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.
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Supreme Court says lower court rightfully dismissed complaint against Greenbrier Sheriff's Department
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.
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.
CHARLESTON – The “new” state Supreme Court has new policies, and the chief justice wants the public to see them.
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.
CHARLESTON – Less than six months after having his law license reinstated, Dante diTrapano has become a partner at a prominent Charleston law firm.
CHARLESTON – The state Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission sent the names of four possible replacements on Raleigh Circuit Court to Gov. Jim Justice.
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals suspended a Welch attorney for three months after a client made a complaint against her.
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
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.
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 — 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.
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals annulled the law license of a Charles Town attorney after he was convicted of a crime.
CHARLESTON – A recent survey by a legal reform group shows that a majority of West Virginia residents support the idea for an intermediate court of appeals. Meanwhile, a group for trial attorneys continues to say the new court isn’t necessary.
This alternative bill codifying the state Supreme Court rule guaranteeing appeals as a matter of right seems like a step in the right direction. Whether or not it obviates the need for an intermediate court, however, is debatable – and should be debated.
CHARLESTON – The state Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission has named applicants for three circuit judge positions.
CHARLESTON – A bill forcing a runoff if no candidate for a state Supreme Court seat garners 40 percent of the vote in the election is headed to the House of Delegates.
CHARLESTON – A bill codifying the state Supreme Court’s rule guaranteeing appeals as a matter of right unanimously has passed the House of Delegates and is headed for the Senate. And one House leader – as well as the leader of a group for trial lawyers – thinks the bill answers concerns about the need for an intermediate appellate court.
CHARLESTON – The federal sentencing dates for two former state Supreme Court justices have been delayed until February.
A bill to establish an intermediate appellate court was introduced again last week at the opening session of the Legislature. In his address to the assembly, Gov. Jim Justice endorsed the measure and encouraged the lawmakers to pass it.