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West Virginia Supreme Court News

Judicial Investigation Commission charges former magistrate with embezzlement

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Judicial Investigation Commission had charged former Kanawha Magistrate Julie Yeager with embezzlement after it determined that she violated the Code of Judicial Conduct.

The state Supreme Court needs a written policy about its furniture

A policy should be established and published so that the justices – and the citizens they work for – will know what it is.

Supreme Court sends lawsuit back to lower court regarding shareholders who were double-taxed

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has issued an opinion in an appeal regarding double taxation of shareholders during the sale of a company that occurred 17 years ago.

Supreme Court says lieutenant should be afforded pre-disciplinary hearing

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has issued an opinion saying that a lieutenant with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department should have been awarded a pre-disciplinary hearing before his employment was terminated.

Counsel: Court has no written policy on furniture for justices' home offices

CHARLESTON – There is no state Supreme Court policy to provide Justices with court-owned furniture and equipment for use in their home offices.

West Virginia citizens deserve whole Supreme Court story

CHARLESTON – Many have heard or read about the renovations at the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. News media have boiled this down to a “he said/he said” situation, but that ignores the clear and critical facts.

Supreme Court says lower court wrongfully dismissed lawsuit against DHHR

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued a memorandum decision in which it ruled that Monongalia Circuit Court wrongfully dismissed a lawsuit against the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources that was time-barred.

State Supreme Court sends gas lease suit to arbitration

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that a lawsuit regarding an oil and gas lease issue needed to be sent to arbitration.

Our state Supreme Court justices hold us in contempt

State Senate President Mitch Carmichael's call for a constitutional amendment to give the Legislature authority over the state Supreme Court's budget is gaining support daily as details emerge regarding its extravagant expenditures.

West Virginia again finds itself on Judicial Hellhole watch list

WASHINGTON – For a second consecutive year, West Virginia finds itself on the Watch List of the American Tort Reform Association’s annual Judicial Hellhole report.

Supreme Court says sanitary board, city council complied with statutory notice requirements

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has issued a memorandum decision, ruling that the Huntington Sanitary Board and the Huntington City Council complied with statutory notice requirements before seeking a rate increase last year.

Supreme Court chairs, clocks, couches, desks, rugs under scrutiny

CHARLESTON – Purchases and use of furnishings by West Virginia Supreme Court justices have come into the spotlight after an investigation into renovations at the court offices.

Loughry has couch removed from his home

CHARLESTON – In the wake of a Charleston newspaper column referencing it, state Supreme Court employees removed a leather couch from Chief Justice Allen Loughry’s home.

Retired Marion Circuit Judge Fox dies at 79

CHARLESTON – Retired Mar​​​​​ion County Circuit Judge Fred L. Fox II has died. He was 79.

Slick Mr. H got a free defense with fringe benefits

Having a sexual relationship with a client can cloud an attorney's judgment, making the presentation of a rational, dispassionate argument in that client's behalf all but impossible. Plus, it puts undue pressure on the client to acquiesce to one's advances, bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase, “How would like to pay for that, cash or credit?”

Supreme Court says former lab director’s free speech wasn’t violated

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued a memorandum decision last week ruling that the former director of the West Virginia State Police forensic laboratory’s free speech was not violated three years ago.

Supreme Court says State Lottery didn’t waive rights to sovereign and qualified immunity

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals said that the West Virginia State Lottery did not waive its rights to sovereign and qualified immunity.

Justices say former police officer’s injury is non-compensable

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that a former Beckley police officer’s injury was non-compensable and not resulting from his employment.

Justices say miner was fully compensated for injury

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has issued a decision, ruling that a shuttle car operator who was injured during the course of his employment was fully compensated with a 5 percent permanent partial disability award.

Supreme Court says assessor’s denial of property tax exemption was proper

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that the Hampshire County Assessor’s denial of an ad valorem property tax exemption was proper, as Global Capital of World Peace’s property was not being used for charitable purposes within the meaning of West Virginia code.