West Virginia Judiciary

Opinions of the Supreme Court of Appeals - Fall 2002 Term

Fall 2002 Term Opinion List

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September 2002 Term of Court Opinions
Date Filed Case No. Case Name
12/02/2002 30876 State ex rel. Bowling v. Greenbrier Co. Comm.
12/06/2002 30842 Findley v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins.
01/06/2003 30842.Con Findley v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. (Concurring opinion by McGraw, J.)
12/13/2002 30842.Con Findley v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
11/27/2002 30785 State ex rel. Youngblood v. Sanders, Judge
12/05/2002 30785.Con State ex rel. Youngblood v. Sanders, Judge (Concurring opinion by Davis, C. J.)
11/08/2002 30784 State ex rel. Sandy v. Johnson, Judge
11/27/2002 30739 State ex rel. Clifford v. Stucky, Judge
12/04/2002 30737 State ex rel. Appleby v. Recht, Judge
12/12/2002 30737.Dis State ex rel. Appleby v. Recht, Judge (Dissenting opinion by Albright, J.)
12/06/2002 30725 State ex rel. Riley v. Rudloff, Administrator
01/06/2003 30725.Con State ex rel. Riley v. Rudloff, Administrator (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
11/27/2002 30696 State ex rel. Berry v. McBride, Warden Notice: On January 16, 2003 the Court granted a petition for rehearing in this matter. This opinion is therefore withdrawn and no longer effective.
12/09/2002 30696.Dis State ex rel. Berry v. McBride, Warden (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
12/13/2002 30696.Con State ex rel. Berry v. McBride, Warden (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
12/03/2002 30691 State ex rel. Games-Neely v. Sanders, Judge
10/11/2002 30690 Office of Lawyer Disciplinary Counsel v. Nichols
10/11/2002 30672 Stateex rel. PSC of WV v. Town of Fayetteville
10/21/2002 30672.Dis Stateex rel. PSC of WV v. Town of Fayetteville (Dissenting opinion by Davis, C. J.)
11/04/2002 30671 State ex rel. Shelton v. Burnside, Judge
01/06/2003 30671.Dis State ex rel. Shelton v. Burnside, Judge (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
10/31/2002 30670 State ex rel. Lovejoy v. Callaghan, Secretary
01/5/2003 30670.Dis State ex rel. Lovejoy v. Callaghan, Secretary (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
11/01/2002 30670.Con State ex rel. Lovejoy v. Callaghan, Secretary (Concurring opinion by Albright, J.)
12/05/2002 30651 Carter v. Monsanto Company, et al.
01/06/2003 30651.Con Carter v. Monsanto Company, et al. (Concurring opinion by McGraw, J.)
12/11/2002 30651.Con Carter v. Monsanto Company, et al. (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
12/03/2002 30629 Stanley v. Harrison Co. Bank, et al.
12/10/2002 30629.Con Stanley v. Harrison Co. Bank, et al. (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
12/11/2002 30629.Dis Stanley v. Harrison Co. Bank, et al. (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
12/03/2002 30628 In Re the Marriage of: Drennen v. Drennen
12/06/2002 30628.Con In Re the Marriage of: Drennen v. Drennen (Concurring opinion by Davis, C. J.)
11/01/2002 30627 City of Benwood v. Marshall Co. BOE
10/11/2002 30626 State ex rel. Gessler v. Mazzone, Judge
12/09/2002 30623 Smith v. First Community Bancshares
12/05/2002 30622 Beatty v. Ford Motor Company
12/11/2002 30622.Dis Beatty v. Ford Motor Company (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
12/03/2002 30621 Hewitt, Ph.D. v. State of WV DHHR
12/10/2002 30621.Con Hewitt, Ph.D. v. State of WV DHHR (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part opinion by Starcher, J.)
12/04/2002 30619 In Re: Jade E. G. and James A. G.
11/18/2002 30618 Mugnano v. Painter, Warden
12/05/2002 30618.Dis Mugnano v. Painter, Warden (Dissenting opinion by Albright, J.)
11/27/2002 30600 In Re: Aaron Thomas M., et al.
