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West Virginia Judiciary

Opinions and Memo Decisions of the Supreme Court of Appeals

Current Term Opinion List

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Current Term of Court Opinions and Memorandum Decisions
Current Term of Court Opinions and Memorandum Decisions
Decision Type
Date Filed Case No. Case Name Case Type Decision Type
10/19/2017 17-0419 SER Matthew Harvey, Prosecuting Attorney v. Hon. John C. Yoder, Judge, et al. OJ-P SO
10/19/2017 17-0419 SER Matthew Harvey, Prosecuting Attorney v. Hon. John C. Yoder, Judge, et al. (Concurring opinion by Ketchum, J.) OJ-P SEP
10/19/2017 17-0449 SER State of West Virginia v. Hon. Ronald E. Wilson, Judge, et al. OJ-P SO
10/19/2017 16-0962 Gastar Exploration and Rona Lee McCardle v. Gary Rine, Administrator, etc. TCR SO
10/19/2017 16-0596 First Mercury Insurance v. Jeffrey and Anita Russell, et. al. TCR SO
10/19/2017 16-0628 State of W. Va. Consolidated Public Retirement Board v. Ollie D. Hunting ADM MD
10/19/2017 16-0431 State of West Virginia v. Ryan Christopher Bowen CR-F MD
10/17/2017 16-0288 Michelle Nicole Evans v. Daniel North, et al. TCR MD
10/13/2017 16-0553 Kourt Security Partners, LLC v. Judy's Locksmiths, Inc., and Judith J. Ransom TCR SO
10/13/2017 16-1076 Christopher Palmer v. Marvin Plumley, Warden POST MD
10/13/2017 16-1033 Jonathan Lind v. David Ballar, Warden POST MD
10/13/2017 16-1000 Hartzel Ray Foster v. David Ballard, Warden POST MD
10/13/2017 16-0970 State of West Virginia v. James F. CR-F MD
10/13/2017 16-0791 State of West Virginia v. James Crabtree CR-F MD
10/13/2017 16-0760 In Re: The Marriage of: Guy L. Brown II v. Sarah Jarvis FAM MD
10/12/2017 17-0228 SER Patrick Morrisey, Attorney General v. Copper Beech Townhome Communities CERQ SO
10/12/2017 16-0132 Patricia S. Reed, Comm. DMV v. George Zipf ADM SO
10/10/2017 17-0767 West Virginia Board of Education and Steven L. Paine, Ed.D v. Board of Education of the County of Nicholas CIV-O SO
10/10/2017 17-0767 West Virginia Board of Education and Steven L. Paine, Ed.D v. Board of Education of the County of Nicholas (Concurring opinion by Loughry, C.J.) CIV-O SEP
10/10/2017 16-0373 Ancient Energy, et al. v. Philip G. Ferguson and John M. Cutright TCR SO
10/10/2017 17-0257 SER State Auto Property Insurance v. Hon. James C. Stucky, Judge, et al. OJ-P SO
10/10/2017 17-0257 SER State Auto Property Insurance v. Hon. James C. Stucky, Judge, et al. (Dissenting opinion by Workman, J., joined by Davis, J.) OJ-P SEP
10/10/2017 16-0865 Bayer Cropscience, LP v. Steven Davis WC MD
10/10/2017 16-1071 Stephanie Chapman v. Penn National Gaming, Inc. WC MD
10/10/2017 16-1072 Lisa A. Pecjak v. Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. WC MD
10/10/2017 16-1152 Charles N. Hare v. Murray American Energy, Inc. WC MD
