PARSONS – The family of former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry maintains he is innocent of the federal charges and state disciplinary findings against him.
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Ohio Co. judge denies teacher's request for immediate injunction, but says he'll conduct hearing later
WHEELING – An Ohio County judge has denied a teacher's request for immediate injunctive relief regarding the county school board's decision to go into executive session to discuss matters related to the recent teacher strike.
CHARLESTON – Two years after leaving the state Supreme Court, former Justice Brent Benjamin has joined Bailey & Wyant as an Of Counsel member.
WHEELING – An Ohio County teacher has filed a complaint and restraining order against the county’s school board to keep it from holding “an illegal hearing” this evening following the suspension of the controversial state Senate omnibus education reform bill and another alleged illegal school board hearing last week.
WINFIELD – The state’s largest teacher union has joined the chorus of those seeking information from the Putnam County Board of Education regarding its decision to keep schools open during the recent two-day strike.
Another attorney files second FOIA request about Putnam schools' decision to stay open during strike
WINFIELD – Another attorney has delivered another Freedom of Information Act request to the Putnam County Board of Education.
CHARLESTON – The state Judicial Hearing Board agrees with the Judicial Investigation Commission’s recommendation regarding former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry. The board issued its order Feb. 22, just two days after Loughry appeared before the board in a courtroom at the Wayne County Courthouse.
WINFIELD – A former attorney for the state Supreme Court has filed a Freedom of Information Act request regarding the decision by Putnam County’s school superintendent to be the lone system in the state to keep doors open during the recent two-day teacher strike.
CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum’s federal sentencing has been rescheduled for March 6.
CHARLESTON – A bill that would create an intermediate court of appeals is headed to the House of Delegates after barely passing the state Senate. Senate Bill 266 passed the Senate on a 17-16 vote Feb. 18. It was sent to the House of Delegates and referred to the Judiciary Committee.
WAYNE – Former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry has agreed to disbarment and to never seek public office in West Virginia again.
MARTINSBURG – The state Attorney General’s office has filed a civil complaint against three Berkeley County school employees in the aftermath of abuse allegations against special needs students.
CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum’s attorney says his client only should be placed on probation or fined on a federal wire fraud charge.
CHARLESTON –DiTrapano Barrett DiPiero McGinley & Simmons has a new name, but the members insist it’s the same law firm. The firm, located in downtown Charleston, now is known as DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress.
CHARLESTON – The former state Supreme Court administrator who was fired days after former Justice Allen Loughry became chief justice says he thinks justice has been served.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has finalized a $302,500 settlement with Fiat Chrysler as part of a broader multistate settlement with the auto manufacturer.
CHARLESTON – A statewide legal reform group says excessive tort litigation cost West Virginia more than 3,800 jobs and about $35 million in state and local revenue.
CHARLESTON – The juror whose social media usage was the focus of former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry’s motion seeking a new trial is upset by the accusations.
CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry has been denied a second request for a new trial. On Feb. 8, U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver issued an order related to a sealed motion seeking a new trial. Copenhaver previously denied Loughry’s other request for a new trial last month.