West Virginia Supreme Court News

West Virginia Supreme Court: Driving Under the Influence on Private Property Illegal

The West Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that driving under the influence on private property is a crime. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the Supreme Court’s 4-1 ruling last week reversed a Monroe County circuit judge’s interpretation of DUI statues. …

West Virginia Supreme Court Reverses Dismissal of Age Discrimination Case

The West Virginia Supreme Court has reversed a previous ruling it made that dismissed a lawsuit alleging age discrimination. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the court on April 14 reversed its decision to uphold a judge’s ruling which dismissed 65-year-old …

West Virginia Supreme Court Dismisses Lawsuit by Fired Superintendent

A former West Virginia schools superintendent cannot sue the state Board of Education over its decision to fire her, the state’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The court ruled in favor of the board, which appealed a circuit judge’s denial of …

West Virginia Supreme Court Rules Addicts Can Sue Pharmacies, Doctors

Pharmacies and doctors who negligently prescribed pain medication can be sued for enabling people’s addictions, the West Virginia Supreme Court ruled. The ruling involved 29 people who were patients of Mingo County’s Mountain Medical Center. Most sought treatment for job-related …

West Virginia Court Reinstates Damages Against City for Flooding

The West Virginia Supreme Court has ordered the restoration of monetary damages to Huntington homeowners hit by flooding in 2011. The high court ruled in an appeal brought by five plaintiffs along Krouts Creek, The Herald-Dispatch reported. Last year a …

West Virginia Supreme Court Upholds Immunity for Jail Authority

The West Virginia Supreme Court has again ruled that the state Regional Jail Authority cannot be held liable in a lawsuit that alleged a male correctional officer repeatedly raped a female inmate. The Charleston Gazette reported that justices made a …

West Virginia High Court Reduces Nursing Home’s $91M Damages

The West Virginia Supreme Court has slashed by more than half the multimillion-dollar damages a jury levied against a Charleston nursing home in connection with a former resident’s death. In a 76-page divided opinion released, the justices reduced the penalty …

West Virginia Supreme Court Upholds Fire Protection Fee Outside Limits

The West Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that the city of Bridgeport has the authority to charge a fee for fire protection services outside its boundaries. In a ruling released Wednesday, the justices said state law doesn’t limit municipalities to …

West Virginia High Court Upholds Monsanto $93M Settlement

The state Supreme Court has upheld a judge’s approval of Monsanto Co.’s massive settlement with thousands of West Virginia residents. In a 4-1 decision last Friday, the court affirmed a January ruling approving the class-action settlement of a lawsuit alleging …

West Virginia Supreme Court Judge Hits Ruling on Massey

West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis criticized her colleagues in a dissenting opinion Friday for refusing to let institutional shareholders revive a lawsuit filed against the former Massey Energy two weeks after the Upper Big Branch mine disaster. Earlier …