Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia Decisions 2019

Opinions 1 - 500 of 604

Dennis Rydbom vs. Donnie Ames, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0068
In re: A.W. and S.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1143
Randy C. vs. Russell Maston, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0102
In re: Estate of J. Herman Isner (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0317
Dallas Butler vs. J.T. Binion, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0404
Kilton L. Kitchen vs. Donnie Ames, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0554
In re: The Marriage of: Warren H. vs. Kimberly S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0750
Andrew R. Rios vs. Donnie Ames, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0833
Richard H. vs. Rachel B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1004
Marwan F. Saleh, M.D. v. Angie Damron, et al. (Separate)
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1112
Gary Horne vs. McDowell County Commission (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0678
Jay Hannah vs. United Parcel Service, Inc (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0034
Rita F. Riker vs. Beljim, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0050
Rita F. Riker vs. Beljim, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0051
Clay Mullins vs. Speed Mining, LLC (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0059
SWVA, Inc. vs. Robert A. Adkins (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0145
Benjamin King vs. Constellium Rolled Products (Memorandum Decision)
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0155
State of West Virginia v. John Henry Hoyle (Separate)
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0141
State v. Hoyle (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0141

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant's recidivist life sentence imposed in connection with Defendant's conviction of second offense failure to register as a sex offender, holding that Defendant's recidivist life convicti...

State ex rel. LaDayne v. West Virginia Legislative Claims Commission (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0356

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner's requested writ of certiorari to vacate an opinion issued by the West Virginia Legislative Claims Commission, holding that the opinion of the Claims Commission was not reviewable by t...

State v. A.D. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0480

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the final order of the circuit court denying Petitioner's petition for expungement of her felony charge, holding that Petitioner was entitled to mandatory expungement of her felony record under...

A.A. v. S.H. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0804

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the order of the family court granting Grandmother permanent guardianship of B.A., holding that the family court lacked jurisdiction to hear this case. Grandmother filed a motion for emergency...

Saleh v. Damron (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1112

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court answered a question certified by the federal district court by concluding that the term "person" as used in the wrongful death statute, W. Va. Code 55-7-5 and 55-7-6, does not include an ectopic embryo...

Christine Blanda v. Martin & Seibert, LC, et al. (Separate)
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0317
Blanda v. Martin & Seibert, LC (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0317

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court answered in the negative a question certified by the federal district court by concluding that W. Va. Code 61-3-24 does not constitute a substantial public policy of the State of West Virginia that woul...

State ex rel. Regional Jail Authority v. Honorable Carrie Webster (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0595

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the writ of prohibition sought by the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority (WVRJA) seeking to have the Court prohibit the circuit court from enforcing its order denying the WVRJA's motion to dis...

Robert Lee Lewis v. Donnie Ames, Superintendent (Separate)
Date: November 21, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1045
Lewis v. Ames (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 21, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1045

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court denying Petitioner relief on his second petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that Petitioner was not entitled to relief on his three arguments on appeal....

State of West Virginia vs. Ryan Ashley Hubbs (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0438
State v. Scruggs (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 21, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0073

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court in this case considered two certified questions regarding West Virginia's kidnapping statute, W. Va. Code 61-2-14a. Defendant was indicted for kidnapping. During pretrial proceedings, the parties discu...

State ex rel. West Virginia Department of Health & Human Services v. Honorable Lora A. Dyer (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 21, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0331

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a writ of prohibition requested by Petitioners, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) and guardian ad litem of six minor children, seeking to prohibit the circuit court f...

Division of Justice & Community Service v. Fairmont State University (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0429

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the circuit court reversing the decision of the state agency that oversees law-enforcement training refusing a state university's application seeking authorization to establish...

Burns v. West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0293

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court granting summary judgment in favor of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts (WVDEA) on Petitioner's claims brought under the West Virginia Hum...

M.H. v. C.H. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0972

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the orders of the family court appointing Great-Grandparents as guardians of Child and the circuit court's order affirming the family court, holding that the family court had no jurisdiction to...