10/10/2017 16-1165 Thomas Bandy v. Murray American Energy, Inc. WC MD
10/10/2017 16-1186 Augustine Cortez v. Lowe's Home Centers WC MD
10/10/2017 16-1187 Amfire, LLC v. Russell Hunt (Deceased) and Sheena Hunt WC MD
10/10/2017 16-1188 Gene Fowler Jr. v. Brand Services, Inc. WC MD
10/10/2017 16-1194 Greg Ashley v. Cornerstone Interiors, Inc. WC MD
10/10/2017 16-1197 David Pipkin v. Buchanan Pump & Supply Co. WC MD
10/10/2017 16-1218 Randy Sisson v. Toyota Motor Manufacturing WV, Inc. WC MD
10/10/2017 16-1221 Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. v. Carolyn Underwood, Widow WC MD
10/10/2017 17-0032 Tammy R. Bogle v. Bluefield Regional Medical Center WC MD
10/10/2017 17-0034 Tammy R. Bogle v. Bluefield Regional Medical Center WC MD
10/10/2017 17-0049 Fortner Logging v. Miranda Wykle, Widow WC MD
10/10/2017 17-0050 Johnny L. Parsons v. Alford Home Solutions WC MD
10/10/2017 17-0054 Security Networks v. David R. Barker WC MD
10/10/2017 17-0063 URS Energy and Construction v. Jody McCartney WC MD
10/10/2017 17-0064 Gary D. Fridley v. Alpha Natural Resources WC MD
10/10/2017 17-0159 Travis D. Hicks v. Alpha Contracting, Inc. WC MD
10/10/2017 17-0160 Terry R. Hager v. Sears Roebuck and Company WC MD
10/10/2017 17-0161 Scottie Elswick v. W. Va. Ofc. of Ins. Comm./Eastern Assoc. Coal WC MD
10/10/2017 17-0162 Consol of Kentucky v. Amos Brewer WC MD
10/10/2017 17-0242 Sandy Fisher v. Freedom Bancshares WC MD
10/10/2017 17-0243 Lesa G. Morral v. Armstrong Hardwood Flooring Co. WC MD
10/06/2017 16-0793 Bluestem Brands, Inc. d/b/a Fingerhut v. Darlene Shade TCR SO
10/06/2017 17-0214 & 17-0275 SER State of West Virginia v. Hon. David J. Sims, Judge, et al. OJ-P SO
10/05/2017 17-0148 SER ERP Environmental Fund v. Hon. Warren D. McGraw, Judge, et al. OJ-P SO
10/02/2017 17-0187 Patrick Morrisey and The State of West Virginia v. West Virginia AFL-CIO, et al. (Dissenting opinion by Davis, J.) CIV-O SEP
09/25/2017 16-0799 Kevin Hanson v. Larry Keeling, Jr. TCR MD
09/25/2017 17-0421 In Re: Z.N., D.N., and A.P. JUV MD
09/25/2017 17-0417 In Re: K.B. JUV MD
09/25/2017 17-0389 In Re: C.T. JUV MD
09/25/2017 17-0332 In Re: J.S., T.S., W.S. and C.S. JUV MD
09/25/2017 17-0329 In Re: K.J. and L.J. JUV MD
09/25/2017 17-0303 In Re: B.W. and R.B. JUV MD
09/25/2017 17-0297 In Re: A.B. and L.C. JUV MD
09/25/2017 17-0296 In Re: A.P. JUV MD
09/25/2017 17-0260 In Re: R.W. JUV MD
09/25/2017 17-0144 In Re: C.S. JUV MD
09/25/2017 16-1149 In Re: Involuntary Hospitalization of S.C. CIV-O MD
09/25/2017 16-1041 State of West Virginia v. Adrian Lance Morris CR-F MD
09/25/2017 16-0893 State of West Virginia v. Jason Devon Saunders CR-F MD
09/25/2017 16-0268 State of West Virginia v. Larry Gale Owens CR-F MD
09/25/2017 16-0933 State of West Virginia v. Jeri L. Galloway CR-F MD
09/25/2017 16-1053 Marianne J. Blessing v. Aaron M. Blessing FAM MD
09/22/2017 17-0019 Mechel Bluestone, Inc. v. Carl E. Nuckolls WC MD
