Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia Decisions 2017

Opinions 1 - 500 of 993

John S. Boosinger v. Precision Castparts Corp. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1090
April Lesher v. Beaver Family Clinic (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0033
Arch Coal v. Jimmie Lemon (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0152
Kelley White v. Dent Construction (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0498
Ronnie Lucas v. Patriot Coal Corp. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0517
Murray American Energy v. Howard Steffik (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0533
Daniel Lee Tenney v. Weatherford International (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0543
Bonnie S. Rhodes v. Reynolds Memorial Hospital (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0544
Bobby R. Steele v. KC Transport (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0545
Robert Wells Kroger Limited Partnership I (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0553
Dana Davis v. Mondi Bags USA (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0554
Penny Jonas v. W. Va. United Health System (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0595
United Parcel Service v. Greg Barker (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0604
Murray American Energy v. Stephen J. Gorshe (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0605
Mastec, Inc. v. Mark Skinner (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0619
Thomas Gwinn, Jr. v. Wincherster Mine (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0625
Vedco Holdings, Inc. v. Jeffrey W. Hundley (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0018
Mark A. Hinson v. Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0787
Teresa Mines v. ABB Process Analytics, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0807
Vedco Holdings, Inc. v. Jeffrey W. Hundley (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0018
Claude Blackwell v. AH Services (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0371
In Re: D.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0499
In Re: S.S.-1, S.S.-2, and C.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0609
In Re: D.H., D.R., and A.R. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0627
In Re: P.F., C.F., L.F., and J.F.-1 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0651
In Re: S.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0659
In Re: A.W.-1 and A.W.-2 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0685
In Re: J.E. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0686
In Re: X.M. and Y.M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0703
In Re: C.W., R.W., N.W., and H.W. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0710
In Re: P.A., D.A., and E.A. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 1, 2017
Docket Numbers: 17-0715, 17-0735
In Re: C.W., R.W., N.W., and F.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0718
In Re: S.S. and R.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0815
In Re: D.M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0947
Kevin C. v. David Ballard, Warden (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1029
State of West Virginia v. Charles Gary Adams, Jr. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1038
Yong Lee v. Blue Sky Realty, LLC (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1107
C.B. v. B.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1150
Soraya McClung v. W. Va. State Police Dept. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1157
State of West Virginia v. Rodney C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1184
State of West Virginia v. Johnnie Franklin Wills (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1199
M.B. v. J.C.H. and J.L.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0028
L.S. v. O.F. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0069
Paula E. Gray v. Ecolab(Martinsburg) (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0091
Larry Dennis v. Murray American Energy (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0118
Leigh A. Ball v. Charleston Area Medical Center (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0189
Catherine E. Sprinkle v. Quad/Graphics, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0217
Daniel T. Savino v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0234
Michael McGee v. Hendershot Plumbing (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0235
Jimmy Williams v. XMV, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0244
Kenneth D. Bowles v. New WV Mining, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0245
Asplundh Tree Expert Co. v. Eric Clemens (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0264
Deborah Harris v. Encore Management Co. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0278
In Re: P.K.-1 and P.K.-2 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0294
In Re: C.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0333
Gary M. Cullum v. Huntington Alloys Corp. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0347
Brand Services v. Rodney Travis (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0359
Michael Winebrimmer v. Pinnacle Group, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0372
Kimberly Backus v. Starbucks Corp. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0373
Murray American Energy Inc. v. Ronald Phillips (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0374
Murray American Energy Inc. v. Kevin Spry (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0375
Quince Friel v. Snowshoe Mountain, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0381
Wilma L. Soto v. Welch Emergency Hospital (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0382
Robert W. Smith v. West Virginai University (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0404
Richard W. Crouse v. JKM Enterprises, Inc., LWF (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0450
In Re: S.S.-1, A.S., S.S.-2 and G.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0460
In Re: C.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0470
Henry J. Coen v. Litman Excavating, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0477
In Re: J.K., K.K. and K.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0483
In Re: M.M.-1, B.M. and A.D. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0484
Denise Virden v. Homer Laughlin China Co. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0489
ERP Compliant Fuels, LLC v. Amanda J. Mott (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0497
In Re: Z.H. and B.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0501
In Re: C.B., M.B., J.B. and B.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0505
In Re: R.C., T.C., E.C. and X.C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0510
In Re: R.C., T.C., E.C. and X.C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0511
In Re: T.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0514
In Re: B.H., K.B., T.H. and R.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0515
In Re: J.J. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0523
In Re: B.S. and A.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0530
In Re: A.N.-2 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0534
In Re: J.K., C.K. and N.K. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0542
In Re: M.H.-1 and C.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0547
In Re: T.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0548
In Re: K.L. and A.L. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0561
In Re: M.B. and R.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0562
In Re: T.N.-1, T.N.-2, T.N.-3, K.N., and H.N. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0565
In Re: D.M., W.P., and M.P. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0567
In Re: K.M.-1 and K.M.-3 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0569
In Re: J.L., T.Y., and G.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0570
In Re: T.P. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0574
In Re: J.W. and A.W. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0575
In Re: K.M.-2 and K.M.-3 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0577
In Re: C.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0578
In Re: J.K., K.K., B.H., and K.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0580
In Re: M.H.-1 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0585
In Re: T.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0599
In Re: G.P. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0600
In Re: J.G.-1, J.G.-2 and K.G. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0608
In Re: C.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0613
In Re: A.P. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0617
In Re: L.C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0639
In Re: P.C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0647
In Re: E.M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0649
In Re: J.N.-1 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0650
In Re: M.D. and S.D. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0665
In Re: N.C., L.C., J.C., and A.C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0683
In Re: R.D. and J.D. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0688
In Re: L.L.-1, L.L.-2, and L.L.-3 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0693
In Re: G.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0697
James Wilkerson v. David Ballard, Warden (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0689
William J. Harrison v. David Ballard, Warden (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0165
Town of Pratt v. Charles Lusher (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0528
James Wilkerson v. David Ballard, Warden (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0689
State of West Virginia v. Todd Booth (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0692
State of West Virginia v. D.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0693
Mark C. Busack v. West Rentals, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0718
State of West Virginia v. Michael Lee Taylor (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0754
Dennis K. v. David Ballard, Warden (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0857
Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Sarah Campbell (Separate)
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1036
Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Sarah Campbell (Signed Opinion)
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1036
Larry Helms v. Joseph N. Carpenter, Sheriff (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1070
Ronald C. v. Ralph Terry, Acting Warden (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1190
Harry W. Jr. v. John T. Murphy, Warden (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1222
Richard Gravely v. Sharon L. Mullins (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0298
State ex rel. DeCourcy v. Honorable Jennifer P. Dent (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0572

