Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia Decisions 2021

Opinions 1 - 500 of 695

Goodman v. Searls, Superintendent (Signed Opinion)
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0169
Goodman v. Searls, Superintendent (Separate)
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0169
Fairmont Tool, Inc. v. Davis (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0684

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the orders of the circuit court entered under the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act, W. Va. Code 23-5-1 to -18 (the WPCA), holding that the court acted within its discretion, and th...

State ex rel. W. Va. University Hospitals, Inc. v. Honorable Scott (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0230

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted as moulded a writ of prohibition challenging the rulings of the circuit court denying West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc.'s (WVUH) petition for declaratory judgment and WVUH's motion to dis...

Justice v. W. Va. AFL-CIO (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0559

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court preliminarily enjoining the West Virginia Paycheck Protection Act, passed by the Legislature in 2021, from taking effect, holding that the circuit court abused it...

Frank A. v. Donnie Ames, Superintendent (Signed Opinion)
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0024
Frank A. v. Donnie Ames, Superintendent (Separate)
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0024
Goodman v. Searls (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0169

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court denying Petitioner's petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that Petitioner failed to meet his burden of proof. Defendant was convicted of first-degree r...

In re Adoption of H.G. (Separate)
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0224
In re Adoption of H.G. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0224

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court granting Respondent's petition to adopt H.G., holding that there was insufficient to show that the court abused its discretion in granting the petition for adopti...

State ex rel. Smith v. Honorable Olejasz (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0404

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a requested writ of prohibition and prohibited the enforcement of a circuit court order granting a motion to dismiss two counts of sexual assault in the second degree, holding that the circuit c...

West Virginia State Police v. Walker (Separate)
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0558
W. Va. State Police v. Walker (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0558

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court reversing the decision of a West Virginia State Police Grievance System hearing officer and ordering the reinstatement of Respondent to his employment as a state...

Yurish, et al. v. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., et al. (Separate)
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0722
Yurish v. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0722

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the West Virginia Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act (West Virginia Act), W. Va. Code 62-1D-1 through 16, runs afoul of the First Amendment to the federal Constitution and W. Va. Cons...

In re the Honorable Judge Louise E. Goldston (Separate)
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0742
In re A.F. (Separate)
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0997
Frank A. v. Donnie Ames, Superintendent (Separate)
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0024
Frank A. v. Ames (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0024

Justia Opinion Summary: With one exception, the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court denying Petitioner's petition of habeas corpus relief from Petitioner's conviction on four counts of first-degree sexual abuse and related...

State ex rel. W. Va. University Hospitals--East, Inc. v. Honorable Hammer (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0095

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a writ of prohibition prohibiting the circuit court from enforcing an order granting class certification in the underlying civil action filed by Respondents, holding that class certification was...

Orville Young, LLC v. Bonacci (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0030

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the summary and declaratory judgment order of the circuit court determining that Frank Bonacci and Brian Bonacci (together, the Bonacci brothers) were the owners of an undivided and unsevered o...

Frazier v. Derechin (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0192

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court's reversal of the order of the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) affirming the Division of Motor Vehicles' revocation of Joshua Derechin's driver's license but reversed...

Frazier, DMV Commissioner v. Derechin (Separate)
Date: November 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0192
In re Honorable Louise E. Goldston (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 18, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-0742, 33-2020

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court publicly censured the Honorable Louise E. Goldston, a family court judge, for serious misconduct and ordered her to pay a total fine of $1,000, holding that censure was appropriate under the facts and c...

In re A.F. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0997

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the disposition order of the circuit court terminating Father's parental rights to his infant child, holding that the circuit court did not err in terminating Father's parental rights in lieu o...

In re A.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 18, 2021
Docket Numbers: 21-0053, 21-0055, 21-0056
State ex rel. P.G.-1 v. Honorable Wilson (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 17, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0266

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a writ of prohibition sought by Petitioners, three boys, prohibiting the circuit court from extending the improvement period of Respondent, their mother, holding that Petitioners showed that the...

