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January 2015 Term of Court Opinions and Memorandum Decisions
January 2015 Term of Court Opinions and Memorandum Decisions
Decision Type
Date Filed Case No. Case Name Case Type Decision Type
03/17/2015 14-1043 SER Jim Rubenstein, Commissioner, W. Va. Div. of Corrections v. Hon. Louis H. Bloom, Judge OJ-P SO
03/17/2015 14-1043 SER Jim Rubenstein, Commissioner, W. Va. Div. of Corrections v. Hon. Louis H. Bloom, Judge (Dissenting opinion by Workman, C.J.) OJ-P SEP
03/17/2015 14-0010 Michele Knicely v. Myers Fun Times Cafe WC MD
03/17/2015 13-0801 Timothy Berry v. Gentleman Gene Trucking WC MD
03/17/2015 14-0378 Harold D. McCooy v. W. Va. Ofc. of Insurance Commissioner/Maynard Construction WC MD
03/17/2015 13-1154 Rita H. Jones v. W. Va. Ofc. of Insurance Commissioner/Trumbull Corporation WC MD
03/17/2015 13-0589 Dallas J. Blevins v. CCBCC, Inc. WC MD
03/17/2015 13-0570 Kendell J. Wilson v. Fortune Brands WC MD
03/17/2015 13-0454 Lana G. Sprouse, Widow v. W. Va. Ofc. of Insurance Commissioner/Tri-Energy Resources WC MD
03/17/2015 13-0446 Frank J. McCarty v. Mountain Edge Mining WC MD
03/16/2015 14-0138 Ronnie Meadows v. Patricia S. Reed, Comm., W. Va. DMV Dissenting Loughry, J. ADM MD
03/16/2015 14-1092 In Re: H.S., T.S., D.S., K.S. and M.S. JUV MD
03/16/2015 14-1039 In Re: S.S. and A.S. JUV MD
03/16/2015 14-0796 In Re: K.S. JUV MD
03/16/2015 14-0763 In Re: C.L., J.C., J.C., M.H. and O.H. JUV MD
03/16/2015 14-0659 State of West Virginia v. David Brichner CR-F MD
03/16/2015 14-0641 State of West Virginia v. Billy J. Kenney CR-F MD
03/16/2015 14-0547 State of West Virginia v. Jimmy Dale Cearley CR-F MD
03/16/2015 14-0364 State of West Virginia v. Travis L. Hudson CR-F MD
03/16/2015 14-0674 William Brennan III v. Dennis Dingus, Warden CIV-O MD
03/16/2015 14-0421 Shane Peck v. Marvin Plumley, Warden CIV-O MD
03/16/2015 14-0334 Eric P. Minda v. David Ballard, Warden CIV-O MD
03/16/2015 14-0156 Gerald S. v. David Ballard, Warden CIV-O MD
03/16/2015 13-1282 State of West Virginia v. Kyle Lee Hawkins CR-F MD
03/16/2015 13-1329 Carrie W. v. Steven W. FAM MD
03/16/2015 14-0225 State of West Virginia v. Ronald Hambleton CR-F MD
03/16/2015 14-1070 In Re: R.G. JUV MD
03/16/2015 14-0991 In Re: J.H., B.C., J.J. and J.J. JUV MD
03/16/2015 14-0666 In Re: J.E., I.E., K.E. and L.E. JUV MD
03/16/2015 14-1170 In Re: H.M., D.M., L.M., K.M. and C.M. JUV MD
03/16/2015 14-1117 In Re: M.K. and C.K. JUV MD
03/16/2015 14-1072 In Re: E.D. JUV MD
03/16/2015 14-1050 In Re: K.M. JUV MD
03/16/2015 14-1042 In Re: J.J. Jr. JUV MD
03/16/2015 14-1016 In Re: K.G. JUV MD
03/16/2015 14-0864 In Re: M.R. JUV MD
03/16/2015 14-0830 State of West Virginia v. T.A. CR-O MD
03/16/2015 14-0026 Steven Mahood v. David Ballard, Warden CIV-O MD
03/13/2015 14-0086 State of West Virginia v. Jason W. Holstein CR-F SO
03/13/2015 14-0663 East Coast Underground v. Daniel Utility Construction TCR MD
03/13/2015 14-0678 Stephanie P. and John F. Price v. William L. LaMaster and Louis J. Pelletier TCR MD
03/13/2015 14-0548 James C. Lester v. Marvin Plumley, Warden CIV-O MD
03/13/2015 14-0712 Patricia S. Reed, Comm., W. Va. DMV v. Charles Starcher Dissenting Loughry, J. ADM MD
