U.S. Supreme Court News

Third party won't argue before U.S. SC in Caperton case

By John O'Brien | Feb 20, 2009

King WASHINGTON -- The State of Alabama may not participate in the oral arguments of a key judicial recusal case scheduled to be heard in March by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Deter Dr. Harron

By The West Virginia Record | Feb 12, 2009

"Intentional. Premeditated. Criminal."

AGs to weigh in on recusal case

By John O'Brien | Jan 21, 2009

King CHARLESTON - A group of state attorneys general soon may come to the aid of state Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent Benjamin.

Benjamin talks issues facing high court

By John O'Brien | Jan 21, 2009

Benjamin CHARLESTON - State Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent Benjamin recently said the reputations of public officials can be unfairly linked to independent groups that support them.

Massey appealing fine to W.Va. SC

By John O'Brien | Jan 14, 2009

Blankenship CHARLESTON -- State Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent Benjamin may soon have to decide if he plans to recuse himself from another case involving his largest campaign supporter.

Caperton files motion with U.S. Supreme Court

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 31, 2008

Benjamin CHARLESTON -- Lawyers for Hugh Caperton and Harman Mining Corp. filed a brief this week asking the U.S. Supreme Court to make it illegal for a state Supreme Court justice to accept millions of dollars in campaign contributions from someone, then vote on legal decisions involving the same person.

Natural gas case settled for $380 mil

By John O'Brien | Dec 8, 2008

CHARLESTON - One of West Virginia's three large 2007 verdicts has been settled before the U.S. Supreme Court could decide if it wanted to review it.

Big verdict against Massey will stand

By John O'Brien | Dec 1, 2008

Blankenship WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear the larger of two recent appeals involving Massey Energy and the West Virginia courts system.

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.

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