West Virginia Judiciary

Opinions of the Supreme Court of Appeals - Spring 2008 Term

Spring 2008 Term Opinion List

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January 2008 Term of Court Opinions
Date Filed Case No. Case Name
6/26/08 33809 SER Tucker Co. Solid Waste v. WV Division of Labor
7/17/08 33809.Dis SER Tucker Co. Solid Waste v. WV Division of Labor (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
6/26/08 33809.Dis SER Tucker Co. Solid Waste v. WV Division of Labor (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
5/23/08 33716 In Re: Abbigail Faye B. 
6/26/08 33708 SWVA, Inc. v. WV Office of Insurance Commission, etc. 
7/2/08 33708.Con SWVA, Inc. v. Elmer Adkins, Jr. (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
6/17/08 33707 Bernard J. Folio, et al. v. Harrison-Clarksburg Health Dept.
5/27/08 33705 SER Blue Eagle Land, et al. v. WV Oil & Gas, etc.
6/17/08 33703 Deborah K. May v. Mate Creek Security
6/17/08 33703.Con Deborah K. May v. Mate Creek Security (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J. & Albright, J.)
6/26/08 33673 Fenton Art Glass v. WV Office of the Insurance Commissioner
7/22/08 33673.Con Fenton Art Glass v. WV Office of the Insurance Commissioner (Concurring in part, dissenting, in part, opinion by Starcher, J.)
6/23/08 33672 Wilkinson v. W. Va. Office Insurance Comm. & Putnam Co. BOE
5/23/08 33670 John Lovas v. Consolidation Coal Company
5/28/08 33670.Con John Lovas v. Consolidation Coal Company (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
2/15/08 33669 Ronald W. Holcomb v. Sadler, Judge
6/16/08 33667 Joseph Fauble v. Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance
4/24/08 33666 Brenda Stanley v. Suthipan Chevathanarat
7/2/08 33665 In Re: Fela Asbestos Cases
6/26/08 33664, 33710&11 In Re: Flood Litigation Coal River Watershed, etc.
6/26/08 33663 Theresa D. Messer v. Huntington Anesthesia Group, et al.
5/23/08 33662 State of West Virginia v. James Lee Brooks, III
4/4/08 33661 Dawn Soulsby (Martinez) v. David Soulsby
5/27/08 33660 State of West Virginia v. John Lowery
6/9/08 33659 State of West Virginia v. Joshua Lee Slater
7/23/08 33659.Dis State of West Virginia v. Joshua Lee Slater (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
7/30/08 33659.Con State of West Virginia v. Joshua Lee Slater (Concurring opinion by Benjamin, J.)
6/18/08 33656 Sandra Kay Crea v. Richard Crea
6/26/08 33655 Sergeant Glen Messer v. Sheriff Lonnie Hannah, etc.
7/17/08 33655.Dis Sergeant Glen Messer v. Sheriff Lonnie Hannah, etc. (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J. & joined by Albright, J.)
2/28/08 33654 Carpenter v. Cicchirillo, Commissioner, WV DMV
6/18/08 33654.Con Carpenter v. Cicchirillo, Commissioner, WV DMV (Concurring opinion by Albright, J.)
1/25/08 33652 SER Nationwide Mutual Ins. v. Hon. Tod Kaufman, Judge
2/14/08 33651 State ex rel. Nationwide Mutual Ins. v. Karl, Judge
6/27/08 33651.Dis State ex rel. Nationwide Mutual Ins. v. Karl, Judge (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, C.J.)
6/18/08 33599 John S. Guido v. Kendra M. Guido (Now Gray)
6/18/08 33599.Dis John S. Guido v. Kendra M. Guido (Now Gray) (Dissenting opinion by Albright, J.)
6/26/08 33597 Betty K. Neely and Johnny L. Neely v. Belk Inc., et al.
6/26/08 33597.Dis Betty K. Neely and Johnny L. Neely v. Belk Inc., et al. (Dissenting opinion by Albright, J.)
2/28/08 33530 State of West Virginia v. Ferguson, Jr.
6/26/08 33529 State of West Virginia v. Joshua C. Wears
6/3/08 33528 William L. Groves v. Roy G. Hildreth and Son, Inc., et al.
6/12/08 33527 St. Luke's United Methodist v. CNG Development, et al.
6/3/08 33526 Vanessa Jean Pruitt, et al. v. W. Va. Dept. of Public Safety, etc.
5/23/08 33524 Sedlock and Banish v. Thomas Moyle, et al.
6/17/08 33523 Steven W. Chip Dantzic, et al. v. Timothy Dantzic, etc.