09/22/2017 16-1216 Robert L. Wells v. Kroger Limited Partnership I WC MD
09/22/2017 16-1145 Robert L. Wells v. Kroger Limited Partnership I WC MD
09/22/2017 16-1146 Vicki Gunter v. Summers County Board of Education WC MD
09/22/2017 16-1117 Keith D. Gibson v. Aracoma Coal Co. WC MD
09/22/2017 16-1116 Angela B. Crites v. Armstrong Hardwood Flooring WC MD
09/22/2017 16-1097 Judith Coleman v. W. Va. Ofc. of Ins. Comm./Blue Ridge Funeral Home WC MD
09/21/2017 16-0357 State of West Virginia v. Wayne Dubuque CR-F SO
09/21/2017 16-0357 State of West Virginia v. Wayne Dubuque (Concurring opinion by Loughry, C.J.. joined by Workman, J. and Walker, J.) CR-F SEP
09/21/2017 16-0906 Jeannette Wakim, as personal representative v. Christopher Pavlic, as personal representative, etc. TCR SO
09/21/2017 15-0702 Lawyer Disciplinary Board v. David A. Downes L-DISC SO
09/19/2017 17-0187 Patrick Morrisey and The State of West Virginia v. West Virginia AFL-CIO, et al. (Concurring, in part, and dissenting in part opinion by Workman, J.) CIV-O SEP
09/15/2017 17-0187 Patrick Morrisey and The State of West Virginia v. West Virginia AFL-CIO, et al. CIV-O SO
09/15/2017 17-0187 Patrick Morrisey and The State of West Virginia v. West Virginia AFL-CIO, et al. (Concurring opinion by Loughry, C.J.) CIV-O SEP
09/15/2017 16-1012 Murray American Energy, Inc. v. Thomas R. Whitfield WC MD
09/15/2017 17-0052 Gregory G. Lawrence v. West Virginia Office of the Insurance Commissioner WC MD
09/15/2017 16-0949 Debra L. Casteel-Ellison v. New River Health Association, Inc. WC MD
09/15/2017 16-1020 Boone County Board of Education v. Areline L. Bassham WC MD
09/15/2017 16-0792 Larry C. Tryon v. W.Va. Office of Insurance Commissioner and Pine Ridge Coal Company, LLC WC MD
09/15/2017 16-1018 Margaret A. Bays v. Raleigh County Board of Education WC MD
09/15/2017 16-1089 Patricia Schetrompf v. Guardian Fiberglass, Inc. WC MD
09/15/2017 16-1091 Jimmy Hammonds v. Consol of Kentucky, Inc. WC MD
09/15/2017 16-1092 Thomas Rotruck v. West Virginia University - BOR WC MD
09/15/2017 16-1096 James D. White v. Consolidation Coal Company WC MD
09/15/2017 16-1195 Delores J. Stover v. Charleston Area Medical Center WC MD
09/15/2017 16-1196 Lynese Danford v. Kanawha Hospice Care, Inc. WC MD
09/15/2017 16-1217 Samuel A. Robinson v. W.Va. Office of Insurance Commissioner and Eastern Associated Coal, LLC WC MD
09/13/2017 16-0666 State of West Virginia v. Michael L. Blickenstaff CR-F SO
09/05/2017 17-0379 In Re: C.S. JUV MD
09/05/2017 17-0376 In Re: X.D. JUV MD
09/05/2017 17-0358 In Re: N.H. JUV MD
09/05/2017 17-0268 In Re: T.R. JUV MD
09/05/2017 17-0287 In Re: A.L. JUV MD
09/05/2017 17-0256 In Re: A.L. JUV MD
09/05/2017 17-0249 In Re: I.B. JUV MD
09/05/2017 17-0196 In Re: J.H. and L.M. JUV MD
09/05/2017 17-0192 In Re: J.H. JUV MD
09/05/2017 17-0225 In Re: S.W., J.W. and L.W. JUV MD
