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Opinions and Memo Decisions of the Supreme Court of Appeals

Spring 2021 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
05/17/2021 20-0395 Frontline Asset Strategies, LLC vs. Robert Rutledge, et al. TCR MD
05/17/2021 20-0410 State of West Virginia ex rel. Hope Clinic, PLLC, et al. vs. Judge McGraw, et al. OJ-P SO
05/14/2021 20-0961 State of West Virginia ex rel. Heartland of Beckley WV, LLC, et al. vs. West Virginia Bureau for Medical Services OJ-P MD
05/14/2021 20-0185 In re Adoption of J.S. and K.S. FAM SO
05/14/2021 19-1046 State of West Virginia vs. Ward CR-F SO
05/10/2021 20-0906 State ex rel. West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc. d/b/a Chestnut Ridge Center, et al. vs. Judge Nelson, et al. OJ-P SO
05/07/2021 19-1106 Fredericks vs. Mongold, et al. TCR MD
05/06/2021 20-0236 Frazier, DMV Commissioner vs. Goodson ADM MD
05/06/2021 20-0102 Frazier, DMV Commissioner vs. Fazio ADM MD
05/06/2021 20-0092 Frazier, DMV Commissioner vs. Murphy ADM MD
04/26/2021 19-0738 State of West Virginia vs. Dale F. CR-F MD
04/26/2021 19-0793 Bosley vs. Sallaz, Superintendent, Lakin Correctional Center POST MD
04/26/2021 20-0320 State of West Virginia vs. Richard S. CR-F MD
04/26/2021 19-0880 Musick vs. Pennington CIV-O MD
04/26/2021 20-0354 Metcalf vs. Romney Health Care Center Limited, et al. TCR MD
04/26/2021 20-0338 J.C. Baker & Son, Inc. vs. Cooper, Executor of the Estate of George C. Baker TCR MD
04/26/2021 19-1030 State of West Virginia vs. Crockett CR-F MD
04/26/2021 19-1039 State of West Virginia vs. Griffith CR-F MD
04/23/2021 20-0608 Keller vs. Murray American Energy, Inc. WC MD
04/23/2021 19-0094 Keller vs. Murray American Energy, Inc. WC MD
04/23/2021 20-0158 Fraley vs. Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. WC MD
04/23/2021 20-0139 Schrader vs. West Virginia Office of Insurance Commissioner, et al. WC MD
04/23/2021 19-1174 American Medical Facilities Management vs. Parsons WC MD
04/23/2021 20-0272 K.F. vs. Pocahontas Memorial Hospital WC MD
04/23/2021 19-0802 West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources vs. C.P. ADM SO
04/23/2021 19-0802 West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources vs. C.P.(Justice Armstead dissenting, joined by Chief Justice Jenkins) ADM SEP
04/23/2021 19-0407 Greaser vs. Hinkle, et al. TCR SO
04/20/2021 20-0295 Lisa Wilkinson, et al. vs. West Virginia State Office of the Governor and Jim Justice, in his capacity as Governor, et al. TCR SO
04/20/2021 20-0922 In re A.M. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0920 In re A.M.-1 JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0917 In re C.H., E.H. and R.H. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0911 In re T.L. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0876 In re K.S. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0875 In re D.W. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0874 In re I.H. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0873 In re J.H. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0872 In re W.H., J.H., I.H. and C.H.-1 JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0837 In re B.B. and R.B. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0834 In re H.P. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0833 In re S.C., G.C. and A.C. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0832 In re J.S.-1, K.S. and M.S. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0830 In re A.W. and R.W. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0828 In re D.R. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0826 In re S.F., E.F. and A.F. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0825 In re T.T.