West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals News
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.
Joseph Albright CHARLESTON – Two West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Justices think the other three treated Paul White Chevrolet of South Charleston too gently.
CHARLESTON – In three clashes between circuit judges and state government, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals found the state wrong in one, the judge wrong in another, and both the state and the judge wrong in the third.
CHARLESTON - When Paul White Chevrolet repossession man Donald Weekley showed up where Gloria Banks worked, she understood she would have to scrounge a car payment on the spot.
BECKLEY – Flood victims won a jury verdict after a seven-week trial, but it will take another trial to identify the victims and decide who owes them what.
CHARLESTON – Managers of a South Charleston stamping plant discriminated against black workers, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled.
CHARLESTON – In an error with sorrowful consequences, Putnam County Circuit Judge N. Edward Eagloski destroyed the dream of a dying man.
Stuart Calwell BECKLEY – Attorney Stuart Calwell of Charleston tried to flirt with jurors at a trial about a flood in 2001, but he only aggravated the judge and bored the jury.
As it observes "The Year of the Child," the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has closed gaps in services for children with cases before the Family Courts and Circuit Circuits.
CHARLESTON – If one lawyer gives another a break on a deadline, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled, courtesy requires a break in return.
CHARLESTON – Grubb Law Group will collect $143,026.66 for representing clients who won less than a twentieth of that amount at trial.
CHARLESTON – Ralph Haines made millions as West Virginia's top probate lawyer, but he blew his own will.
CHARLESTON - A South Charleston woman is claiming Union Carbide breached a settlement agreement when it offered her only $5,000 instead of the $170,000 amount upon which the two had previously agreed.
Justice Joseph Albright CHARLESTON – Judges should not push parties at trial to settle disputes, but when Christine McConaha hauled her brothers and sisters before Kanawha County Circuit Judge James Stucky, the judge chose to take charge and make peace.
MORGANTOWN -- Thomas "Thom" Boggs is no stranger to rough seas.
CHARLESTON – Harrison County Circuit Judge James Matish found a simple way to calculate attorney's fees in a civil rights case, but his simplicity did not satisfy the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.
CHARLESTON - A survey of West Virginian jurors shows that the people who routinely render crucial courtroom decisions, as a whole closely reflect the state's demographics.