Morris v. Corder (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0750

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court dismissing the medical negligence claims of Petitioner Christopher Morris, individually and as administrator of the estate of Amy Christine Wade, against Responde...

In re I.D. and E.D. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0962
State ex rel. W. Va. Mutual Insurance Co. v. Honorable Salango (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0169

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a writ of prohibition sought by West Virginia Mutual Insurance Company (Mutual) from the order of the circuit court denying Mutual's motion for summary judgment on common law bad faith claims b...

Bradford v. W. Va. Solid Waste Management Board (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0234

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that a county solid waste authority has no power to enter into a fixed-term employment contract with a non-civil service employee. In 2008, The Nicholas County Solid Waste Authority (NCSWA) entere...

State ex rel. State v. Honorable Hummel (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 16, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0401

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a writ of prohibition requested by the state arguing that the circuit court exceeded its authority in ordering the dismissal of indictments against Michael Daniel Bowman, holding that the State...

St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Co. v. AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0036

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held in this case that the circuit court had the power to enter an order precluding a party to a West Virginia lawsuit from instituting or prosecuting collateral litigation in a sister state. This laws...

In re J.T. and C.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0136
In re S.H.-1 and S.H.-2 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0286
Bonnie M. v. Freddie M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0791
In re J.M., M.M., D.M., and W.M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-0958, 20-0992
In re S.H.-1 and S.H.-2 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1000
Ramaco Resources, Inc. v. Charles Rollins (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1163
In re D.P. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 9, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-0631, 20-0632

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court terminating Parents' parental rights, holding that there was no error or abuse of discretion. Parents stipulated to having neglected their three minor childre...

In re B.C., S.C., and T.C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 9, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-0979, 20-0994
Keener v. Irby (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0488

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the rulings made by the circuit court determining that (1) home inspectors do not meet the professional services tax exemption in W. Va. Code 11-15-8; (2) home insp...

In re A.U., Jr., A.U., J.F., and T.F. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0563
Holmes v. Straughn, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0856
In re N.Z. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0012
In re C.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0099
In re R.D. and C.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0103
In re K.T. and H.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0139
In re B.A. and C.A. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0179
In re D.B. and K.T. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0184
In re C.O. and J.O. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0188
In re P.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0194
In re A.F. and E.F. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0236
Reynolds v. Ames, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0256
In re J.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0279
In re J.P. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0301
In re O.M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0302
In re J.C. and N.L. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0326
In re L.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0358
In re A.C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0368
In re A.L. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0369
In re D.M., R.H., and K.U. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0373
In re H.H., J.H., and S.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0381
In re M.K., M.K., and M.K. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0390
In re T.M. and S.R. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0393
In re K.H. and S.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0405
In re R.V. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0416
In re S.W., J.W., A.W., and A.L. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0417
In re J.S. and J.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0439
In re A.B.-W. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0445
In re R.W., A.B.-W., W.C., C.S., D.S., and J.F. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0448
In re D.P. and M.P. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0451
In re C.H., E.H., and R.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0462
In re C.H., E.H., and R.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0463
In re D.M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0464
In re S.W., K.W., and D.Y. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0477
In re C.C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 8, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0505
Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Marcum (Signed Opinion)
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0133
Barganski v. Centre Foundry and Machine Company (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0216
Elliott v. Youth Services Systems, Inc (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0417
Constellium Rolled Products Ravenswood, LLC, v. Cooper (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0486

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part and affirmed in part the order of the circuit court affirming the judgment of the Board of Review affirming the decision of a Labor Dispute Tribunal that certain union members employed...

WV Division of Highways v. Reichard (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0541
State v. Metheny (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0546

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court entering an order extending Petitioner's probation period past five years, holding that there was no error. In 2015, Petitioner was sentenced to two years of inc...

