CHARLESTON – A.T. Massey Coal Company has filed a federal lawsuit against the Boone County Circuit Court reporter after it claims she misled the company about her ability to produce a transcript of a 2002 trial.
West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals News
Justice Joseph Albright CHARLESTON – Two state Supreme Court justices say an Upshur County magistrate accused of inappropriate sexual conduct should have been suspended, but they think he should have continued to have been paid.
CHARLESTON – Property owners who leased oil and gas rights to Columbia Natural Resources received less in royalties than they deserved, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled.
CHARLESTON -- The state Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a convicted child molester after ruling the prosecutor in the case made too many religious references in the first trial.
CHARLESTON – Reggie Lee Philyaw's job wrecked his mental health but his employer didn't wreck his mental health, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has decided.
CHARLESTON – The United States Supreme Court on Monday ordered the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to reconsider a 2005 decision that upheld a Morgan County man's conviction on sexual assault charges.
CHARLESTON -- The state Supreme Court has annulled the license of a Morgantown attorney and ordered he pay back more than $2 million he received from the estates of two clients.
Jim Lees CHARLESTON – No injured workers have sued over benefits they lost in West Virginia's shift from public to private workers compensation, but four former state employees have sued over health benefits they claim they lost in the transition.
CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has upheld the suspension without pay of an Upshur County magistrate accused of inappropriate sexual conduct.
The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals admitted the following people into the practice of law in the state of West Virginia on June 7:
CHARLESTON – Douglas Cottrill could have overturned a $9,504.25 child support order with no help from an attorney, if he had known about the statute of limitations.
CHARLESTON - West Virginia's tax commissioner abused the Martinsburg Moose Lodge by denying it a license to raise money for charity with raffles, the Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled.
CHARLESTON – The United States Supreme Court on Monday refused an appeal from coal and steel companies challenging the constitutionality of West Virginia's coal severance taxes.
CHARLESTON – National Union Fire Insurance of Pittsburgh must compensate four former Webster County school boys who suffered sexual assault and abuse from teacher Donald Ray Glendenning Jr., the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled.
Don Blankenship HUNTINGTON – Legislators who expected to weaken Massey Energy president Don Blankenship by requiring him to put his name on political advertisements made him stronger, according to House judiciary committee chair Jon Amores.
The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals admitted the following people into the practice of law in West Virginia on May 10:
CHARLESTON – Two Justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, ruling as a majority after two of their colleagues dropped out, flashed a green light May 11 for a series of trials over a flood that struck southern West Virginia in 2001.
Benincasa CHARLESTON -- Steptoe & Johnson PLLC announces that, effective Jan. 1, eight of its attorneys were promoted to membership, and four of its attorneys achieved "of counsel" status.