Heather M. v. Richard R. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1077

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the circuit court denying Mother's appeal of an order of the family court rejecting Mother's request for Father's custodial time to be supervised and allocating income tax exemp...

Trulargo, LLC v. Public Service Commission of West Virginia (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0436

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the Public Service Commission of West Virginia (PSC) finding that Trulargo, LLC had been unlawfully operating as a common carrier by motor vehicle and requiring it to cease such ac...

State ex rel. Perdue v. McCuskey (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0532

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the writ sought by the State Treasurer prohibiting the State Auditor from processing payments to senior-status judges that exceed the per diem rate allowed in W. Va. Code 51-9-10, holding that be...

Golden Eagle Resources,II, LLC v. Willow Run Energy, LLC (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0384

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the circuit court refusing to enforce an arbitration agreement, holding that individuals may agree to arbitrate a dispute regarding a cloud on the title to real estate. Plainti...

Cabell County Commission v. Whitt (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0408

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court insofar as it denied summary judgment to Beth Thompson on Joseph Whitt's intentional infliction of emotional distress and false imprisonment claims, holding that...

Teubert Family Farms, LLC v. Bragg (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0411

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the circuit court's final order finding that Kenneth and Aimee Bragg had met every element of their adverse possession claim as a matter of law, despite questions of fact pertaining to permissi...

West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways v. Pifer (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0517

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the trial court's judgment ruling that Lawrence Pifer and Michael Pifer were entitled to damages related to condemnation blight and the jury's award of damages for condemnation blight but rever...

Newton v. Morgantown Machine & Hydraulics of West Virginia, Inc. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0653

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the final order of the circuit court determining that Plaintiff's complaint filed against Defendants alleging wrongful discharge in contravention of substantial public policy failed to state a...

Meagan S. v. Terry S. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0764

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court affirming the order of the family court granting Grandparents' petition for visitation over the objection of Mother, holding that Mother's arguments could not pro...

State of West Virginia vs. Michael A. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0821
Raymond H. v. Cammie H. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0875

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the circuit court's decision affirming the order of the family court in this divorce proceeding, holding that under the provisions of W. Va. Code § 43- 1-2(a)–(e), where a spouse convey...

In re: C.C. and M.C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0322
John A. Sheppard Memorial Ecological Reservation, Inc. v. Fanning (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0450

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court answered a question certified to it by a federal district court regarding W. Va. Code 31E-3-304(b)(2), holding that beyond the derivative suit mentioned in the statute, a member of a nonprofit corporati...

Murrell B. v. Clarence R. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0167

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the final order of the circuit court granting scheduled visitation with C.B., who was adopted by Petitioners when he was five years old, to Respondents, with whom C.B. lived before the adoption...

Keith R. Jeffers vs. Donnie Ames, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0510
Tony J. Walton vs. Donnie Ames, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0602
Michael R. vs. Donnie Ames, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0679
Don Galloway vs. Donnie Ames, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0688
Jonathan Lind vs. Donnie Ames, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0701
Keith R. Jeffers vs. Donnie Ames, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0729
Maria R. Shelton vs. Deepwell Energy Services (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0968
Keith A. Knotts vs. Europec USA, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0996
Arch Coal, Inc. vs. Christopher Sargent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1007
Consol of Kentucky, Inc. vs. Rodney Kelly (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1016
Huntington Alloys Corporation vs. Roger Sturgeon (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1020
Deborah Priet vs. Noorinder, LLC (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1023
David Harris vs. Emerald Processing, LLC (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1030
Jeffrey Crouse vs. Suddenlink Communications (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1078
Jeffrey Meador vs. Southern Conservation District (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1121
Blue Creek Mining, LLC vs. Melvin Chaffin (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0002
Consellium Rolled Products vs. William E. Leonard (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0023
State ex rel. Maxxim Shared Services, LLC v. Honorable Warren R. McGraw (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 14, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0415

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted in part and denied in part a writ of prohibition sought by Defendants challenging the circuit court's denial of Defendants' motion to dismiss Plaintiff's complaint, holding that the circuit cour...