6/17/08 33523.Dis Steven W. Chip Dantzic, et al. v. Timothy Dantzic, etc. (Dissenting in part, and concurring, in part, opinion by Albright, J.)
4/25/08 33522 State of West Virginia v. Wanda Carney and Betty Jarvis
5/28/08 33521 R. Brooks Legg, Jr., D.D.S. v. Richard C. Rashid, M.D.
6/18/08 33520 Jerry Neal and Karen Neal v. J. D. Marion, et al.
5/28/08 33514 In Re The Marriage of Connie Sue Whiteside, etc.
6/26/08 33506 Gregory J. Muto v. Larry Scott, et al. 
5/23/08 33505 State of West Virginia v. David Gabriel Stamm
3/18/08 33504 Robin L. Croft, et al. v. TBR, Inc., et al.
7/17/08 33504.Con Robin L. Croft, et al. v. TBR, Inc., et al. (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
6/23/08 33504.Dis Robin L. Croft, et al. v. TBR, Inc., et al. (Dissenting opinion by Benjamin, J.)
5/30/08 33502 William R. Smith v. State of W. Va. Public Retirement Board
6/17/08 33502.Dis William R. Smith v. State of W. Va. Public Retirement Board (Dissenting opinion by Albright, J.)
6/13/08 33501 Dodd et al. v. Potomac Riverside Farm, Inc., etc.
3/14/08 33460 Johnnie Hoover v. Peter K. Moran
2/14/08 33459 Westmoreland v. Vaidya, M. D.
7/17/08 33459.Con Westmoreland v. Vaidya, M. D. (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
6/2/08 33458 In Re: Petition for Appointment of Trustees for Woodlawn Cemetery
2/20/08 33453 State of West Virginia v. Harold Lee Cyrus
6/16/08 33452 Clarence T. Coleman Estate v. R. M. Logging, Inc.
2/27/08 33449 Ford, et al. v. Dickerson
2/14/08 33446 Deitz v. Deitz
3/19/08 33440 Childress v. Muzzle, Acting Comm. of Employment Programs
4/17/08 33438 Far Away Farm v. Jefferson County Bd. of Zoning Appeals
6/26/08 33437 In Re The Marriage of: Kathleen R. Rosen v. David A. Rosen
4/7/08 33435 State of West Virginia v. Owen Hawk, III
3/18/08 33434 SER James Blaine Waldron v. Tom Scott, et al. 
4/25/08 33433 Misty Blessing v. National Engineering & Contracting, et al.
7/17/08 33433.Con Misty Blessing v. National Engineering & Contracting, et al. (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
6/23/08 33433.Con Misty Blessing v. National Engineering & Contracting, et al. (Concurring opinion by Benjamin, J.)
2/26/08 33386 In Re: Summer D.
3/14/08 33382 263 Towing v. Marcum Trucking, etc. 
1/25/08 33381 Harrison County Commission v. Harrison County Assessor
2/27/08 33379 Schmehl v. Helton, Acting Tax Commissioner
4/4/08 33379.Con Schmehl v. Helton, Acting Tax Commissioner (Concurring in part, and dissenting, in part, opinion by Albright, J.)
4/25/08 33377 State of West Virginia v. Mindy Keesecker
6/27/08 33377.Dis State of West Virginia v. Mindy Keesecker (Dissenting opinion by Maynard, C.J.)
6/23/08 33375&76 Mountain Communities for Responsible Energy v. PSC of WV, etc.
7/17/08 33375.Dis Mountain Communities for Responsible Energy v. PSC of WV, etc. (Dissenting opinion by Starcher, J.)
2/19/08 33352&3 Horkulic v. Galloway and TIG Insurance v. Recht
2/21/08 33352&3.Con Horkulic v. Galloway AND TIG Insurance v. Recht (Concurring opinion by Davis, J.)
4/3/08 33350 Hugh M. Caperton v. A. T. Massey Coal, et al.
4/3/08 33350.Dis Hugh M. Caperton v. A. T. Massey Coal, et al. (Dissenting opinion by Albright, J. and Cookman, Judge, sitting by special assignment)
7/28/08 33350.Con Hugh M. Caperton v. A. T. Massey Coal, et al. (Concurring opinion by Benjamin, acting C.J.)
3/19/08 33338 Watson v. Sunset Addition Property Owners, etc.  
6/12/08 33321 Gary Allen Gibson v. Thomas McBride, Warden
6/23/08 33321.Dis Gary Allen Gibson v. Thomas McBride, Warden
5/23/08 33256 Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Michael P. Markins
6/2/08 33256.Con Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Michael P. Markins (Concurring opinion by Starcher, J.)
2/15/08 33069 Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. William H. Duty Notice: On April 3, 2008 the Court granted a petition for rehearing in this matter. This opinion is therefore withdrawn and no longer effective.