West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals News

WEST VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT: Justice Hutchison Speaks to Defense Lawyers

By Press release submission | Jun 18, 2019

West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued the following announcement on June 14.Supreme Court Justice John A.

WEST VIRGINA SUPREME COURT: Chief Justice Walker to Speak to Public Defenders

By Press release submission | Jun 18, 2019

Supreme Court Chief Justice Beth Walker will be the keynote speaker at the Public Defender Services’ 2019 Indigent Defense Conference on June 20 in Morgantown.

Douglas files pre-candidacy papers to run in 2020 Supreme Court race

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 17, 2019

CHARLESTON — Kanawha Family Court Judge Jim Douglas filed pre-candidacy papers to run for Supreme Court justice in 2020.

WEST VIRGINA SUPREME COURT: Supreme Court Admits Lawyers

By Press release submission | Jun 17, 2019

The following people were admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

Supreme Court says trial court didn't err in refusing to grant new trial

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 14, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court decision in denying a new trial in a lawsuit involving a Huntington obstetrician.

No more rubber stamps for class certification?

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 11, 2019

A recent ruling from our state high court suggests that it may have overcome its reluctance and decided to get with the program, stiffening the standards for class certification.

Supreme Court suspends license of Wheeling attorney for heroin addiction

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 10, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals suspended the law license of a Wheeling attorney for an incident involving heroin.

Supreme Court suspends attorney's law license for drug abuse

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 10, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ordered the suspension of an attorney for violating the Rules of Professional Conduct.

Schwartz files pre-candidacy papers for 2020 Supreme Court race

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 9, 2019

CHARLESTON — Bill Schwartz filed pre-candidacy papers with the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office to run in the 2020 state Supreme Court justice race.

Supreme Court sides with surface owners in trespassing suit

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 7, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals sided with surface owners in an appeal of a lawsuit where EQT argued it could access mineral rights via surface owners property without permission.

House replies to Workman's USSC impeachment brief, again says court should grant writ

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 6, 2019

WASHINGTON – The House of Delegates has responded to a brief about whether the U.S. Supreme Court should hear a case regarding last year’s state Supreme Court impeachment proceedings.

W.Va. Supreme Court ruling could impact future potential class-action lawsuits

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 5, 2019

CHARLESTON – A state Supreme Court ruling could change the way state courts have to look at certifying classes in potential class-action lawsuits.

Hearing scheduled for next week in Justice residency case

By Kyla Asbury | May 31, 2019

CHARLESTON — A hearing is scheduled for next week in a case challenging where Gov. Jim Justice resides.

Jasper, the whippet with a lengthy court battle, dies

By Kyla Asbury | May 30, 2019

BECKLEY — Jasper, the small whippet mix that was sentenced to be euthanized in 2015 for biting two children has been euthanized, "Justice for Jasper" announced on Facebook.

Workman files brief saying why U.S. Supreme Court should deny Legislature's impeachment appeals

By Chris Dickerson | May 28, 2019

WASHINGTON – Attorneys for state Supreme Court Justice Margaret Workman believe the U.S. Supreme Court should deny the state Legislature’s appeals regarding last year’s impeachment proceedings.

WEST VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT: Justice Hutchison to visit Shady Spring Middle School

By Press release submission | May 27, 2019

Supreme Court Justice John Hutchison was speaking at 11:40 a.m. at Shady Spring Middle School on Friday, May 24.

'Give me transparency and accountability, but not yet'

By The West Virginia Record | May 21, 2019

The headline above is a reworking of a line from Augustine’s "Confessions" that succinctly summarizes a regretful roué’s desire (and reluctance) to give up a life of vice: “Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.” Change two words and you capture the attitude of some judges toward online access to court records.

WEST VIRGINA SUPREME COURT: Supreme Court admits lawyers

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | May 21, 2019

The following people were admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

Some Kanawha County court documents now available to online subscribers

By Chris Dickerson | May 17, 2019

CHARLESTON – Three of Kanawha County’s seven circuit judges now allow subscribers to an online service to view documents in cases assigned to them.

State Supreme Court agrees with recommended sanctions for Loughry

By Chris Dickerson | May 17, 2019

CHARLESTON — The state Supreme Court agrees with recommended sanctions for former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry.

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