West Virginia Judiciary

Opinions of the Supreme Court of Appeals - Spring 2003 Term

Spring 2003 Term Opinion List

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January 2003 Term of Court Opinions
Date Filed Case No. Case Name
07/02/2003 31319 State ex rel. Leung, M.D. v. Sanders, Judge
07/03/2003 31319.Dis State ex rel. Leung, M.D. v. Sanders, Judge (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
07/07/2003 31319.Con State ex rel. Leung, M.D. v. Sanders, Judge (Concurring in part, and dissenting, in part opinion by Albright, J.)
06/26/2003 31277 State ex rel. Farber v. Mazzone, Judge
06/30/2003 31265 State ex rel. Bell & Bands v. Kaufman, Judge
06/23/2003 31150 State ex re. Canterbury v. Blake, Pros. Attorney
06/19/2003 31148 State ex rel. Bailey v. WV Division of Corrections
07/03/2003 31147 State ex rel. Weirton Medical Center v. Mazzone, Judge
07/03/2003 31147.Dis State ex rel. Weirton Medical Center v. Mazzone, Judge (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
05/16/2003 31125 State ex rel. WV Citizens Action v. WV Grant Comm.
05/16/2003 31125.Con State ex rel. WV Citizens Action v. WV Grant Comm. (Concurring in part, and dissenting, in part opinion by McGraw, J.)
05/16/2003 31125.Con State ex rel. WV Citizens Action v. WV Grant Comm. (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
05/16/2003 31125.Dis State ex rel. WV Citizens Action v. WV Grant Comm. (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
06/13/2003 31114 & 31115 State ex rel. Brison v. Kaufman, Judge, et al.
06/24/2003 31114.Con State ex rel. Brison v. Kaufman, Judge, et al. (Concurring opinion by Davis, J.)
06/17/2003 31112 State ex rel. Drake v. Hill, Judge
05/07/2003 31079 Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Albers
07/07/2003 31062 Ways, et al. v. Imation Enterprises Corp.
07/07/2003 31062.Dis Ways, et al. v. Imation Enterprises Corp. (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
06/19/2003 31061 Absure, Inc. v. Huffman
06/19/2003 31061.Dis Absure, Inc. v. Huffman (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
07/02/2003 31060 Burkey v. Board of Zoning Appeals, City of Moundsville
07/02/2003 31060.Con Burkey v. Board of Zoning Appeals, City of Moundsville (Concurring opinion by Albright, J.)
06/27/2003 31059 Lovell v. State Farm Mutual Insurance Co.
06/13/2003 31045 Wilson v. Daily Gazette Co.
06/13/2003 31045.Dis Wilson v. Daily Gazette Co. (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
06/19/2003 31043 In Re The Marriage of Delapp (now Kisner) v. Delapp
06/23/2003 31042 State ex rel. Brooks v. Zakaib, Jr., Judge
06/23/2003 31042.Con State ex rel. Brooks v. Zakaib, Jr., Judge (Concurring opinion by Albright, J.)
06/23/2003 31042.Dis State ex rel. Brooks v. Zakaib, Jr., Judge (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
07/03/2003 31035 Joslin et al. v. Mitchell, et al.
07/03/2003 31035.Dis Joslin et al. v. Mitchell, et al. (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
07/03/2003 31032 McClung v. Board of Ed., County of Nicholas
07/03/2003 31032.Dis McClung v. Board of Ed., County of Nicholas (Dissenting opinion by Davis, J.)
06/13/2003 31031 Hubbard v. State Farm Indemnity Co., et al.
06/27/2003 31006 State ex rel. Silver v. Wilkes, Judge
05/06/2003 30987 Longwell, et al. v. Bd. of Ed. of Marshall County
07/03/2003 30987.Dis Longwell, et al. v. Bd. of Ed. of Marshall County (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
07/09/2003 30987.Con Longwell, et al. v. Bd. of Ed. of Marshall County (Concurring opinion by Starcher, C. J.)
05/22/2003 30985 & 31113 Delaware CWC Liquidation Corp. v. Martin, etc. 
04/14/2003 30972 State ex rel. Crupe v. Yardley, Warden
04/14/2003 30972.Dis State ex rel. Crupe v. Yardley, Warden (Dissenting opinion by Davis, J.)
05/21/2003 30971 In Re: Kyiah P. and Joseph P.
070/9/2003 30971.Con In Re: Kyiah P. and Joseph P. (Concurring opinion by Starcher, C. J.)
