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September 2014 Term of Court Opinions and Memorandum Decisions
September 2014 Term of Court Opinions and Memorandum Decisions
Decision Type
Date Filed Case No. Case Name Case Type Decision Type
10/23/2014 13-0692 W. Va. Mutual Insurance v. Betty J. Adkins, et al. (Dissenting opinion by Davis, C.J.) TCR SEP
10/23/2014 13-1080 Alcan Rolled Products Ravenswood v. Terry W. McCarthy ADM SO
10/23/2014 13-0180 Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Stephen L. Hall L-DISC SO
10/23/2014 13-0982 State of West Virginia v. Marty Atwell CR-F SO
10/23/2014 13-0982 State of West Virginia v. Marty Atwell (Dissenting opinion by Ketchum, J.) CR-F SEP
10/23/2014 13-0999 In Re: The Child of Stephen H. and Tamara P. FAM SO
10/22/2014 13-1244 Patrick Graham, Executor, et al. v. Robert Asbury TCR SO
10/21/2014 13-0874 Deborah S. Best v. W. Va. Office of Insurance Commissioner/Robert E. Games, Jr. WC MD
10/21/2014 13-0869 C.B. III v. Phoenix Drilling, Inc. WC MD
10/21/2014 13-0868 Raymond Duncan v. Baylor Mining WC MD
10/21/2014 13-0866 Beth Daley v. ProCareers, Inc. WC MD
10/20/2014 14-0535 In Re: E.T. JUV MD
10/20/2014 13-1078 James Burr v. Greg Elmore TCR MD
10/20/2014 14-0476 In Re: G.B., C.S. & J.S. JUV MD
10/20/2014 14-0461 In Re: D.M., A.M. & L.C. JUV MD
10/20/2014 13-1110 Raymond Elswick v. Marvin Plumley, Warden CIV-O MD
10/20/2014 14-0527 In Re: N.K. JUV MD
10/20/2014 14-0514 In Re: E.E., T.A, J.A. III & C.E. JUV MD
10/20/2014 13-1284 State of West Virginia v. Ross Jenkins CR-F MD
10/20/2014 13-1071 State of West Virginia v. Daniel Boone CR-F MD
10/20/2014 14-0638 In Re: E.K., I.K. & K.K. JUV MD
10/20/2014 14-0617 In Re: J.S. & J.S. JUV MD
10/20/2014 14-0576 In Re: A.B. Jr., D.B. & B.B. JUV MD
10/20/2014 14-0469 In Re: C.M. III JUV MD
10/20/2014 14-0467 In Re: C.M. III JUV MD
10/20/2014 14-0462 In Re: L.G. JUV MD
10/20/2014 14-0406 In Re: H.S. JUV MD
10/20/2014 14-0645 In Re: S.L. JUV MD
10/20/2014 14-0436 In Re: L.E. JUV MD
10/20/2014 13-0800 Sandra Riffe, Widow v. W. Va. Office of Insurance Commissioner/Rocky I, Inc. WC MD
10/20/2014 13-0799 Tammie L. Bartok v. Ohio Valley Medical Center WC MD
10/20/2014 13-0798 Garfield E. Hatfield v. Rockhouse Creek Development WC MD
10/20/2014 13-0797 John Pelfrey v. Pritchard Electric Co. WC MD
10/20/2014 13-0794 Ancel M. Hendricks v. W. Va. Office of Insurance Commissioner/Panther Branch Coal WC MD
10/20/2014 13-0793 & 13-0795 SWVA, Inc. v. Jeremy Smith, etc. WC MD
10/20/2014 13-0792 Darrell Gillespie v. A T Massey Coal Co. WC MD
10/20/2014 13-0741 Nina Meddings v. Park Avenue Restaurant WC MD
10/20/2014 13-0660 Deborah Harris v. Encore Management Co. WC MD
10/20/2014 13-0658 Swope Construction v. John D. Pettry WC MD
10/20/2014 13-0657 Billy Gene Sizemore v. W. Va. Office of Insurance Commissioner/Jet Coal Services WC MD
10/20/2014 13-0656 Leonard Dempsey v. Parsley Enterprises WC MD
10/20/2014 13-0655 James Sones v. Ledcor Holdings (USA) LTD WC MD
10/20/2014 13-0644 Faye L. Eller v. Mercer Co. Board of Education WC MD
10/20/2014 13-0643 Mark Whitt v. Alcan Rolled Products WC MD
10/20/2014 13-0642 Cheko R. Straughter v. Kanawha Co. Board of Education WC MD
10/20/2014 13-0641 Stanley Stevenson v. Spartan Mining WC MD
10/20/2014 13-0640 Shirley Stump, Widow v. Pine Ridge Coal WC MD
10/17/2014 13-0933 & 13-0934 General Pipeline Construction v. Cora Phillips Hairston, etc. TCR SO
10/17/2014 13-1084 Constellium Rolled Products v. Sharon Griffith and Lou Ann Wall Dissent by Ketchum, J.
