CHARLESTON — The state Supreme Court has issued a stay in a 2016 right-to-work case. The stay, granted March 29, will keep a recent ruling by Kanawha Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey from becoming law for now.
West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals News
Loughry questions if evidence was sufficient in 4th Circuit appeal, hires former state Solicitor General
RICHMOND, Va. – Former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry’s appeal questions whether there was sufficient evidence to support his February conviction on 10 federal counts of wire fraud, mail fraud and lying to federal agents.
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that an excessive force lawsuit can continue in Kanawha Circuit Court.
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that an assessment performed by the Mercer County Assessor's Office was fair and equitable.
CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals recently ruled the state's Department of Health and Human Resources is entitled to qualified immunity in a case involving the guardianship of a minor.
CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Darl W. Poling of Beckley to become Raleigh Circuit Court's newest judge. The opening was created when Justice appointed lifelong friend John Hutchison to the state Supreme Court to fill former Justice Allen Loughry's seat. Retired judge Charles M. Vickers has been filling Hutchison’s seat in Raleigh County.
The federal investigation of possible wrongdoing by our state Supreme Court justices, which began more than two years ago, finally is over. Unless, of course, it starts up again, which is also a possibility.
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals will decide whether EQT Corp. trespassed onto property owned by two individuals in Doddridge County, where it owned mineral rights but not surface rights.
CHARLESTON – The federal investigation into the state Supreme Court is over. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart issued a statement March 14 announcing the conclusion of the probe that has lasted for more than two years.
CHARLESTON – The state Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is accepting applications for the pending McDowell Circuit Court judicial vacancy. Current Judge Booker T. Stephens has announced his retirement, effective May 31.
CHARLESTON – The state Senate wants the U.S. Supreme Court to review a state Supreme Court ruling that ended last fall’s impeachment proceedings. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed a petition March 11 with the U.S. Supreme Court. The House of Delegates filed a similar request in January.
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that a company must comply with the sale of its property that it entered into and then refused.
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals reversed a decision made by a Boone circuit judge involving the reinstatement of a woman's driver's license.
CLARKSBURG — The West Virginia Bar Association is hosting a networking event later this month that doubles as a continuing legal education credit event.
Supreme Court rules Circuit Court overreached in condemnation of private property for highway project
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that a Circuit Court exceeded its authority in a case involving private property near a high-traffic road.
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals sided with an energy company in an appeal initiated by a former employee who was fired after reportedly making unauthorized credit card purchases.
Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Debra Scudiere of Morgantown as the new circuit judge in Monongalia County and Debra McLaughlin of Berkeley Springs as the new circuit judge in the 23rd Circuit, which includes Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson counties.
Assuming his motives are pure, an intervention from a D.C. political consultant on former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry’s behalf is a nice gesture. Still, if anyone deserves to be punished severely for breaking the law, it’s a judge.
CHARLESTON – Like that poison ivy sprout that comes back every spring, legislation to create an Intermediate Appellate Court in West Virginia is back yet again. It’s no more necessary now than it has ever been, and it’s just as noxious as that stubborn poison ivy.
CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry’s Charleston home is for sale. Loughry, who was sentenced last month to 24 months in federal prison, and his family listed the home March 1 for $150,000.