West Virginia Record

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

Recent News About West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

  • U.S. Supreme Court may hear venue case

    WASHINGTON, D. C. – Two corporations have asked the U. S. Supreme Court to review a decision of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, allowing a Virginia man to sue them in West Virginia over injuries from an accident in Virginia.

  • Justices seem skeptical in case of firefighter caught with crack

    CHARLESTON – Michael Giannini might as well push a rock uphill as try to win back his job as a Huntington firefighter after getting caught with crack cocaine.

  • Court to decide if firefighter should lose his job

    CHARLESTON – Folks in Huntington cannot decide if firefighter Michael Giannini should lose his job for getting busted near a crack house, so the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals must decide.

  • State Supreme Court receives grants

    CHARLESTON –- The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has received two federal grants that will help it collaborate with the Department of Health and Human Resources to improve management of child abuse and neglect cases.

  • 'Consumers for Justice' files bankruptcy in wrong court

    CHARLESTON – West Virginia Consumers for Justice, supporters of Warren McGraw in his unsuccessful run for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals in 2004, made a mistake last month by declaring bankruptcy in federal court here.

  • Fairnont attorney Niggemyer faces suspension

    CHARLESTON – Attorney Michael Niggemyer of Fairmont should stop practicing law until he complies with a disciplinary order of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, according to the state Office of Disciplinary Counsel.

  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals visits Marshall University

    Chief Justice Robin Davis HUNTINGTON -- A diverse crowd was on hand Tuesday at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse to witness the West Virginia legal system up close and personal.

  • Toler files suit against State and Supreme Court

    William "Tommy" Toler Suspended Wayne County Magistrate William Thomas "Tommy" Toler is suing the state of West Virginia and the West Virginia Supeme Court of Appeals for not making contributions to his retirement and disability insurance plans and for exceeding the scope of their authority under Judicial Disciplinary Rules.

  • Jurors reject 'life care plan' proposals

    CHARLESTON – Attorneys from Virginia tried to sell a $1.7 million "life care plan" to West Virginia jurors on behalf of accident victim Ann Alderman of Pocahontas County, but jurors did not buy the plan.

  • Marshall University's Constitution Week schedule

    Here are the events scheduled at Marshall for Constitution Week. For more information, call the Drinko Academy at (304) 696-3183.

  • State Supreme Court helping Marshall celebrate Constitution Week

    HUNTINGTON -– Named after legendary United States Supreme Court Justice John Marshall, Marshall University celebrates the upcoming Constitution Week with a visit from the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

  • Maynard draws laughs at Court reception

    CHARLESTON -- Justice Spike Maynard earned the loudest laughter at a West Virginia Bar Association reception for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on Sept. 6, by observing that the word "respect" can signal something else.

  • Attorney explains confusing suit to Justices

    CHARLESTON – Attorney Frank Venezia of Madison explained a confusing malpractice suit against attorney Kenneth Chittum of Bluefield to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, but he would rather not explain it to a jury.

  • Supreme Court to hear legal malpractice case

    CHARLESTON – After attorney Kenneth Chittum of Bluefield negotiated $74,300 in insurance payouts for Samantha Sells over a motorcycle crash, Sells fired Chittum and sued him on a claim of legal malpractice.

  • Blue Cross, UMW case goes to Supreme Court

    CHARLESTON – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of West Virginia hurt a lot of people when it went broke 16 years ago, and leaders of the United Mine Workers of America still think it hurt their union more than anyone else.

  • Calwell beats flood trial deadline via e-mail

    Calwell WHEELING – By e-mail, attorney Stuart Calwell of Charleston barely beat a deadline to explain his theories for a trial over a flood that soaked southern West Virginia five years ago.

  • Second phase of flood trial postponed

    BECKLEY – Three weeks before a scheduled trial in the second phase of a giant court contest over a flood that pounded southern West Virginia five years ago, the parties postponed the trial indefinitely.

  • PERSONNEL FILE: Attorneys on list of state's most powerful

    Steptoe CHARLESTON – West Virginia Executive magazine's list of The 50 Most Powerful West Virginians is peppered with lawyers.

  • Supreme Court gives Harrison judge four opinions

    CHARLESTON – Anyone who has taken direction from four bosses at once knows how Harrison County Circuit Judge James Matish feels.

  • Firefighters should have applid for workers' comp, Court says

    CHARLESTON – Fifteen Martinsburg firefighters who sued the city because they thought they could not pursue workers' compensation claims found out they should have applied for workers' comp after all.