Dissent by Loughry, J.
TCR MD
10/17/2014 13-1275 RMLL Enterprises v. Mark W. Matkovich, Tax Commissioner ADM MD
10/17/2014 13-1134 Nancy Lorraine and Charles Galford v. Nancy Friend, et al. TCR MD
10/17/2014 13-1307 Andrew J. Whittaker, Jr. v. Jewell K. Whittaker FAM MD
10/17/2014 13-1139 State of West Virginia v. Shawn Pethel CR-F MD
10/17/2014 14-0170 State of West Virginia v. Stephen Robert Clemens CR-F MD
10/17/2014 13-1070 State of West Virginia v. Adam Scott Lytle CR-F MD
10/17/2014 13-1324 Russell C. and Patricia D. Berry v. Mountain Air Property Owners Assoc. TCR MD
10/17/2014 13-1276 Paula L. Cunningham v. Felman Production, LLC TCR MD
10/17/2014 13-1206 State of West Virginia v. David W. Pitts CR-F MD
10/17/2014 13-1049 State of West Virginia v. Jessica Persianni Roberts CR-F MD
10/17/2014 13-1321 Steven O. Dale, Acting Comm., W. Va. DMV v. Richard O. Ellison ADM MD
10/17/2014 13-1309 Patricia Bradley Pitrolo v. James Pitrolo, Jr. FAM MD
10/16/2014 12-1292 State of West Virginia v. Justin Sean Gum CR-F SO
10/16/2014 14-0041 In Re: Name Change of Jenna A.J. CIV-O SO
10/15/2014 14-0587 SER Patrick Morrisey, Attorney General v. W. Va. Ofc. of Disciplinary Counsel, etc. OJ-P SO
10/15/2014 13-0692 W. Va. Mutual Insurance v. Betty J. Adkins, et al. TCR SO
10/15/2014 13-0870 Sheila Painter v. Appalachian Power Co. WC MD
10/15/2014 13-0808 EQT Corporation v. Eugene Smith WC MD
10/15/2014 13-0548 Kelly Wilt v. City Hospital WC MD
10/15/2014 13-0515 Mary L. Ooten v. Health Care Finder WC MD
10/15/2014 13-0509 Dane Manley v. Patriot Coal Corp. WC MD
10/15/2014 13-0267 Wilma Steele v. Mingo Co. Board of Education WC MD
10/15/2014 13-0257 Charles G. Delbert v. Consolidation Coal Co. WC MD
10/15/2014 13-0204 Thomas L. Goode v. W. Va. Office of Insurance Commissioner/Mystic, LLC WC MD
10/15/2014 13-0192 Jimmy R. Gravely II v. W. Va. Office of Insurance Commissioner/Huntington Steel & Supply WC MD
10/08/2014 13-0872 Sandra L. Williams v. Alcan Rolled Products WC MD
10/08/2014 13-0865 Joyce A. Hill v. Jackson County Board of Education WC MD
10/07/2014 13-0729 Rhonda Canterberry v. W. Va. Office of Insurance Commissioner/Kellogg USA, Inc. WC MD
10/07/2014 13-0723 Betty Newsome v. H. William Mattingly Corp. WC MD
10/07/2014 13-0722 Ruby Adkins v. Raleigh County Commission on Aging WC MD
10/07/2014 13-0716 Connie Hedrick v. Connie Hedrick WC MD
10/07/2014 13-0690 Oscar Mills v. City of Bridgeport WC MD
10/07/2014 13-0668 Tammy Rotella v. Paul Enterprises, etc. WC MD
10/07/2014 13-0663 Kanawha Valley Operations v. Jeffrey Miller WC MD
10/07/2014 13-0662 Dolly Pennington v. Health Management Associates WC MD
10/07/2014 13-0661 Vicki Khun v. PPG Industries, Inc. WC MD
10/07/2014 13-0659 Jonah Oscar Elkins Jr. v. W. Va. Office of Insurance Commissioner/Paragon Construction & Reclamation WC MD
10/03/2014 11-1463 Joe Shreves v. Town of Rivesville WC MD