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Garland DeCourcy’s petition for writ of prohibition seeking to prohibit the circuit court from proceeding in this action brought by William Williams to recover a computer, telephone system, and k...

Texas Eastern Transmission v. W. Va. Department of Environmental Protection (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-0827, 16-0877

Justia Opinion Summary: In these consolidated appeals requiring the Supreme Court to interpret various provisions of the West Virginia Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Rule (WVSCMRR), W.Va. CSR 38-2-1, the Supreme Court affirmed in part and...

State of West Virginia v. Mark A. Kilmer (Separate)
Date: November 14, 2017
Docket Number: 15-0859
State v. Kilmer (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 14, 2017
Docket Number: 15-0859

Justia Opinion Summary: The felony offense of driving on a license revoked for driving under the influence (DUI) does not involve actual or threatened violence. Defendant was sentenced to life imprisonment under the recidivist statute based up...

Blue Ridge Bank, Inc. v. City of Fairmont (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1006

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether the City of Fairmont, which entered into a lease purchase agreement for equipment with Comvest, Ltd., may assert claims and defenses against Blue Ridge Bank - to whom Comvest assigned its interest in...

W. Va. Department of Transportation, Division of Highways v. CDS Family Trust, LLC (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1163

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was the admissibility of expert testimony valuing wetland property for the purpose of just compensation in a condemnation proceeding where the highest and best use of the wetlands was determined to be the develo...

Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital Corp. v. Nguyen (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0834

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court denying Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital Corporation’s (Hospital) motion to dismiss Dr. Tuan Nguyen’s (Physician) claims alleging that the Hospital discriminated an...

West Virginia Lottery, et al. v. A-1 Amusement, Inc., et al. (Separate)
Date: November 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1047
West Virginia Lottery v. A-1 Amusement, Inc. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1047

Justia Opinion Summary: In this dispute between the West Virginia State Lottery, the Lottery Commission, the Lottery Director (collectively, the State Lottery) and certain entities issued permits to operate limited video lottery game terminals...

