U.S. Supreme Court News

U.S. SC to rule on judicial recusal issue

By John O'Brien | Nov 14, 2008

Benjamin WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court will decide if state Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin should have recused himself from the $50 million case of a heavy campaign supporter.

Gas companies agree to pay $380M to settle Roane royalty case

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 24, 2008

CHARLESTON -- Two natural gas companies have agreed to pay $380 million to settle a headline-grabbing Roane County class-action lawsuit over royalty payments.

Recht order on Philip Morris suits leaves it 'wide open'

By Steve Korris | Aug 29, 2008

Recht WHEELING – Circuit Judge Arthur Recht froze a mass of personal injury suits against Philip Morris last winter, and as summer ends he invites either side to thaw it out.

Business attempting to control W.Va. courts, attorney claims

By John O'Brien | Aug 18, 2008

Manchin CHARLESTON – In criticizing Gov. Joe Manchin's relationship with industrial giant DuPont, a prominent plaintiffs attorney has added something of a doomsday warning.

Manchin stands up

By The West Virginia Record | Jul 19, 2008

Plaintiff's lawyers are outraged. But West Virginians should be proud that Gov. Joe Manchin is asking pointed questions before our state's highest court.

U.S. Supreme Court decision may affect W. Va. legislation

By John O'Brien | Jun 19, 2008

Stevens WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against California Attorney General Jerry Brown Thursday in his effort to protect a law that prohibits businesses from using taxpayer-funded grants to influence their employees' thoughts on unionization.

U.S. Supreme Court denies Camden-Clark petition

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 30, 2008

CHARLESTON – The United State Supreme Court on Monday denied Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital's petition in a high-profile case.

State Supreme Court to visit Marshall

By Steve Korris | Sep 13, 2007

HUNTINGTON – Executives of regional airline Colgan Air ordered their Huntington crew to stop tormenting prospective pilot Rao Zahid Khan, but a month after the World Trade Center attacks the Huntington crew fired him.

Three drug suspects withdrew pleas after Supreme Court wiring opinion

By Steve Korris | Mar 23, 2007

CHARLESTON -- Three Nicholas County drug suspects who had pleaded guilty withdrew their pleas after the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that police cannot send "wired" informants into homes without a warrant.

U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear venue case

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 11, 2006

The United States Supreme Court WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to review an appeal of the West Virginia Supreme Court's decision in a venue case that has been monitored closely by business and court watchers.

Albright attends judicial summit

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 21, 2006

Albright CHARLESTON -- West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Joseph P. Albright recently attended the Spencer Grimes Appellate Judges Summit Nov. 9-11 in Dallas, Texas.

Supreme Court nearly throws wrench into Marshall football case

By John O'Brien | Oct 24, 2006

CHARLESTON - During the course of arguing one of his federal cases, Charleston attorney Jason Huber nearly had the U.S. Supreme Court change what he was arguing about.

Yearning for climate change

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 13, 2006

Wonder why our business climate is generally in such low regard?

U.S. Supreme Court denies AGs' petition on tobacco

By Steve Korris | Oct 11, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a monumental blow to the biggest tobacco deal in the land.

Former WVU president Gee to speak at College of Law

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 28, 2006

Gee MORGANTOWN -- E. Gordon Gee, the former West Virginia president and law dean who helped grow the University during his tenure, will deliver the Edward G. Donley Memorial Lecture next week at the College of Law.

Truly magnetic

By The West Virginia Record | Jul 7, 2006

Larry Starcher is a member of West Virginia's Supreme Court of Appeals, elected to dispense justice for the people of the Mountain State.

U.S. Supreme Court sends case back to state high court

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 19, 2006

CHARLESTON – The United States Supreme Court on Monday ordered the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to reconsider a 2005 decision that upheld a Morgan County man's conviction on sexual assault charges.

U.S. Supreme Court lets W.Va. coal severance taxes ruling stand

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 6, 2006

CHARLESTON – The United States Supreme Court on Monday refused an appeal from coal and steel companies challenging the constitutionality of West Virginia's coal severance taxes.

See no evil?

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 21, 2006

A dirty little secret of most media bias is that it is invisible. Hunt hard for that offending word or slanted sentence, but you'll usually come up empty-handed.

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