04/18/2003 30969 State ex rel. Laura R. v. Jackson, Judge
05/08/2003 30968 State ex rel. Shifflet v. Rudloff
05/08/2003 30968.Dis State ex rel. Shifflet v. Rudloff (Dissenting opinion by Davis, J.)
02/27/2003 30967 State ex rel. Patton v. Rubenstein, Commissioner
07/02/2003 30967.Dis State ex rel. Patton v. Rubenstein, Commissioner (Dissenting opinion by Albright, J.)
06/17/2003 30965 In Re The Marriage of McGee v. McGee
07/03/2003 30964 Nichols v. State of WV, Pritt, Comm., DMV
06/30/2003 30962 Hannah, et al. v. Heeter, etc.
07/03/2003 30958 In Re: West Virginia Rezulin Litigation, etc.
06/18/2003 30909 & 30910 In Re: Frances J.A.S., Daryl Jean S., et al.
02/20/2003 30908 In Re: Tyler D., Alexander A., and Nevaeh D.
05/06/2003 30903 State v. Brandon Johnson
07/09/2003 30903.Dis State v. Brandon Johnson (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, C. J.)
07/07/2003 30902 Williams v. GMAC Mortgage and Key Home Equity
07/07/2003 30902.Dis Williams v. GMAC Mortgage and Key Home Equity (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
06/12/2003 30899 Verizon WV v. WV Bureau of Employment Programs
07/02/2003 30899.Dis Verizon WV v. WV Bureau of Employment Programs (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
07/09/2003 30899.Dis Verizon WV v. WV Bureau of Employment Programs (Dissenting opinion by Davis, J.)
07/09/2003 30899.Con Verizon WV v. WV Bureau of Employment Programs (Concurring opinion by Starcher, C. J.)
06/19/2003 30897 Ryan v. Rickman
05/16/2003 30896 State of West Virginia v. Srnsky
07/09/2003 30896.Dis State of West Virginia v. Srnsky (Dissenting, in part, and concurring, in part opinion by Maynard, J.)
04/17/2003 30895 Realmark Developments v. Ranson (Ransom)
03/14/2003 30878 State ex rel. WV Secondary Schools v. Hrko
07/09/2003 30878.Con State ex rel. WV Secondary Schools v. Hrko (Concurring opinion by Starcher, C. J.)
06/19/2003 30851 State of West Virginia v. Keenan
04/21/2003 30850 Cantrell v. Cantrell, et al.
07/11/2003 30850.Dis Cantrell v. Cantrell, et al. (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, C. J.)
06/25/2003 30849 Braley v. Hunt
07/03/2003 30849.Dis Braley v. Hunt (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
04/22/2003 30848 Wines v. Jefferson Co. Board of Education
04/30/2003 30848.Con Wines v. Jefferson Co. Board of Education (Concurring in part, and dissenting, in part opinion by Davis, J.)
04/14/2003 30847 Badger Lumber Co. v. Redd, et al.
05/07/2003 30846 Graham v. Wallace
05/07/2003 30846.Dis Graham v. Wallace (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, C. J.)
05/07/2003 30845 Wounaris v. West Virginia State College
05/07/2003 30845.Dis Wounaris v. West Virginia State College (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, C. J.)
05/29/2003 30845.Con Wounaris v. West Virginia State College (Concurring opinion by Albright, J.)
05/07/2003 30844 Wilson v. Wilson
04/18/2003 30843 Zikos v. Clark
04/30/2003 30840 State ex rel. Medical Assurance v. Recht, Judge
05/30/2003 30840.Con State ex rel. Medical Assurance v. Recht, Judge (Concurring opinion by Davis, J.)
06/17/2003 30840.Con State ex rel. Medical Assurance v. Recht, Judge (Concurring opinion by Albright, J.)
07/02/2003 30840.Dis State ex rel. Medical Assurance v. Recht, Judge (Dissenting opinion by Davis, J.)
07/11/2003 30840.Con State ex rel. Medical Assurance v. Recht, Judge (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
05/06/2003 30839 Dunlap v. Friedman's Inc.
07/07/2003 30839.Dis Dunlap v. Friedman's Inc. (Dissenting opinion by Davis, J.)
04/17/2003 30789 Coberly v. Coberly
02/27/2003 30788 Richards v. WV DHHR etc.
07/02/2003 30788.Dis Richards v. WV DHHR etc. (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
05/22/2003 30787 Zirkle v. Winkler, et al. 
04/21/2003 30786 State of West Virginia v. David D.W.
04/21/2003 30786.Con State of West Virginia v. David D.W. (Concurring opinion by Maynard, J.)
