West Virginia Judiciary

Opinions of the Supreme Court of Appeals - Fall 2003 Term

Fall 2003 Term Opinion List

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September 2003 Term of Court Opinions
Date Filed Case No. Case Name
12/04/03 31562 Lindsie D. L. v. Richard W. S.
12/03/03 31561 SER Brum v. Bradley, Magistrate of Wood Co.
12/10/03 31561.Dis SER Brum v. Bradley, Magistrate of Wood Co. (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
12/04/03 31555 SER Rees v. Hatcher, Judge
12/04/03 31555.Dis SER Rees v. Hatcher, Judge (Dissenting opinion by Davis, J.)
10/17/03 31540 SER Cities of Charleston v. WV Economic Development
10/17/03 31540.Con SER Cities of Charleston v. WV Economic Development (Concurring opinion by Starcher, C. J.)
12/08/03 31540.Con SER Cities of Charleston v. WV Economic Development (Concurring opinion by Albright, J.)
12/05/03 31534  SER Beirne v. Smith, Commissioner
12/05/03 31534.Con SER Beirne v. Smith, Commissioner (Concurring opinion by McGraw, J.)
12/08/03 31534.Con SER Beirne v. Smith, Commissioner (Concurring opinion by Maynard, J.)
10/10/03 31434 SER Smith, Commissioner v. Thornsbury, Judge
12/02/03 31432 In Re: Desarae M., Destiny M. and Britney M.
12/9/03 31432.Con In Re: Desarae M., Destiny M. and Britney M. (Concurring opinion by Davis, J.)
12/05/03 31428 SER E. I. Dupont De Nemours v. Hill, Jr.,  Judge
12/09/03 31428.Dis SER E. I. Dupont De Nemours v. Hill, Jr.,  Judge (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
12/05/03 31408 Lewis v. Chafin
12/03/03 31406 Estate of Postlewait v.Ohio Valley Medical Center
12/08/03 31406.Dis Estate of Postlewait v.Ohio Valley Medical Center (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
12/12/03 31406.Con Estate of Postlewait v.Ohio Valley Medical Center (Concurring opinion by Starcher, C. J.)
12/04/03 31403 Jewell v. Ford and Nationwide Mutual Insurance
12/03/03 31395 Mrotek v. Coal River Canoe Livery, Ltd.
10/15/03 31391 SER Frazier & Oxley v. Cummings, Judge
12/08/03 31391.Dis SER Frazier & Oxley v. Cummings, Judge (Dissenting opinion by Albright, J.)
12/10/03 31391.Dis SER Frazier & Oxley v. Cummings, Judge (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
01/06/2004 31391.Con SER Frazier & Oxley v. Cummings, Judge (Concurring opinion by Maynard, J.)
12/03/03 31377 Bluestone Paving v. Tax Commissioner of WV
12/04/03 31377.Dis Bluestone Paving v. Tax Commissioner of WV (Dissenting opinion by Albright, J.)
12/09/03 31377.Con Bluestone Paving v. Tax Commissioner of WV (Concurring opinion by Maynard, J.)
10/10/03 31356 SER Pritt v. Vickers, Judge, et al.
12/03/03 31346 Arbaugh, Jr. v. Bd. of Educaiton, County of Pendleton
12/03/03 31343 Younker v. Eastern Associated Coal Corp.
12/05/03 31343.Con Younker v. Eastern Associated Coal Corp. (Concurring opinion by Davis, J.)
12/04/03 31342 Setser v. Browning
12/10/03 31342.Dis Setser v. Browning (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
12/05/03 31341 Lucas v. Lucas
12/10/03 31340 Toth v. Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners
12/11/03 31340.Dis Toth v. Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
11/21/03 31325 Hager v. Hager
11/25/03 31325.Dis Hager v. Hager (Dissenting opinion by Davis, J.)
11/21/03 31324 McGilton v. U. S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.
11/24/03 31323 Martinka Coal Company v. WV Environmental Protection
12/05/03 31322 Raleigh General Hospital v. Caudill
12/03/03 31321 King v. Heffernan, M.D., et al.
11/21/03 31318 Trozzi v. Bd. of Review of WV Employment Programs
10/31/03 31316 Lockett v. Fayette County Board of Education
12/16/03 31316.Dis Lockett v. Fayette County Board of Education (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
12/04/03 31315 State of West Virginia v. Kirk N.
12/09/03 31315.Dis State of West Virginia v. Kirk N. (Dissenting opinion by Davis, J.)
10/31/03 31314 Arbogast v. Mid-Ohio Valley Medical Corp.
11/04/03 31314.Con Arbogast v. Mid-Ohio Valley Medical Corp. (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part opinion by Albright, J.)
12/03/03 31314.Dis Arbogast v. Mid-Ohio Valley Medical Corp. (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
12/10/03 31313 State of West Virginia v. Joseph
12/04/03 31312 Baughman v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
11/21/03 31311 McElhinney v. WV Public Service Comm., et al.
11/21/03 31310 Bond, et al. v. Bond
12/05/03 31280 State of West Virginia v. Mitchell
12/04/03 31278 Proudfoot v. Proudfoot
12/04/03 31272 McDaniel v. West Virginia  Division of Labor
12/04/03 31271 Adams, et al. v. Consolidated Rail Corp.
12/04/03 31271.Con Adams, et al. v. Consolidated Rail Corp. (Concurring opinion by McGraw, J.)
11/24/03 31268 Hedrick, et al. v. Mosser
11/10/03 31266 Walsh v. Jefferson Memorial Hospital, etc.
