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Supreme Court imposes sanctions imposed on Keyser attorney

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has imposed sanctions on a Keyser attorney for alleged violations of misconduct.

State Supreme Court cancels annual trip to WVU

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court of Appeals has decided to cancel its annual spring trip to the West Virginia University College of Law.

Supreme Court spending controversy triggers shake-up

MORGANTOWN – West ​Virginia MetroNews statewide correspondent Brad McElhinny reported last Friday, “a rumor has been circulating in recent days that federal authorities have been interviewing (State Supreme) Court officials.”

Court paid $11,000 for dinner for circuit court judges at Davis' home

CHARLESTON – State Supreme Court Justice Robin Jean Davis has hosted eight dinners at her residences for judges and justices in her 20 years on the court.

West Virginia Supreme Court clerks make more than any other state counterpart

CHARLESTON – An annual report released by Vermont Law School shows that West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals clerks make more money than their counterparts in any other state.

U.S. Attorney won't confirm, deny probe into state Supreme Court

CHARLESTON – The new U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia will not confirm nor deny a federal investigation into the state Supreme Court.

Loughry voted out as Chief Justice; Workman takes over for rest of year

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court voted Feb. 16 to make Margaret Workman the Chief Justice effective immediately, removing Justice Allen Loughry from the position.

Senate passes oversight amendment to reign in court budget

CHARLESTON – The state Senate passed a resolution Thursday evening unanimously that would give the Legislature authority to keep an eye on the judicial system’s budget.

Senator introduces resolution to look into impeaching Loughry

CHARLESTON – A state Senator has introduced a resolution asking the House of Delegates to look into impeaching state Supreme Court Chief Justice Allen Loughry.

Senate approves bill that would create intermediate appellate court

CHARLESTON – The state Senate has passed a bill to create an intermediate court of appeals in West Virginia.

Emails show Loughry's involvement in office renovations

CHARLESTON – More questions are surfacing involving who signed off on some of the renovations to the offices of state Supreme Co​​​​​urt justices. In his latest report, WCHS-TV reporter Kennie Bass focuses on the wood medallion placed on the floor of Chief Justice Allen Loughry’s chambers. The circle features the state of West Virginia with each county cut from a different piece of wood. Tucker County, Loughry’s home county, is made of blue granite.

Supreme Court says ex-judge ineligible for retirement benefits

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that Michael Thornsbury, the former Mingo County judge who was convicted of felony offense of conspiracy against civil rights is ineligible for retirement benefits.

State Supreme Court to hear cases at WVU law school

MORGANTOWN – The West Virginia Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in two cases later this month at the West Virginia University College of Law in Morgantown. The justices will hear arguments beginning at 10 a.m. Feb. 27 in the Marlyn E. Lugar Courtroom. The doors will open at 9 a.m. The event is free and open to the public, and it also will be webcast on the West Virginia Judiciary website.

Senate Finance Committee votes on judicial oversight

CHARLESTON – The Senate Finance Committee voted to approve a resolution that would give the Legislature greater oversight over the judicial system’s budget.

Jury awards $4.3 million in lawsuit against Charleston Sanitary Board

CHARLESTON – A jury awarded $4.3 million to the plaintiff in a lawsuit against the Sanitary Board of the City of Charleston.

Senate Finance Committee recommends intermediate appeals court to full Senate

CHARLESTON – The Senate Finance Committee voted to recommend the passage of the intermediate appeals court bill to the full Senate.

State Supreme Court estimates cost of intermediate court to be nearly $12 million

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals is estimating the cost of a possible intermediate court of appeals to be nearly $12 million the first year.

Supreme Court dismisses lawsuit against DHHR for infant’s death

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit against the state Department of Health and Human Resources over the death of an infant.

Senate Judiciary recommends intermediate appeals court bill

CHARLESTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to recommend the passage of the intermediate appeals court bill to the full Senate and that it be recommended to the committee on finance.

Senate Judiciary continues to discuss intermediate appeals court bill

CHARLESTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee continued to discuss a bill to create an intermediate court of appeals in West Virginia at a meeting on Jan. 30.