Goodwin v. Board of Education of Fayette County (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0211

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court granting summary judgment in favor of Defendants and dismissing Plaintiff's claims, holding that the circuit court did not err in finding that Defendants were ent...

Patton v. County of Berkeley, West Virginia (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0375

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court dismissing Plaintiff's claims against a sheriff's deputy, a county, and its sheriff's department alleging that his earlier arrest violated his constitutional righ...

State ex rel., Primecare Medical of West Virginia, Inc. v. Honorable Laura V. Faircloth (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1071

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted the writ of prohibition sought by PrimeCare Medical of West Virginia, Inc. (PrimeCare) to dismiss the Estate of Cody Lawrence Grove's (the Estate) claims against PrimeCare for lack of subject ma...

Keith Lowe vs. Donnie Ames, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0001
State of West Virginia vs. Brian O'Neil Gifft (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0164
State of West Virginia vs. Michael Wayne Palmer (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0206
Frank S. vs. Russell Maston, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0304
State of West Virginia vs. Douglas N. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0380
State of West Virginia vs. Robert Jack Bohigian (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0441
State of West Virginia vs. Theresa M. Vanmeter (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0459
State of West Virginia vs. Shannon Scott Hines (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0460
Kruse v. Farid (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0464

Justia Opinion Summary: In this medical malpractice action the Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court granting summary judgment to Defendant and finding that Defendant did not have a duty to provide follow-up medical care after P...

Banbury Holdings, LLC v. May (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0550

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court denying Petitioner's renewed motion for summary judgment and granting declaratory relief, holding that judicial estoppel applied to this appeal. Robert May br...

Joann Dickens vs. Rebecca Chapel Church et al. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0568
State of West Virginia vs. Keith Irons (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0576
State of West Virginia vs. Ricky Parsons (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0607
Omar Khalid Hasan, M.D. v. West Virginia Board of Medicine (Separate)
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0715
Hasan v. West Virginia Board of Medicine (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0715

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court affirming a decision by the West Virginia Board of Medicine that imposed professional discipline upon Dr. Omar Hasan, including a one-year suspension of his medic...

Jamison W. vs. Jamie W. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0803
In re: J.B., A.B.-1, and A.B.-2 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0077
In re: K.H.-1, A.T.-V., K.H.-2, and G.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0246
In re: K.C. and J.C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0301
In re: I.R.-V. and X.C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0321
In re: C.M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0324
In re: A.R. and J.M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0336
In re: T.T.-1 and W.C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0353
In re: M.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0366
In re: M.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0375
In re: K.T.-1, R.B., M.B., and D.O. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0376
In re: I.W. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0377
In re: B.F., M.H., and B.R. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0416
In re: B.P., B.S.-1, and B.S.-2 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0419
In re: B.S. and A.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0431
In re N.R. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-0842, 18-0849, 18-0850, 18-0854

Justia Opinion Summary: In this abuse and neglect case the Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the circuit court's dispositional order placing three children in the legal and physical custody of the West Virginia Department of H...

State ex rel., Municipal Water Works v. Honorable Derek Swope (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0404

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted the writ of prohibition requested by Petitioner, Municipal Water Works, to challenge a circuit court order granting Respondents' motion for class certification, holding that the order granting c...

Robert McComas vs. Freddie Elaine Meadows (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0515
State of West Virginia vs. Patrick S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-0522, 18-0937
S.U. vs. C.J. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0566
State of West Virginia vs. Ronald S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0817
State of West Virginia vs. Robert Frank Baldwin (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0834
Rodney A. Kovach vs. Patricia A. Kovach (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0044
In re T.M. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0068

Justia Opinion Summary: In this abuse and neglect proceeding the Supreme Court reversed the dispositional order of the circuit court giving primary custody of two children to Father following his successful completion of an improvement period,...

