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Opinions of the Supreme Court of Appeals - Spring 2005 Term

Spring 2005 Term Opinion List

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January 2005 Term of Court Opinions
Date Filed Case No. Case Name
06/30/05 32652 State ex rel. Termnet Merchant Services v. Jordan, Judge
07/07/05 32651 Stump v. Johnson, Judge
07/13/05 32651.Dis Stump v. Johnson, Judge (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
06/30/05 32649 State ex rel. Sexton v. Vickers, Judge
05/26/05 32532 State ex rel. Brown v. Corporation of Bolivar, et al.
06/30/05 32531 In Re: Petition of Kenneth D. Donley, etc.
07/07/05 32531.Con In Re: Petition of Kenneth D. Donley, etc. (Concurring opinion by Albright, C.J.)
07/01/05 32530 Kester v. Small, etc.
07/07/05 32529 Cooper v. Stump
07/14/05 32529.Dis Cooper v. Stump (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
07/06/05 32520 In Re: Alyssa W. & Sierra H.
070/7/05 32520.Con In Re: Alyssa W. & Sierra H. (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part opinion by Albright, C.J.)
07/07/05 32515 State ex rel. McGraw, Attorney General v. Bear, Stearns & Co.
07/12/05 32515.Con State ex rel. McGraw, Attorney General v. Bear, Stearns & Co. (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part opinion by Starcher, J.)
06/30/05 32517 Metz v. Metz
05/27/05 32514 State ex rel. Walker v. Mental Hygiene Commissioners, etc.
05/26/05 32513 State ex rel. Billups v. Clawges, Jr., Judge, et al.
07/8/05 32512 Heeter Construction v. WV Human Rights Commission, et al.
07/12/05 32512.Con Heeter Construction v. WV Human Rights Commission, et al. (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
06/30/05 32511 Satterfield v. Erie Insurance Property and Casualty
07/06/05 32508 Summers v. WV Consolidated Public Retirement Board
07/12/05 32508.Con Summers v. WV Consolidated Public Retirement Board (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
07/06/05 32506 Ruble v. Ruble, et al. 
07/13/05 32506.Dis Ruble v. Ruble, et al.  (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
05/11/05 32504 State ex rel. Wausau Business Insurance v. Madden, Judge
07/07/05 32501 Carroll v. Stump
07/08/05 32501.Dis Carroll v. Stump (Dissenting opinion by Albright, C.J.)
07/22/05 32501.Con Carroll v. Stump (Concurring opinion by Davis, J.)
07/25/05 32489 WV Mandatory Continuing Legal Education v. Adams, et al. 
06/10/05 32289 Francis, III v. Bryson
07/01/05 32288 Carbasho v. Musulin
07/14/05 32288.Dis Carbasho v. Musulin (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
07/06/05 32287 Canfield, et al. v. WV Division of Corrections, etc. 
06/21/05 32286 Holloman v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance
07/14/05 32286.Con Holloman v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
06/21/05 32267 In Re: Mark Lee McMillian's Eligibility, etc.
07/12/05 32267.Con In Re: Mark Lee McMillian's Eligibility, etc. (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
05/16/05 32266 State ex rel. Vedder v. Zakaib, Jr., Judge
06/15/05 32266.Con State ex rel. Vedder v. Zakaib, Jr., Judge (Concurring opinion by Benjamin, J.)
07/07/05 32192 Pobro, L.L.C. v. LaFollette
07/07/05 32190&32194 White v. Haines, Warden, et al.
07/06/05 32167 In Re: Michael S. Jr.
06/30/05 32165 WV Human Rights Comm., et al. v. Esquire Group
07/07/05 32165.Dis WV Human Rights Comm., et al. v. Esquire Group (Dissenting opinion by Davis, J.)
07/14/05 32165.Con WV Human Rights Comm., et al. v. Esquire Group (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
07/01/05 32161 Angelucci v. Fairmont General Hospital, etc.
07/06/05 32161.Dis Angelucci v. Fairmont General Hospital, etc. (Dissenting opinion by Albright, C. J. and Starcher, J.)
06/30/05 32160 Frye v. Frye
07/06/05 32160.Dis Frye v. Frye (Dissenting opinion by Albright, C. J.)
06/30/05 32158&59 Sydenstricker v. Mohan, M. D., etc.
07/8/05 32157 CSX Hotels v. City of White Sulphur Springs, etc.
06/17/05 32162 Vance v. WV Bureau of Employment Programs
06/15/05 32057 Spencer v. McClure, et al.
07/14/05 32057.Dis Spencer v. McClure, et al. (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
07/07/05 32055 Via v. Beckett
07/07/05 32055.Dis Via v. Beckett (Dissenting opinion by Albright, C. J.)
06/10/05 32054 Herbert J. Thomas Memorial Hosp. v. Bd. of Review, etc.
