West Virginia Judiciary

Opinions of the Supreme Court of Appeals - Spring 2002 Term

Spring 2002 Term Opinion List

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January 2002 Term of Court Opinions
Date Filed Case No. Case Name
06/28/2002 30523 Allen v. Allen
06/17/2002 30511&12 In Re: Destiny Asia H. 
07/2/2002 30511.Con In Re: Destiny Asia H. (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part, opinion by Albright, J.)
06/27/2002 30510 State ex rel. Atkins, et al. v. Burnside, Judge, et al. 
06/17/2002 30471 State ex rel. Ware v. Henning, Jr., Judge, et al.
06/14/2002 30442 State ex rel. Stollings v. Haines, Warden
08/05/2002 30442.Con State ex rel. Stollings v. Haines, Warden (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part, opinion by Albright, J.)
06/18/2002 30439 State ex rel. Porter v. Recht, Judge
06/10/2002 30435 State ex rel. Hoosier, Jr. v. Waters, Judge
06/27/2002 30434 State ex rel. Frazier & Oxley v. Honorable John L. Cummings
06/26/2002 30433 State of West Virginia v. Griffin
06/26/2002 30433.Dis State of West Virginia v. Griffin (Dissenting opinion by Davis, C. J.)
07/09/2002 30433.Con State of West Virginia v. Griffin (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
06/19/2002 30360 State ex rel. Weirton Medical  v. Mazzone, Judge
05/24/2002 30359 State ex rel. Games-Neely v. Sanders, Judge
06/19/2002 30358 Kerner v. Affordable Living, Inc.
07/02/2002 30358.Dis Kerner v. Affordable Living, Inc. (Dissenting opinion by Albright, J.)
06/19/2002 30357 Hawkins v. Ford Motor Co.
07/03/2002 30357.Con Hawkins v. Ford Motor Co. (Concurring opinion by McGraw, J.)
06/17/2002 30318 Phares v. Brooks
06/27/2002 30317 Baisden v. WV Secondary Schools Activities Commission
06/19/2002 30315 In Re: Destiny G. A. 
04/25/2002 30314 State ex rel. Mobil Corp., et al. v. Gaughan, Judge
07/05/2002 30314.Con State ex rel. Mobil Corp., et al. v. Gaughan, Judge (Concurring opinion by Maynard, J.)
07/02/2002 30313 State ex rel. Wiseman v. Henning, Jr. , Judge
07/03/2002 30313.Dis State ex rel. Wiseman v. Henning, Jr. , Judge (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
06/07/2002 30255 Painter v. Coleman, etc. 
06/27/2002 30253 State of West Virginia v. Taylor
06/14/2002 30252 Meadows, Sheriff  v. Hopkins
06/07/2002 30251 Butcher v. Miller, Comm. of DMV
06/07/2002 30251.Dis Butcher v. Miller, Comm. of DMV (Dissenting opinion by Davis, C. J.)
06/11/2002 30251.Con Butcher v. Miller, Comm. of DMV (Concurring opinion by Albright, J.)
06/19/2002 30249&50 Dunn v. Watson, et al.
06/06/2002 30248 State ex rel. Ogden Newspapers v. Wilkes, Judge
06/19/2002 30248.Con State ex rel. Ogden Newspapers v. Wilkes, Judge (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part, opinion by Davis, C. J.)
07/02/2002 30248.Con State ex rel. Ogden Newspapers v. Wilkes, Judge (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
06/27/2002 30247 State of West Virginia v. Braham
07/03/2002 30247.Con State of West Virginia v. Braham
06/19/2002 30246 Trafalgar House Construction v. Zmm, Inc.
06/26/2002 30245 State of West Virginia v. McClead
07/08/2002 30245.Con State of West Virginia v. McClead (Concurring opinion by Maynard, J.)
07/16/2002 30245.Con State of West Virginia v. McClead (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
07/02/2002 30243 Brown v. City of Wheeling
08/02/2002 30243.Dis Brown v. City of Wheeling (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
06/28/2002 30190 Skaggs v. Eastern Associated Coal Corp. 
07/17/2002 30190.Con Skaggs v. Eastern Associated Coal Corp.  (Concurring opinion by Davis, C. J.)
06/07/2002 30189 In Re the Marriage/Children of Betty L. W., etc.