Kay v. McGuireWoods, LLP (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 15-0606

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners, former shareholders of Kay Company and Kay Co., LLC, appealed orders entered by the circuit court in which summary judgment was granted to Respondent, Petitioners’ former legal counsel, in connection with cl...

Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Alfred Joseph Munoz (Separate)
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0645
Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Alfred Joseph Munoz (Signed Opinion)
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0645
Robert Matheny, Sheriff v. Lieutenant Gregory Scolapio (Separate)
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0840
Matheny v. Scolapio (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0840

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court granting mandamus relief to Lieutenant Gregory Scolapio and finding that Scolapio was entitled to a hearing before the Harrison County Civil Service Commission fo...

Cabot Oil & Gas and Cranberry Pipeline v. Beaver Coal Co. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-0904, 16-0905
Terry v. Ward (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1007

Justia Opinion Summary: The circuit court erred in vacating Respondent’s conviction for felony murder and granting him a new trial based upon newly discovered evidence in the form of serology test results on a $20 bill, a $5 bill, and a $1 bill...

In re Guardianship of A.C. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0672

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the circuit court awarding guardianship of A.C., a twelve-year-old girl, to A.C.’s grandmother, A.H. Petitioner, A.C., through her guardian ad litem, objected to the guardianshi...

State ex rel. State v. Honorable David J. Sims (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0156

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted the State’s petition for writ of prohibition seeking to prevent enforcement of the circuit court’s order suspending Demetrius Moore’s sentence, holding that the circuit court improperly applied...

State ex rel. Raven Crest Contracting, LLC v. Honorable William S. Thompson (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0620

Justia Opinion Summary: The circuit court did not err in refusing to dismiss a former employee’s failure to rehire claim, filed only nine months after the alleged failure to rehire, because the claim was not barred by the relevant statute of li...

State of West Virginia v. Brian Daniel Hayslett (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 7, 2017
Docket Number: 15-0933
SWN Production Co. v. Long (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1131

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the circuit court’s order invaliding the arbitration provision at issue in this case involving an oil and gas lease and remanded with directions that the case be dismissed and referred to arbit...

In Re: L.H. and In Re: I.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 7, 2017
Docket Numbers: 17-0102, 17-0103
Danyel K. Habig v. Eagle Natrium, LLC (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0151
James R. Orren v. Magnum Coal Co. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0158
Joe Whitman v. VFP Fire Systems (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0163
Tim Hollington v. B E Aerospace, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0164
Robert Wells v. Kroger Limited Partnership I (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0188
Jeremy Young v. City of Beckley (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0291
Joan Phillips v. Wilbur Thaxton II, et al. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0935
State of West Virginia v. Letcher M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0941
State of West Virginia v. Martin R. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0982
Trayvon Strange v. David Ballard, Warden (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1137
Doris E. Young, Administratrix v. Gary Douglas Young (Separate)
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-0603, 16-0955
Young v. Young (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-0603, 16-0955

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the circuit court’s summary judgment determination that an option agreement was supported by consideration and that the option price of $50,000 would be used in calculating the decedent’s wife’...

Stjepan Sostaric v. Sally Marshall (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0685
State v. Henson (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-0914, 16-0888, 16-0850

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was whether double jeopardy principles were violated by Petitioners’ respective convictions for three counts of robbery in the first degree. Petitioners, three defendants, were tried together before...

In Re: R.Y. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1125
In re Interest of Z.D. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0123

Justia Opinion Summary: A parent who had court-appointed counsel in an abuse and neglect proceeding was not entitled to representation by court-appointed counsel once the abuse and neglect proceeding was dismissed and further action was brought...

Pratt & Whitney Engine Services v. Steager (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0903

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court concluding that a large inventory of jet engine repair parts were not exempt from ad valorem property taxation. Petitioner maintained a vast inventory of jet en...

M.M. v. Pfizer, Inc. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0927

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, by and through her mother and next friend, was one of nineteen minor plaintiffs who alleged that they sustained birth defects as a result of their mothers’ use of the prescription medication Zoloft. The Mass...

Jerry S. Straub v. Pat S. Reed, Commissioner, W. Va. DMV (Separate)
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0996
Straub v. Reed (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0996

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court upholding the decision of the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) affirming the order of the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) revoking Petitione...