12/11/2002 30600.Dis In Re: Aaron Thomas M., et al. (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
12/09/2002 30595 Glascock v. City National Bank of WV
12/09/2002 30595.Dis Glascock v. City National Bank of WV (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
12/03/2002 30594 Harris v. Harris
12/03/2002 30591 Legg v. Johnson, Simmerman & Broughton, L.C.
12/09/2002 30532 Haney v. County Commission of Preston Co.
12/03/2002 30531 Velogol v. City of Wierton
12/04/2002 30530 State of West Virginia v. Damron
12/02/2002 30528 Gooch v. Gooch
11/27/2002 30527 State of West Virginia v. Flippo
11/27/2002 30525 Poling v. Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.
12/06/2002 30524 State of West Virginia v. Anderson
12/06/2002 30524.Con State of West Virginia v. Anderson (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part opinion by Maynard, J.)
12/11/2002 30524.Con State of West Virginia v. Anderson (Concurring opinion by Albright, J.)
10/18/2002 30519 State ex rel. Holcomb v. Nibert, Judge
12/05/2002 30519.Con State ex rel. Holcomb v. Nibert, Judge (Concurring opinion by Albright, J.)
11/08/2002 30518 State of West Virginia v. Varner, Jr.
11/01/2002 30517 Berardi, v. Meadowbrook Mall Co.
12/02/2002 30516 In Re the Marriage of: B.M.J. v. J.D.J.
12/02/2002 30515 Fuller v. Riffe
12/06/2002 30514 State ex rel. Myers v. Painter, Warden
11/07/2002 30513 In Re The Marriage of: Kirwan v. Kirwan
12/09/2002 30494 State ex rel. K.M., a Minor Child v. WV DHHR
12/09/2002 30494.Con State ex rel. K.M., a Minor Child v. WV DHHR (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part opinion by Maynard, J.)
01/06/2003 30494.Con State ex rel. K.M., a Minor Child v. WV DHHR (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
12/02/2002 30493 Ward v. Cliver
11/27/2002 30470 Lower Donnally v. Charleston Municipal Planning
12/04/2002 30469 Farmers Mutual Ins. v. Tucker, etc.
12/06/2002 30469.Dis Farmers Mutual Ins. v. Tucker, etc. (Dissenting opinion by Davis, C. J.)
12/09/2002 30469.Dis Farmers Mutual Ins. v. Tucker, etc. (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
12/12/2002 30469.Con Farmers Mutual Ins. v. Tucker, etc. (Concurring opinion by Albright, J.)
10/31/2002 30467 Richards v. Kees and Allstate Insurance
12/03/2002 30465 In Re the Marriage of Josimovich v. Josimovich
12/6/2002 30465.Dis In Re the Marriage of Josimovich v. Josimovich (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
11/27/2002 30464 In Re the Marriage of Robinson v. Coppala
12/10/2002 30464.Con In Re the Marriage of Robinson v. Coppala (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
12/03/2002 30463 Withrow v. WV University Hospitals
12/10/2002 30463.Dis Withrow v. WV University Hospitals (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
11/04/2002 30462 Hall v. Casto, D. C.
11/14/2002 30461 Tolley v. ACF Industries, et al.
01/03/2003 30461.Dis Tolley v. ACF Industries, et al. (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
12/06/2002 30459 Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital v. Turner
10/31/2002 30458 Bender v. Alderson-Broaddus College
12/11/2002 30458.Dis Bender v. Alderson-Broaddus College (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
11/08/2002 30456 State ex rel. Orlofske, et al. v. City of Wheeling
11/04/2002 30444 In Re: Kristopher E. and Kenneth C. E.
10/11/2002 30443 Ellithorp v. Ellithorp
11/22/2002 30443.Dis Ellithorp v. Ellithorp (Dissenting opinion by Davis, C. J.)
10/11/2002 30441 Rohrbaugh v. Wal-Mart Stores, et al
12/03/2002 30440 Maxey v. McDowell Co. Board of Education
12/06/2002 30440.Dis Maxey v. McDowell Co. Board of Education (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
12/13/2002 30440.Con Maxey v. McDowell Co. Board of Education (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
12/09/2002 30437 Hively, M.D. v. Merrifield, M.D., et al.
