West Virginia Judiciary

Supreme Court of Appeals Argument Docket

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Independence Hall
Wheeling, W. Va.


Rule 19 argument - 10:00 a.m.


State of West Virginia v. Michael L. Blickenstaff, No. 16-0666 - Petitioner appeals the order of the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, entered on June 15, 2016, denying his motions for judgment of acquittal or for a new trial. Petitioner was convicted of felony kidnapping after a trial by jury and sentenced to serve a term of life imprisonment in the state penitentiary, without mercy, by order entered on April 5, 2016.

Kevin Hanson v. Larry Keeling, Jr., No. 16-0799 - Petitioner/defendant below appeals the circuit court’s denial of his motion for a new trial in respondent’s action for damages resulting from a motor vehicle accident. Petitioner’s motion for a new trial was based on the circuit court’s conduct at trial and its ruling allowing respondent to admit petitioner’s work product into evidence at trial.