State of West Virginia v. Orville M. Hutton (Separate)
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1069
State v. Hutton (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1069

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court denying Petitioner relief in his petition for a writ of error coram nobis and remanded the case for further proceedings. Petitioner entered a Kennedy plea of gui...

Pyles v. Mason County Fair, Inc. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0300

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court answered three certified questions regarding the applicability of the West Virginia Governmental Tort Claims and Insurance Reform Act to claims made by an individual injured while attending the Mason Co...

State ex rel. Fairmont State University Board of Governors v. Honorable Patrick N. Wilson (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0630

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court issued a writ of prohibition requested by the Fairmont State University Board of Governors (Fairmont State) prohibiting the circuit court from hearing a lawsuit against it and the West Virginia Higher E...

IPacesetters, LLC v. Douglas (Signed Opinion)  
Date: October 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0844

Justia Opinion Summary: In this ancillary statutory proceeding in aid of collection on a judgment, the Supreme Court affirmed the ruling of the circuit court awarding summary judgment in favor of Respondents. Respondents were previously awarded...

State of West Virginia v. John Michael Howell (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0541
State of West Virginia v. S.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0663
Fruth v. Powers (Signed Opinion)  
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0797

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the circuit court upholding the finding of just cause for Petitioner’s discharge made by the Mason County Civil Service Commission for Deputy Sheriffs. Petitioner was discharg...

State of West Virginia v. Tyler Ferrebee (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0984
State of West Virginia v. Larry M. DeFrietas (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0990
Shawn P. Durbin v. Dana L. Durbin (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1004
State of West Virginia v. William B. Pierce Jr. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1034
Glenville Ratliff v. R.T. Rogers Oil Company (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1048
Tracy Banh v. David Doan (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1049
State of West Virginia v. Steven Don Barker (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1074
Ray P. v. David Ballard, Warden (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1094
State of West Virginia v. Scott Butler (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1105
State of West Virginia v. Anthony Slater (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1129
State of West Virginia v. Steven W. Funt (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1169
Ronald W. Holcomb v. David Ballard, Warden (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1176
State of West Virginia v. Jonathan Means (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0029
In Re: A.L. and F.R. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0284
In Re: A.A. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0315
In Re: T.D. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0316
In Re: S.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0330
In Re: J.S. and K.C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Numbers: 17-0331, 17-0340
In Re: B.P. and O.P. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0334
In Re: N.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0335
In Re: C.V. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0346
In Re: P.R. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0348
In Re: J.C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0362
In Re: J.N., R.N.-1, and K.N. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0367
In Re: M.A., A.A.-1, and A.A.-2 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0377
In Re: I.G. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0378
In Re: C.C. and H.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0385
In Re: A.H. and D.M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0386
In Re: E.K. and I.K. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0388
In Re: K.C., K.B.-1, K.B.-2, B.B. and T.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0390
In Re: M.A., A.A.-1, and A.A.-2 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0394
In Re: K.B., A.B., and E.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0422
In Re: J.G. and A.G. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0438
In Re: G.P., J.P., and W.P. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0440
In Re: G.C. and D.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0442
In Re: P.F., C.F.-1, L.F., and J.F. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0474
In Re: A.G. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0475
In Re: T.T., M.O., and E.C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0479
In Re: A.M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0480
In Re: J.P.-1 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0482
In Re: B.P.-1, B.P.-2., and E.P. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0495
In Re: J.W. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0507
In Re: G.B. and K.B.-1 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0508
In Re: B.W. and G.W. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0536
In Re: K.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0551
In Re: S.S. and R.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0552
State of West Virginia v. E.K. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0430
Donna Hamilton v. Jaiyoung Ryu, M.D. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0856
State of West Virginia v. Jeremy Allen Marcum (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0873
Dennis Corporation v. CPB, LLC (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0928
Jeremy Lyle Shultz v. David Ballard, Warden (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0934
State of West Virginia v. Clyde Richey (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0956
C.D. v. Grant County Board of Education (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1035
Rebecca Martin v. Covestro LLC and Randy Hively (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1099
First Mercury Insurance Co., Inc. v. Russell (Signed Opinion)  
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0596

Justia Opinion Summary: The commercial general liability policy at issue in this case is internally inconsistent and therefore ambiguous, and therefore, the policy is interpreted in favor of the insured. An employer’s commercial general liabil...