Rockspring Development, Inc. vs. Dennis Jewell (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0669
Teresa G. Fife vs. Shoe Show, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0763
James Davidson, II vs. Blue Ridge Crematory (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0824
David L. Poling vs. Ohio Power Company (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0924
Spartan Mining Company vs. Larry Hatfield (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0928
Jay E. Clegg vs. Ohio Power Company (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0942
Larry McClung vs. Constellium Rolled Products (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1017
Jeffrey Crouse vs. Suddenlink Communications (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1019
Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Travis C. Sayre (Signed Opinion)
Date: October 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0617
Holley v. Feagley (Signed Opinion)  
Date: October 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0702

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the order of the circuit court granting Plaintiff's writ of prohibition to stay further hearing on the revocation of his driver's license, holding that the circuit court lacked subject matter ju...

State v. Benny W. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: October 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0349

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court convicting Petitioner of six counts of sexual assault in the second degree, seven counts of sexual abuse by a custodian, and one count of sexual abuse in the firs...

Elizabeth P. vs. Gid M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1048
In re J.A. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: October 18, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-1082, 18-1084

Justia Opinion Summary: In this termination of parental rights proceeding the Supreme Court vacated the verbal ruling of the circuit court regarding Parents' rights to A.A. and affirmed the portions of the court's order terminating the parental...

State ex rel. Municipal Water Works v. Honorable Derek C. Swope (Signed Opinion)  
Date: October 18, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0404

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a writ of prohibition sought by Municipal Water Works to challenge an order issued by the circuit court granting Plaintiffs' motion for class certification, holding that the circuit court failed...

