West Virginia Judiciary

Supreme Court of Appeals Argument Docket

Wednesday, October 4, 2017


Rule 20 argument - 10:00 a.m.


SER Matthew L. Harvey, Prosecuting Attorney v. Hon. Yoder, and Gerald G. Rankin, Jr., No. 17-0419 - The prosecuting attorney seeks a writ of prohibition challenging a circuit court order allowing the defendant to offer evidence at trial that the alleged child victim of sex crimes has previously been sexually abused in a separate criminal case on the grounds that this violates the Rape Shield Law.

SER Joseph Barki, III, Prosecuting Attorney v. Hon. Ronald E. Wilson, and Floyd Ference, No. 17-0449 - Continued to October 11, 2017.

SER Garland DeCourcy v. Hon. Jennifer P. Dent, and William W. Williams, No. 17-0572 - Petitioner seeks a writ of prohibition challenging a circuit court order denying his motion to dismiss.

Rule 19 argument


In Re: L.H., No. 17-0102

In Re: L.H. and I.H., No. 17-0103 - Continued to October 17, 2017.

Gastar Exploration Inc. v. Gary Rine, Executor, No. 16-0962 - Petitioners appeal from the circuit court’s order declaring property interest rights, which declared that respondents were the owners of the subject one-half oil and gas interest in dispute.

State of West Virginia v. Ryan Christopher Bowen, No. 16-0431 - Petitioner appeals the circuit court’s sentencing order in this criminal matter.

David Ballard, Warden v. Philip A. Ward, No. 16-1007 - Petitioner appeals the October 14, 2016, order of the Circuit Court of Cabell County that granted respondent Phillip A. Ward’s habeas petition, and granted respondent a new trial on the basis of newly discovered evidence pursuant to Zain III.

Pat Reed, Commissioner WV DMV v. George Zipf, No. 16-0132 - Petitioner appeals the circuit court’s order rescinding the revocation of respondent’s driver’s license in this administrative matter.

Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Sarah Campbell, No. 16-1036 - The Court will hear arguments in this lawyer disciplinary matter.