07/08/2002 30189.Dis In Re the Marriage/Children of Betty L. W., etc. (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
07/02/2002 30126 Black's Auto Repair v. Monongalia Co. Magistrate Court
06/07/2002 30124 In Re the Marriage of  Santee v. Santee
06/17/2002 30122 Edwards, et al. v. Bestway Trucking, Inc.
06/17/2002 30121 Mills v. Davis, et al.
07/03/2002 30121.Dis Mills v. Davis, et al. (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
06/17/2002 30120 Butts v. Higher Education Interim Governing Bd.
07/01/2002 30120.Dis Butts v. Higher Education Interim Governing Bd. (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
07/01/2002 30119 Lexington Land Co. v. Howell, Deputy Commissioner
05/29/2002 30118 Bossie v. Boone County Board of Education
07/03/2002 30117 Hanson v. Miller, Commissioner, etc. 
06/19/2002 30116 Cookman Realty Group v. Taylor, Ofc. of Water Res. 
06/25/2002 30116.Con Cookman Realty Group v. Taylor, Ofc. of Water Res.  (Concurring opinion by Albright, J.)
07/03/2002 30116.Con Cookman Realty Group v. Taylor, Ofc. of Water Res.  (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
07/03/2002 30115 Osborne, et al. v. United States of America, et al.
07/08/2002 30115.Dis Osborne, et al. v. United States of America, et al. (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
06/07/2002 30112 Collins et al. v. Red Roof Inns
06/13/2002 30110 Graham v. Beverage, Comm. of Highways, et al.
06/28/2002 30109 Cales, et al.  v. Wills
07/03/2002 30109.Con Cales, et al. v. Wills  (Concurring opinion by Albright, J.)
07/11/2002 30109.Dis Cales, et al.v. Wills  (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part, opinion by McGraw, J.)
06/19/2002 30108 Toppings, et al. v. Meritech Mortgage Services 
07/08/2002 30108.Con Toppings, et al. v. Meritech Mortgage Services (Concurring opinion by Maynard, J.)
06/19/2002 30106 Lambert v. Gartin, et al.
07/01/2002 30105 Monongahela Power Co. v. Chief, Ofc. of Water Resources
04/05/2002 30103 Board of Education, County of Wood v. Airhart, et al.
07/03/2002 30103.Con Board of Education, County of Wood v. Airhart, et al. (Concurring opinion by McGraw, J.)
05/29/2002 30102 Bd. of Trustees etc. v. City of Wheeling
06/13/2002 30101 Smith v. Burdette, et al. 
06/18/2002 30100 Marlin v. Wetzel County Board of Education, etc.
06/07/2002 30099 State of West Virginia v. Swims
07/03/2002 30099.Dis State of West Virginia v. Swims (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
06/24/2002 30098 Allstate Wrecker v. Kanawha Co. Sheriff's Dept.
07/03/2002 30098.Dis Allstate Wrecker v. Kanawha Co. Sheriff's Dept. (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
06/10/2002 30094 State ex rel. McGraw v. Burton, et al.
06/11/2002 30094.Con State ex rel. McGraw v. Burton, et al.  (Concurring opinion by Albright, J.)
06/21/2002 30094.Con State ex rel. McGraw v. Burton, et al. (Concurring opinion by Kaufman, Judge, sitting by temporary assignment)
03/01/2002 30092 Goundry v. Wetzel-Saffle, D.O., et al.
08/02/2002 30092.Dis Goundry v. Wetzel-Saffle, D.O., et al. (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
05/30/2002 30091 Frye v. Future Inns of America-Huntington, etc.
07/03/2002 30091.Dis Frye v. Future Inns of America-Huntington, etc. (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
07/01/2002 30089 Conseco Finance Servicing v. Myers, etc.
07/02/2002 30088 Hicks v. Ghaphery, M.D., et al
07/03/2002 30088.Con Hicks v. Ghaphery, M.D., et al (Concurring opinion by McGraw, J.)
07/09/2002 30088.Con Hicks v. Ghaphery, M.D., et al (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
04/05/2002 30087 Riner, et al. v. Newbraugh, et al.
06/13/2002 30085 State of West Virginia v. Schermerhorn
06/17/2002 30044 State of West Virginia v. Martisko 
04/26/2002 30041 Lambert v. WCD and Vecellio & Grogan, etc.
07/03/2002 30041.Con Lambert v. WCD and Vecellio & Grogan, etc. (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part, opinion by Maynard, J.)