07/12/05 32054.Dis Herbert J. Thomas Memorial Hosp. v. Bd. of Review, etc. (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
05/13/05 32053 Sinkewitz v. City of Huntington
07/06/05 32051 State of West Virginia v. Gray 
07/8/05 32050 Ferrell v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance
05/11/05 32049 Solution One Mortgage, LLC v. Helton
07/07/05 32048 Jones v. Sanger and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance
07/12/05 32048.Dis Jones v. Sanger and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
7/26/05 32048.Con Jones v. Sanger and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance (Concurring opinion by Davis, J.)
06/10/05 32046 Napoleon S. and Linda S. v. Walker, Sec. WV DHHR
07/11/05 32046.Dis Napoleon S. and Linda S. v. Walker, Sec. WV DHHR (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
07/14/05 32046.Con Napoleon S. and Linda S. v. Walker, Sec. WV DHHR (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
07/7/05 32044 Tillis v. Wright, Putnam County Circuit Clerk
02/10/05 32043 State ex rel. LLoyd v. Zakaib, Jr., Judge, et al.
05/11/05 32042 State ex rel. Saylor v. Wilkes, Judge
05/10/05 31973 Ware, et al. v. Howell, Executrix
07/01/05 31972 Glen Falls Insurance v. Smith, etc.
07/11/05 31972.Dis Glen Falls Insurance v. Smith, etc. (Dissenting opinion by Albright, C. J.)
07/14/05 31972.Con Glen Falls Insurance v. Smith, etc. (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part opinion by Starcher, J.)
07/27/05 31972.Con Glen Falls Insurance v. Smith, etc. (Concurring opinion by Davis, J.)
06/21/05 31971 Collins v. Heaster, etc.
06/21/05 31971.Dis Collins v. Heaster, etc. (Dissenting opinion by Albright, C. J.)
07/14/05 31971.Con Collins v. Heaster, etc. (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part opinion by Starcher, J.)
07/7/05 31969 Reese, et al. v. WV Dept. of Transportation
07/8/05 31947 Bennett v. Asco Services, Inc., et al.
07/7/05 31946 Dobbins v. Cunningham
05/31/05 31945 Lilly v. Stump, Comm. WV Div. of Motor Vehicles
06/10/05 31942 Richards, et al. v. Harman, DBA Harman Equipment Sales
06/10/05 31941 Columbia Casualty v. Westfield Insurance
02/10/05 31873 State ex rel. Artimez v. Recht, Judge, et al.
05/11/05 31872 Marcus v. Holley, et al.
05/16/05 31869 & 70 Wellington Power Corp. v. CNA Surety Corp., etc.
05/16/05 31869&70.Dis Wellington Power Corp. v. CNA Surety Corp., etc. (Dissenting opinion by Albright, C. J.)
05/10/05 31867 Luikart v. Valley Brook Concrete & Supply
04/28/05 31866 Concept Mining, Inc. v. Helton, Acting Tax Commissioner
05/11/05 31864 In Re: Grandparent Visitation of Cathy L. (R.) M. v. Mark Brent R.
07/08/05 31864.Con In Re: Grandparent Visitation of Cathy L. (R.) M. v. Mark Brent R. (Concurring opinion by Davis, J.)
07/07/05 31863 Wood, et al. v. Acordia of West Virginia
07/13/05 31863.Dis Wood, et al. v. Acordia of West Virginia (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
06/30/05 31861&62 Webster Co. Solid Waste v. Brackenrich & Assoc.
06/17/05 31860 Arnazzi v. Quad/Graphics, Inc.
07/08/05 31860.Dis Arnazzi v. Quad/Graphics, Inc. (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
05/26/05 31859 Stanley, et al. v. Dept. of Tax and Revenue (31868 & 31944)
05/16/05 31858 IPI, Inc. v. Burton, Acting Comm. WCD
07/14/05 31858.Dis IPI, Inc. v. Burton, Acting Comm. WCD (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
06/21/05 31857 State of West Virginia v. Leonard
07/08/05 31857.Dis State of West Virginia v. Leonard (Dissenting opinion by Albright, C. J.)
07/14/05 31857.Dis State of West Virginia v. Leonard (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
06/17/05 31855 Clifford K. and Tina B. v. Paul S., etc.
07/11/05 31855.Dis Clifford K. and Tina B. v. Paul S., etc. (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
07/14/05 31855.Con Clifford K. and Tina B. v. Paul S., etc. (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
08/08/05 31855.Con Clifford K. and Tina B. v. Paul S., etc. (concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part, opinion by Benjamin, J.)
07/08/05 31854 Cobb v. WV Human Rights Commission, et al.
07/14/05 31854.Dis Cobb v. WV Human Rights Commission, et al. (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
06/01/05 31797 In the Matter of: Magistrate William Tom Toler
06/01/05 31797.Dis In the Matter of: Magistrate William Tom Toler (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
05/11/05 31792 Swiger v. UGI/Amerigas, Inc., et al.