12/10/03 31266.Dis Walsh v. Jefferson Memorial Hospital, etc. (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
11/24/03 31263 Taylor v. Ball, etc. 
11/24/03 31262 Rhododendron Furniture v. Marshall
12/05/03 31261 Haislop v. Edgell, Superintendent, et al.
12/10/03 31261.Con Haislop v. Edgell, Superintendent, et al. (Concurring opinion by Starcher, C. J.)
11/05/03 31245&46 In Re: Erica C., Ashley J. and Oakie Lee C.
11/21/03 31244 State of West Virginia v. Whalen
11/04/03 31242 Adkins v. Stacy, et al.
11/14/03 31239&40 B B Enterprise, Inc. v. Palmer, etc.  
11/20/2004 31238 Energy Development Corp. v. Moss, et al.
01/07/2004 31238.Dis Energy Development Corp. v. Moss, et al. (Dissenting opinion by Albright, J.)
12/04/03 31237 In Re: West Virginia Asbestos Litigation
10/21/03 31236 Phares v. Brooks
11/21/03 31235 SER Human Resource Dev. v. Board of Risk and Ins.
12/10/03 31235.Con SER Human Resource Dev. v. Board of Risk and Ins. (Concurring opinion by McGraw, J.)
12/03/03 31232 Pugh, III v. Policemen's Civil Service Commission
12/04/03 31232.Con Pugh, III v. Policemen's Civil Service Commission (Concurring opinion by Davis, J.)
12/05/03 31232.Con Pugh, III v. Policemen's Civil Service Commission (Concurring opinion by McGraw, J.)
12/03/03 31231 State of West Virginia v. Watkins
12/10/03 31231.Con State of West Virginia v. Watkins (Concurring opinion by Starcher, C. J.)
12/03/03 31228 Love v. Georgia-Pacific Corp.
12/09/03 31228.Dis Love v. Georgia-Pacific Corp. (Dissenting opinion by Davis, J.)
10/10/03 31227  Williams v. Charleston Area Medical Center
12/12/03 31227.Con Williams v. Charleston Area Medical Center (Concurring opinion by Starcher, C. J.)
11/21/03 31225 Holik, Jr. v. Consolidation Coal Co., et al.
11/05/03 31223 Bolyard v. Board of Ed. of Grant County
12/10/03 31223.Dis Bolyard v. Board of Ed. of Grant County (Dissenting opinion by Albright, J.)
11/03/03 31221 In Re: Joseph G.  
11/14/03 31158 State of West Virginia v. Brooks
12/08/03 31158.Dis State of West Virginia v. Brooks (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part opinion by Maynard, J.)
10/31/03 31156 Akers v. Board of Education of the County of Raleigh
12/05/03 31156.Dis Akers v. Board of Education of the County of Raleigh (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
12/04/03 31155 John P. W. v. Dawn D.O.
11/21/03 31154 Taylor v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance, et al.
11/24/03 31153 State of West Virginia v. Hinchman
10/14/03 31152 Burdette v. Burdette Realty Improvement
11/10/03 31151 Mueller v. American Electric Power Energy Services
12/04/03 31125 SER WV Citizens Action Group v. WV Economic Dev.
11/26/03 31124 State of WV and Mon Valley Drug Task Force v. $43,000
11/10/03 31123 May v. May
12/04/03 31123.Con May v. May (Concurring opinion by Albright, J.)
11/10/03 31121 State of West Virginia v. Richardson
11/18/03 31121.Con State of West Virginia v. Richardson (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part opinion by Davis, J.
12/08/03 31121.Dis State of West Virginia v. Richardson (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part opinion by Maynard, J.)
12/02/03 31120 Foundation for Independent Living v. Cabell-Huntington
10/10/03 31119 Corliss, et al. v. Jefferson Co. Bd. of Zoning Appeals
11/26/03 31118 Shaffer v. Stanley, et al.
12/04/03 31118.Dis Shaffer v. Stanley, et al. (Dissenting opinion by Davis, J.)
10/10/03 31117 Napier v. Bd. of Education of the Co. of Mingo
11/21/03 31116 State of West Virginia v. Damian R.
11/24/03 31110 Gress v. Petersburg Foods
12/09/03 31110.Dis Gress v. Petersburg Foods (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, C. J.)
12/18/03 31110.Dis Gress v. Petersburg Foods (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
10/31/03 31033 West Virginia Insurance Guaranty v. Potts, et al.
12/10/03 31033.Dis West Virginia Insurance Guaranty v. Potts, et al. (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
11/26/03 30966 State of West Virginia v. Sprague
10/10/03 30911 State of West Virginia v. Cummings
10/14/03 30911.Con State of West Virginia v. Cummings (Concurring opinion by Davis, J.)
11/10/03 30904 SER Wyant v. Brotherton, Clerk etc.
11/10/03 30730 Dailey v. Board of Review, et al.
11/14/03 30730.Dis Dailey v. Board of Review, et al. (Dissenting opinion by Davis, J.)
12/12/03 30730.Con Dailey v. Board of Review, et al. (Concurring opinion by Starcher, C. J.)
10/10/03 30533 Trimble v. Michels
12/12/03 25794 Lawyer Disc. Bd. v. Arch A. Moore, Jr.
12/12/03 25794.Con Lawyer Disc. Bd. v. Arch A. Moore, Jr. (Concurring opinion by Davis, J.)
12/12/03 25794.Con Lawyer Disc. Bd. v. Arch A. Moore, Jr. (Concurring opinion by Maynard, J.)
12/12/03 25794.Con Lawyer Disc. Bd. v. Arch A. Moore, Jr. (Concurring opinion by Starcher, C. J.)