In Re: E.E. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0106
Bruce C. vs. Michelle C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0462
State of West Virginia vs. Gerald R. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0814
State of West Virginia vs. Casey Ryan Moles (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0903
State of West Virginia vs. John H.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0905
State of West Virginia vs. Jason C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0920
State of West Virginia vs. Vincent Paul Davis (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0944
Eric W. Miller vs. Terry D. Reed, et al. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0957
State of West Virginia vs. Clifton Marcus Dent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0971
Arvind Patel vs. Village of Bethlehem (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0992
Janet Patterson vs. Charles L. Wylie, DDS (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1002
State of West Virginia vs. Jason C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1037
State of West Virginia vs. Emily Ann Swecker (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1040
State of West Virginia vs. Jack R. Watts (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1055
James J. vs. Sarah J. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1074
State of West Virginia vs. Aron Freeland (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0361
State of West Virginia vs. Shelby C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0142
David Rabb vs. Donnie Ames, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0166
In re The Child of Steven C. and Melissa D. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0289
State of West Virginia vs. Jackie S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0318
Daniel Slonaker vs. Donnie Ames, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0343
Michael Clayton Doss vs. Melissa Dawn Hill-Doss (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0345
In re The Child of Cynthia B. and Stanley O. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0410
State of West Virginia vs. Michael Armstrong (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0458
State of West Virginia vs. Travis O'Dell (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0523
Thomas C. Shrader vs. State of West Virginia (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0648
Murray American Energy, Inc. vs. Steven Eye (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0738
Cathy Kirkbride vs. Mountaineer Park, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0766
Hancock County Board of Ed. vs. Lester Howell (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0767
Healthsouth Corp. vs. Pamela J. Cramer (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0801
David W. Miller vs. Rogers Petroleum, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0802
Jerry Nibert vs. Globe Specialty Metals, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0805
David Radford vs. Panther Creek Mining, LLC (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0806
Diana Kitchen vs. Mingo County Board of Ed. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0868
Mardo Masonry, Inc. vs. Kevin Bennett (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0896
Rhonda Maynor vs. Raleigh County Board of Ed. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0912
Jeffrey S. Day vs. Parker Processing, LLC, LWF (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0934
Paul Harrison vs. City of Charleston (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0939
In re J.M.-J. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0153
In re C.G. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0160
In re C.G.-1 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0180
In re A.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0198
In re K.B.-1, A.L., K.B.-2, and D.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0236
In re J.S. and T.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0237
In re S.V., G.V., and K.A. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0238
In re W.M. and D.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0240
In re H.L. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0241
In re K.B.-1, A.L., K.B.-2, and D.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0242
In re L.V. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0245
In re R.S. and G.S.-1 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0258
In re B.C.-1, A.C.-1, and A.C.-2 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0260
In re C.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0261
In re D.W. Jr. and Z.W. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0268
In re H.T. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0302
In re R.A. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0306
In re W.R. Jr. and T.R. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0319
In re M.K. and G.C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0323
In re Z.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0344
In re R.A. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0354
In re Z.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0355
Pancho's LLC vs. James T. Hughes et al. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1146
James E. Jones vs. Slotnick, et al. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0212
Mark V.H. vs. Dolores J. M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0230
State of WV v. Julian Lee Richardson (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0342
Marsha A. Casdorph- McNeil vs. Mark Casdorph (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0497
Dwight D. Conn et al. vs. James L. Beckman et al. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0551
Mark Caldwell Geary, II vs. Lacy Lynn Geary (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0598
Patricia S. Reed vs. Katie Crook (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0637
Kenneth Bing vs. Lumber & Things, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0691
Brian L. v. Heather E. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0752
Tammy Howell v. WV Board of Law Examiners (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0964
Terrick Hogan v. Donnie Ames, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0493
Trina L. Janura v. John J. Janura, Jr. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0495
Alex Rahmi v. Pill & Pill, PLLC (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0533
Mitchell Brozik v. Betty Parmer (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0565
John S. v. Karen Pszczolkowski, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0615
Murray American Energy v. WVOIC/ Michael Keller (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0740
John Stout, II v. WVOIC / Advantage Solutions (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0835
Jesse A. Perez v WVOIC/ Raynell D. Toler (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0853
Aldona B. vs. Nicholas S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 17, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0914
Vanessa T. vs. Shawn G. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 17, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1028
Gerald M. vs. Donnie Ames, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 17, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1047
Tex H. vs. Donnie Ames, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0016
Julie Zhu v. Brooke Shoemaker(Kline) (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0031
William R. vs. Donnie Ames, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0385
Charles E. vs. Donnie Ames, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0587
In re P.J., L.J., and A.J. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0199
In re K.M. and J.C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0208
Christopher J. v. Donnie Ames, Superintendent (Separate)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0994
In re A.R. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0050
In re J.C., C.P., and E.P. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1059
In re L.D. and J.D. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-1064, 19-0070
In re B.C., M.E.-1 and N.E. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1095
In re B.C-1, K.F., and E.F. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1102
In re H.P. and G.Y. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1117
In re S.F. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1143
In re A.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1147
In re M.B.-1, M.B.-2, A.P., and B.P. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0025
In re G.K. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0027
In re A.S., B.V., and A.V. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0036
State ex rel. Gallagher Bassett Services v. Honorable Carrie Webster (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0043

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court denying Defendant's motion to dismiss and remanded this case to the circuit court for the entry of an order dismissing Plaintiff's claims against Defendant, holdi...

In re J.W. and N.W. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0045
In re A.M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0046
In re A.M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0048
In re Z.N. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0063
In re S.W. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0069
In re K.R. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0074
In re D.S. and L.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0076
In re C.P.-1 and B.P. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0079
In re K.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0080
In re K.K. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0084
In re A.W. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0093
In re S.N., N.N., and S.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0099
In re A.O. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0119
In re A.A.-R. and L.G. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0120
In re K.S.-1 and R.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0136
In re D.A. III, D.A., A.A., and C.W. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0137
In re I.D. and K.D. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0138
In re I.D. and K.D. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0139
In re S.P., M.S., and E.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0140
In re J.J. III (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0151
In re I.A. and S.P. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0152
In re D.C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0188
In re S.R. and A.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0189
Cantrell v. Cantrell (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0181

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court refusing Petitioners' petition for injunctive relief and determining that an easement did not exist across certain property, holding that Petitioners failed to es...

