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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?”
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.
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.
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.