West Virginia Judiciary

Supreme Court of Appeals Argument Docket

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Rule 20 argument - 10:00 a.m.


Brandon Flack v. David Ballard, Warden, No. 15-0901 - Petitioner appeals the circuit court’s order granting, in part, and denying, in part, his petition for writ of habeas corpus.

Rule 19 argument


In Re: The Adoption of L.A., No. 16-0149 - Petitioner Father appeals the circuit court’s order granting adoption of his child in this matter.


Penn-America Insurance Company v. Beecher V. Osborne, 15-1018 - Petitioner appeals the order of the Circuit Court of Wyoming County that granted summary judgment to respondent. Petitioner complains that the circuit court improperly enforced a consent judgment against petitioner, finding that petitioner acted in bad faith in refusing coverage, indemnification, and a defense to Allegheny Wood Products, and Heartwood Forestland Fund IV Limited Partnership, who were named defendants in an underlying tort action.

State of West Virginia v. Johnnie Ray Farley, No. 15-1068 - Petitioner appeals his conviction in the Circuit Court of Mercer County, for the offense of first degree murder and penitentiary sentence of life without mercy.