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Leaders praise Hutchison's Supreme Court appointment

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 13, 2018

CHARLESTON – Members of the state Supreme Court and others are praising the appointment of John Hutchison as the state’s newest justice.

Hutchison appointed to state Supreme Court

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 12, 2018

CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Raleigh Circuit Judge John Hutchison to the state Supreme Court.

Morrisey praises proposed changes to EPA Waters rule

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 12, 2018

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is hailing a proposed change to the EPA’s Waters of the United States rule.

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Trial lawyers find unusual allies in fight against arbitration: Conservative state treasurers

By Daniel Fisher | Dec 11, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Class action lawyers who see arbitration as a mortal threat to their business have found unlikely allies among some of the nation’s most conservative state officials.

Man sues water contamination litigation attorneys for breach of fiduciary duty

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 10, 2018

CHARLESTON — A man is suing three attorneys who worked on the water contamination litigation, claiming the attorneys breached their duty when they settled the litigation.

Vendor at WVU football stadium blames relocation for lost business

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 10, 2018

MORGANTOWN – A concession stand alleges its business suffered when it was relocated next to a competing stand in Milan Puskar Stadium.

Webb wants to serve West Virginia again, this time on state Supreme Court

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 7, 2018

CHARLESTON – In 1873, naturalist and preservationist John Muir famously wrote, “The mountains are calling, and I must go.” Rusty Webb now feels a similar pull. But he might write, “The Mountain State is calling, and I must go.”

Morrisey applauds EPA plan for new coal-fired power plants

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 7, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is praising the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for what he calls its commitment to a “more comprehensive approach” to regulating new coal-fired power plants.

Chiartas withdraws name from Supreme Court vacancy list, endorses Tabit for seat

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 6, 2018

Charleston attorney Gregory Chiartas submitted a letter Dec. 6 to the state Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission withdrawing from the process. And in his letter, he threw his support to Kanawha Circuit Judge Joanna Tabit for the position.

Former, future Supreme Court candidate Smith throws support behind Tabit for new vacancy

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 5, 2018

CHARLESTON – Just a month ago, Charleston attorney Dennise Smith and Kanawha Circuit Judge Joanna Tabit both were fighting to win spots on the state Supreme Court. Now, Smith is throwing her support behind Tabit to temporarily fill another seat on the court.

Supreme Court chaos leaves West Virginia on ATRA's Judicial Hellhole Watch List

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 4, 2018

WASHINGTON – West Virginia is on the Watch List for this year's Judicial Hellholes report because of the yearlong drama that has surrounded the state Supreme Court.

17 apply for state Supreme Court seat

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 4, 2018

CHARLESTON – Seventeen people applied for the vacancy on the West Virginia Supreme Court created by the resignation of convicted former Justice Allen Loughry.

Former WCHS, WVAH meteorologist accuses stations, Sinclair of age discrimination

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 3, 2018

HUNTINGTON – A former WCHS-TV and WVAH-TV meteorologist is suing the stations and their parent company, claiming he was fired because of his age.

Evans to hear case regarding state employees not getting paid properly

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 30, 2018

CHARLESTON – A class-action case regarding the state auditor’s office alleged failure to properly calculate and pay the wages of up to 40,000 p​​​​​ublic employees has been assigned a judge.

Woman says relationship with boss at Amazon resulted in hostile work environment, firing

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 29, 2018

HUNTINGTON – A Kentucky woman claims a sexual relationship with a former supervisor at the Amazon call center in Huntington led to a hostile work environment and her eventual firing.

Supreme Court won't hear petition regarding governor's residency; Delegate might file again

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 28, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has refused to hear a petition regarding whether Gov. Jim Justice follows rules about where he lives.

Justice appoints Olejasz to 1st Circuit post

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 28, 2018

WHEELING – Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Michael J. Olejasz to the 1st Judicial Circuit Court to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge James P. Mazzone.

Tax cuts will save West Virginians money on electricity bills

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 27, 2018

CHARLESTON — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute recently released an analysis that shows West Virginians will save an average of $168 on their electricity bills in the next five years.

Judge holds off decision on dismissal of WVU's China Energy suit

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 26, 2018

MORGANTOWN — After a hearing involving the lawsuit filed by Appalachian Mountain Advocates against West Virginia University over refusing a request for documents under the Freedom of Information Act it requested last November, Monongalia Circuit Judge Russell Clawges Jr. told both parties they had seven days to figure out more specific terms on which they could agree.

State Supreme Court won't rehear case involving impeachment of justices

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 23, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court will not rehear a case in which it blocked the impeachment trials of four current and former state Supreme Court justices.

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