-1, T.T.-2 and K.T. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0820 In re D.B.-1 and D.B.-2 JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0819 In re B.W.-1 and J.W. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0817 In re S.F., E.F. and A.F. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0814 In re C.E. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0781 In re C.R. and B.R.-1 JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0778 In re E.M. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0777 In re M.B., B.B. and B.F. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0775 In re A.R. and A.B. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0774 In re B.K., Jr. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0773 In re L.H. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0772 In re M.S. and B.S. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0770 In re A.B. and S.R. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0768 In re H.S., L.C., I.B., R.B. and J.B. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0738 In re I.H., O.H. and R.H. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0737 In re M.H.-1 and P.H. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0727 In re A.D. and L.D. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0701 In re I.H., O.H. and R.H. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0700 In re K.H. and B.S. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0651 In re T.H.-1 and T.H.-2 JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0644 In re A.S. and J.S.-1 JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0583 In re L.M. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0476 Joshua Stitley vs. Donnie Ames POST MD
04/20/2021 20-0469 Kevin C. vs. Donnie Ames POST MD
04/20/2021 20-0359 Curtis J. vs. Laura J. FAM MD
04/20/2021 20-0293 David W. vs. Donnie Ames POST MD
04/20/2021 20-0230 In re A.L., I.L. and Z.L. JUV MD
04/20/2021 20-0209 State of West Virginia vs. Daryl S. CR-F MD
04/20/2021 20-0146 State of West Virginia vs. Amy Jo Malcomb CR-F MD
04/20/2021 20-0125 Terrick Hogan vs. Donnie Ames POST MD
04/20/2021 19-1122 State of West Virginia vs. Christopher M. Roof CR-F MD
04/20/2021 19-1103 State of West Virginia vs. Joseph L. Stephens, Sr. CR-F MD
04/20/2021 19-1048 State of West Virginia vs. Matthew E. Corrigan CR-F MD
04/20/2021 19-1010 Rocky H. Williams vs. Karen Pszczolkowski POST MD
04/20/2021 19-0916 State of West Virginia vs. Donnie R. Miller CR-F MD
04/16/2021 20-0311 Asad Davari vs. The West Virginia University Board of Governors TCR SO
04/16/2021 20-0155 Triple 7 Commodities, Inc. vs. High Country Mining, Inc., Woodrow W. Church and Darren J. Spencer TCR SO
04/16/2021 20-0033 Karen Coffield vs. Ronald Neil Robinson, II. TCR SO
04/16/2021 20-0075 Sarah L. Birchfield vs. Zen's Development, LLC, Uptown Properties, LLC, & Kenneth W. McBride, Jr. TCR SO
04/15/2021 20-0869 West Virginia Continuing Legal Education Commission vs. Timothy Barber, et al. OJ-M MD
04/08/2021 19-0428 State of West Virginia vs. Jeffrey A. Snyder (Justice Armstead concurring in part and dissenting in part) CR-F SEP
04/08/2021 19-0428 State of West Virginia vs. Jeffrey A. Snyder CR-F SO
04/02/2021 20-0247 In re G.S. JUV SO
04/02/2021 19-0326 State of West Virginia vs. Kevin Travis Costello (Justice Wooton concurring in part and dissenting in part) CR-F SEP
04/02/2021 19-0326 State of West Virginia vs. Kevin Travis Costello (Justice Armstead concurring opinion) CR-F SEP
04/02/2021 19-0326 State of West Virginia vs. Kevin Travis Costello CR-F SO
04/01/2021 19-0171 Horizon Ventures of West Virginia, Inc., a West Virginia Corporation vs. Bituminous Power Partners, L.P. (Justice Wooton concurring opinion) TCR SEP
