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.
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.
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.
CHARLESTON – Longtime Kanawha County Magistrate Kim Aaron has retired, and has asked that her replacement be a person of color.
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.
CHARLESTON – Three circuit judge openings remain vacant, and the governor's deadline to fill one of them has passed.
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.
CHARLESTON – Two years after leaving the state Supreme Court, former Justice Brent Benjamin has joined Bailey & Wyant as an Of Counsel member.
CHARLESTON – The state Judicial Hearing Board agrees with the Judicial Investigation Commission’s recommendation regarding former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry. The board issued its order Feb. 22, just two days after Loughry appeared before the board in a courtroom at the Wayne County Courthouse.
CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum’s federal sentencing has been rescheduled for March 6.
CHARLESTON – A bill that would create an intermediate court of appeals is headed to the House of Delegates after barely passing the state Senate. Senate Bill 266 passed the Senate on a 17-16 vote Feb. 18. It was sent to the House of Delegates and referred to the Judiciary Committee.
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that a lower court rightfully denied a motion for consolidation in a case involving two siblings, their uncle and property.
The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals agreed with Kanawha Circuit Court that a woman's handwritten will is invalid and ordered her estate to be probated as if she died intestate.
WAYNE – Former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry has agreed to disbarment and to never seek public office in West Virginia again.
CHARLESTON – Former state Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum’s attorney says his client only should be placed on probation or fined on a federal wire fraud charge.
CHARLESTON – The former state Supreme Court administrator who was fired days after former Justice Allen Loughry became chief justice says he thinks justice has been served.