Nathan Bass News

Fourth Circuit rules in W.Va. election spending case

By Nathan Bass | Jan 25, 2013

RICHMOND, Va. – A three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has affirmed in part, reversed in part and remanded in part the campaign finance case, Center for Individual Freedom v. Tenant.

Wayne County town's pit bull ban upheld

By Nathan Bass | Jan 24, 2013

CHARLESTON – The state’s Supreme Court has affirmed the constitutionality of the Town of Ceredo’s ordinance prohibiting the ownership of pit bull terriers within the city limits.

Public defender's law license suspended for 30 days

By Nathan Bass | Jan 23, 2013

CHARLESTON – The state’s high court has rejected the sanctions recommended by the Lawyer Disciplinary Board for an attorney’s failure to timely communicate with clients, instead applying a stiffer sanction to the assistant Kanawha County Public Defender.

Martinsburg police officer cleared in excessive force lawsuit

By Nathan Bass | Jan 8, 2013

MARTINSBURG – A Martinsburg police officer won his motion for summary judgment in the excessive force lawsuit filed against him in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia.

Lawsuit against Bank of America sent back to Cabell court

By Nathan Bass | Jan 3, 2013

HUNTINGTON – A federal judge has granted the plaintiff’s motion to remand a breach of contract and illegal debt collection case against Bank of America back to the Circuit Court of Cabell County.

Supreme Court takes harsher stance against attorney

By Nathan Bass | Dec 21, 2012

CHARLESTON – In a per curiam opinion issued Dec. 17, the state Supreme Court rejected the one-year suspension recommendation of the Lawyer Disciplinary Board, instead finding that attorney David A. Aleshire’s conduct warranted a three-year suspension from the practice of law.

Supreme Court says man not equipped for other work, awards total disability

By Nathan Bass | Dec 20, 2012

CHARLESTON – In a strongly worded Dec. 12 memorandum opinion, the unanimous state Supreme Court reversed the Workers’ Compensation Board of Review and awarded coal miner Charles W. Tilley permanent total disability.

Conviction of former Montcoal security chief affirmed by Fourth Circuit

By Nathan Bass | Dec 20, 2012

RICHMOND, Va. – On Dec. 14, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed the conviction of former Montcoal Mine chief of security Hughie Elbert Stover on charges related to the investigation of the deadly mine explosion of April 2010.

SC makes ruling in Workers' Comp case over dust hazards

By Nathan Bass | Dec 20, 2012

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court overruled the West Virginia Workers' Compensation Board of Review on Dec. 13 in a case involving occupational pneumoconiosis.

Fourth Circuit says man kept lifting, must not have been disabled

By Nathan Bass | Dec 14, 2012

RICHMOND, Va. – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has affirmed a West Virginia federal court's summary judgment ruling in favor of the American Red Cross Greenbrier Valley Chapter in a case where a former employee made several Americans with Disabilities Act claims.

Court says Morgan man didn't own lot, can't sue homeowners' association

By Nathan Bass | Dec 14, 2012

CHARLESTON – A Morgan County man has lost his appeal to the state Supreme Court and will have to pay the attorneys fees and costs for the homeowners’ association he brought suit against.

Supreme Court says man owed psychiatric consultation

By Nathan Bass | Dec 13, 2012

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has overruled the Workers’ Compensation Board of Review, finding that “the Board of Review is in clear violation of statutory provision” in denying a man the initial psychiatric consultation his physician recommended.

Court-appointed attorney immune from lawsuit, Supreme Court rules

By Nathan Bass | Dec 12, 2012

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court issued a unanimous memorandum decision on Dec. 7 dismissing a federal prisoner’s action against his former appellate defense attorney on the grounds of absolute immunity.

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