05/24/2002 30040 State of West Virginia v. Johnston
06/13/2002 30039 In Re: James G. and Emmett M. L., III
01/30/2002 30038 State ex rel. Gardner v. WV Division of Corrections
04/11/2002 30037 Jewell v. Ford and Nationwide Mutual Ins.
07/11/2002 30037.Con Jewell v. Ford and Nationwide Mutual Ins. (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
04/05/2002 30036 Tennant, et al. v. Smallwood
07/11/2002 30036.Con Tennant, et al. v. Smallwood (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
08/02/2002 30036.Dis Tennant, et al. v. Smallwood (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
06/13/2002 30035 State ex rel. Dunlap v. Berger, Judge, et al.
04/11/2002 30033 Shroyer v. Harrison County Board of Education
05/03/2002 30033.Dis Shroyer v. Harrison County Board of Education (Dissenting opinion by Albright, J.)
07/03/2002 30032 Webb, III, M.D. v. WV Board of Medicine
07/03/2002 30032.Dis Webb, III, M.D. v. WV Board of Medicine (Dissenting opinion by Mazzone, Judge, sitting by temporary assignment)
06/24/2002 30031 State of West Virginia v. Mills
06/27/2002 30030 State of West Virginia v. Hatcher
07/03/2002 30030.Dis State of West Virginia v. Hatcher (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
04/05/2002 30028 Tankovits v. Glessner, etc.
05/24/2002 30022 State of West Virginia v. Bell, Jr.
02/22/2002 30021 Charter Communications v. Community Antenna
06/07/2002 30020 G. M. v. R. G.
07/02/2002 30019 State of West Virginia v. Slaton, Jr.
07/23/2002 30019.Con State of West Virginia v. Slaton, Jr. (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
06/19/2002 30018 State of West Virginia v. Leep
07/26/2002 30018.Con State of West Virginia v. Leep (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part opinion by Starcher, J.)
04/05/2002 30015 Napier v. Napier
04/08/2002 30014 State of West Virginia v. Bohon
07/03/2002 30014.Con State of West Virginia v. Bohon (Concurring opinion by Maynard, J.)
04/08/2002 30000 Belcher v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., et al.
07/03/2002 30000.Dis Belcher v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., et al. (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
07/11/2002 30000.Dis Belcher v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., et al. (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
02/22/2002 29999 Games-Neely v. Real Property etc.
05/21/2002 29999.Dis Games-Neely v. Real Property etc. (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
07/03/2002 29999.Con Games-Neely v. Real Property etc. (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
04/26/2002 29996 CNG Trans. Corp. v. Craig, Tax Comm'r
06/25/2002 29994 State of West Virginia v. Copen
07/02/2002 29994.Dis State of West Virginia v. Copen (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
07/02/2002 29993 State of West Virginia v. Dilliner
07/26/2002 29993.Con State of West Virginia v. Dilliner (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
07/01/2002 29992 Moore et al. v. Consolidation Coal Company
07/03/2002 29992.Con Moore et al. v. Consolidation Coal Company (Concurring opinion by Davis, C.J.)
04/26/2002 29991 American States Insurance v. Tanner, et al.
04/05/2002 29990 State of West Virginia v. James
02/22/2002 29989 Affiliated Construction Trades v. PSC of WV, et al.
03/20/2002 29989.Con Affiliated Construction Trades v. PSC of WV, et al. (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part opinion by Davis, C.J.)
03/27/2002 29989.Con Affiliated Construction Trades v. PSC of WV, et al. (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
07/02/2002 29989.Con Affiliated Construction Trades v. PSC of WV, et al. (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part opinion by Maynard, J.)
02/11/2002 29988 Crock et al. v. Harrison County Board of Education
04/08/2002 29967 State of West Virginia v. Barnhart
04/26/2002 29966 Davis, et al. v. Wallace, et al.
05/08/2002 29966.Dis Davis, et al. v. Wallace, et al. (Dissenting opinion by Davis, C. J.)
07/03/2002 29966.Con Davis, et al. v. Wallace, et al. (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
02/22/2002 29965 In Re: Daniel D. and Samantha D.
03/15/2002 29965.Dis In Re: Daniel D. and Samantha D. (Dissenting opinion by Davis, C. J.)
06/13/2002 29964 In Re: Tessla N. M. and Sarah S. B.
