West Virginia Record

Thursday, November 21, 2019

West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

Recent News About West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

  • Supreme Court annuls Wheeling attorney's license

    CHARLESTON – Citing the "profoundly disturbing" nature of a Wheeling attorney caught on tape conversing with a convicted felon about acquiring a handgun, and collecting debts, the state Supreme Court has opted to annul, rather than suspend, his law license.

  • Benjamin talks justice at Legal Aid luncheon

    CHARLESTON - "Has the law forgotten you and me?"

  • Legal malpractice case should stay in federal court, man says

    HUNTINGTON – John David Mooney, who lost his freedom in federal district court and regained it in federal appellate court, believes his malpractice suit against lawyer Michael Frazier of Huntington should stay in federal court.

  • Child, family services and Title IV-E foster care assistance reviews

    Davis CHARLESTON -– The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia and West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Children and Families had been collaborating for nearly two years in preparation for the second West Virginia Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) this week.

  • Maynard expected to appoint temp justice in coming days

    Albright West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Chief Justice Spike Maynard is expected to appoint a replacement for Justice Joseph Albright in the next few days.

  • Albright announces leave from Supreme Court

    Albright CHARLESTON - Justice Joseph Albright announced today he would no longer perform his duties at the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals for the current term because of health reasons.

  • Juror bias could result in new wrongful death trial

    CHARLESTON -- A doctor and hospital sued for wrongful death and negligence in the death of a woman could face another trial because of alleged juror bias.

  • Ohio County Bar honors Miller

    Miller WHEELING -- The Ohio County Bar Association has adopted a resolution to honor a former state Supreme Court chief justice who recently died.

  • Huntington wants residency ordinance reinstated

    CHARLESTON -- A Huntington ordinance that requires all civil service employees to live in Huntington city limits was declared void, but the city of Huntington would like to see it reinstated.

  • Recht order on Philip Morris suits leaves it 'wide open'

    Recht WHEELING – Circuit Judge Arthur Recht froze a mass of personal injury suits against Philip Morris last winter, and as summer ends he invites either side to thaw it out.

  • Justices to hear Huntington residency case

    CHARLESTON – Huntington Mayor David Felinton will defend his right to fire city employees who don't live in the city when the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals hears oral arguments Sept. 3.

  • MPLA a 'monster,' Starcher writes

    Starcher CHARLESTON – Though the state Supreme Court was correct in remanding a malpractice case from Mason County back to the circuit court, one of the justices said the piece of reform legislation that gave rise the suit has become a Frankenstein "monster."

  • Wheeling attorney faces suspension for using felon to collect debts

    CHARLESTON – The state Bar is seeking the suspension of an Ohio County attorney's license for allegedly asking a known felon to obtain a "throw away" gun, and use it in conjunction with collecting debts from former clients.

  • Former Mingo deputy drops commissioners from case

    CHARLESTON – Five weeks after Mingo County Commission members pleaded in federal court that former sheriff's sergeant Roy Glenn Messer shouldn't have sued them over losing his job, Messer agreed.

  • State legal community mourns Justice Miller

    Miller CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Thomas Miller was the epitome of what a judge should be, many members of the legal community said.

  • Case that split judge, jury also splits Supreme Court

    Benjamin CHARLESTON – In a case that drove Raleigh County jurors and Circuit Judge Robert Burnside in opposite decisions, three Justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals sided with the jury and two sided with the judge.

  • SupCo Calendar For Fall Term 2008

    CHARLESTON -- Here is the fall schedule for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. All sessions take place at the state Capitol unless otherwise noted. Calendar is subject to change.

  • THEIR VIEW: Law Adventure lets students write mock trial scripts

    Maynard CHARLESTON -- Courts can change a child's life in many ways. Juvenile delinquency crime and punishment can set a child on a course for good or evil. Children who suffer from abuse and neglect get justice, and protection. Those involved in child custody and divorce get resolution, and a sense of permanency.

  • Massey foe wants U.S. Supreme Court to put W. Va. Justice off case

    Benjamin WASHINGTON -- The extent of the influence of Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship's money soon may be determined by the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Wind developer got a break, Starcher writes

    Starcher CHARLESTON – Wind power developer Beech Ridge Energy caught a break it didn't deserve when the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals approved its plan to build tall turbines on ridges in Greenbrier County, said Justice Larry Starcher.