10/03/2014 12-0050 Robert M. Cook v. City of Clarksburg WC MD
10/03/2014 12-0623 Billy J. Blankenship v. W.Va. Office of Insurance Commissioner/Stacy Equipment & Repairs, Inc. WC MD
10/03/2014 12-1353 John Gadomski III v. Greenbrier Hotel Corporation WC MD
10/03/2014 12-1414 William A. Davis v. Tyree Funeral Home, Inc. WC MD
10/03/2014 13-0019 Frank Hutchinson v. Cabell Huntington Hospital WC MD
10/03/2014 13-0113 Shirley Clawson v. Goodwill of Pittsburgh WC MD
10/03/2014 13-0318 Merrill Hunt v. SWVA, Inc. WC MD
10/03/2014 13-0321 Lisa Evans v. Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Inc. WC MD
10/03/2014 13-0330 Stuart D. Shrewsbury v. W.Va. Office of Insurance Commissioner/Independence Coal Company, Inc. WC MD
10/02/2014 13-0778 State of West Virginia v. Christopher Cox CR-F MD
10/02/2014 13-1242 Lightning Energy Services, LLC v. Board of Review, Workforce West Virginia, et al. ADM MD
10/02/2014 13-1077 Michael C. and Sheila C. v. Teressa D. and Gary D. FAM MD
10/02/2014 13-1179 Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland v. Franklin W. James, Jr. CERQ SO
10/02/2014 13-1086 The Board of Education of Webster County, et al. v. Dawn J. Hanna ADM SO
10/02/2014 13-0936 Estella Robinson v. City of Bluefield CR-M SO
10/02/2014 13-0936 Estella Robinson v. City of Bluefield (Dissenting opinion by Loughry, J.) CR-M SEP
10/02/2014 13-0925 Elizabeth Chichester, et al. v. Posey Gene Cook, et al. TCR SO
10/01/2014 14-0939 SER Marie McDavid and Kanawha County Republican Executive Committee v. Natalie Tennant, et al. OJ-M MD
09/30/2014 12-1172 Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Benjamin F. White L-DISC SO
09/30/2014 13-0614 State of West Virginia v. Mitchell Coles (Concurring opinion by Benjamin, J.) CR-F SEP
09/30/2014 13-0688 Board of Zoning Appeals of the Town of Shepherdstown v. Borys M. Tkacz ADM SO
09/30/2014 13-0926 Jerry N. Black, M.D. v. St. Joseph's Hospital of Buckhannon, Inc. TCR SO
09/29/2014 13-0343 Timothy Cooper v. Lowes Home Centers, Inc. WC MD
09/29/2014 13-0512 Charles P. Day III v. Alcan Rolled Products-Ravenswood, LLC WC MD
09/29/2014 13-0514 Freeda G. Perrine v. Braxton County Board of Education WC MD
09/29/2014 13-0516 Jerry Clay v. James E. Dean WC MD
09/29/2014 13-0517 Chester Brewer v. Bridgeston America's Tire Corporations, LLC WC MD
09/29/2014 13-0521 Carolyn S. Burkhamer v. ATT&T Corporation WC MD
09/29/2014 13-0528 Steven T. Lusk v. W.Va. Office of Insurance Commissioner and The Gilbert Companies, Inc. WC MD
09/29/2014 13-0529 Huntington Alloys Corporation v. James Bowen WC MD
09/29/2014 13-0539 Joanne Montgomery v. H&R Block WC MD
09/29/2014 13-0745 State of West Virginia v. Marcus Patrele McKinley CR-F SO
09/23/2014 14-0279 SER City of Weirton v. Hon. David J. Sims, Judge OJ-P MD
09/22/2014 14-0477 In Re: T.J. JUV MD
