West Virginia Judiciary

Opinions of the Supreme Court of Appeals - Fall 2005 Term

Fall 2005 Term Opinion List

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September 2005 Term of Court Opinions
Date Filed Case No. Case Name
11/17/05 32847 SER WV Dept. of Health and Human Resources v. Fox, II, Judge
12/15/05 32847.Con SER WV Dept. of Health and Human Resources v. Fox, II, Judge (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
12/2/05 32847.Dis SER WV Dept. of Health and Human Resources v. Fox, II, Judge (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
12/20/05 32847.Con SER WV Dept. of Health and Human Resources v. Fox, II, Judge (Concurring opinion by Benjamin, J.)
11/30/05 32777 SER Erie Insurance Property & Casualty v. Mazzone, Judge
12/6/05 32777.Con SER Erie Insurance Property & Casualty v. Mazzone, Judge (Concurring opinion by Davis, J.)
11/17/05 32774 SER Thrasher Engineering v. Fox, II, Judge, et al .
12/1/05 32753 Thomas v. Makani, M. D., etc al.
12/1/05 32752 Subcarrier Communications v. Nield, et al.
11/29/05 32748 In Re: Petition of Scott A. McKinney for Judicial Review, etc. 
12/2/05 32748.Con In Re: Petition of Scott A. McKinney for Judicial Review, etc. 
11/18/05 32747 SER Blake, Pros. Attorney v. Hatcher, Jr., Judge, etc.
12/6/05 32747.Con SER Blake, Pros. Attorney v. Hatcher, Jr., Judge, etc. (Concurring opinion by Davis, J.)
12/1/05 32727 Stuck v. Stuck
12/5/05 32727.Dis Stuck v. Stuck (Dissenting opinion by Davis, J.)
12/1/05 32723&32724 Aluise v. Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance
11/17/05 32721 Weirton Heights Volunteer Fire Dept. v. State Fire Commission
12/6/05 32721.Con Weirton Heights Volunteer Fire Dept. v. State Fire Commission (Concurring opinion by Davis, J.)
11/29/05 32707 Standard Distributing, et al. v. City of Charleston
11/30/05 32706 Huffman v. Criner
12/2/05 32704 Dairyland Insurance Co. v. Conley  
12/2/05 32704.Dis Dairyland Insurance Co. v. Conley (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
12/16/05 32704.Con Dairyland Insurance Co. v. Conley (Concurring opinion by Albright, C.J.)
12/1/05 32703 In Re: The Adoption of Jon. L.
12/16/05 32703.Con In Re: The Adoption of Jon. L. (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
12/2/05 32697 WV Dept. of Health and Human Resources, etc. v. Smith
12/1/05 32696 Turley (Formerly Keesee) v. Keesee, et al.
11/29/05 32695 Appalachian Emergency Medical Services v. State Tax Commissioner
12/15/05 32695.Con Appalachian Emergency Medical Services v. State Tax Commissioner (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
12/01/05 32694 State of West Virginia v. Dinger
11/30/05 32693 State of West Virginia v. Waldron
12/16/05 32693.Dis State of West Virginia v. Waldron (Dissenting opinion by Albright, C.J.)
11/29/05 32691 United Bank v. Blosser, et al.
12/02/05 32690 Gibson v. Northfield Insurance, et al.
11/30/05 32673 State of West Virginia v. Singleton
12/01/05 32672 Browning, et al. v. Hale, et al.
12/15/05 32672.Dis Browning, et al. v. Hale, et al. (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
11/17/05 32671 Fernandez v. Fernandez
12/16/05 32671.Con Fernandez v. Fernandez (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
11/29/05 32669&32670 Fairmont General Hospital v. United Hospital Center, etc.
12/5/05 32669&32670.Con Fairmont General Hospital v. United Hospital Center, etc. (Concurring opinion by Davis, J.)
12/16/05 32669&32670.Dis Fairmont General Hospital v. United Hospital Center, etc. (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
11/30/05 32668 In Re: Shelda Jean Robinette
12/2/05 32667 Pipemasters, Inc. v. Putnam County Commission, etc.
11/30/05 32665 State of West Virginia v. McCracken
12/1/05 32663 State of West Virginia v. Sandor, III
11/29/05 32662 In Re: Petition of Robert A. Parsons for Restoration of Civil Rights 
11/30/05 32661 SER Quinones v. Rubenstein, Commissioner, Dept. of Corrections
12/1/05 32655 Dunbar Fraternal Order of Police v. The City of Dunbar
12/1/05 32654 Goodwin v. Bayer Corporation, et al.
12/16/05 32654.Dis Goodwin v. Bayer Corporation, et al. (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
12/01/05 32612 Cooper v. City of Charleston
12/01/05 32612.Con Cooper v. City of Charleston (Concurring opinion by Benjamin, J.)
12/05/05 32612.Con Cooper v. City of Charleston (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
12/01/05 32611 Herrod v. First Republic Mortgage Corporation, et al.
12/07/05 32611.Con Herrod v. First Republic Mortgage Corporation, et al. (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
12/16/05 32611.Con Herrod v. First Republic Mortgage Corporation, et al. (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
11/29/05 32610 State of West Virginia v. Reed
