CHARLESTON – One West Virginia federal judge plans to continue to hear civil cases involving the federal government despite the government shutdown.
BECKLEY — District Judge Irene C. Berger ordered Giv. Jim Justice to release financial information for Justice Energy that was requested by federal prosecutors in a case involving Justice Energy's failure to repay court-imposed sanctions.
CHARLESTON — Two lawsuits were filed against Charleston Developer John Wellford this morning accusing him of accepting millions of dollars in rent money from Ticketmaster and failing to provide the money to two government agencies.
CHARLESTON – The last two of 12 wrongful termination cases against West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner have settled. The cases of former SOS investigators Thomas Ranson and Jeff Shriner each were settled Dec. 13 for $50,000. With the 10 previous settlements, that brings the total to more than $3.2 million.
MORGANTOWN — Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Richard A. Robinson recently delivered the 2018 Ihlenfeld Lecture at West Virginia University College of Law.
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 public employees has been assigned a judge.
CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has refused to hear a petition regarding whether Gov. Jim Justice follows rules about where he lives.
MORGANTOWN — The Center for Consumer Law & Education will host its launch event Wednesday at the West Virginia University College of Law.
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.
CHARLESTON — Americans for Prosperity-West Virginia (AFP-WV) is seeking to bring government together as part of its latest campaign to encourage lawmakers, business leaders and others to work together to solve society's problems.
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.
CHARLESTON – The state Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is now receiving applications for the vacancy on the state Supreme Court. It also is accepting applications for a circuit judge position in the state's 19th Judicial Circuit covering Barbour and Taylor counties. This new position was created by the state Legislature.
CHARLESTON – West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner wants a “comprehensive review” of operating procedures for the state’s Board of Risk & Insurance Management.
CHARLESTON — Kanawha Circuit Judge Tod J. Kaufman recently participated in a presidential scholar-in-resident program at Robert Morris University in Moon, Pennsylvania.
CHARLESTON – Federal prosecutors paint former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry as “vindictive and vengeful,” “not credible,” retaliatory and one who “would not hesitate to flex his power and authority to get what he wanted.”
BECKLEY – The Department of Justice is asking a federal court to maintain the conviction of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship.
CHARLESTON — A lawsuit was filed against West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner last week alleging violations of free speech.
CHARLESTON – A new impeachment article against convicted and suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry will go before lawmakers next week.