09/22/2014 14-0515 In Re: J.P. JUV MD
09/22/2014 14-0229 In Re: F.T., M.T., C.T. III, A.K, L.K. & A.K. JUV MD
09/22/2014 14-0655 In Re: N.V. & R.V. III JUV MD
09/22/2014 14-0518 In Re: C.F. JUV MD
09/22/2014 14-0492 In Re: W.C. Jr. & A.C. JUV MD
09/22/2014 14-0362 In Re: N.J. JUV MD
09/22/2014 14-0118 In Re: J.W., K.W. & J.W. JUV MD
09/22/2014 14-0416 In Re: B.W. JUV MD
09/22/2014 14-0410 In Re: S.P. JUV MD
09/22/2014 14-0283 In Re: Z.M., A.M., D.R., T.M. & J.B. JUV MD
09/22/2014 14-0228 In Re: J.W., O.S. & K.S. JUV MD
09/22/2014 14-0465 In Re: D.N. JUV MD
09/22/2014 13-1207 State of West Virginia v. John H. CR-F MD
09/22/2014 13-1073 State of West Virginia v. John Matthew Harris CR-F MD
09/22/2014 13-1219 Raymond A. Simms v. Marvin Plumley, Warden CIV-O MD
09/19/2014 14-0120 L.T. and J.T. v. A.S. and P.C. CIV-O MD
09/19/2014 14-0404 Michael Davis v. Marvin Plumley, Warden CIV-O MD
09/19/2014 14-0351 Neil Williams v. Harold McBride, McDowell County Commissioner, et al. CIV-O MD
09/19/2014 14-0231 Roger Lee Smith v. Karen Pszczolkowski, Warden CIV-O MD
09/19/2014 13-1141 & 14-0232 Brandon George Sherrod v. David Ballard, Warden CIV-O MD
09/19/2014 13-1314 Donell D. Lee v. David Ballard, Warden CIV-O MD
09/19/2014 13-1177 State of West Virginia v. Zachery W. CR-F MD
09/19/2014 13-1246 Nadereh Tafreshi Darabi v. Jotwyla Moore TCR MD
09/19/2014 14-0325 State of West Virginia v. Courtney S. Wallace CR-F MD
09/19/2014 13-1006 William Mark Johnson v. David Ballard, Warden CIV-O MD
09/18/2014 13-0806 Mert E. Privett Jr. v. Southeastern Roofing Co. of Pineville WC MD
09/18/2014 13-0805 Colleen Moore v. Cabela's WC MD
09/18/2014 13-0804 Clestene A. Hines-Davidson v. Wheeling Hospital WC MD
09/18/2014 13-0803 David R. Douty v. Ten Mile Coal Co. WC MD
09/18/2014 13-0802 Cordelia Johnson v. Starlight Behavioral Health Services WC MD
09/18/2014 13-1155 Debora L. White v. W. Va. Office of Insurance Commissioner/Weirton Medical Center WC MD
09/18/2014 13-0735 Debora L. White v. W. Va. Office of Insurance Commissioner/Weirton Medical Center WC MD
09/18/2014 13-0637 Huntington Alloys Corp. v. James W. Wolfe WC MD
09/18/2014 13-0599 Chad E. Daniels v. Rockhouse Creek Development WC MD
09/18/2014 13-0552 Pilgrim's Pride Corp. of W. Va. v. Luis Casado Mejia WC MD
09/18/2014 13-0302 Patrick Johnson v. Amfire, LLC WC MD
09/18/2014 13-0289 Blaine A. Kelley v. Newtown Energy, Inc. WC MD
09/18/2014 13-0277 Rescare v. Bonnetta Coeburn WC MD
09/18/2014 13-0274 Vicky L. Anderson v. Marion County Senior Citizens WC MD
09/18/2014 13-0189 Roger D. O'Neal v. International Coal Group WC MD
09/18/2014 12-1523 Andrew Marlow v. W. Va. Office of Insurance Commissioner/Andrew D. Marlow, etc. WC MD
09/18/2014 12-1210 Glenn Tomblin v. Patriot Coal Corp. WC MD
09/18/2014 13-0831 In The Interest Of J.L., Jr. FAM SO
09/18/2014 13-0614 State of West Virginia v. Mitchell Coles CR-F SO