04/25/2002 29963 Lauderdale v. Neal, et al.
05/03/2002 29962 Westfield Insurance Co. v. Triple Crown Flooring
07/11/2002 29962.Dis Westfield Insurance Co. v. Triple Crown Flooring (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
05/29/2002 29961 Lockhart v. Airco Heating and Cooling, Inc.
02/11/2002 29960 State of West Virginia v. Adams
07/02/2002 29960.Con State of West Virginia v. Adams (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
05/03/2002 29959 Lang v. Derr
02/11/2002 29840 Harvest Capital, et al. v. WV Dept. of Energy, etc.
02/21/2002 29839 State of West Virginia v. McClain
03/27/2002 29839.Dis State of West Virginia v. McClain (Dissenting opinion by Davis, C. J.)
03/29/2002 29839.Con State of West Virginia v. McClain (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
04/05/2002 29810 State of West Virginia v. Chanze
04/25/2002 29810.Dis State of West Virginia v. Chanze (Dissenting opinion by Davis, C. J.)
07/02/2002 29810.Con State of West Virginia v. Chanze (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
05/23/2002 29776 O'Dell v. Miller, M.D.
06/27/2002 29776.Dis O'Dell v. Miller, M.D. (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
04/26/2002 29774 State ex rel. WV Dept. of Health, etc. v. Carpenter
05/15/2002 29774.Con State ex rel. WV Dept. of Health, etc. v. Carpenter (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part opinion by Albright, J.)
06/17/2002 29766 Politino v. Azzon, Inc., etc.
06/24/2002 29766.Dis Politino v. Azzon, Inc., etc. (Dissenting opinion by Albright, J.)
01/25/2002 29760 Scites v. Marcum, etc.
03/15/2002 29759 State of West Virginia v. Tyler
06/11/2002 29759.Dis State of West Virginia v. Tyler (Dissenting opinion by Albright, J.)
07/02/2002 29759.Con State of West Virginia v. Tyler (Concurring opinion by Maynard, J.)
07/03/2002 29758 Morris v. Painter, Warden
07/03/2002 29758.Dis Morris v. Painter, Warden (Dissenting opinion by Davis, C. J.)
05/02/2002 29703 State of West Virginia v. Vetromile
01/11/2002 29700.Con State of West Virginia v. Euman (Concurring opinion by McGraw, C. J.)
01/14/2002 29697.Dis In Re: Sorsby v. WFS Financial, Inc., etc. (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, C. J.)
01/14/2002 29696.Con Wolfe v. Welton, Jr. (Concurring opinion by McGraw, C. J.)
06/28/2002 29645 State ex rel. McKenzie v. Smith, Commissioner
07/09/2002 29645.Dis State ex rel. McKenzie v. Smith, Commissioner (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
07/17/2002 29645.Dis State ex rel. McKenzie v. Smith, Commissioner (Dissenting opinion by Davis, C. J.)
01/08/2002 29641.Dis Bryan v. Big Two Mile Gas Co. (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
02/25/2002 29560 CB&T Operations Co. v. Tax Commissioner of WV
05/03/2002 29463 Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Ford, Jr.
06/17/2002 29327 Willard et al. v. Whited
07/03/2002 29327.Dis Willard et al. v. Whited (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
01/08/2002 29291.Con Proudfoot v. Dan's Marine Service, Inc.  (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
01/11/2002 29290.Con Walker v. Doe (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part opinion by McGraw, C. J.)
01/11/2002 29177 American Tower Corp. v. Common Council, etc.
01/08/2002 29005.Dis Johnson v. C. J. Mahan Construction, et al. (Dissenting opinion by Burnside, Judge, sitting by temporary assignment)
01/11/2002 28891.Dis Taylor v. Elkins Home Show, Inc.  (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, C. J.)
01/11/2002 28663.Dis Stillwell, et al. v. City of Wheeling, et al. (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, C. J.)
06/28/2002 27730 Repass v. Workers' Comp. & USX, etc.
07/17/2002 27730.Dis Repass v. Workers' Comp. & USX, etc. (Dissenting opinion by Davis, C. J.)
05/02/2002 27051 Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Morton
05/08/2002 27051.Dis Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Morton (Dissenting opinion by Davis, C. J.)
07/01/2002 27051.Con Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Morton (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
06/07/2002 26519 Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Barber