04/01/2021 19-0171 Horizon Ventures of West Virginia, Inc., a West Virginia Corporation vs. Bituminous Power Partners, L.P. (Justice Hutchison concurring opinion) TCR SEP
04/01/2021 19-0171 Horizon Ventures of West Virginia, Inc., a West Virginia Corporation vs. Bituminous Power Partners, L.P. TCR SO
03/29/2021 19-0741 The West Virginia State Police, Department of Military Affairs vs. J.H., a Minor, by and through His Parent and Next Friend, L.D. (Justice Wooton dissenting, joined by Justice Hutchison) TCR SEP
03/26/2021 19-0907 Jarrell vs. The City of Nitro, West Virginia ADM SO
03/26/2021 19-0907 Jarrell vs. The City of Nitro, West Virginia(Justice Wooton dissenting) ADM SEP
03/26/2021 20-0335 Amanda B. vs. Hakeem M. FAM SO
03/26/2021 19-1028 Webster County Board of Education vs. Davis, et al. ADM SO
03/26/2021 19-1028 Webster County Board of Education vs. Davis, et al.(Justice Hutchison dissenting, joined by Justice Wooton) ADM SEP
03/26/2021 20-0442 State ex rel. J. William St. Clair vs. Judge Howard, et al. OJ-P SO
03/26/2021 19-0741 The West Virginia State Police, Department of Military Affairs vs. J.H., a Minor, by and through His Parent and Next Friend, L.D. TCR SO
03/26/2021 19-0349 Omega Thomas vs. Davis TCR MD
03/23/2021 19-0351 Debord vs. Frazier, DMV Commissioner ADM MD
03/23/2021 19-0359 State of West Virginia vs. Ward CR-F MD
03/23/2021 19-1024 State of West Virginia vs. Lemons CR-F MD
03/23/2021 19-1075 State of West Virginia vs. Kennedy CR-F MD
03/23/2021 20-0005 In re Estate of Herndon PR MD
03/23/2021 20-0034 Frazier, DMV Commissioner vs. Bowman ADM MD
03/23/2021 20-0038 Frazier, DMV Commissioner v. Agin ADM MD
03/23/2021 20-0050 State of West Virginia vs. Young CR-F MD
03/23/2021 20-0646 In re E.H. JUV MD
03/23/2021 20-0055 State of West Virginia vs. Thomas CR-F MD
03/23/2021 20-0056 State of West Virginia vs. Rock CR-F MD
03/23/2021 20-0068 Xenia Hotels and Resorts, Inc. vs. Kanawha County Board of Commissioners ADM MD
03/23/2021 20-0076 Frazier, DMV Commissioner vs. Fowler ADM MD
03/23/2021 20-0345 Palmer vs. West Virginia Consolidated Public Retirement Board ADM MD
03/23/2021 20-0346 Cunningham Energy, LLC vs. Board of Education of the County of Kanawha TCR MD
03/23/2021 20-0355 Clutter vs. Sharp, et al. TCR MD
03/23/2021 20-0600 State ex rel. Grant County Commission vs. Judge Nelson, et al. OJ-P SO
03/23/2021 20-0600 State ex rel. Grant County Commission vs. Judge Nelson, et al.(Justice Walker concurring in part and dissenting in part) OJ-P SEP
03/23/2021 20-0600 State ex rel. Grant County Commission vs. Judge Nelson, et al.(Justice Wooton concurring) OJ-P SEP
03/19/2021 20-0048 James D. Kidd vs. WVOIC and Eastern Associated Coal, LLC WC MD
03/19/2021 19-1175 Titus Rice vs. Arch Coal, Inc. WC MD
03/19/2021 19-0981 Murray American Energy, Inc. vs. Carey Fitzwater WC MD
03/19/2021 20-0136 Debbie Defibaugh vs. Appalachian Electronic Instruments, Inc. WC MD
03/19/2021 20-0132 Gary Amick vs. WVOIC and Pine Ridge Coal Company, LLC WC MD
03/19/2021 20-0130 Murray American Energy, Inc. vs. Christopher Johnson WC MD
03/19/2021 20-0124 Avalotis Corporation vs. Joseph Harper WC MD
03/19/2021 20-0123 Murray American Energy, Inc. vs. Connie Titus WC MD
03/19/2021 20-0049 John C. Kessler vs. West Virginia Division of Highways WC MD
03/19/2021 20-0046 Richard B. Gentry vs. Pinnacle Mining Company, LLC WC MD
03/19/2021 20-0027 Casey Colley vs. Hampden Coal, LLC WC MD
03/19/2021 19-1067 Murray American Energy, Inc. vs. Connie Titus WC MD
03/17/2021 20-0685 State of West Virginia ex rel. Christopher Chafin and Cheat Lake Urgent Care, PLLC vs. Susan B. Tucker et al. OJ-P MD
03/16/2021 20-0974 State of West Virginia ex rel. B.P. and West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources vs. Mark E. Wills POST MD