03/12/2015 13-0848 Chuck Napier v. W. Va. Ofc. of Insurance Commissioner/Dedicated Logistics WC MD
03/12/2015 13-0638 Charles Elkins v. Hobet Mining WC MD
03/12/2015 13-0630 Brigit D. Andrews v. W. Va. Ofc. of Insurance Commissioner/Montgomery General Hospital WC MD
03/12/2015 13-0628 Elery D. Farley v. Panther Branch Coal WC MD
03/12/2015 13-0624 James E. Lockhart v. Blue Haven Energy WC MD
03/12/2015 13-0623 SWVA, Inc. v. Joseph L. Butcher WC MD
03/12/2015 13-0622 Terry Mercer v. Sabic Innovative Plastics WC MD
03/12/2015 13-0610 Effie M. Shaffer v. W. Va. Ofc. of Insurance Commissioner/Monongalia Co. Health Dept. WC MD
03/12/2015 13-0592 Christine A. Jenkins v. Sheetz, Inc. WC MD
03/12/2015 14-1340 George J. Neilan v. Charlotte Y. Yeager FAM MD
03/11/2015 14-0043 John L. Fuller, II v. Patricia S. Reed, W. Va. DMV Dissenting Davis, J. ADM MD
03/11/2015 14-0215 Lexon Insurance v. County Council of Berkeley County, W. Va., et al. TCR SO
03/11/2015 14-1134 SER Safe-Guard Products v. Hon. Miki Thompson, Judge, et al. OJ-P SO
03/11/2015 14-1136 Allied Waste Services v. Public Service Commission of W. Va. ADM MD
03/04/2015 14-0568 Argus Energy v. Eddie Gauze WC MD
03/04/2015 14-0562 David R. Marcum Jr. v. Aracoma Coal Co. WC MD
03/04/2015 14-0523 Isaac V. Ramsey v. American National Rubber WC MD
03/04/2015 14-0519 Kenneth L. Glover v. Eastern Assiciated Coal WC MD
03/04/2015 14-0511 David L. Moore v. Charleston Area Medical Center WC MD
03/04/2015 14-0510 Gary R. Legg v. West Virginia Mine Power WC MD
03/04/2015 14-0509 Alice A. Proffitt v. W. Va. Ofc. of Insurance Commissioner/Community Health Association WC MD
03/04/2015 14-0508 Kathy Tackett v. Boone Co. Board of Education WC MD
03/04/2015 14-0502 Daniel J. Monte v. W. Va. Ofc. of Insurance Commissioner/RG Steel Wheeling WC MD
03/04/2015 14-0500 Brian Dawson v. Winchester Mine WC MD
03/02/2015 14-0533 In Re: C.M. and C.M. JUV SO
03/02/2015 14-0533 In Re: C.M. and C.M. (Dissenting opinion by Loughry, J.) JUV SEP
03/02/2015 14-0212 Jannell Williams, et al. v. Werner Enterprises, Inc. TCR SO
03/02/2015 14-0212 Jannell Williams, et al. v. Werner Enterprises, Inc. (Dissenting opinion by Workman, C.J.) TCR SEP
03/02/2015 14-0212 Jannell Williams, et al. v. Werner Enterprises, Inc. (Dissenting opinion by Davis, J.) TCR SEP
02/27/2015 14-0103 Patricia S. Reed, Comm., W. Va. DMV v. Jeffrey Hill ADM SO
02/27/2015 14-0103 Patricia S. Reed, Comm., W. Va. DMV v. Jeffrey Hill (Dissenting opinion by Davis, J.) ADM SEP
02/27/2015 14-0444 State of West Virginia v. Kristopher Dale Nutter CR-F MD
02/27/2015 14-0439 State of West Virginia v. Frank A. CR-F MD
02/27/2015 14-0275 Prima Marketing v. Diane Rose Hensley TCR MD
02/27/2015 14-0217 Christopher Grove v. W. Va. Racing Commission ADM MD
02/27/2015 14-0357 Clinton Timothy and Clinton Delmos Collins v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance TCR MD
02/27/2015 14-0647 Robert G. Ginanni v. W. Va. Bureau of Child Support Enforcement, et. al. FAM MD
02/26/2015 14-1045 SER W. Va. Secondary School Activities Commission, et al. v. Hon. David W. Hummel, Judge, etc. OJ-P SO
02/26/2015 14-1045 SER W. Va. Secondary School Activities Commission, et al. v. Hon. David W. Hummel, Judge, etc. (Loughry J. concurring, joined by Workman, C.J.) OJ-P SEP
