West Virginia Judiciary

Supreme Court of Appeals Argument Docket

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Rule 20 argument - 10:00 a.m.

Michaelin Hall v. Lona Hall, et al., No. 17-0452 - Petitioner appeals the circuit court’s order granting respondents’ motion for summary judgment, in which the court ruled that a child cannot inherit from the estate of her biological father through intestate succession when the father’s parental rights were previously terminated in an abuse and neglect proceeding.

Rule 19 argument

Arthur L. Conkey, Jr. and Jo Carol Conkey v. Sleepy Creek Forest Owners Association, 17-0141 - Petitioners appeal the December 22, 2016, and February 8, 2017, orders of the Circuit Court of Morgan County that, respectively, granted Respondent's motion for summary judgment regarding the collection of delinquent home owners association assessments and other charges owed by petitioners, and awarded respondent attorney’s fees.

State of West Virginia v. John Michael Howell, 16-0541 - Rehearing granted on the issue of whether petitioner’s plea agreement, which specifies eligibility for parole after no less than fifteen years of incarceration rather than the statutorily prescribed period of ten years of incarceration, set forth in West Virginia Code § 61-2-14a, contains an illegal sentence.