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Justices say methods used to determine coal property values don't violate state Constitution

By Kyla Asbury | May 2, 2019

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals recently ruled that the methods used under sate code to determine the value of coal properties does not violate the state Constitution.

State has paid Workman nearly $750,000 to lease PEGB offices for 10 years

By Chris Dickerson | May 1, 2019

CHARLESTON – For more than three years, the state Public Employee Grievance Board has paid $7,500 per month to state Supreme Court Justice Margaret Workman to rent its current headquarters near the state Capitol.

AFL-CIO 'not surprised' by Morrisey appeal of ruling on right-to-work law

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 25, 2019

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals is expected to hear arguments in the fall regarding the state's right-to-work law after Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed a notice of appeal last month with the court.

Supreme Court says Logan County deputy violated man's rights by removing him from home

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 24, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that Logan Circuit Court did not err when it denied a man's post-trial motions for judgment asking for a new trial.

Supreme Court weighs validity of deferred adjudication for individual's 2nd DUI charge

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 23, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has sided with the Morgan Circuit Court on a case involving a writ of prohibition filed by the state after a man requested deferred adjudication in a driving under the influence offense.

Supreme Court says appeals against Shepherdstown lack merit

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 8, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that two appeals in a case against the city of Shepherdstown lacked merit.

UPDATE: Loughry reports to prison in South Carolina

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 5, 2019

CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry has reported to a federal prison in South Carolina.

Supreme Court reverses lower court decision, says former police chief rightfully fired

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 2, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that former Belle police chief Darrick Cox was rightfully terminated from his position after an investigation.

Justices vacate ruling exempting Berkeley County property from Martinsburg zoning laws

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 30, 2019

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals recently vacated a Berkeley County Circuit Court ruling regarding a dispute over zoning jurisdiction between the City of Martinsburg and the Berkeley County Council.

Supreme Court partially reverses decision in gun range nuisance lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 30, 2019

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals recently said the Berkeley County Circuit Court rightfully dismissed a couple's nuisance claim against a gun range for injunctive relief but the couple could still pursue a nuisance claim for monetary damages.

State Supreme Court issues stay in controversial case about state's right-to-work law

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 29, 2019

CHARLESTON — The state Supreme Court has issued a stay in a 2016 right-to-work case. The stay, granted March 29, will keep a recent ruling by Kanawha Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey from becoming law for now.

Loughry questions if evidence was sufficient in 4th Circuit appeal, hires former state Solicitor General

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 28, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. – Former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry’s appeal questions whether there was sufficient evidence to support his February conviction on 10 federal counts of wire fraud, mail fraud and lying to federal agents.

Supreme Court allows excessive force lawsuit to continue

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 27, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that an excessive force lawsuit can continue in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Supreme Court upholds valuation of Mercer Mall in $9 million dispute with property owner

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 27, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that an assessment performed by the Mercer County Assessor's Office was fair and equitable.

Supreme Court says DHHR has qualified immunity in child custody case

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 27, 2019

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals recently ruled the state's Department of Health and Human Resources is entitled to qualified immunity in a case involving the guardianship of a minor.

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