West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals News

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.

U.S. Supreme Court wants to hear from Workman before it discusses impeachment case

By Chris Dickerson | May 15, 2019

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court hasn’t decided if it will hear the state Legislature’s appeal regarding the impeachment of state Supreme Court justices, but it has asked Justice Margaret Workman to file a brief in the matter.

Tabit files pre-candidacy papers for 2020 Supreme Court race

By Kyla Asbury | May 14, 2019

CHARLESTON — Kanawha Circuit Judge Joanna Tabit filed pre-candidacy papers today with the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office to run in the 2020 state Supreme Court justice race.

State Supreme Court replaces majority of Judicial Investigation Commission

By Chris Dickerson | May 10, 2019

CHARLESTON – Five of the nine members of the state Judicial Investigation Commission, including the former commission chairman, have been replaced.

Two magistrates indicted, suspended without pay

By Kyla Asbury | May 8, 2019

CLARKSBURG — Two West Virginia magistrates were indicted on wire fraud, mail fraud and obstruction charges on Tuesday.

My first 90 days on the state Supreme Court

By John Hutchison | May 6, 2019

CHARLESTON – On December 12, 2018, Gov. Jim Justice appointed me to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. At that time, I assumed that I would have a reasonable amount of time to make the transition from 23 ½ years on the circuit bench in Raleigh County to taking office and starting my career as a Justice in Charleston. Wrong!

Judge agrees to stay Loughry pension case

By Kyla Asbury | May 5, 2019

CHARLESTON — Kanawha Circuit Judge Charles King approved a request to stay for a pension involving former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry.

Justices say methods used to determine coal property values don't violate state Constitution

By Kyla Asbury | May 2, 2019

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals recently ruled that the methods used under sate code to determine the value of coal properties does not violate the state Constitution.

State has paid Workman nearly $750,000 to lease PEGB offices for 10 years

By Chris Dickerson | May 1, 2019

CHARLESTON – For more than three years, the state Public Employee Grievance Board has paid $7,500 per month to state Supreme Court Justice Margaret Workman to rent its current headquarters near the state Capitol.

AFL-CIO 'not surprised' by Morrisey appeal of ruling on right-to-work law

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 25, 2019

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals is expected to hear arguments in the fall regarding the state's right-to-work law after Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed a notice of appeal last month with the court.

Supreme Court says Logan County deputy violated man's rights by removing him from home

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 24, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that Logan Circuit Court did not err when it denied a man's post-trial motions for judgment asking for a new trial.

Supreme Court weighs validity of deferred adjudication for individual's 2nd DUI charge

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 23, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has sided with the Morgan Circuit Court on a case involving a writ of prohibition filed by the state after a man requested deferred adjudication in a driving under the influence offense.

Hearing scheduled for June for Justice residency case

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 22, 2019

CHARLESTON — A hearing has been scheduled for June in a case challenging where Gov. Jim Justice resides.

Supreme Court says appeals against Shepherdstown lack merit

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 8, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that two appeals in a case against the city of Shepherdstown lacked merit.

UPDATE: Loughry reports to prison in South Carolina

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 5, 2019

CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry has reported to a federal prison in South Carolina.

Is Allen Loughry appealing? Not to us!

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 2, 2019

Loughry has the right to appeal, just as we all do, but he also has the option to confess his guilt and start making reparations for the harm he’s done. He could set an example for the rest of us, in case we ever transgress the rules of right behavior. That would make him more appealing.

Supreme Court reverses lower court decision, says former police chief rightfully fired

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 2, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that former Belle police chief Darrick Cox was rightfully terminated from his position after an investigation.

Justices vacate ruling exempting Berkeley County property from Martinsburg zoning laws

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 30, 2019

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals recently vacated a Berkeley County Circuit Court ruling regarding a dispute over zoning jurisdiction between the City of Martinsburg and the Berkeley County Council.

Supreme Court partially reverses decision in gun range nuisance lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 30, 2019

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals recently said the Berkeley County Circuit Court rightfully dismissed a couple's nuisance claim against a gun range for injunctive relief but the couple could still pursue a nuisance claim for monetary damages.

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