West Virginia Judiciary

Supreme Court of Appeals Argument Docket

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Rule 20 argument - 10:00 a.m.


Henry Metz v. Eastern Associated Coal, LLC, No. 16-0848 - Questions Certified by the Circuit Court:
(1) For discriminatory hiring causes of action filed pursuant to the West Virginia Human Rights Act, codified at W.Va. Code § 5-11-1, et seq., does the statute of limitations begin to run from the date that the plaintiff learned of the adverse employment decision?
The circuit court answers the question in the affirmative.
(2) For discriminatory hiring causes of action filed pursuant to the West Virginia Human Rights Act, codified at W.Va. Code § 5-11-1, et seq., does the discovery rule toll the statute of limitations until the plaintiff discovers the alleged discriminatory motive underlying the employment decision?
The circuit court answers the question in the affirmative.

Jack R. Watts v. David Ballard, Warden, No. 15-0568 - Petitioner appeals the circuit court’s order denying his petition for writ of habeas corpus in this civil matter.

Rule 19 argument


Employee Resource Group, LLC and Charles Rice v. Connie Harless, No. 16-0493 - Petitioners appeal the circuit court’s order denying their motion to enforce arbitration agreement. Petitioners allege that the circuit court erred in finding that the agreement between the parties was substantively and procedurally unconscionable.

Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Lauren Thompson, No. 16-0003 - The Court will hear arguments in this lawyer disciplinary case.