06/30/05 31788,89,90 Calvert, et al. v. Scharf
07/06/05 31785 Jones v. WV State Board of Education, etc.
07/12/05 31785.Dis Jones v. WV State Board of Education, etc. (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
08/08/05 31785.Dis Jones v. WV State Board of Education, etc. (Dissenting opinion by Benjamin, J.)
03/22/05 31779 Buda, et al. v. Town of Masontown
05/20/05 31778 In Re: Estate of Elizabeth M. Lewis
06/24/05 31777 Burkes v. Fas-Chek Food Mart
05/31/05 31776 Stern, et al. v. Chemtall, Inc., et al.
07/06/05 31776.Con Stern, et al. v. Chemtall, Inc., et al. (Concurring opinion by Albright, C. J.)
07/14/05 31776.Con Stern, et al. v. Chemtall, Inc., et al. (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
06/24/05 31774 Price v. Charleston Area Medical Center
07/14/05 31774.Dis Price v. Charleston Area Medical Center (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
07/01/05 31773 Louk v. Cormier, M. D.
07/06/05 31773.Con Louk v. Cormier, M. D. (Concurring opinion by Albright, C. J.)
7/11/05 31773.Dis Louk v. Cormier, M. D. (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
8/8/05 31773.Con Louk v. Cormier, M. D. (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part, opinion by Benjamin, J.)
5/10/05 31770 WV Dept. of Transportation v. Robertson, et al.
7/7/05 31770.Dis WV Dept. of Transportation v. Robertson, et al. (Dissenting opinion by Albright, C. J.)
3/15/05 31769 Booker v. Foose, et al.
6/17/05 31766 State of West Virginia v. Cooper, II
6/24/05 31765 State of West Virginia v. Youngblood, Jr.
7/8/05 31765.Dis State of West Virginia v. Youngblood, Jr. (Dissenting opinion by Davis, J.)
7/12/05 31765.Dis State of West Virginia v. Youngblood, Jr. (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
3/17/05 31764 Plumley v. Bledsoe
6/10/05 31761&32166 In Re: Elizabeth A., Richard O. and Kimberly O.
7/5/05 31760 Hinchman v. Gillette, et al.
7/8/05 31760.Con Hinchman v. Gillette, et al. (Concurring opinion by Davis, J.)
7/11/05 31760.Con Hinchman v. Gillette, et al. (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part opinion by Maynard, J.)
5/13/05 31759 WVU/Ruby Memorial Hospital v. WV Human Rights Comm.
7/12/05 31759.Dis WVU/Ruby Memorial Hospital v. WV Human Rights Comm. (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
2/10/05 31758 Sexton v. Grieco, M.D., et al
7/8/05 31754 Hicks v. Jones, et al.
2/15/05 31753 Parkette, Inc. v. Micro Outdoors Advertising, etc.
3/18/05 31751 Tolley v. Carboline Company, et al
7/14/05 31751.Dis Tolley v. Carboline Company, et al. (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
2/10/05 31747 & 48 Conrad v. Conrad
5/18/05 31746 Evans Geophysical Inc. v. Ramsey Assoc. Petroleum
3/18/05 31744 & 45 Lucas, et al. v. Fairbanks Capital Corp.
7/14/05 31744&45.Con Lucas, et al. v. Fairbanks Capital Corp. (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part opinion by Starcher, J.)
3/22/05 31742 State of West Virginia v. Kenneth Y.
4/07/05 31742.Con State of West Virginia v. Kenneth Y. (Concurring opinion by Davis, J.)
3/17/05 31740 Mullen v. State of WV, Division of Motor Vehicles
7/7/05 31739 Messer v. Huntington Anesthesia Group
7/8/05 31739.Dis Messer v. Huntington Anesthesia Group (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, J.)
2/10/05 31735 Mt. State Bit Service v. WV Dept. of Tax and Revenue
2/10/05 31735.Dis Mt. State Bit Service v. WV Dept. of Tax and Revenue (Dissenting opinion by Davis, J.)
7/14/05 31735.Con Mt. State Bit Service v. WV Dept. of Tax and Revenue (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
5/10/05 31730 Cattrell Companies, Inc. v. Carlton, Inc., et al.
5/11/05 31696 State of West Virginia v. Winebarger
2/16/05 31691 Board of Ed. of the County of Randolph v. Scott, etc.
5/11/05 31686 Lombard Canada, Limited v. Johnson, et al.
5/11/05 31685 Charleston Area Medical Center v. Parke-Davis, etc.
7/5/05 31683 Koerner v. WV Dept. of Military Affairs, etc. 
6/23/05 31678 Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Hardin
2/10/05 31634 Miller v. Miller
05/26/05 31613 Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Wade
05/31/05 31511 Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Roberts
06/24/05 30559 Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Lakin
07/13/05 30559.Con Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Lakin (Concurring, in part, and dissenting, in part opinion by Starcher, J.)