Miller v. Dynamic Energy, Inc, LWF (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0550
Elias v. Murray American Energy, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0551
Miller v. Dynamic Energy, Inc, LWF (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0552
Lowman v. Gabriel Brothers, Inc (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0559
In re H.M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0577
Soles Enterprises, LLC v. Hoy (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0683
Morrison v. Apex Pipeline Services, Inc (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0688
Murray American Energy, Inc. v. Morris (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0717
Cosby v. Alpha Natural Resources, Inc (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0719
In re L.M. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0921

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the order of the circuit court terminating Father's parental rights to his child, holding that Father's due process rights were violated. On appeal, Petitioner argued that he was not afforded p...

SRC Holdings, LLC v. Public Service Commission of W. Va. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0233

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the Public Service Commission of West Virginia (PSC) approving the application of one of Ambassador Limousine and Taxi Service (Ambassador) to transfer the common motor carrier cer...

Keith C., et al. v. Alan B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: November 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0059
Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Cain (Signed Opinion)
Date: November 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0252
In re L.W. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: November 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0823

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court terminating Father's parental rights to his child, holding that there was no error in the proceedings below. After a hearing, the circuit court found that there...

State of West Virginia v. Smith (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 29, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0565
In re C.B. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: October 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0175

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court granting the State's motion to transfer this juvenile case to the criminal jurisdiction of the circuit court pursuant to W. Va. Code 49-4-710, holding that there...

State of West Virginia v. Cutright (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0332
State of West Virginia v. Vaughn (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0333
State of West Virginia v. Cain (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0459
In re S.C. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: October 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0816

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court terminating Father's parental rights to his eleven-year-old daughter, holding that the circuit court erred by finding that the statutory grounds for termination w...

Hamon v. Morris, M.D. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0841
State of West Virginia v. Echols (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0859
State of West Virginia v. Fritts (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0937
Parks v. Mutual Benefit Group (Signed Opinion)  
Date: October 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0065

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the circuit court granting judgment as a matter of law in favor of Mutual Benefit Group and against Eric Parks in this action brought by Mutual Benefit as a result of an automob...

Dye v. County Commission of Marion County (Signed Opinion)  
Date: October 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0602

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court denying Petitioner's appeal from an order entered by the Marion County Commission declaring the holographic will of Oras Dye to be void and rescinding Petitioner'...

