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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Manchin CHARLESTON – In criticizing Gov. Joe Manchin's relationship with industrial giant DuPont, a prominent plaintiffs attorney has added something of a doomsday warning.
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.
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.
CHARLESTON – The United State Supreme Court on Monday denied Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital's petition in a high-profile case.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Wonder why our business climate is generally in such low regard?
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a monumental blow to the biggest tobacco deal in the land.
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.