West Virginia Record

Monday, October 21, 2019

West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

Recent News About West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

  • Justices uphold ruling in Roane drunk driving, beating case

    CHARLESTON- In one of their easier decisions, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals declared that Owen Hawk III was drunk when he drove the wrong way without lights, sped away from the sheriff, T-boned a cop car and smashed three more vehicles.

  • Pittsburgh papers sues WVU over FOIA requests about Manchin's daughter

    MORGANTOWN – The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has sued West Virginia University for not responding to a series of Freedom of Information Act requests regarding whether Gov. Joe Manchin's daughter fulfilled requirements for a master's degree.

  • Maynard presents Bar Foundation grants to Legal Aid, other programs

    Maynard CHARLESTON – West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Elliott "Spike" Maynard on Monday presented Bar Foundation grants to programs that provide legal services to low-income West Virginians.

  • Justices to hear cases in Princeton

    PRINCETON -– The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals will hear arguments in three criminal cases and one civil case on April 15 at the Mercer County Courthouse in Princeton in front of an audience of about 670 Mercer County high school and college students.

  • Albright says other Justices wrong on bar's sales tax case

    Albright CHARLESTON – Justice Joseph Albright of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals can't believe his colleagues held bookkeeper Barry Schmehl personally liable for a bar's unpaid sales taxes.

  • Workers' comp protests await Justices' decision

    CHARLESTON – Three thousand workers' compensation protests hang in the air at the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals while insurers around the nation wait to see where they will fall.

  • Insurance settlement didn't cover fees, Justices rule

    CHARLESTON – Erie Insurance attorneys thought they covered the other side's legal fees when they settled three sexual harassment claims against a bar in Wheeling, but the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that the settlement didn't cover fees.

  • Court hears unemployment case of Blankenship's maid

    CHARLESTON – Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship didn't hire Deborah May as his maid or fire her, but she asks the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to award her unemployment compensation because he overworked and mistreated her.

  • 2008 will be a year of innovation

    CHARLESTON -- As I begin my third term as Chief Justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court, I would like to thank outgoing Chief Justice Robin Davis for her hard work, especially on behalf of West Virginia's children during the last two years, and for her support in making the transition between Chiefs a smooth one.

  • Insurers will have eyes on W.Va. Supreme Court

    CHARLESTON – Insurers all over America will pay close attention when the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals tackles five workers compensation appeals at oral arguments Wednesday.

  • Most who take early retirement can't get unemployment, Justices rule

    Starcher CHARLESTON – Workers who accept early retirement offers can't apply for unemployment compensation except in narrow circumstances, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals unanimously decided March 19.

  • Cabell magistrate Qualls suspended

    Qualls HUNTINGTON - Longtime Cabell County Magistrate Alvie Qualls has been suspended until the state's high court decides whether to force retirement or allow him to return to office, following sexual harassment and mental instability claims against the judge.

  • Justices hear Eastern Panhandle zoning case

    Maynard MORGANTOWN – Demand for homes keeps rising in the Eastern Panhandle, but some residents of the region can't bear to bid farewell to orchards and barns.

  • City maintains Stucky should've ruled on Gazette request

    CHARLESTON –- Kanawha County Circuit Judge James Stucky shouldn't have dodged a decision on a Charleston Gazette request for Charleston police payroll records, the city argues in a March 5 brief for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

  • High Court holds moot court contest at WVU

    Maynard MORGANTOWN - West Virginia University law student David Stackpole succeeded in trimming a few years off a fictitious mobster's manslaughter sentence, earning the law school's annual Baker Cup moot court competition.

  • Walker celebrates 96th birthday of Girl Scouting

    Walker CHARLESTON - Charleston attorney Beth Walker joined Girl Scouts from around the state at the Black Diamond Girl Scout Council Cookie Tasteoff at the Charleston Marriott on March 13 to celebrate the 96th birthday of Girl Scouting.

  • W.Va. AFT endorses Ketchum for Supreme Court

    Ketchum HUNTINGTON -- Judy Hale, president of the 7,000-member West Virginia Chapter of the American Federation of Teachers announced that they have endorsed Huntington attorney Menis Ketchum for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

  • Mingo obstruction case needs overturned, attorney says

    Jarvis CHARLESTON – While the legal team for two Charleston women convicted of obstruction of justice believes the state Supreme Court should overturn those convictions because their actions in a murder investigation were constitutionally protected, the prosecutor in the case says the convictions should be upheld because the appeal is nothing more than their attempt to further their "pseudo-celebrity" status.

  • Justices give Spencer man new trial in manslaughter case

    CHARLESTON – Dreu Ferguson Jr. of Spencer, serving 15 years for killing neighbor William Freas with a shot to the chest, has won a new trial.