West Virginia Record

Saturday, February 22, 2020

West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

Recent News About West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

  • 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.

  • Justices opt not to discipline late Cabell magistrate

    Qualls CHARLESTON – Justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals chose not to discipline the ghost of Cabell County Magistrate Alvie Qualls.

  • Former Mingo deputy case goes to federal court

    CHARLESTON – Mingo County sheriff's sergeant Roy Glenn Messer, who lost his job according to a June 26 opinion of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, seeks to overturn the ruling at U.S. district court in Charleston.

  • Mercer prosecutor's error 'harmless,' Maynard says

    Maynard CHARLESTON – Former Mercer County prosecutor William Sadler didn't prejudice jurors by referring to a sexual assault suspect's failure to testify, according to Chief Justice Spike Maynard of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

  • Blankenship's maid deserves unemployment, Justices rule

    Blankenship CHARLESTON – Deborah May, former housekeeper for Massey Coal owner Don Blankenship, didn't quit her job voluntarily and deserves unemployment compensation, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled.

  • Justices back judge on dismissal of railroad asbestos suits

    Recht CHARLESTON – In a fireworks display two days before America's birthday, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals launched asbestos suits of more than 1,000 railroad workers into the sky so they can fall where they belong.

  • Justices say judge must reinstate verdict in major flood case

    CHARLESTON – Raleigh Circuit Judge John Hutchison must reinstate a jury verdict blaming Western Pocahontas Properties for damage from a flood that struck near Mullens in 2000, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

  • THEIR VIEW: Legitimate lawsuit abuse

    CHARLESTON -- I have been a member of the Bar since 1967, yet I have personally filed only two lawsuits.