Andrews v. Antero Resources Corp. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 10, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0126

Justia Opinion Summary: In this ongoing Marcellus shale litigation arising that arose from claims asserted by Plaintiffs - surface owners of several tracts of land - the Supreme Court affirmed the order of the Mass Litigation Panel (MLP) granti...

Coleman v. Binion (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 10, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0566

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court denying Appellant's petition for a writ of habeas corpus in which Appellant asserted ineffective assistance of counsel, holding that there were no grounds upon wh...

Christopher J. v. Ames (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 10, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0994

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the order of the circuit court denying Petitioner's petition for a writ of habeas corpus, holding that the circuit court erred in finding that W.Va. Code 61-11-23(b...

Smith v. Clark (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 10, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1086

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court denying Petitioner's motion for a new trial and renewed motion for judgment as a matter of law, holding that the verdict in this case should be upheld. Petitione...

Coleman v. Binion (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0566

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the circuit court denying Petitioner's petition for writ of habeas corpus asserting ineffective assistance of counsel, holding that there were no grounds upon which to find Peti...

John Bruer vs. RBM Development, LLC (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0936
State of West Virginia v. Travis Norwood (Separate)
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0978
Hanover Resources, LLC v. LML Properties, LLC (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1089

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court's order granting summary judgment to LML Properties, LLC on Hanover Resources, LLC's complaint alleging breach of contract against LML for enforcement of $4.7 million in mecha...

Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. George N. Sidiropolis (Separate)
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1134
D.B. vs. S.L., et al. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0176
In re R.V. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0300
Talon S. Riley vs. Alliance Coal, LLC (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0586
Thorton v. Ward (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0145

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court reversing the order of the Executive Director of the Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency, and Corrections (Petitioner) decertifying Respondent as a law enf...

State of West Virginia v. Daniel Beck (Separate)
Date: June 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0936
State v. Beck (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0936

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court answered a question certified to it by the circuit court after reformulating the question, holding that a jury may consider images of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct contained in the tempor...

EQT Production Co. v. Crowder (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 5, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0968

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court's order granting partial summary judgment, finding that Defendant trespassed on Plaintiffs' surface lands to the extent it was drilling for and removing minerals from neighbor...

Steager v. Consol Energy, Inc. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 5, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-0121, 18-0122, 18-0123, 18-0124, 18-0125, 18-0227, 18-0228

Justia Opinion Summary: In these consolidated appeals from the business court's orders reversing various Boards of Assessment Appeals and rejecting the West Virginia State Tax Department's valuation of Respondents' gas wells for ad valorem tax...

Harrell v. Cain (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0214

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the declaratory judgment order entered by the circuit court interpreting a 1977 quitclaim deed whereby the grantor gave the grantee a parcel of land and entering judgment in favor of the grante...

In re A.N., D.N., S.N., and B.N. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0351
Michael v. Consolidation Coal Co. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0725

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case involving the deaths of seventy-eight minors in 1968 the Supreme Court answered questions of law certified to it by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit by concluding that the law in eff...

State ex rel. West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc. v. Honorable Phillip D. Gaujot (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0841

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the order of the circuit court denying two hospitals' motion to decertify the class after the court initially certified a class action against the hospitals, holding that the circuit court excee...

Jane Doe v. Logan County Board of Education (Separate)
Date: June 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0086
Doe v. Logan County Board of Education (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0086

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the portion of a circuit court order dismissing two counts in Jane Doe's complaint that asserted the Logan County Board of Education and its employees were negligent but affirmed the dismissal...

Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Jennifer M. Wolfe (Signed Opinion)
Date: June 3, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0906
W. Va. Division of Natural Resources v. Dawson (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0026

Justia Opinion Summary: In this tort action, the Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the circuit court's order denying Petitioners' motion for summary judgment on the ground of qualified immunity, holding that Respondent failed...