Gastar Exploration Inc. v. Rine (Signed Opinion)  
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0962

Justia Opinion Summary: The 1977 deed at issue in this case was ambiguous and of such doubtful meaning that reasonable minds disagreed as to the deed’s intent, and therefore, the circuit court erred in finding the deed was clear and in finding...

State ex rel. Harvey v. Honorable John C. Yoder (Signed Opinion)  
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0419

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted in part and denied in part a petition for a writ of prohibition filed by the State seeking to have the court prohibit enforcement of an order of the circuit court that allowed Respondent to test...

State ex rel. State v. Honorable Ronald E. Wilson (Signed Opinion)  
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0449

Justia Opinion Summary: The circuit court exceeded its jurisdiction in sua sponte dismissing the indictment charging Respondent with the felony offense of threatening to commit a terrorist act. A Brooke County grand jury returned a single cou...

Michelle Nicole Evans v. Daniel North, et al. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0288
Kourt Security Partners, LLC v. Judy's Locksmiths, Inc. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: October 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0553

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the circuit court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Respondents in this action in which Respondents added Petitioner as a defendant. Respondents settled a lawsuit against certain compani...

State of West Virginia v. James Crabtree (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0791
State of West Virginia v. James F. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0970
Hartzel Ray Foster v. David Ballard, Warden (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1000
Jonathan Lind v. David Ballar, Warden (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1033
Christopher Palmer v. Marvin Plumley, Warden (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1076
Reed v. Zipf (Signed Opinion)  
Date: October 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0132

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the circuit court upholding the order of the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) rescinding George Zipf’s driver’s license revocation. Zipf was arrested at a sobriety checkp...

State ex rel. Morrisey v. Copper Beech Townhome Communities Twenty-Six, LLC (Signed Opinion)  
Date: October 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0228

Justia Opinion Summary: West Virginia’s consumer credit protection statute does not regulate the residential rental fees a landlord may charge a tenant pursuant to a lease for residential real property. The Attorney General filed a civil actio...

Ancient Energy, Ltd. v. Ferguson (Signed Opinion)  
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0373

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the final order of the circuit court granting summary judgment to the sheriff and treasurer of Barbour County and the assessor of Barbour County (collectively, Respondents) and finding that Pet...

Bayer Cropscience, LP v. Steven Davis (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0865
Stephanie Chapman v. Penn National Gaming, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1071
Lisa A. Pecjak v. Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1072
Charles N. Hare v. Murray American Energy, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1152
Thomas Bandy v. Murray American Energy, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1165
Augustine Cortez v. Lowe's Home Centers (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1186
Gene Fowler Jr. v. Brand Services, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1188
Greg Ashley v. Cornerstone Interiors, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1194
David Pipkin v. Buchanan Pump & Supply Co. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1197
Fortner Logging v. Miranda Wykle, Widow (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0049
Johnny L. Parsons v. Alford Home Solutions (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0050
Security Networks v. David R. Barker (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0054
URS Energy and Construction v. Jody McCartney (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0063
Gary D. Fridley v. Alpha Natural Resources (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0064
Travis D. Hicks v. Alpha Contracting, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0159
Terry R. Hager v. Sears Roebuck and Company (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0160
Consol of Kentucky v. Amos Brewer (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0162
Sandy Fisher v. Freedom Bancshares (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0242
State ex rel. State Auto Property Insurance Cos. v. Honorable James C. Stucky (Signed Opinion)  
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0257

Justia Opinion Summary: In this dispute concerning a liability insurance policy, the Supreme Court granted relief in prohibition to State Auto Property Insurance Companies, holding that State Auto was entitled to a dismissal of CMD Plus, Inc.’s...

West Virginia Board of Education v. Board of Education of the County of Nicholas (Signed Opinion)  
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0767

Justia Opinion Summary: The circuit court erred in granting a writ of mandamus in favor of the Nicholas County Board of Education (Board) requiring the West Virginia Board of Education and the State Superintendent of Schools (collectively, the...

Bluestem Brands, Inc. v. Shade (Signed Opinion)  
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0793

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the circuit court’s order denying Bluestem Brands, Inc.’s motion to compel arbitration brought by Respondent. Bluestem, a retailer of consumer goods, partnered with various bands to offer credi...

State ex rel. State v. Honorable David J. Sims (Signed Opinion)  
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Numbers: 17-0214, 17-0275

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted two petitions for writs of prohibition, one sought by the State to prohibit enforcement of an order of the circuit court that reduced the criminal sentence of James Wilkerson, the other sought b...

