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Search warrant executed at former Kanawha Co. magistrate’s home

Kyla Asbury Oct. 18, 2017, 1:15pm

CHARLESTON – A search warrant was executed on former Kanawha Magistrate Julie Yeager’s home on Oct. 17.

Supreme Court says judge doesn’t have authority to go above DEP regulator

Kyla Asbury Oct. 16, 2017, 11:33am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has issued an opinion stating that a circuit judge did not have the authority to go above a Department of Environmental Protection regulator who had decided water replacement by a mining operator was not appropriate.

Justices say consumer credit protection statute does not regulate rental fees

Kyla Asbury Oct. 13, 2017, 12:21pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has issued an opinion, ruling that the state’s consumer credit protection statute does not regulate the residential rental fees a landlord may charge pursuant to a residential lease.

Registration open for West Virginia Law Adventure

S. Laney Griffo Oct. 13, 2017, 8:15am

CHARLESTON – Registration for the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia’s 2017-2018 West Virginia Law Adventure is now open for middle and high school students.

Supreme Court says individuals who purchased tax lien on mineral interests owe property taxes

Kyla Asbury Oct. 12, 2017, 12:16pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that individuals who purchased tax liens on mineral rights are required to pay property taxes.

Justices say knee surgeries aren’t part of Worker’s Compensation injury

Kyla Asbury Oct. 11, 2017, 1:45pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that a woman’s knee replacement surgery was not medically related or reasonably required to treat a Workers’ Compensation injury.

Supreme Court agrees with state board on consolidation plan

Kyla Asbury Oct. 10, 2017, 3:17pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has issued an opinion, stating that it agrees with the West Virginia Board of Education in rejecting a plan to consolidate schools in Nicholas County.

Supreme Court to no longer pay dues to legal associations for employees

Kyla Asbury Oct. 10, 2017, 3:15pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has decided it will no longer pay dues to legal associations for its employees beginning in 2018.

Judge Davis's dubious dissent

The West Virginia Record Oct. 10, 2017, 9:50am

You ever listen to what people say – really listen – and find yourself scratching your head, trying to figure out what on earth they were trying to communicate?

Jenkins: $1.4 million federal grant for state's drug courts will help expand services

Glenn Minnis Oct. 9, 2017, 8:02am

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Justice Department has granted a $1.4 million federal grant to West Virginia to aid the state’s drug court system.

Two Cunningham Energy appeals dismissed

Kyla Asbury Oct. 5, 2017, 10:44am

CHARLESTON – Two appeals filed by Cunningham Energy in two separate employment matters have been dismissed.

Supreme Court says claim for disability benefits rightfully closed

Kyla Asbury Oct. 5, 2017, 10:39am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that the Summers County Board of Education rightfully closed a claim for temporary total disability benefits for a kitchen worker who injured her back in 2015.

Justice files dissenting opinion in right-to-work case

Chris Dickerson Oct. 4, 2017, 3:31pm

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Robin Jean Davis has issued a dissenting opinion in the state’s right-to-work case filed by Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

Supreme Court hears appeal in Nicholas County school consolidation case

Kyla Asbury Oct. 3, 2017, 12:32pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals heard arguments on the appeal of the case involving a request to consolidate schools in Nicholas County.

Supreme Court suspends law license of Virginia attorney

Kyla Asbury Sep. 29, 2017, 8:31am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has suspended the law license of a Virginia attorney who also practices in West Virginia.

Man sues Kanawha County, others for wrongful conviction for 1990 Zain case

Kyla Asbury Sep. 22, 2017, 8:25pm

CHARLESTON – A man is suing Kanawha County, as well as county officials and agencies, after he claims he was wrongfully convicted.

State Supreme Court says Huntington man has to pay fines

Kyla Asbury Sep. 22, 2017, 8:22pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has issued a memorandum decision agreeing that a Huntington man must $685 in fines.

Supreme Court says man did not timely file grievance

Kyla Asbury Sep. 22, 2017, 8:15pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has issued a memorandum decision finding that Kanawha Circuit Court did not err in finding that a man did not timely file a grievance with the Pocahontas County Board of Education.

Workman files concurring opinion in right-to-work case

Kyla Asbury Sep. 19, 2017, 2:47pm

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Margaret Workman filed a concurring opinion in the right-to-work case filed by the attorney general.

State Supreme Court vacates pro-union injunction in right to work case

Chris Dickerson Sep. 15, 2017, 2:17pm

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has dissolved a preliminary injunction that favored labor unions regarding West Virginia’s right to work legislation, clearing the way for it to become law.