West Virginia Judiciary

Supreme Court of Appeals Argument Docket

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Rule 20 argument - 10:00 a.m.


Robert Andrews, et al. v. Antero Resources Corp., No. 17-0126 - Petitioners appeal the West Virginia Mass Litigation Panel’s dismissal of their nuisance claims against respondents. Petitioners contend the Panel failed to recognize public policy and erred in holding that a mineral severance deed grants mineral owners unrestricted rights to extract natural gas regardless of the burden of such extraction upon surface owners. Justice Armstead and Justice Hutchison disqualified. Judges Clawges and Howard sitting by special assignment.

Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Kourtney A. Ryan, No. 17-0007 - The Court will hear arguments in this lawyer disciplinary case.

Rule 19 argument



Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Ronald D. Hassan, No. 16-1210 - The Court will hear arguments in this lawyer disciplinary case. Justice Armstead disqualified

Pat Reed, Commissioner WV Dept. of Motor Vehicles v. Joseph Winesburg, No. 17-0834 - Petitioner appeals the circuit court’s August 17, 2017, order reinstating the driver’s license of respondent. Petitioner argues that the circuit court abused its discretion and erred in excluding certain evidence of respondent’s intoxication, including details related to the occurrence of a motor vehicle accident; references to respondent having an odor of alcohol on his breath and glassy bloodshot eyes; and respondent’s intoximeter and preliminary breath test results.

In re A.P., A.P., and A.P., No. 18-0448 - Petitioner appeals the circuit court's order terminating parental rights.

In re A.N. and C.N., No. 18-0446 - Petitioner appeals the circuit court's order terminating parental rights.