In re C.W., T.W., P.W., and L.W. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 28, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-1032, 21-0015
Atkins v. Beckley Raleigh YMCA (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0402
State of West Virginia v. Anthony Adkins (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0864
State of West Virginia v. Kenneth McCoy, Jr. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0894
State of West Virginia v. Charles C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1157
In re Adoption of E.U., L.U.-1 and L.U.-2 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0039
Antwyn Gibbs v. Donnie Ames (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0478
In re The Children of S.U. v. C.J. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-0515, 20-0516, 20-0612, 20-0710
In re P.W. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0827
Arthur Deras v. Prime Capitol Properties (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0946
Jay Folse v. Suzanne Elliott, et al. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1012
In re K.L. and D.L., Jr. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1034
In re L.T., P.S. and K.W. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0059
Charles Jacobs v. Shawn Straughn (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0073
In re J.M.-1 and Z.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0132
In re J.S.-1 and J.S.-2 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0134
In re B.F. and D.F., III (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0187
In re A.B. and T.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0190
In re N.C.-1, N.C.-2 and S.C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0192
In re X.R. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0193
In re M.C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0237
In re A.J. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0276
In re C.A. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0280
In re V.E. and U.E. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0303
In re C.D.-1 and L.L. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0334
In re B.W. and H.W. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 13, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0343
Roger Smith v. Stockmeier Urethanes U.S.A., Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 6, 2021
Docket Numbers: 19-0410, 20-0352
State of West Virginia v. Jessica N. Roberts (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 6, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0897
In re B.F.-1 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0776
C.J.H. v. Rent-A-Center, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0405
Miller v. Mine Battery Service, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0418
WV Division of Highways v. Dalton (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0460
Foltz v. Berkeley County Board of Education (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0623
In re M.L., R.L., and B.L. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0246
State of West Virginia v. Canaday (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0324
Megan U. v. Delbert U. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0439
State of West Virginia v. Michael M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0495
Munson v. Searls, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0544
State of West Virginia v. Holmes (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0707
State of West Virginia v. Barnes (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0785
State of West Virginia v. John B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0840
State of West Virginia v. Phipps (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0900
In re C.P.-1 and I.P. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0105
In re S.G. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0109
In re C.S. and B.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0133
In re J.C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0137
In re D.R., N.R., and L.K. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0138
In re D.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0186
In re J.C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0189
In re A.R. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0196
In re A.B.-1, P.B., J.B., and A.B.-2 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0285
In re A.B.-1, P.B., J.B., and A.B.-2 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0297
In re T.A.-1, M.A., and I.A. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: October 1, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0317
Blackburn v. Norfolk Southern Railway Company (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0251
Kilmer v. Searls, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0309
State of West Virginia v. McGann (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0323
State of West Virginia v. McGann (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0327
State of West Virginia v. McGann (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0329
State of West Virginia v. Stump (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0331
Bell-Veney v. Searls, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0342
Frazier, DMV Commissioner v. Windle (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0363
Wilson v. Safelite Group, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0387
McKinney v. Kingston Mining, Inc (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0391
Martin v. Ames, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0477
Wilson v. Cogar (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0484
State of West Virginia v. Julie O. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0547
Knotts v. Nelson (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0749
State of West Virginia v. L.Heureux (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0811
Mason B. v. Ames, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0885
Brian W. v. Ames, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0895
James C. v. Ames, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0899
Scotty White v. Blackhawk Mining, LLC (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 22, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0969
T.E.C. v. M & G Polymerse USA, LLC (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0388
Carla Taylor v. Charleston Holiday Inn Express (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0389
James Ramey v. SWVA, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0390
Jerry L. Stover v. ANR, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0403
Carla Haga v. Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0404
Jeffrey Frazier v. Mato Corporation (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0406
Asplundh Tree Expert Company v. Itali Wolfe (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0408
Harold Cosner v. Consolidation Coal Company (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0416
Michael L. Ayers v. Beckley Water Company (Memorandum Decision)
Date: September 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0554
Christopher Lee B. vs. Donnie Ames (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0060
State of West Virginia vs. Kevin Settle (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0840
Henry S. vs. Donnie Ames (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1137
Carol Greenfield vs. BTIC Investments, LLC (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0006
State of West Virginia vs. Johnny Ray D. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0009
State of West Virginia vs. James G. Lowe, Jr. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0011
State of West Virginia vs. Victor D. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0090
State of West Virginia vs. Todd Wayne Boyes (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0128
State of West Virginia vs. Daniel Joe Southern (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0154
State of West Virginia vs. Justin Goble (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0223
