“Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!” When the marshal steps forward tomorrow to open the Supreme Court’s fall term, these are the very first words he will say. But where do they come from? And what exactly do they mean? “Oyez” is actually...
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This year the West Virginia Supreme Court returns to the campus of Marshall University to hear cases as part of Marshall’s celebration of Constitution Week. In 2004, Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia sponsored legislation designating September 17th of...
In this case the Supreme Court will be asked to decide if the Circuit Court of Ritchie County (Judge Sweeney) improperly granted summary judgment to Ms. Welch and awarded partial rescission of an oil and gas lease held by CNX. The Court may also consider issues relating to the scope of Supreme Court mandates following remand as well as the duties of oil and gas operators to reasonably develop and drill leaseholds.
This case involves a mortgage broker bond issued under W.Va. Code 31-17-1 et seq. To recover under such a bond, is it necessary for a victim of predatory lending to obtain a judgment against the broker where the broker has previously filed for bankruptcy relief?
Is the board charged with overseeing real estate appraisers considered to be the "state" for purposes of W.Va. Code 14-2-2, which requires all suits against the state to be brought in Kanawha County?
In a medical malpractice case, the Supreme Court must determine how much coverage an insurance policy provides to the malpractice victims.
The Supreme Court is asked whether certain exclusions will prevent coverage under a comprehensive general liability policy where construction activities cause damage to a third party.
In this employment discrimination case, the Supreme Court will decide if taking the deposition of an attorney is appropriate.
In many ways, 1974 was a watershed year for the West Virginia Supreme Court. In November of that year, voters ratified the Judicial Reorganization Amendment--a sweeping, top-to-bottom revision of West Virginia’s judicial system that took effect on January 1, 1976...
The Court released six memorandum decisions this week, all in the area of Workmen's Compensation.