02/26/2015 14-0219 Daniel Allen and Anita Denice Weatherholt v. Jeffrey Neal Weatherholt TCR SO
02/26/2015 13-1243 Gary L. Capriotti, et al. v. Jefferson County Planning Commission Concurring Benjamin, J. Dissenting Davis, J. TCR MD
02/12/2015 14-0948 SER Dr. Todd Tallman, M.D. v. Hon. Susan B. Tucker, Judge, et al. OJ-P SO
02/12/2015 14-0948 SER Dr. Todd Tallman, M.D. v. Hon. Susan B. Tucker, Judge, et al. (Concurring opinion by Workman, C.J., joined by Loughry, J.) OJ-P SEP
02/12/2015 14-0258 David Ragonese v. Racing Corporation of West Virginia, etc. TCR SO
02/12/2015 14-0258 David Ragonese v. Racing Corporation of West Virginia, etc. (Concurring opinion by Benjamin, J.) TCR SEP
02/12/2015 14-0258 David Ragonese v. Racing Corporation of West Virginia, etc. (Concurring opinion by Ketchum, J.) TCR SEP
02/09/2015 14-0899 SER Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Donna Price L-DISC MD
02/09/2015 14-0992 In Re: T.A. JUV MD
02/09/2015 14-0999 In Re: A.S. JUV MD
02/09/2015 14-0454 State of West Virginia v. Brandon Taneyhill CR-F MD
02/09/2015 14-0196 Tony J. Walton v. David Ballard, Warden CIV-O MD
02/09/2015 14-0300 Jeffrey Stewart v. David Ballard, Warden CIV-O MD
02/09/2015 13-1278 Justin Kasey Weikle v. William J. Vest, Warden CIV-O MD
02/06/2015 14-0058 Citynet, LLC v. Ray Toney TCR SO
02/06/2015 14-0058 Citynet, LLC v. Ray Toney (Dissenting opinion by Ketchum, J.) TCR SEP
02/06/2015 13-0491 Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Kerry A. Nessel L-DISC SO
02/06/2015 13-1283 State of West Virginia v. William Sykes CR-F MD
02/06/2015 14-0569 Robert M. Marks, Jr. v. Woody Forest Products TCR MD
02/06/2015 14-0474 State of West Virginia v. Rebecca Ferguson CR-F MD
02/06/2015 14-0227 Gary L. Himes v. Evelyn Seifert, Warden CIV-O MD
02/06/2015 14-0551 Donte J. Garrett v. Marvin Plumley, Warden CIV-O MD
02/06/2015 13-1203 Robert Prokop v. Michael Francis, Administrator CIV-O MD
02/05/2015 14-0045 Lewis County Board of Education v. Michael Holden ADM SO
02/05/2015 12-1127 Jennifer Moore v. K-Mart Corporation WC SO
02/05/2015 13-0508 & 13-1148 Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. Ronald S. Rossi L-DISC SO
02/05/2015 13-0522 Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. April D. Conner L-DISC SO
02/05/2015 14-0776 SER U.S. Bank National Assoc. v. Hon. Warren R. McGraw, Judge OJ-P SO
02/03/2015 14-0499 Marianela Sargent v. Coldwater Creek WC MD
02/03/2015 14-0498 City of Wheeling v. Robyn L. Marriner WC MD
02/03/2015 14-0490 Sarilyn Vossen v. Wheeling Island Gaming WC MD
02/03/2015 14-0489 Carmon D. Burns v. Pine Ridge Coal Co. WC MD
02/03/2015 14-0488 Cindy Holley v. Cabell County Board of Education WC MD
02/03/2015 14-0359 Juanita Barber v. Greenbrier County Schools WC MD
02/03/2015 14-0347 Darrell L. Neil v. Darrell Neil WC MD
02/03/2015 14-0337 Preston Healthcare Services v. W. Va. Ofc. of Insurance Commissioner/Bradley S. Savage, etc. WC MD
02/03/2015 14-0314 Scott A. Dalrymple v. City of Cameron WC MD
02/03/2015 14-0313 Steve R. Price v. Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation WC MD
02/03/2015 14-0377 David E. Jordan v. Mechel Bluestone WC MD
02/03/2015 14-0376 Joel Robinson v. Jim Construction, Inc. WC MD
