West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals News

State Supreme Court agrees Kroger not liable in woman's fall

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 20, 2019

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court's decision in a lawsuit against Kroger alleging its negligence resulted a woman to fall.

Loughry signs deal with state to be disbarred, will never seek public office again

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 20, 2019

WAYNE – Former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry has agreed to disbarment and to never seek public office in West Virginia again.

Loughry’s legacy will live on in the (Steve) Canterbury Tales

By The West Virginia Record | Feb 19, 2019

Former state Supreme Court justice is going to prison – and he won’t be lounging on a $32,000 blue suede couch in his cell.

Ketchum seeks probation or fine while federal prosecutors want him to serve 6-12 months

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 18, 2019

CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum’s attorney says his client only should be placed on probation or fined on a federal wire fraud charge.

Canterbury says damage done by Loughry goes deeper than crimes for which he was convicted

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 14, 2019

CHARLESTON – The former state Supreme Court administrator who was fired days after former Justice Allen Loughry became chief justice says he thinks justice has been served.

Loughry sentenced to two years in prison

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 13, 2019

CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry has been sentenced to two years in prison and three years supervised probation.

Supreme Court statewide e-filing system to be fully implemented by 2021

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 13, 2019

CHARLESTON — West Virginia is on its way to having a fully uniform e-filing system across all 55 counties over the next few years.

Juror at heart of Loughry's motion seeking new trial upset by allegations: 'We were so fair'

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 11, 2019

CHARLESTON – The juror whose social media usage was the focus of former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry’s motion seeking a new trial is upset by the accusations.

Supreme Court says lower court rightfully dismissed complaint against Greenbrier Sheriff's Department

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 11, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals affirmed a decision by a lower court that granted a motion to dismiss and denied a motion for a new hearing in a case against the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department for alleged wrongful disclosure of confidential financial information.

Federal judge denies another Loughry request for new trial; sentencing set for Feb. 13

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 9, 2019

CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry has been denied a second request for a new trial. On Feb. 8, U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver issued an order related to a sealed motion seeking a new trial. Copenhaver previously denied Loughry’s other request for a new trial last month.

Walker touts new financial policies and the 'new' state Supreme Court

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 8, 2019

CHARLESTON – The “new” state Supreme Court has new policies, and the chief justice wants the public to see them.

Loughry disciplinary hearing rescheduled again; Ketchum sentencing to be moved once again

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 4, 2019

CHARLESTON — A state Judicial Hearing Board hearing about former Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry has been rescheduled for a second time. And, the federal sentencing for former Justice Menis Ketchum will be rescheduled once again.

Months after reinstatement, diTrapano becomes partner at Charleston firm

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 4, 2019

CHARLESTON – Less than six months after having his law license reinstated, Dante diTrapano has become a partner at a prominent Charleston law firm.

Commission sends four finalists to governor for Raleigh Circuit vacancy

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 31, 2019

CHARLESTON – The state Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission sent the names of four possible replacements on Raleigh Circuit Court to Gov. Jim Justice.

Supreme Court suspends Welch attorney for three months

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 30, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals suspended a Welch attorney for three months after a client made a complaint against her.

WEST VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT: Chief Justice to speak at Fayette Judge’s Investiture

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Supreme Court Chief Justice Beth Walker speak at the ceremonial investiture of Thomas H. Ewing, a judge in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit (Fayette County), at 1:30 p.m. Monday, January 28, in the Fayette County Courthouse in Fayetteville. T

‘Nip it in the bud!’

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 29, 2019

That’s what Deputy Barney Fife would blurt out on “The Andy Griffith Show” whenever a citizen of Mayberry would step out of line just a bit.

The state Supreme Court gets the message

By Hoppy Kercheval | Jan 29, 2019

CHARLESTON – Breaking news: The other day, state Supreme Court Chief Justice Beth Walker and Justices Tim Armstead and Evan Jenkins were having lunch together in the cafeteria in the basement of the state Capitol, and they paid for their own meals!

Charleston attorney suspended for 3.5 years after offering legal advice for Go Fund Me money

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 26, 2019

CHARLESTON — A Charleston attorney's law license has been suspended for three and one-half years after stealing money from a youth soccer league's account and later attempting to raise funds via Go Fund Me in exchange for legal advice.

Supreme Court annuls Charles Town attorney's law license for sexual harassment of client

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 26, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals annulled the law license of a Charles Town attorney after he was convicted of a crime.

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