State of West Virginia vs. Russell A. Black (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0244
State of West Virginia vs. Dustin M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0255
Rajion Alterek Mayo vs. Shelby Searls (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0340
In re A.Y., Z.Y. and P.Y. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0513
State of West Virginia vs. Elizabeth H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0517
State of West Virginia vs. Brian Lee Zackoski (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0518
State of West Virginia vs. Alvie N. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0604
State of West Virginia vs. Denver Rucker (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0615
Darnell Carlton Bouie vs. Donnie Ames (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0660
In re K.D. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0753
Clifton M. Martin vs. Karen Pszczolkowski (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0757
State of West Virginia vs. Alvin Chambers (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0787
State of West Virginia vs. Joshua Earl Cupp (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0864
State of West Virginia vs. Nathan Ryan Vass (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0888
Ronald C. Davis vs. Donnie Ames (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0897
State of West Virginia vs. Roger Akers, II. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0926
In re H.P and N.P. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0987
In re M.B.-1, G.B., T.B. and A.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0057
In re B.H. and C.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0101
In re T.G., B.G.-1, B.G.-2 and J.A. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0141
In re B.R. and G.W. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0185
Travis Norwood vs. Donnie Ames (Memorandum Decision)
Date: August 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0077
State of West Virginia vs. James Wood, Jr. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: July 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0095
State of West Virginia vs. Rodney Crawford (Memorandum Decision)
Date: July 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0170
State of West Virginia vs. Cornell G. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: July 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0172
State of West Virginia vs. Roena Mills (Memorandum Decision)
Date: July 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0206
Thomas Charles vs. Kamco Transport, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: July 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0277
Jerry Lesher vs. Patriot Coal Corporation (Memorandum Decision)
Date: July 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0287
J.M. vs. Altice Technical Service USA, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: July 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0302
Johnnie Wills vs. Karen Pszczolkowski (Memorandum Decision)
Date: July 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0472
State of West Virginia vs. Jason C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: July 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0560
State of West Virginia vs. Keith D. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 23, 2021
Docket Number: 18-0479
Clavin Gray vs. Donnie Ames (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 23, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0849
State of West Virginia vs. Randall Beatty (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 23, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1150
Richard Booth, Jr. vs. Karen Pszczolkowski (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 23, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1191
Jared M. Iseli vs. Donnie Ames (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0094
State of West Virginia vs. Jason P. Canaday (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0188
State of West Virginia vs. Juan X. Chic (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0208
Arnold McCartney vs. Donnie Ames (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0242
Constellium Rolled Products vs. Denny Myers (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0281
Blue Flame Pipeline, LLC. vs. James Thomas (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0291
Everett Frazier vs. George Gilbert (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0310
State of West Virginia vs. Drexel M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0322
Joseph Eisel vs. City of South Charleston (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0356
Darnell P. vs. Elizabeth P. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0462
State of West Virginia vs. Joshua C. Newill (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0471
Yasser Abdelhaq vs. Donnie Ames (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0521
Christopher Knotts vs. Everett Frazier (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0523
Sharon Keene vs. Warren Keene (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0539
State of West Virginia vs. Raymond B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0605
Everett Frazier vs. Crystal Parker (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0790
In re A.W. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1183
In re K.R. and J.R. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0031
In re A.B. and B.B.-1 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0647
In re A.C.-1 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0771
In re P.M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0831
In re B.R. and H.R. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0835
In re H.P. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0838
In re R.W. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0877
In re K.R. and C.R. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0879
In re C.R. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0880
In re J.Z. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0913
In re J.P.-1 and Z.P. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0947
In re A.M. and S.R. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0959
In re T.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0996
In re C.B.-1 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1031
In re E.M.-1 and E.M.-2 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1035
In re O.T., A.T.-1., J.T., and A.T.-2 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1036
In re V.-Z.H., M.H., G.H., and B.H.Jr. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1037
In re E.T. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0013
In re R.L. and W.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0017
In re I.W., E.W., and M.W.-1 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0018
In re S.R., J.M., and T.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0024
In re D.V., M.V., and L.V. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0030
In re B.V., M.V., and A.V. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0060
In re E.J. and H.J. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0061
In re J.K., A.K.-1, and A.K.-2 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0067
In re D.R., N.R., and L.K. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0098
In re A.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0100
In re B.S. Jr., A.M.-1, and T.M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0104
In re B.P. and H.P. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0107
In re A.M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0108
In re R.L., J.L., S.L.-1, and S.L.-2 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Numbers: 21-0111, 20-0915
In re H.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0135
In re K.J. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 22, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0142
C.C. v. Harrison County Board of Education (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0171

