The Supreme Court is nearing the end of its spring 2015 term. Conferences are scheduled for June 10th, 16th, and 17th. The Court will formally conclude its term on Wednesday, July 17th. We expect to see many opinions released in...
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When may a tortfeasor settle with the plaintiff and still sue a fellow tortfeasor for contribution?
Retroactive effect will be given to the Supreme Court's prior decision finding that faulty workmanship is a covered "occurrence" under a CGL insurance policy.
The Supreme Court finds that a car wreck claim and a claim for "med pay" benefits arising out of the same wreck were improperly joined.
In a case involving a performance bond, the Supreme Court gives some needed clarity on the subject of default judgments.
The Supreme Court says that criminal conduct is not an absolute bar to recovery; instead, the jury must weigh criminal conduct along with all other forms of wrongdoing as part of the comparative fault analysis.
The Supreme Court says that West Virginia's water pollution legislation embodies a substantial public policy; therefore, employers may be liable for terminating employees who make complaints regarding water pollution violations.
Another Dog On Death Row: Where the owner of a dog has been acquitted of the offense of harboring a vicious dog, can the court still order the dog's destruction?
In a case raising issues of forum non conveniens, the Supreme Court insists that the circuit court's order must address each and every one of the statutory elements.
What is the proper role of a guardian ad litem appointed for an incarcerated party in a civil case? And who bears the cost of the guardian's services? These important issues will be addressed in a Berkeley County case involving the sexual abuse of minors.