09/18/2014 14-0233 SER W. Va. Real Estate Appraiser Licensing and Certification Bd. v. Hon. Christopher D. Chiles OJ-P SO
09/18/2014 13-1111 Douglas Libert v. Joseph Kuhl, Magistrate CR-M MD
09/17/2014 14-0877 SER Natalie E. Tennant, WV Sec. of State v. Ballot Commissioners of Mingo Co. et al. OJ-M SO
09/17/2014 14-0877 SER Natalie E. Tennant, WV Sec. of State v. Ballot Commissioners of Mingo Co. et al. (Concurring Opinion by Benjamin, J.) OJ-M SEP
08/29/2014 14-0425 In Re: L.E. JUV MD
08/29/2014 13-1234 Robert Lindsey, Jr. v. Jim Rubenstein, Commissioner CIV-O MD
08/29/2014 13-0712 State of West Virginia v. Paul E. Carbonneau CR-M MD
08/29/2014 13-0984 State of West Virginia v. Courtney J. Hamon CR-F MD
08/29/2014 13-0935 State of West Virginia v. David Clayton White CR-F MD
08/29/2014 14-0387 In Re: R.B., A.B., A.B. & B.B. JUV MD
08/29/2014 14-0326 In Re: C.L., K.L., P.L. & C.S. JUV MD
08/29/2014 14-0318 In Re: N.V. & R.V. III JUV MD
08/29/2014 14-0305 In Re: E.S., N.S. & T.S. JUV MD
08/29/2014 14-0286 In Re: I.V., C.V., E.V. II, D.B. II & G.C. JUV MD
08/29/2014 14-0255 In Re: F.T., M.T., C.T. III, A.K., L.K. & A.K. JUV MD
08/29/2014 14-0241 In Re: K.T., B.M., E.M. & E.M. JUV MD
08/29/2014 14-0230 In Re: K.T., B.M., E.M. & E.M. JUV MD
08/29/2014 14-0328 In Re: B.M., E.M. & B.M. JUV MD
08/29/2014 14-0301 In Re: B.S., D.S. & J.S. JUV MD
08/29/2014 14-0267 In Re: A.M., E.M. & A.K. JUV MD
08/29/2014 14-0257 In Re: T.B. JUV MD
08/29/2014 14-0242 In Re: D.L. JUV MD
08/29/2014 14-0094 In Re: G.R. JUV MD
08/29/2014 13-0684 Freddie Lee Bragg v. David Ballard, Warden CIV-O MD
08/29/2014 13-0648 State of West Virginia v. Ronald Ward CR-F MD
08/29/2014 14-0422 In Re: I.H. JUV MD
08/29/2014 14-0244 In Re: L.H., L.H. & H.J. JUV MD
08/29/2014 14-0239 In Re: A.W., D.B., T.D. & M.M. JUV MD
08/29/2014 14-0302 In Re: G.H., P.H. Jr., K.H. & H.H. JUV MD
08/29/2014 14-0191 In Re: D.H., K.H., D.H. & T.H. JUV MD
08/29/2014 14-0190 In Re: D.H., K.H., D.H. & T.H. JUV MD
08/29/2014 14-0101 In Re: C.H., K.H., S.H. & B.H. JUV MD
08/29/2014 14-0091 In Re: J.F. JUV MD
08/29/2014 13-1191 Thomas Talbert v. David Ballard, Warden CIV-O MD
08/29/2014 13-0397 Max Arbaugh v. David Ballard, Warden CIV-O MD
08/29/2014 14-0268 Irvin Cowgill v. Patrick A. Mirandy, Warden CIV-O MD
08/29/2014 14-0269 Michael L. Corriveau v. W. Va. Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority CIV-O MD
08/29/2014 13-1131 Michael S. Gorbey v. Monongalia County, Jean Friend, Clerk, et al. CIV-O MD
08/29/2014 13-1298 Elliot G. v. David Ballard, Warden CIV-O MD
08/29/2014 13-1306 In Re: A Purported Lien or Claim Against Keith William DeBlasio TCR MD
08/29/2014 14-0009 Edra L. Smiley and Brenda J. Watton v. Norma Jean Sanders, et al. TCR MD
08/29/2014 14-0113 Michael D. Hicks v. David Ballard, Warden CIV-O MD
08/29/2014 13-0726 Shannon B. v. Shawn E. FAM MD