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the ordered entered by the circuit court granting the motion to dismiss filed by Defendant, the Harrison County Board of Education, and dismissing Plaintiffs' compl...

State ex rel. Phalen v. Roberts (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1023

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted, as moulded, Petitioner's petition for writ of habeas corpus seeking to direct Respondent, the superintendent of the South Central Regional Jail, to restore him to parole, holding that Petitione...

Dement v. Pszczolkowski (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 15, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0785

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the circuit court denying Petitioner's petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that the circuit court failed to provide a meaningful evidentiary hearing and that the circuit...

Jordan v. Jenkins (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 15, 2021
Docket Numbers: 19-0890, 19-0899

Justia Opinion Summary: In these appeals arising from adverse jury verdicts rendered in separate trials following an automobile accident involving Joseph Jenkins and Tessa Jordan, the Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part, holding...

Everett Frazier vs. Nathan Talbert (Separate)
Date: June 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0134
Frazier v. Talbert (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0134

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court affirming the decision of the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) reversing an order revoking Respondent's driving privileges for driving a motor vehicle whil...

State ex rel. Health Care Alliance, Inc. v. O'Briant (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1029

Justia Opinion Summary: In this class action complaint alleging violations of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act the Supreme Court granted a writ of prohibition seeking to preclude the circuit court from enforcing its order gr...

In re Petition for Reinstatement of Keith Wheaton (Separate)
Date: June 14, 2021
Docket Number: 18-0836
W. Va. Consolidated Public Retirement Board v. Clark (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0350

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part and affirmed in part the order of the circuit court concluding that a "subsistence allowance" provided by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) to Natural Resources Poli...

In re M.O. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0698

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order entered by the circuit court terminating Father's improvement period and terminating his parental rights to his son, M.O., holding that there was no error on the part of the circuit c...

Metro Tristate, Inc. v. Public Service Commission of W. Va. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0766

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the West Virginia Public Service Commission ruling that its jurisdiction under state law to regulate a company that was operating in West Virginia solely as a contractor for a fede...

Boone vs. Activate Healthcare, LLC (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1007

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court dismissing Plaintiff's claims against Activate Healthcare, LLC under W. Va. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6), holding that the circuit court did not err in concluding that...

Boone vs. Activate Healthcare, LLC (Separate)
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1007
Miller v. Wesbanco Bank, Inc. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-0041, 20-0042

Justia Opinion Summary: In these consolidated appeals arising from breach of contract litigation between Thomas and Jamie Miller and WesBanco Bank, Inc., the Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court's denial of prejudgment interest to the Mille...

Amedisys West Virginia, LLC v. Personal Touch Home Care of W. Va., Inc. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-0308, 20-0401

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decisions of the circuit court in these consolidated cases, holding that the West Virginia Health Care Authority's interpretation of the State Health Plan Home Health Services Standards was...

In re Z.H. (Separate)
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0377
In re Z.H. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0377

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the final order of the circuit court terminating Mother's rights to her infant son in an abuse and neglect proceeding, holding that the circuit court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over this...

State ex rel. AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp.v. Honorable Moats (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-0694, 20-0751

Justia Opinion Summary: In these consolidated petitions in which Petitioners - Defendants in Opioid Litigation, which included more than eighty lawsuits pending before the Mass Litigation Panel - sought extraordinary relief prohibiting enforcem...

State ex rel. Morgantown Operating Co. LLC v. Gaujot (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0940

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied a writ of prohibition sought by Morgantown Health and Rehabilitation Center, a nursing home, holding that the circuit court erred in applying the statute of limitations contained in the Wrongful...

Robert Rector vs. Kimberly Kay Ross, et al. (Separate)
Date: June 10, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1037
Rector v. Ross (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 10, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1037

Justia Opinion Summary: In this petition challenging two circuit court rulings the Supreme Court affirmed the ruling dismissing Petitioner's writ of prohibition and reversed the monetary sanction the circuit court imposed on Petitioner's attorn...

In re R.G. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0509
In re Grandparent Visitation of L.M. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0037

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court affirming the order of the family court, which crafted a reunification plan with the goal of allowing grandparent of visitation to Respondents, the paternal grand...