06/17/2003 30786.Con State of West Virginia v. David D.W. (Concurring opinion by Albright, J.)
05/07/2003 30751 Williamson v. Harden
06/17/2003 30741 Logue v. Flanagan
07/03/2003 30740 McDavid v. United States of America
07/07/2003 30740.Dis McDavid v. United States of America (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
04/16/2003 30736 State of West Virginia v. Abdelhaq
04/16/2003 30736.Con State of West Virginia v. Abdelhaq (Concurring opinion by Davis, J.)
05/06/2003 30735 Consolidated Natural Gas Co. v. Palmer
03/17/2003 30734 Covington v. Smith, et al.
07/11/2003 30734.Con Covington v. Smith, et al. (Concurring opinion by Starcher, C. J.)
04/15/2003 30733 State of West Virginia v. DeWeese
07/02/2003 30733.Dis State of West Virginia v. DeWeese (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
05/23/2003 30731 State ex rel. McGraw v. Telecheck Services
05/23/2003 30731.Con State ex rel. McGraw v. Telecheck Services (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part opinion by Davis, J.)
03/19/2003 30729 Mays v. Chang, M.D., et al.
06/27/2003 30695 Brooks v. Isinghood, et al. 
05/22/2003 30694 Mills v. Watkins, et al.
07/02/2003 30694.Con Mills v. Watkins, et al. (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part opinion by McGraw, J.)
07/11/2003 30694.Con Mills v. Watkins, et al. (Concurring opinion by Starcher, C. J.)
06/27/2003 30693 State of West Virginia v. Parsons
05/07/2003 30692 State of West Virginia v. Scott
05/07/2003 30692.Dis State of West Virginia v. Scott (Dissenting opinion by Davis, J.)
02/28/2003 30684 Heitz  v. Clovis, II,  etc.
02/27/2003 30683 Taylor County BOE v. Marion Co. BOE, et al.
02/27/2003 30682 Preston Memorial Hospital v. Palmer
02/27/2003 30682.Con Preston Memorial Hospital v. Palmer (Concurring opinion by Davis, J.)
06/26/2003 30681 Hollen v. Hathaway Electric, Inc.
06/26/2003 30681.Con Hollen v. Hathaway Electric, Inc. (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part opinion by McGraw, J.)
04/15/2003 30679 Retail Designs v. WV Division of Highways, etc.
03/14/2003 30678 City National Bank v. City of Beckley
07/01/2003 30654 In Re: Stephen Tyler R.
4/16/2003 30653 Conley v. Johnson
02/27/2003 30650 State of West Virginia v. Haden
06/26/2003 30650.Dis State of West Virginia v. Haden (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
05/23/2003 30649 State of West Virginia v. Kent
07/03/2003 30649.Dis State of West Virginia v. Kent (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
02/27/2003 30648 State ex rel. Ballard v. Painter, Warden
02/28/2003 30633 Tackett v. American Motorists Insurance Co. 
07/11/2003 30633.Con Tackett v. American Motorists Insurance Co.  (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part opinion by Starcher, C. J.)
02/27/2003 30632 McCoy v. Miller, et al.
04/17/2003 30631 Beto v. Stewart, M.D.
07/02/2003 30631.Dis Beto v. Stewart, M.D. (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)
07/10/2003 30631.Dis Beto v. Stewart, M.D. (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, C. J.)
06/17/2003 30630 Pelliccioni v. Pelliccioni
02/27/2003 30620 Chafin, et al. v. Gibson, etc.
03/24/2003 30599 In Re: Rebecca K. C. 
03/18/2003 30598 State of West Virginia v. Brewster
04/14/2003 30597 State of West Virginia v. Shrewsbury
05/16/2003 30592 State of West Virginia v. McCraine
05/20/2003 30592.Con State of West Virginia v. McCraine (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part opinion by Davis, J.)
02/27/2003 30534 State of West Virginia v. Redman
04/18/2003 30526 Clark Apartments by J. E. Hood v. Walaszczyk
07/10/2003 30526.Con Clark Apartments by J. E. Hood v. Walaszczyk (Concurring opinion by Starcher, C. J.)
07/01/2003 30411 Rebecca Lynn C. v. Michael Jospeh B.
07/09/2003 30411.Dis Rebecca Lynn C. v. Michael Jospeh B. (Dissenting opinion by Davis, J.)
03/14/2003 30090 Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Scott
04/08/2003 30090.Dis Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Scott (Dissenting opinion by McGraw, J.)