02/03/2015 14-0366 Fred L. Loyd Aker Construction WC MD
02/03/2015 14-0304 Debora L. White v. W. Va. Ofc. of Insurance Commissioner/Weirton Medical Center WC MD
02/03/2015 14-0289 Wannie R. Lusk v. Alpha Natural Resources WC MD
02/03/2015 14-0312 Ashby H. Fox Jr. v. West Virginia Mine Power WC MD
02/03/2015 14-0311 Stacie L. Erwin v. Charleston Lincoln Mercury WC MD
02/03/2015 14-0309 Arcelormittal USA XMB v. Joey W. Ellis WC MD
02/03/2015 14-0308 Roy E. Evans v. CCBCC, Inc. WC MD
02/03/2015 14-0307 Nancy Call v. National Vision WC MD
02/03/2015 14-0385 Sandra J. Adams v. Wheeling Hospital WC MD
02/03/2015 14-0384 Dorothy Dawson v. Hancock County Board of Education WC MD
02/03/2015 14-0332 Larry Dennis v. McElroy Coal Co. WC MD
01/30/2015 14-0686 Thomas I. Palley v. Tucker County Commission CIV-O MD
01/30/2015 14-0564 Walter L. Logan v. Heather M. McSharry TCR MD
01/30/2015 14-0520 Michael F., Mary T. and Joshua Witteried v. International Residential Code Board of Appeals ADM MD
01/30/2015 14-0481 Gregory Dean Miller v. Patrick A. Mirandy, Warden CIV-O MD
01/30/2015 14-0340 James W. v. David Ballard, Warden CIV-O MD
01/30/2015 14-0541 Ulysses Bellamy v. Marvin C. Plumley, Warden CIV-O MD
01/30/2015 14-0491 Robert C. Shrout v. Benita F. Murphy, Chairman, W. Va. Parole Board CIV-O MD
01/30/2015 14-0353 Michael Kostenko, D.O. v. W. Va. Ofc. of the Insurance Commissioner, etc. ADM MD
01/30/2015 14-0352 Michael Kostenko, D.O. v. W. Va. Ofc. of the Insurance Commissioner, etc. ADM MD
01/30/2015 13-0946 Danny S. v. David Ballard, Warden CIV-O MD
01/23/2015 14-0187 Danny M. Brinkley v. Brody Mining WC MD
01/23/2015 14-0186 Susan L. Delp v. Public Defender Corporation WC MD
01/23/2015 14-0184 Joseph A. Cooke v. SWVA, Inc. WC MD
01/23/2015 14-0183 Curtis L. Treadway v. W. Va. Office of Insurance Commissioner/Triple S Corp. WC MD
01/23/2015 14-0182 James P. Bailey v. Alpha Natural Resources WC MD
01/23/2015 14-0148 John D. Greene II v. Rockhouse Creek Development WC MD
01/23/2015 14-0063 Robert L. Parker v. Boggs Roofing WC MD
01/23/2015 14-0062 Thomas A. Hixenbaugh Jr. v. Eastern Associated Coal WC MD
01/23/2015 14-0060 Charles Rollins v. Cliff's Logan County Coal WC MD
01/23/2015 14-0034 Carol Horn v. Cabela's WC MD
01/23/2015 14-0033 Tabatha L. Lester, Widow v. EQT Corporation WC MD
01/23/2015 14-0032 Amy J. Cochran v. Eagle Hospitality WC MD
01/23/2015 14-0030 Michael Denard v. Consolidation Coal Co. WC MD
01/23/2015 14-0003 Glen Steyer v. Alliance Coal WC MD
01/23/2015 14-0002 Clyde Stephenson v. Columbia Gas Transmission WC MD
01/20/2015 14-0263 Lillian C. Vance v. Lowe's Home Centers WC MD
01/20/2015 14-0262 Naioma L. Harbert v. W. Va. Ofc. of Insurance Commissioner/Eagle Glass Specialties WC MD
01/20/2015 14-0238 Anna Efaw v. PPG Industries WC MD
01/20/2015 14-0172 Judy L. Williamson v. W. Va. Ofc. of Insurance Commissioner/Ames Department Stores WC MD
01/20/2015 14-0166 Sandra L. Williams v. Alcan Rolled Products - Ravenswood WC MD
01/20/2015 14-0147 Roy Perry v. Newhall Contracting, Inc. WC MD
01/20/2015 14-0108 Sadie Page, Widow v. W. Va. Ofc. of Insurance Commissioner/Owens-Illinois, Inc. WC MD
01/20/2015 14-0075 David McRoberts v. Pine Ridge Coal Co. WC MD