10/11/2002 30432 Belcher, etc. v. Powers
11/18/2002 30431 Elliott v. Schoolcraft, et al.
12/06/2002 30431.Con Elliott v. Schoolcraft, et al. (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part opinion by Davis, C. J.)
12/10/2002 30431.Con Elliott v. Schoolcraft, et al. (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
11/01/2002 30412 Faris v. Harry Green Chevrolet, et al.
11/27/2002 30411 C., Rebecca Lynn v. B., Michael Joseph Notice: On January 16, 2003 the Court granted a petition for rehearing in this matter. This opinion is therefore withdrawn and no longer effective.
12/13/2002 30411.Dis C., Rebecca Lynn v. B., Michael Joseph (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
12/13/2002 30411.Dis C., Rebecca Lynn v. B., Michael Joseph (Dissenting opinion by Albright, J.)
12/02/2002 30410 Karle v. Bd. of Trustees/Marshall University
10/11/2002 30409 State of West Virginia v. Seenes
11/01/2002 30408 State of West Virginia v. Manley
12/11/2002 30408.Con State of West Virginia v. Manley (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
10/11/2002 30407 State ex rel. Williams v. Dept. of Military Affairs
11/01/2002 30404 In Re: Tonjia M.
11/04/2002 30403 State of West Virginia v. Brown
10/18/2002 30402 Butler v. Price, et al.
10/18/2002 30402.Con Butler v. Price, et al. (Concurring opinion by McGraw, J.)
10/18/2002 30402.Con Butler v. Price, et al. (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
10/11/2002 30400 Jividen v. Jividen
10/31/2002 30400.Dis Jividen v. Jividen (Dissenting opinion by Albright, J.)
12/10/2002 30400.Dis Jividen v. Jividen (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
12/05/2002 30399 Wilkinson v. Duff, M.D., et al.
12/11/2002 30399.Dis Wilkinson v. Duff, M.D., et al. (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
11/4/2002 30365 Waddell v. John Q. Hammons Hotel, et al
11/27/2002 30363 Marshall Co. Board of Education v. Gaudino
12/10/2002 30363.Dis Marshall Co. Board of Education v. Gaudino (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
12/02/2002 30362 Tiernan v. Charleston Area Medical Center
12/04/2002 30362.Con Tiernan v. Charleston Area Medical Center (Concurring opinion by Davis, C. J.)
12/11/2002 30362.Con Tiernan v. Charleston Area Medical Center (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
11/08/2002 30361 Graham v. Putnam Co. Board of Education
11/27/2002 30316 Gallant v. County Comm. of Jefferson County
01/06/2003 30316.Con Gallant v. County Comm. of Jefferson County (Concurring opinion by McGraw, J.)
12/06/2002 30256 Matheny v. Fairmont General Hospital
12/11/2002 30256.Con Matheny v. Fairmont General Hospital (Concurring opinion by Albright, J.)
10/25/2002 30254 Miller v. Jeffrey and Laurel Coal Corp.
10/25/2002 30254.Dis Miller v. Jeffrey and Laurel Coal Corp. (Dissenting opinion by Davis, C. J.)
12/05/2002 30104 State ex rel. WV DHHR v. Lambert
11/01/2002 29972 Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Lusk
12/06/2002 29972.Dis Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Lusk (Dissenting, in part, and concurring, in part opinion by Maynard J.)
11/27/2002 29543 Blackburn v. WCD and Marrowbone
12/09/2002 29543.Dis Blackburn v. WCD and Marrowbone (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
12/11/2002 29543.Con Blackburn v. WCD and Marrowbone (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part opinion by Albright, J.)
12/13/2002 29543.Con Blackburn v. WCD and Marrowbone (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
12/03/2002 29333 Porter v. Porter, etc.
11/04/2002 28473 Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Sims
12/05/2002 28473.Con Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Sims (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part opinion by Davis, C. J.)
12/02/2002 26647, etc. State ex rel. Sams, et al. v. Kirby, Commissioner