State ex rel. Vanderra Resources, LLC v. Honorable David W. Hummel (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1072

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the request for extraordinary relief sought by Vanderra Resources, LLC asserting that the circuit court's denial of Vanderra's motion for summary judgment on Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC's claims a...

In the Matter of: Carrie E. Wilfong (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0170
Charles Yeager vs. Sandra Cox (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 31, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0509
Fernando M. Smith vs. Thomas Reel (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 31, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0706
Judy Kay Miskell vs. Jerry Moore (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 31, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0836
In re J.C. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: May 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0355

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court that terminated Mother's parental rights to her infant son, J.C., holding that the circuit court did not have subject matter jurisdiction to terminate Mother's pa...

State of West Virginia V. Travis Norwood (Separate)
Date: May 30, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0978
State v. Norwood (Signed Opinion)  
Date: May 30, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0978

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction and sentence for one count of delivery of a controlled substance, holding that there was no error in the proceedings below. After Defendant was convicted, a trial was co...

State of West Virginia vs. Thomas Kelsor (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0138
State of West Virginia vs. Ryan L. Henson (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0336
In re R.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0787
In re C.P. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0857
In re I.K. AND E.K. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0889
In re P.P. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1049
In re P.P. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1050
In re M.R. and J.R. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1065
In re K.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1090
In re I.T. and H.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 24, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-1092, 18-1118
In re H.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1093
In re I.H., J.H., K.H., and A.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1094
In re K.C., G.C., and K.P. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1111
In re C.G.-1, T.R., E.L., and C.G.-2 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1115
In re A.H. and A.G.-1 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1144
In re A.P. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1145
In re J.J. and A.F. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1146
In re D.S. and L.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 24, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0028
In re C.P. and B.P. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 24, 2019
Docket Number: 19-0047
John W. vs. Rechelle H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0329
State v. J.C. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: May 17, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0713

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal from the judgment of the circuit court placing a juvenile accused of delinquency but found not competent to proceed in a mental health facility for a period of thirty-five years under a competency statute...

Certegy Check Services v. Fuller (Signed Opinion)  
Date: May 17, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0972

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the order of the circuit court denying a motion to compel arbitration, holding that the court's order did not contain sufficient findings of fact and conclusions of law for the Supreme Court to...

Christopher H. v. Martin (Signed Opinion)  
Date: May 17, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1001

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court denying Petitioner's petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that the circuit court did not err in finding that Petitioner was not denied due process or effec...

In re: N.H., C.H., and B.H. (Signed Opinion)
Date: May 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0845
In Re: E.Y., D.L., and D.L. (Separate)
Date: May 1, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0971
Rent-A-Center Inc., et al. vs. Anita Ellis (Separate)
Date: April 30, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0644
Rent-A-Center Inc. v. Ellis (Signed Opinion)  
Date: April 30, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0644

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the circuit court finding a delegation clause in an arbitration agreement unconscionable and refusing to enforce the arbitration agreement, holding that the delegation clause wa...

Burner v. Martinsburg Police Civil Service Commission (Signed Opinion)  
Date: April 30, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0971

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court denying Petitioners' appeal and petition for writ of mandamus and affirming the order issued by the Martinsburg Police Civil Service Commission, holding that the...

Murray Energy Corp. v. Steager (Signed Opinion)  
Date: April 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0018

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court affirming the determination of the Board of Equalization and Review that Petitioners Murray Energy Corporation and Consolidation Coal Company's coal interests wer...

Montgomery v. Ballard (Signed Opinion)  
Date: April 26, 2019
Docket Number: 16-0915

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court denying Petitioner's second amended motion for writ of habeas corpus, holding that the circuit court did not err. Petitioner pled guilty by information to fir...

