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High court rules CCC Inc. must comply with original terms of lease-purchase agreement

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 8, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that a company must comply with the sale of its property that it entered into and then refused.

Supreme Court agrees former state employee didn't meet deadline for appealing termination

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 8, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court affirmed a decision by a lower court in an appeal by a former West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources employee who claimed she was wrongfully fired.

Supreme Court reverses decision, says woman's driver's license should be revoked

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 8, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals reversed a decision made by a Boone circuit judge involving the reinstatement of a woman's driver's license.

Supreme Court rules Circuit Court overreached in condemnation of private property for highway project

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 8, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that a Circuit Court exceeded its authority in a case involving private property near a high-traffic road.

Supreme Court upholds action against employee who faced allegations of credit card misuse

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 7, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals sided with an energy company in an appeal initiated by a former employee who was fired after reportedly making unauthorized credit card purchases.

Justice appoints Scudiere and McLaughlin as circuit judges; Raleigh County position remains vacant

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 7, 2019

Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Debra Scudiere of Morgantown as the new circuit judge in Monongalia County and Debra McLaughlin of Berkeley Springs as the new circuit judge in the 23rd Circuit, which includes Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson counties.

Ketchum sentenced to probation, no jail time

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 6, 2019

CHARLESTON — Former state Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum was sentenced today in federal court to three years probation after pleading guilty in August to a federal wire fraud charge.

Loughry's Charleston home up for sale

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 4, 2019

CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry’s Charleston home is for sale. Loughry, who was sentenced last month to 24 months in federal prison, and his family listed the home March 1 for $150,000.

Supreme Court annuls attorney's license for conduct violations

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 4, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals annulled the law license of an attorney it ruled committed multiple violations of the West Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct.

Kanawha magistrate Kim Aaron retires, wants person of color to be her replacement

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 1, 2019

CHARLESTON – Longtime Kanawha County Magistrate Kim Aaron has retired, and has asked that her replacement be a person of color.

Court letter from D.C. consultant says Loughry lacks humility, should accept responsibility

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 28, 2019

CHARLESTON – A Washington, D.C., political consultant says former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry lacks humility and that he should have accepted responsibility for his actions.

A month after commission interviews, three circuit judge spots remain vacant

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 27, 2019

CHARLESTON – Three circuit judge openings remain vacant, and the governor's deadline to fill one of them has passed.

Loughry to appeal federal conviction

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 26, 2019

CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry plans to appeal his federal conviction and sentence. Loughry's attorney John Carr filed a one-sentence Notice of Appeal filed Feb. 26 in federal court.

Loughry's family maintains his innocence in letter published by hometown newspaper

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 26, 2019

PARSONS – The family of former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry maintains he is innocent of the federal charges and state disciplinary findings against him.

Former Justice Benjamin says Bailey & Wyant is a 'good fit for me and for the firm'

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 25, 2019

CHARLESTON – Two years after leaving the state Supreme Court, former Justice Brent Benjamin has joined Bailey & Wyant as an Of Counsel member.

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