State ex rel. ERP Environmental Fund v. Honorable Warren D. McGraw (Signed Opinion)  
Date: October 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0148

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a writ of prohibition requested by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in connection with an order of the circuit court compelling the DEP to direct Eastern Associated...

State of West Virginia v. Larry Gale Owens (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0268
Kevin Hanson v. Larry Keeling, Jr. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0799
State of West Virginia v. Jason Devon Saunders (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0893
State of West Virginia v. Jeri L. Galloway (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0933
State of West Virginia v. Adrian Lance Morris (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1041
Marianne J. Blessing v. Aaron M. Blessing (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1053
In Re: Involuntary Hospitalization of S.C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1149
In Re: C.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0144
In Re: R.W. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0260
In Re: A.P. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0296
In Re: A.B. and L.C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0297
In Re: B.W. and R.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0303
In Re: K.J. and L.J. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0329
In Re: J.S., T.S., W.S. and C.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0332
In Re: C.T. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0389
In Re: K.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0417
In Re: Z.N., D.N., and A.P. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0421
Angela B. Crites v. Armstrong Hardwood Flooring (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1116
Keith D. Gibson v. Aracoma Coal Co. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1117
Robert L. Wells v. Kroger Limited Partnership I (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1145
Vicki Gunter v. Summers County Board of Education (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1146
Robert L. Wells v. Kroger Limited Partnership I (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1216
Mechel Bluestone, Inc. v. Carl E. Nuckolls (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0019
Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. David A. Downes (Signed Opinion)
Date: September 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-0702
State v. Dubuque (Signed Opinion)  
Date: September 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0357

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the circuit court’s order sentencing defendant for five separate violations of W.Va. Code 61-8C-3. Defendant pleaded guilty to five counts relating to his possession of material visually depict...

State of West Virginia v. Wayne Dubuque (Separate)
Date: September 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0357
Wakim v. Pavlic (Signed Opinion)  
Date: September 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0906

Justia Opinion Summary: Lawrence Belt had the right to withdraw funds from joint bank accounts owned by Lawrence and Lila Belt during their marriage by virtue of W.Va. Code 31A-4-33. After Lawrence withdrew funds from the joint bank accounts,...

Patricia Schetrompf v. Guardian Fiberglass, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1089
Jimmy Hammonds v. Consol of Kentucky, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1091
Thomas Rotruck v. West Virginia University - BOR (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1092
James D. White v. Consolidation Coal Company (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1096
Lynese Danford v. Kanawha Hospice Care, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1196
Morrisey v. West Virginia AFL-CIO (Signed Opinion)  
Date: September 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0187

Justia Opinion Summary: The circuit court erred in granting a preliminary injunction that stopped the implementation of West Virginia’s new “right to work” law - Senate Bill 1, enacted in the 2016 Regular Session of the Legislature. Plaintif...

State v. Blickenstaff (Signed Opinion)  
Date: September 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0666

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction for kidnapping his ex-girlfriend and his sentence of life without parole. On appeal, Defendant argued that the trial court abused its discretion (1) in allowing the State...