03/16/2021 20-0836 In re W.M. and P.M. JUV MD
03/16/2021 20-0740 In re A.W. JUV MD
03/16/2021 20-0739 In re L.C., A.C., A.W.-1 and A.W.-2 JUV MD
03/16/2021 20-0734 In re K.B.-R. and L.R. JUV MD
03/16/2021 20-0729 In re D.R.-1, D.R.-2, J.R. and C.K. JUV MD
03/16/2021 20-0728 In re P.H. JUV MD
03/16/2021 20-0699 In re A.H. JUV MD
03/16/2021 20-0696 In re L.B. and I.B. JUV MD
03/16/2021 20-0657 In re P.H.-1, L.H. Jr. and P.H.-2 JUV MD
03/16/2021 20-0650 In re S.C., M.C. III, D.C. and J.C. JUV MD
03/16/2021 20-0648 In re A.W. III and A.B.-1 JUV MD
03/16/2021 20-0645 In re L.N., N.N., B.N. and S.N. JUV MD
03/16/2021 20-0642 In re J.H. JUV MD
03/16/2021 20-0630 In re K.M. JUV MD
03/16/2021 20-0590 In re S.G. JUV MD
03/16/2021 20-0586 In re L.G. JUV MD
03/16/2021 20-0584 In re J.B.-1 JUV MD
03/16/2021 20-0581 In re Z.S. JUV MD
03/16/2021 20-0574 In re K.B.-1 and K.B.-2 JUV MD
03/16/2021 20-0499 In re D.P. JUV MD
03/16/2021 20-0382 In re J.G.-N and A.N.-1 JUV MD
03/16/2021 19-1120 State of West Virginia vs. Christopher C. Griffin CR-F MD
03/16/2021 19-1073 State of West Virginia vs. Kenneth L. Linkous CR-F MD
03/16/2021 19-1017 State of West Virginia vs. Jennifer Barnhart CR-F MD
03/16/2021 19-0889 James L. Maynard vs. Russell Maston POST MD
03/16/2021 18-0898 Keith M. Molineaux vs. Donnie Ames POST MD
03/16/2021 20-0540 Jack W. vs. Donnie Ames POST MD
03/16/2021 20-0494 Roy Wisotzkey vs. Donnie Ames POST MD
03/16/2021 20-0326 Arthur L. Hairston Sr. vs. West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Board of Review ADM MD
03/16/2021 20-0079 Zachary Knotts vs. Keith White and John Doe CIV-O MD
03/16/2021 19-1152 Richard S. Bennett vs. Donnie Ames POST MD
03/16/2021 20-0601 State of West Virginia ex rel. Perri DeChristopher vs. Phillip D. Gaujot (Dissenting opinion by J. Wooton) OJ-P SEP
03/16/2021 20-0601 State of West Virginia ex rel. Perri DeChristopher vs. Phillip D. Gaujot OJ-P SO
03/16/2021 20-0063 West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection vs. Drema Dotson et al. CIV-O SO
03/16/2021 20-0565 In re R.S. JUV SO
03/15/2021 19-0643 Michael D. Harlow vs. Eastern Electric, LLC TCR SO
03/15/2021 19-0679 Jay L. Smith vs. Angela B. Van Meter CIV-O SO
03/15/2021 19-1065 Orange Scherich et al. vs. Wheeling Creek Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Commission CIV-O SO
03/15/2021 20-0234 State of West Virginia vs. Timothy M. Connor, II CERQ SO
03/12/2021 20-0126 Aaron W. vs. Robert M. Montgomery and Evelyn W. FAM SO
03/12/2021 19-0786 David C. vs. Tammy S. FAM SO
03/03/2021 19-1117 Phillip D. Tice vs. John S. Veach TCR MD
03/02/2021 19-0962 State of West Virginia v. Roger Dale Blackburn CR-F MD
02/25/2021 19-0906 Baker v. The Chemours Company FC, LLC, et al. CIV-O SO
02/24/2021 19-1076 Smith, et al. v. Chestnut Ridge Storage, LLC TCR SO
02/22/2021 19-0715 In re B.W. JUV SO
02/19/2021 20-0344 Fitness, Fun and Freedom, Inc. vs. David Perdue et al. TCR MD
02/19/2021 20-0336 Everett Frazier vs. Cheryl L. Yoder ADM MD
02/19/2021 20-0314 Everett Frazier vs. Sandra B. Shaffer ADM MD
02/19/2021 20-0174 State of West Virginia vs. Alvin D. Gilbert CR-F MD
02/19/2021 20-0173 State of West Virginia vs. Wayne J. Dubuque CR-F MD
02/19/2021 20-0035 Everett Frazier vs. Misty Workman ADM MD
02/19/2021 20-0008 Everett Frazier vs. Tanya Stone ADM MD
02/19/2021 19-1031 Sallie Murphy vs. Ken Groves TCR MD
02/19/2021 19-0960 State of West Virginia vs. Shannon Brooke Mills CR-F MD
02/19/2021 19-0688 Martez Griffin vs. Charles Williams POST MD
02/19/2021 19-0859 Alliance Coal,LLC vs. Richard Heath WC MD
02/19/2021 19-0983 Amanda V. Black vs. Same Old Place, Inc. WC MD
02/19/2021 19-0982 Murray American Energy, Inc. vs. Rex Ashley WC MD
