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Ignoring federal shutdown, Goodwin says he'll hear civil cases involving government

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 3, 2019

CHARLESTON – One West Virginia federal judge plans to continue to hear civil cases involving the federal government despite the government shutdown.

Judge orders Justice to release finances for failure to pay sanctions

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 3, 2019

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.

Agencies sue developer for failure to pay back loan

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 28, 2018

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.

Last of SOS wrongful termination cases settled; plaintiffs attorney says Warner deflecting blame

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 14, 2018

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.

WVU professor reflects on lecture by Connecticut Supreme Court justice

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 4, 2018

MORGANTOWN — Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Richard A. Robinson recently delivered the 2018 Ihlenfeld Lecture at West Virginia University College of Law.

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.

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.

WVU, Marshall partner to launch Center for Consumer Law & Education

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 27, 2018

MORGANTOWN — The Center for Consumer Law & Education will host its launch event Wednesday at the West Virginia University College of Law.

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.

Americans for Prosperity-West Virginia initiative includes Mooney

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 24, 2018

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.

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.

JVAC taking applications for vacant state Supreme Court seat, new circuit judge spot

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 20, 2018

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.

Warner wants Legislature to review BRIM operations after $3M in lawsuit settlements

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 20, 2018

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner wants a “comprehensive review” of operating procedures for the state’s Board of Risk & Insurance Management.

Kaufman scholar-in-residence at Robert Morris University

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 20, 2018

CHARLESTON — Kanawha Circuit Judge Tod J. Kaufman recently participated in a presidential scholar-in-resident program at Robert Morris University in Moon, Pennsylvania.

Prosecutors call Loughry 'vindictive and vengeful' in response to motion for new trial

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 19, 2018

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.”

Blankenship critical after DOJ says federal conviction should not be vacated

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 19, 2018

BECKLEY – The Department of Justice is asking a federal court to maintain the conviction of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship.

Vote No Coalition files suit against Warner for free speech violations

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 12, 2018

CHARLESTON — A lawsuit was filed against West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner last week alleging violations of free speech.

Loughry resigns from Supreme Court

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 10, 2018

CHARLESTON – Allen Loughry has resigned from the West Virginia Supreme Court. Gov. Jim Justice announced Nov. 10 he had received Loughry's resignation letter.

Legislature will hear new impeachment article against Loughry next week

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 9, 2018

CHARLESTON​​​​ – A new impeachment article against convicted and suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry will go before lawmakers next week.

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