Klein vs. McCullough (Separate)
Date: June 7, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0888
In re R.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0950
In re O.S., A.S. and D.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0988
In re B.C., D.O. and R.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 7, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0014
Klein v. McCullough (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 4, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0888

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court concluding that the right of first refusal in a deed conveying land from the grantor to the grantee but containing a clause granting the grantee to give a "strang...

State of West Virginia vs. David M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 3, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0804
Miller vs. Sallaz, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 3, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1148
In re E.R., Z.D., and L.R. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0433
In re L.D. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0780
In re A.M. and K.M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0821
In re A.M.-1, K.M., and E.L. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0822
In re A.J.-1 and A.J.-2 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 3, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-0824, 20-0918
In re T.M., T.C.-1, T.C.-2, and W.C. III (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0829
In re C.L.-1 and L.L. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0881
In re M.M., W.M., T.M., and J.T. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0902
In re A.M.-1, M.M., and J.T. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0909
In re K.L., T.C.-1, T.C.-2, and B.C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0912
In re Z.M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0916
In re K.T. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0924
In re N.W. and A.W. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0942
In re W.B. III (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0949
In re D.C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0953
In re S.T., L.T., E.E., and M.E. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0956
In re I.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0957
In re G.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0985
In re D.A., J.R.-1, D.R., and J.A. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0986
In re J.H.-1 and J.H.-2 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0991
In re Z.H. and D.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0998
In re N.R., A.R.-1, and A.W. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1033
In re R.W. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0016
In re C.W. and N.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0052
In re R.R. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0054
In re S.L. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0069
In re C.C. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0071
State ex rel. Porter v. Honorable Paul Farrell (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0090

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied a writ of prohibition sought by Petitioner requesting the Supreme Court to issue a writ of prohibition to prevent the Honorable Paul Farrell, Judge of the Circuit Court of Cabell County, from enf...

In re M.G.-1, E.H., and B.G. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: June 3, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0106
State v. Jako (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 2, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1102

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court convicting and sentencing Defendant for first-degree robbery, holding that Defendant's assignments of error did not merit relief. Defendant and his girlfriend...

State of West Virginia vs. Jako (Separate)
Date: June 2, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1102
Corey D. v. Michelle H. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0020

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the decision of the circuit court affirming the family court's determination that Respondent was the legal father of Child, holding that the circuit court erred in upholding the family court's p...

In re A.P. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0201

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the circuit court's termination of Mother's parental rights to her infant child, who died during the pendency of these abuse and neglect proceedings, holding that W. Va. Code 49-4-604(c)(6) doe...

In re A.P. (Separate)
Date: June 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0201
W. Va. Department of Health & Human Resources v. Denise (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0487

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court refusing to compel arbitration in this case alleging violations of the West Virginia Human Rights Act, W. Va. Code 5-11-1 to -20, holding that the West Virgini...

Hupp v. Monahan (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0532

Justia Opinion Summary: In this legal malpractice action, the Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court effectively granting summary judgment to Defendants, holding that the circuit court did not err in concluding that the continuou...

State ex rel. Maynard v. Justice (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 2, 2021
Docket Number: 21-0051

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the writ of mandamus sought by Petitioner, Chair of the Wayne County Republican Executive Committee, compelling James C. Justice, II, Governor of West Virginia, to select Derrick Evans' replaceme...

Gable vs. Gable, et al. (Separate)
Date: June 1, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1077
Gable v. Gable (Signed Opinion)  
Date: June 1, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1077

Justia Opinion Summary: In this premises liability case, the Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court dismissing Plaintiff's complaint, holding that the circuit court plainly erred in making factual determinations based upon assert...