02/19/2021 19-0910 Richard Gardner Sr. vs. Murray American Energy, Inc. WC MD
02/19/2021 19-0372 Ricky Conaway vs. Murray American Energy, Inc. WC MD
02/19/2021 19-0156 Kenneth Violet vs. Centre Foundry & Machine WC MD
02/19/2021 19-0039 Murray American Energy, Inc. vs. Thomas Bandy WC MD
02/19/2021 19-1176 Cathleen M. Durr vs. Grant County Board of Education WC MD
02/19/2021 19-1165 Carl S. Lyons vs. Kings Tire Service, Inc. WC MD
02/19/2021 19-1164 David Scott vs. Welded Construction, LP WC MD
02/19/2021 19-1151 Wanda Goodman, widow of William Goodman vs. Bailey Energy, Inc. et al. WC MD
02/19/2021 19-1085 Ronald W. Puckett vs. Mechel Bluestone, Inc. WC MD
02/19/2021 19-1068 Joseph Asturi vs. Murray American Energy, Inc. WC MD
02/16/2021 19-0019 Toby E. Bell et al. vs. Lee Perkins et al. TCR MD
02/16/2021 18-0250 Lawyer Disciplinary Board vs. Anthony J. Zappin L-DISC MD
02/02/2021 20-0649 In re S.H. and L.W. JUV MD
02/02/2021 20-0643 In re B.Y., M.Y., L.R., I.R. and S.R. JUV MD
02/02/2021 20-0575 In re K.P. JUV MD
02/02/2021 20-0568 In re L.V. and A.V. JUV MD
02/02/2021 20-0567 In re C.M. JUV MD
02/02/2021 20-0562 In re S.H., C.H. and D.H. JUV MD
02/02/2021 20-0438 In re K.B. and N.U. JUV MD
02/02/2021 20-0430 In re B.M. and B.L. JUV MD
02/02/2021 20-0423 In re L.T. JUV MD
02/02/2021 20-0186 In re Z.G. and J.G. JUV MD
02/02/2021 20-0181 Kimberly M. vs. D.L., Elizabeth L. and Bryan L. FAM MD
02/02/2021 20-0159 Trina L. Janura vs. John J. Janura, Jr. TCR MD
02/02/2021 20-0074 Stacy J. vs. Christapher H. FAM MD
02/02/2021 19-1197 Jason M. Payne vs. Russell Matson POST MD
02/02/2021 19-1187 In re Guardianship of N.P. and B.P. FAM MD
02/02/2021 19-1181 S.U. vs. C.J. CIV-O MD
02/02/2021 19-1170 In re S.H. and E.H. JUV MD
02/02/2021 19-1071 Benjamin Harrison vs. Shawn Straughn POST MD
02/02/2021 19-1038 State of West Virginia vs. Joshua Ray Lell CR-M MD
02/02/2021 19-1027 Antonio Collins vs. Charles Williams POST MD
02/02/2021 19-0959 State of West Virginia vs. Evan Lee Hersman CR-F MD
02/02/2021 19-0956 State of West Virginia vs. Jamie Lee Miller CR-F MD
02/02/2021 19-0931 State of West Virginia vs. Phillip J. Wilson, Jr. CR-F MD
02/02/2021 19-0806 Rickie Greenfield, Jr. vs. Donnie Ames POST MD
01/20/2021 20-0337 Everett Frazier vs. Delilah Smith ADM MD
01/20/2021 20-0227 State of West Virginia vs. William A. Cox, II. CR-M MD
01/20/2021 20-0127 Everett Frazier vs. Garland Harless ADM MD
01/20/2021 20-0091 Everett Frazier vs. Justin Levin ADM MD
01/20/2021 20-0036 Gary Wiechman and Lauralee Wiechman vs. Marshall County Sewerage District TCR MD
01/20/2021 19-1087 State of West Virginia vs. Asaveon Coleman (Dissenting opinion by J. Hutchison) CR-F MD
01/20/2021 19-1083 Frederick W. vs. Mary F. FAM MD
01/20/2021 19-1023 Kenneth V. Esposito and Sara L. Esposito vs. Amadeo D. Mastrantoni and Stephanie J. Mastrantoni TCR MD
01/20/2021 19-1012 State of West Virginia vs. Jerome Aldridge, Jr. CR-F MD
01/20/2021 19-0316 State of West Virginia vs. Michael R. Hodge, Jr. CR-F MD
01/20/2021 19-1167 Ronald L. Steele vs. Steele Trucking, Inc. WC MD
01/20/2021 19-1166 Amanda S. Young vs. Country Road 3057, Inc. (Dissenting opinion by J. Hutchison and J. Wooton) WC MD
01/20/2021 19-1066 Greenbrier Valley Med Center vs. Lisa Forren WC MD
01/20/2021 19-1062 Murray American Energy, Inc. vs. Benjamin Parsons WC MD
01/20/2021 19-1060 Christopher G. Miller vs. Mine Battery Service, Inc. (Dissenting opinion by J. Hutchison) WC MD
01/20/2021 19-1055 Deborah Bolen vs. Raleigh County Board of Education WC MD
01/20/2021 19-0800 Terry J. Brown, Sr. vs. Bluestone Coal Corporation (Dissenting opinion by J.Hutchison and J. Wooton) WC MD
01/20/2021 19-0072 Mark A. Reed vs. West Virginia Division of Highways WC MD