09/05/2017 17-0180 In Re: S.W., J.W. and L.W. JUV MD
09/05/2017 17-0145 In Re: D.P., B.P.-1, S.C. and M.C. JUV MD
09/05/2017 17-0143 In Re: N.H. JUV MD
09/05/2017 17-0119 In Re: J.R. JUV MD
09/05/2017 16-1233 In Re: J.H. JUV MD
09/05/2017 16-0961 James P. v. Anna P. and Bureau for Child Support Enforcement FAM MD
09/05/2017 16-0945 Harry G. v. Patrick Mirandy, Warden POST MD
09/05/2017 16-0890 State of West Virginia v. Jeffery A. CR-F MD
09/05/2017 16-0815 State of West Virginia v. Keith Rodenbach CR-F MD
09/05/2017 16-0798 State of West Virginia v. Gary Elmer Tacy CR-F MD
09/05/2017 16-0780 Gregory E. v. Roxanna E. FAM MD
09/05/2017 16-0774 Homer Lee Merritt, et al. v. Robert Wolford, Executor TCR MD
09/05/2017 16-0751 State of West Virginia v. Gary Paul Ferrell CR-F MD
09/05/2017 16-0739 State of West Virginia v. Billie Jo Casto CR-F MD
09/05/2017 16-0734 Joseph C. McComas II v. Mercer County Board of Education TCR MD
09/05/2017 16-0714 Alexandra Ottaviano, Administratrix v. Tiffany R. Durst TCR MD
09/05/2017 16-0659 Jaime C. Walker v. Pocahontas County Board of Education ADM MD
09/05/2017 16-0655 State of West Virginia v. Richard H. Corbin II CR-F MD
09/05/2017 16-0593 State of West Virginia v. Amy Lynn Leatherman CR-F MD
09/05/2017 16-0600 State of West Virginia v. Robert Michael Larue CR-F MD
09/05/2017 16-0601 State of West Virginia v. Christopher Lane Rose CR-F MD
09/05/2017 16-0602 John P. v. Sarah H. FAM MD
09/05/2017 16-0565 Ronnie R. v. David Ballard, Warden POST MD
09/05/2017 16-0215 Tracy W. v. David Ballard, Warden POST MD
09/05/2017 16-0202 Clinton C. Simpson v. David Ballard, Warden POST MD
09/05/2017 16-0465 State of West Virginia v. Joshua M. CR-F MD
09/05/2017 16-0720 Larry B. v. David Ballard, Warden POST MD
09/05/2017 16-0259 Kenneth M. v. Karen Pszczolkowski, Warden POST MD
09/01/2017 16-1022 Charles Lusher v. City of Huntington CR-M MD
09/01/2017 16-0991 In Re: The Marriage/Children of: Rebecca F. v. James J. FAM MD
09/01/2017 16-0900 Mark C. Busack v. West Rentals, Inc. TCR MD
09/01/2017 16-0010 State of West Virginia v. Ronnie Junior Landis CR-F MD
09/01/2017 16-0531 State of West Virginia v. Donald A. Johnson CR-F MD
09/01/2017 16-0341 State of West Virginia v. Leonard Thomas CR-F MD
09/01/2017 16-0577 Edith R. White v. James Scott White, et al. TCR MD
09/01/2017 16-0535 Richard Scott Bennett v. David Ballard, Warden POST MD
09/01/2017 16-0572 Lisa Brown, Administrator v. Berkeley Family Medicine Associates TCR MD
09/01/2017 16-0952 Connor McLaughlin, Administrator v. City of Martinsburg TCR MD
09/01/2017 16-0883 In Re: The Marriage of: Joel K. v. Tina K. FAM MD
09/01/2017 16-0769 Coleen D. Sabatino v. Steptoe & Johnson ADM MD
09/01/2017 16-0835 Morgantown Mall Associates v. City of Westover, et al. TCR MD
09/01/2017 16-0695 Harsco Corporation v. CSX Transportation TCR MD