01/20/2015 14-0074 Angela Perdue v. Go-Mart, Inc. WC MD
01/20/2015 14-0073 Ellen Shapiro v. Kanawha County Board of Education WC MD
01/20/2015 14-0072 Brenda Shaffer, Widow v. W. Va. Ofc. of Insurance Commissioner/City of Elkins WC MD
01/20/2015 14-0071 David W. Robinson v. EIN Services, LLC - ELF MCP Enterprises WC MD
01/20/2015 14-0070 Esther K. Asbury v. W. Va. Dept. of Health and Human Resources WC MD
01/20/2015 14-0038 Larry Dennis v. McElroy Coal Co. WC MD
01/20/2015 13-0275 Mark Tennant v. North American Services Group WC MD
01/20/2015 13-0087 Tashe Radevski v. Bob Robinson Chevrolet Olds Cadillac, Inc. WC MD
01/20/2015 13-1295 Randy K. Pack v. Jackie Withrow Hospital WC MD
01/20/2015 13-1167 Chadwick Blankenship v. W. Va. Ofc. of Insurance Commissioner/Last Chance Leasing WC MD
01/20/2015 13-1164 Shirley Payne v. Automotive Parts Group WC MD
01/20/2015 13-1162 Anne Davis v. Dolgencorp, LLC WC MD
01/20/2015 13-1156 Glenda J. Lawson v. W. Va. United Health System WC MD
01/20/2015 13-1149 George Wedger v. Homer Laughlin China Co. WC MD
01/20/2015 13-1144 W. Va. Ofc. of Insurance Commissioner v. Earl Lester Robinson and Apogee Coal WC MD
01/20/2015 13-1023 Brandy L. Addison v. Beckley Oncology Assoc. WC MD
01/20/2015 13-0807 Donald Dillon v. United Parcel Service WC MD
01/15/2015 14-0181 Jeanie Wise v. Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. WC MD
01/15/2015 14-0180 Huntington Alloys Corp. v. William D. Fannin WC MD
01/15/2015 14-0177 Donald Walker Jr. v. City of Madison WC MD
01/15/2015 14-0168 Ruth Bishop, Widow v. W. Va. Ofc. of Insurance Commissioner/Black Horse Mining, etc. WC MD
01/15/2015 14-0386 Magnetech Industrial Services v. Robert R. York WC MD
01/15/2015 14-0234 Ricky Ward v. Arcelormittal USA XMB Princeton Division WC MD
01/15/2015 14-0205 Loyd Adkins v. SWVA, Inc. WC MD
01/15/2015 14-0197 Thomas Charles v. W. Va. Ofc. of Insurance Commissioner/Kamco Transport WC MD
01/15/2015 14-0188 Fred L. Loyd v. Aker Construction WC MD
01/12/2015 13-1230 Jay Lawrence Smith v. Teresa Tarr, W. Va. Judicial Investigation Commission CIV-O MD
01/12/2015 14-0504 In Re: M.L. and B.L. JUV MD
01/12/2015 14-0501 In Re: M.L. and B.L. JUV MD
01/12/2015 14-0855 In Re: L.W., S.R. and S.R. JUV MD
01/12/2015 14-0878 In Re: K.M. and C.W. JUV MD
01/12/2015 14-0085 State of West Virginia v. Casey Givens CR-F MD
01/12/2015 13-1267 State of West Virginia v. Ricky Johnson CR-F MD
01/12/2015 13-1262 State of West Virginia v. Randy Cleveland CR-F MD
01/12/2015 13-1210 State of West Virginia v. Glen Tucker CR-F MD
01/12/2015 14-0055 Sheri M. Comer v. Elizabeth S. Bloch TCR MD
01/12/2015 14-0800 In Re: A.S. and K.S. JUV MD
01/12/2015 14-0747 In Re: J.S. JUV MD
01/12/2015 14-0131 Bradley Stephens v. Board of Education of the County of Wayne ADM MD
01/12/2015 13-1108 State of West Virginia v. Michael Pustovarh CR-F MD
01/12/2015 14-0124 John C. v. Karen Pszczolkowski, Warden CIV-O MD
01/09/2015 14-0373 State of West Virginia v. Ordie Rogers, Jr. Concurring Loughry, J. CR-F MD
01/09/2015 13-0751 Randy G. Whetstone v. South Branch Career and Technical Center and W.Va. Dep. of Ed. ADM MD
01/09/2015 14-0198 State of West Virginia v. Benjamin E. Lobb CR-F MD
01/09/2015 14-0259 Jason F. Uhl v. Patricia S. Reed ADM MD