Martin, et al. vs. Lovelace, et al. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 28, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0745
Cullen vs. Coles (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 20, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1019
Recycling Works, LLC v. Bradmor, LLC (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 20, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1080
Roberts vs. Roberts (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 20, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1133
White vs. Williams, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 20, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1147
J.C. vs. J.M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 20, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1168
State of West Virginia vs. Pike (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0026
Hamilton vs. Logan Water Care, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0047
Colley vs. Hampden Coal, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0101
Skidmore vs. United Parcel Service, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0106
Billings vs. Sterling Jewelers, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0131
McKinney vs. Kingston Mining, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0137
Ambrozik vs. Stonebrook, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0271
Wade vs. Murray American Energy, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0273
Allison vs. City of Gary (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0275
McDonald vs. Eagle Corporation (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0278
Dornan v. Murray American Energy, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0289
Frazier, DMV Commissioner vs. Lilly (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0365
Emil N. vs. Healy B.-N. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0396
Roger P. v. Pszczolkowski, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0468
Brian M. vs. Ames, Superintendent (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0522
Frazier, DMV Commissioner vs. Miller (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0745
State ex rel. Hope Clinic, PLLC v. Judge McGraw (Signed Opinion)  
Date: May 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0410

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a writ of prohibition seeking to vacate the circuit court's order denying Petitioners' motion to dismiss the underlying suit for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, holding that the circuit cou...

State v. Ward (Signed Opinion)  
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1046

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court sentencing Petitioner to a determinate term of give years in the penitentiary for his felony conviction of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and an e...

In re Adoption of J.S. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0185

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court denying C.R.'s motion to modify a provision in final adoption orders prohibiting visitation between her adoptive children and R.R., her former husband, holding th...

State ex rel. W. Va. University Hospitals, Inc. v. Honorable Nelson (Signed Opinion)  
Date: May 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0906

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted a writ of prohibition directing the circuit court to transfer venue of this third-party medical negligence action from Tucker County to Monongalia County, holding that this cause of action arose...

Fredericks vs. Mongold, et al. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 7, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1106
Frazier, DMV Commissioner vs. Murphy (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0092
Frazier, DMV Commissioner vs. Fazio (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0102
Frazier, DMV Commissioner vs. Goodson (Memorandum Decision)
Date: May 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0236
State of West Virginia vs. Dale F. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 26, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0738
Musick vs. Pennington (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 26, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0880
State of West Virginia vs. Crockett (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 26, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1030
State of West Virginia vs. Griffith (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 26, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1039
State of West Virginia vs. Richard S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 26, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0320
Keller vs. Murray American Energy, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0094
Greaser v. Hinkle (Signed Opinion)  
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0407

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the rulings of the circuit court determining that the civil provisions of the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act (WPCA), W. Va. Code 21-5-3, had not been recognized by the Supreme Co...

W. Va. Department of Health and Human Resources v. C.P. (Signed Opinion)  
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0802

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court vacating the finding of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources of maltreatment by Respondent as to her son, holding that the circuit court cor...

Fraley vs. Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0158
K.F. vs. Pocahontas Memorial Hospital (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0272
Keller vs. Murray American Energy, Inc. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0608
State of West Virginia vs. Donnie R. Miller (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 19-0916
Rocky H. Williams vs. Karen Pszczolkowski (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1010
Terrick Hogan vs. Donnie Ames (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0125
State of West Virginia vs. Amy Jo Malcomb (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0146
State of West Virginia vs. Daryl S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0209
In re A.L., I.L. and Z.L. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0230
David W. vs. Donnie Ames (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0293
Wilkinson v. W. Va. State Office of the Governor (Signed Opinion)  
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0295

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit granting summary judgment for Defendants on all claims contained in Plaintiffs' second amended complaint seeking class certification, relief in mandamus, lost wages,...

Curtis J. vs. Laura J. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0359
Kevin C. vs. Donnie Ames (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0469
Joshua Stitley vs. Donnie Ames (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0476
In re L.M. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0583
In re A.S. and J.S.-1 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0644
In re T.H.-1 and T.H.-2 (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0651
In re K.H. and B.S. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0700
In re I.H., O.H. and R.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0701
In re A.D. and L.D. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0727
In re M.H.-1 and P.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0737
In re I.H., O.H. and R.H. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0738
In re H.S., L.C., I.B., R.B. and J.B. (Memorandum Decision)
Date: April 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-0768
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