Joe O'Neal v. WVOIC/Twin State Mining, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0543
Jamie Green v. WVOIC / Kings #1 Rentals, LLC (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0563
Robert W. Smith v. WVOIC / WVU, Respondents (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0601
Arcelormittal USA v. WVOIC/ Dudley Prentice (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0723
Roger Buckland v. WVOIC/ City of Charleston (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0726
United Parcel Service v. WVOIC/ Jay Hannah (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0736
Sierra Club v. Public Service Commission of West Virginia (Signed Opinion)  
Date: April 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0863

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed two orders of the Public Service Commission (PSC) interpreting and applying regulations it adopted to give effect to the federal Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA), 16 U.S.C. 2601 e...

Ronald Davis vs. Donnie Ames, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0261
State of West Virginia vs. Vincent Portman (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0066
Tony Bethea vs. Donnie Ames, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0203
State of West Virginia vs. Travis W. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0205
In re D.J. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0741
In re H.G. and K.G. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0743
In re K.D. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0828
In re L.J.-1 and L.J.-2 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0856
In re S.P.-W (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0884
In re K.W. and W.O. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0913
In re A.L. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0961
In re J.S.-1, C.S., D.S., and J.S.-2 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0974
In re B.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0994
In re N.Z. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0995
In re B.S. and D.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1006
In re K.C. and A.C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1008
In re C.R. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1011
In re A.L. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1052
In re B.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1058
In re A.C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1063
David J. Weller II vs. Thomas Carr et al. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1043
Mervin Roderick II vs. Marlyn Keesecker (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0344
State of WV v. Mark Halburn (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0544
Estate of Fussell v. Fussell (Signed Opinion)  
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0210

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court that affirmed an order of the Randolph County Commission affirming the findings of its special fiduciary commissioner as to Joann Fussell's claims against the Est...

West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways v. Echols (Signed Opinion)  
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0226

Justia Opinion Summary: In this matter arising from a condemnation proceeding initiated by the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways, the Supreme Court accepted questions certified by the circuit court and answered, a...

In re A.P.-1, A.P.-2, A.P.-3 (Separate)
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0448
In re T.S. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: April 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0708

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the circuit court determining disposition of Petitioner's child without first allowing him a meaningful opportunity to be heard at the dispositional hearing, which resulted in t...

State of West Virginia v. Marcus Stephen Sanders (Separate)
Date: April 9, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0401
State v. Sanders (Signed Opinion)  
Date: April 9, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0401

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Petitioner's conviction for attempted first-degree murder under a felony-murder theory ("attempted felony-murder"), holding that there is no cognizable crime of attempted felony-murder in West...

In re K.L. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: April 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-0500

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the "order of permanent placement" entered by the circuit court awarding custody of two children to Uncle and Aunt, holding that the circuit court erred in concluding that, as a matter of law,...

State of West Virginia v. Joe Roger Lane (Separate)
Date: April 3, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1066
State v. Lane (Signed Opinion)  
Date: April 3, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1066

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Petitioner's felony conviction for two counts of delivery of a controlled substance but reversed the circuit court's order sentencing him to life in prison with mercy in accordance with the rec...

David Lamm. vs. Patricia Lamm (Memorandum Decision)
Date: March 29, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1075
Amoruso v. Commerce & Industry Insurance Co. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: March 27, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1106

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the circuit court denying Petitioner's motion to set aside a default judgment entered against him, holding that the circuit court did not abuse its discretion in denying Petitio...

State v. Honorable Debra Ditto (Signed Opinion)  
Date: March 26, 2019
Docket Number: 17-0992

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court granting relief to the State in a writ of prohibition proceeding, holding that the circuit court applied the correct statute in order to grant relief to the State...

McCourt v. Delgado (Signed Opinion)  
Date: March 25, 2019
Docket Numbers: 17-0327, 17-0328

Justia Opinion Summary: In this excessive force action brought under 42 U.S.C. 1983, the Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the circuit court denying summary judgment in favor of Petitioners, correctional officers and the warden at Mount Ol...

WVDHHR vs. Virginia Prince et al. (Separate)
Date: March 21, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1088
West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources v. V.P. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: March 21, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1088

Justia Opinion Summary: In this negligence case, the Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court denying the motion to dismiss filed by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources petitioners (DHHR Petitioners), holding...

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