12/05/05 32610.Con State of West Virginia v. Reed (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
12/01/05 32584 Bailey v. Mayflower Vehicles Systems, et al.
12/16/05 32584.Dis Bailey v. Mayflower Vehicles Systems, et al. (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
12/01/05 32583 State of West Virginia v. Haught
12/16/05 32583.Dis State of West Virginia v. Haught (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
11/30/05 32581 McVey v. Pritt, Commissioner of the WV DMV
12/06/05 32581.Con McVey v. Pritt, Commissioner of the WV DMV (Concurring opinion by Davis, J.)
12/15/05 32581.Dis McVey v. Pritt, Commissioner of the WV DMV (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
11/17/05 32582 State of West Virginia v. Smith
11/17/05 32580 Helton, State Tax Comm. v. REM Community Options
11/18/05 32578 Wilson v. Bernet, et al.
12/15/05 32578.Con Wilson v. Bernet, et al. (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
11/30/05 32576&32577 Clark, M.D. v. Druckman, etc. 
11/17/05 32573 Howe v. Howe, et al.
11/29/05 32573.Dis Howe v. Howe, et al. (Dissenting opinion by Albright, C.J.)
12/6/05 32573.Con Howe v. Howe, et al. (Concurring opinion by Davis, J.)
12/16/05 32573.Dis Howe v. Howe, et al. (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
11/17/05 32571 Hedrick (Taylor) v. Hedrick
11/29/05 32567 SER Wensell v. Trent, Warden
11/18/05 32566 Newark Insurance v. Brown, et al.
11/17/05 32565 Family Medical Imaging, LLC v. WV Health Care Authority, etc.
12/15/05 32565.Dis Family Medical Imaging, LLC v. WV Health Care Authority, etc. (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
12/2/05 32564 Realco Limited Liability v. Apex Restaurants, etc.
12/7/05 32564.Dis Realco Limited Liability v. Apex Restaurants, etc. (Dissenting opinion by Albright, C.J.)
12/1/05 32562 In Re: The Marriage of Martha Carol Staton, etc.
11/30/05 32559,60&61 Jefferson Utilities v. Jefferson County Board of Zoning Appeals, etc.
11/17/05 32558 WV Dept. of Transportation, et al. v. Dodson Mobile Home Sales and Services
11/23/05 32557 Tolliver v. Maxey
12/16/05 32557.Dis Tolliver v. Maxey (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
12/02/05 32552 In Re: Tobacco Litigation (Personal Injury Cases)
12/16/05 32552.Con In Re: Tobacco Litigation (Personal Injury Cases) (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
12/23/05 32552.Con In Re: Tobacco Litigation (Personal Injury Cases) (Concurring opinion by Benjamin, J.)
11/17/05 32551 State of West Virginia v. Mills
12/02/05 32528 U. S. Steel Mining, et al. v. Helton, WV State Tax Commissioner
12/02/05 32528.Dis U. S. Steel Mining, et al. v. Helton, WV State Tax Commissioner (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
12/06/05 32528.Con U. S. Steel Mining, et al. v. Helton, WV State Tax Commissioner (Concurring opinion by Davis, J.)
01/04/06 32528.Con U. S. Steel Mining, et al. v. Helton, WV State Tax Commissioner (Concurring, concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part, opinion by Benjamin, J.)
01/12/06 32528.Con U. S. Steel Mining, et al. v. Helton, WV State Tax Commissioner (Concurring opinion by Albright, C. J.)
11/17/05 32526 Calhoun v. Traylor, Jr., et al
12/06/05 32526.Con Calhoun v. Traylor, Jr., et al. (Concurring opinion by Davis, J.)
12/16/05 32526.Con Calhoun v. Traylor, Jr., et al. (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
11/17/05 32522 Burge v. Fortney
12/15/05 32522.Con Burge v. Fortney (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
11/29/05 32510 State of West Virginia v. Webster
11/17/05 32509 Adkins v. Gatson, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Kanawha Co., et al.
12/15/05 32509.Dis Adkins v. Gatson, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Kanawha Co., et al. (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
11/30/05 32507 Gray v. Mena, M.D., et al.
12/05/05 32507.Con Gray v. Mena, M.D., et al. (Concurring opinion by Davis, J.)
11/17/05 32502 SER Corbin v. Haines, Warden
11/21/05 32500 State of West Virginia v. Legg
12/01/05 32290 State of West Virginia v. Flanders
11/30/05 32164 Fravel v. Sole's Electric Company
11/17/05 32052&32563 State of West Virginia v. Brandon B., etc.
12/02/05 31797 In The Matter of William Tom Toler, Magistrate for Wayne County, WV
11/17/05 31713 Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Dues, Jr.
12/20/05 31713.Dis Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Dues, Jr. (Dissenting opinion by Benjamin, J.)
11/30/05 30696 SER Berry, Sr. v. McBride, Warden
11/30/05 26647 SER Sams, et al. v. Commissioner, WV Div. of Corrections
12/15/05 26647.Con SER Sams, et al. v. Commissioner, WV Div. of Corrections (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)