical of Gov. Jim Justice's appointment of two conservatives to temporary seats on the state Supreme Court.

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