Clinton C. Simpson v. David Ballard, Warden (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0202
Tracy W. v. David Ballard, Warden (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0215
Kenneth M. v. Karen Pszczolkowski, Warden (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0259
State of West Virginia v. Joshua M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0465
Ronnie R. v. David Ballard, Warden (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0565
State of West Virginia v. Amy Lynn Leatherman (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0593
State of West Virginia v. Robert Michael Larue (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0600
State of West Virginia v. Christopher Lane Rose (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0601
John P. v. Sarah H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0602
State of West Virginia v. Richard H. Corbin II (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0655
Larry B. v. David Ballard, Warden (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0720
State of West Virginia v. Billie Jo Casto (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0739
State of West Virginia v. Gary Paul Ferrell (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0751
Gregory E. v. Roxanna E. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0780
State of West Virginia v. Gary Elmer Tacy (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0798
State of West Virginia v. Keith Rodenbach (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0815
State of West Virginia v. Jeffery A. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0890
Harry G. v. Patrick Mirandy, Warden (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0945
In Re: J.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1233
In Re: J.R. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0119
In Re: N.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0143
In Re: D.P., B.P.-1, S.C. and M.C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0145
In Re: S.W., J.W. and L.W. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0180
In Re: J.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0192
In Re: J.H. and L.M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0196
In Re: S.W., J.W. and L.W. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0225
In Re: I.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0249
In Re: A.L. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0256
In Re: T.R. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0268
In Re: A.L. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0287
In Re: N.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0358
In Re: X.D. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0376
In Re: C.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0379
State of West Virginia v. Ronnie Junior Landis (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0010
State of West Virginia v. Leonard Thomas (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0341
State of West Virginia v. Donald A. Johnson (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0531
Richard Scott Bennett v. David Ballard, Warden (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0535
Edith R. White v. James Scott White, et al. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0577
Harsco Corporation v. CSX Transportation (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0695
Coleen D. Sabatino v. Steptoe & Johnson (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0769
In Re: The Marriage of: Joel K. v. Tina K. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0883
Mark C. Busack v. West Rentals, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0900
Charles Lusher v. City of Huntington (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1022
Leonard Braynen, Jr. v. Marvin Plumley, Warden (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0789
Mitchell M. v. David Ballard, Warden (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0885
Markita Miller v. Charleston Jobs Corps Center (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0742
Shelia M. Brown v. CAMC Teays Valley Hospital (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0806
Kevin Pegram v. Speed Mining, LLC (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0921
Weirton Medical Center v. Patricia L. Powelson (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0923
Johnny L. Parsons v. Alford Home Solutions (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0925
Scotty Smith v. Patriot Coal Company (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0954
Nathan Frye v. Alliance Coal, LLC (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0993
Murray American Energy v. Thomas R. Whitfield (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1012
Roy A. Harding v. Lowe's Home Centers, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1017
Harold D. Jordan v. Spartan Mining Company (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1019
Harold D. Jordan v. Spartan Mining Company (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1198
Gary Duffield v. Kokosing Construction Co. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0808
Chad S. Thompson v. Huntington Alloys Corp. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0809
Tim Hollington v. B E Aerospace, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0828
Betty Tudor, Widow v. U.S. Steel Mining Co. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0829
Benny Smith v. Alpha Natural Resoures, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0899
David Mills v. Alpha Natural Resoures, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0907
Ronald E. Williams v. Performance Coal Co. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1073
Timothy M. Hager v. Panther Branch Coal Co. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1220
Tammy Parsons v. Big Sandy Furniture, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0051
Thomas E. Stalnaker v. Town of Mabscott (Memorandum Decision)
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0637
Spartan Mining Co. v. David Wayne Lusk (Memorandum Decision)
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0674
Stephanie Dixon v. Arbors at Fairmont (Memorandum Decision)
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0675
JR Acquisition, LLC v. Leonard Dotson (Memorandum Decision)
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0776
Wesley J. Williams v. SWVA, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0919
Jason Payne v. David Ballard, Warden (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0340
In Re: P.B. and T.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0958
In Re: R.B. and T.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0976
In Re: A.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0977
In Re: J.T. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0999
In Re: D.H.-1, G.H., B.H., and A.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1123
In Re: S.R. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1139
In Re: L.M. and T.C.-1 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1171
In Re: B.R.-2 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1230
In Re: P.F. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0062
In Re: A.B.-1, A.B.-2, and R.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0104
In Re: A.N. and N.N.-1 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0105
In Re: B.M. and A.M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0114
In Re: R.C. and E.C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0142
In Re: X.B. and E.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0146
In Re: L.N. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0197
In Re: A.U. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0198
In Re: Z.B. and Z.Y. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0203
In Re: J.M., E.A., and K.A. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0219
In Re: I.C., B.C., W.C., and J.C.-1 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0240
In Re:A.F. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0251
In Re: Z.M. and J.M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-0259
State v. Simmons (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 15-0715

Justia Opinion Summary: Under W. Va. R. Crim. P. 12(f), if a defendant fails to seek to suppress a confession or other inculpatory statement prior to trial as required under W. Va. R. Crim. P. 12(b)(3), such failure constitutes waiver, absent a...

State v. Spinks (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1145

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was convicted of the 2007 murder of his wife and sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. The Supreme Court affirmed Petitioner’s conviction, holding that the trial court (1) did not e...

State of West Virginia v. Todd Kidwell (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0163
State of West Virginia v. Kimberly Neal (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0193
D.R. and M.R. v. W.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0302
John M. v. Linda M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0534
Jacquelyn F. v. Andrea R. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0585
State of West Virginia v. Brian Parks (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-0595
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