West Virginia Supreme Court News

West Virginia High Court Excludes Workers’ Comp for Work-Release Inmates

Inmates participating in work-release programs do not quality for workers’ compensation benefits, the West Virginia Supreme Court ruled has ruled. The court on Thursday unanimously affirmed a Workers’ Compensation Board of Review’s 2015 decision to not grant workers’ compensation to …

Venue for Tough Mudder Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Dispute

The West Virginia Supreme Court has been asked to decide whether a Northern Panhandle court can hear a lawsuit filed over a man’s death at an endurance event held more than 200 miles away in the Eastern Panhandle. At issue …

Drug Addicts Can Sue Pharmacies, Doctors: West Virginia Supreme Court

Pharmacies and doctors who negligently prescribed pain medication can be sued for enabling people’s addictions, the West Virginia Supreme Court ruled. The ruling involved 29 people who were patients of Mingo County’s Mountain Medical Center. Most sought treatment for job-related …

West Virginia High Court Upholds Bridgeport Fire Protection Fee

The West Virginia Supreme Court says the city of Bridgeport has the authority to charge a fee for fire protection services outside its boundaries. In a ruling released Wednesday, the justices say state law doesn’t limit municipalities to imposing fees …

West Virginia Mine Widows Bring Fight to Supreme Court

Two widows are asking West Virginia’s Supreme Court to allow them to sue federal mine inspectors for their husbands’ deaths. Delorice Bragg and Freda Hatfield allege that the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration should have detected dangerous conditions at …

West Virginia Business Court Headquarters Opens in Martinsburg

The West Virginia Supreme Court’s first division to be located outside Charleston is open for business. The new business court division’s headquarters opened Wednesday in Martinsburg. The Supreme Court says about 100 people attended the ceremony. The division will focus …