Courts in West Virginia
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West Virginia's Family Courts hear domestic relations and domestic violence cases, and its Municipal Courts hear DWI/DUI and traffic infraction cases. West Virginia's Magistrate's Courts hear a variety of civil cases, including those relating to torts, contracts, juvenile and misdemeanor charges, as well as traffic infractions. In West Virginia, Circuit Courts are trial courts that handle domestic relations, mental health, juvenile, torts, real property, and probate and estate matters, and also hear cases regarding felony charges and criminal appeals. Circuit Courts also serve as West Virginia's appeals court for civil appeals. The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals is the highest court in the state, and can hear all types of appeals cases. To find out more about West Virginia courts, visit the West Virginia Judiciary's website at To get copies of West Virginia court documents, or find information about West Virginia court records, contact the court where the case took place, of the Clerk of Courts office in the county where the court is located. A directory of West Virginia courts and clerks can be found at
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20, Dec 2014 - West Virginia Joins in Lawsuit against Obama Administration
Seventeen states, including West Virginia, are suing the Obama administration over the president's recent executive actions on immigration.
20, Dec 2014 - Randolph, WV W.Va. shooting suspect's life in shambles, had criminal history
A West Virginia man suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend and three others and himself may have experienced emotional turmoil in the hours before and after his alleged crimes.
20, Dec 2014 - Massey ex-CEO pleads not guilty in fatal W. Virginia mine blast
A former chief executive of Massey Energy Co pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges he violated federal mine safety laws before a 2010 explosion that killed 29 miners in West Virginia, the worst U.S. ...
20, Dec 2014 - Massey ex-CEO pleads not guilty in fatal West Virginia mine blast
By Kara Van Pelt BECKLEY W.Va. (Reuters) - A former chief executive of Massey Energy Co pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges he violated federal mine safety laws before a 2010 explosion that killed 29 miners in West Virginia, the worst U.S. mine disaster in four decades. Donald Blankenship, who headed Massey from 2000 to 2010, was released on a $5 million cash bond after a hearing in U.S ...
20, Dec 2014 - Kanawha, WV Warrant dismissed after suspect discovered to be in prison at time of robbery
The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) says they may need to go back and interview witnesses to a robbery at the Budget Host Inn in Charleston, West Virginia.
19, Dec 2014 - West Virginia too much for No. 17 UConn, 78-68
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — If West Virginia can be disruptive on the defensive end of the court this season, Bob Huggins thinks it will mean good things for his team in the long run.
19, Dec 2014 - Greenbrier, WV Upcoming entrepreneurs competition where you can be a judge
Small business owners from Southern West Virginia will be going head-to-head at the Valley Ventures Entrepreneur's Cafe.It's a competition where the entrepreneurs pitch their ideas and needs to community members in hopes to win money to help fund those needs."It's a great way to encourage economic development," explains explains program director Katie Ickes. "We really depend on entrepreneurs in ...
19, Dec 2014 - ACLU brief backs media challenge of WV gag order
The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The ACLU is supporting news organizations challenging a gag order in an ex-coal executive's criminal case. On Thursday, the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia Foundation filed a brief supporting the media's motion. The brief wasn't available under the gag order. Outlets are asking U.S. District Judge Irene Berger to drop or modify the order ...
19, Dec 2014 - ACLU backs challenge of Blankenship gag order
The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The ACLU is supporting news organizations challenging a gag order in an ex-coal executive's criminal case. In a brief supporting the motion, the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia Foundation said the order is prior restraint on speech. The organization filed the brief Thursday and distributed it to news outlets Friday. U.S. District Judge ...
19, Dec 2014 - No. 22 West Virginia edges Marshall 69-66
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Bob Huggins challenged his players' overall commitment to work harder on their shots after a sluggish week in practice showed on the court.
19, Dec 2014 - Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Settlement News: Legal-Bay Lawsuit Settlement Funding Reports $18.5 Milli
MIAMI, Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, the Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reported today that a West Virginia jury has awarded $18.5M to plaintiffs in the latest Boston Scientific vaginal mesh trial. This case against Boston Scientific Corporation was the second federal case filed in multidistrict litigation over their pelvic mesh, and the third case since September in which ...
19, Dec 2014 - Mingo, WV Lawsuits against ex-West Virginia judge settled
Two lawsuits against former Mingo County Circuit Court Judge Michael Thornsbury have been settled...
19, Dec 2014 - State inmate pleads guilty to threatening president
The Associated Press CLARKSBURG, W.Va. - A West Virginia inmate faces an additional five years behind bars after pleading guilty to threatening President Barack Obama. U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II says Robert Dale Tasker, 44, entered his plea Thursday in U.S. District Court in Clarksburg. Tasker is an inmate at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail in Belington. He was charged with writing a ...
19, Dec 2014 - Jefferson, WV Multiple People Sentenced on Federal Charges
Multiple people were arrested for drug related charges, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Ihlenfeld's office. Amanda Daniels, 26, of Detroit MI, was sentenced to 41 months in prison for transporting prescription painkillers from Michigan to West Virginia.
19, Dec 2014 - Execs charged in spill appearing in court Jan. 8
Executives charged in a January chemical spill in West Virginia are slated for court appearances.
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