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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24, Nov 2014 - 21 states push to overturn Md. gun-control law
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Twenty-one states are asking a federal appeals court to overturn provisions of Maryland's gun-control law that ban 45 assault weapons and a limit gun magazines to 10 rounds. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey led the coalition in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in the Fourth U.S. ...
24, Nov 2014 - Kanawha, WV W.Va. Supreme Court again says jail authority is immune in inmate's alleged rape
By Kate White Even if a correctional officer at a regional jail raped an inmate, the state Regional Jail Authority cannot be held liable in a lawsuit over the rape, the West Virginia Supreme Court ruled Friday for a second time . Justices made a similar ruling in March, sparking outrage from state and national organizations. The court agreed to reconsider its decision in June. "We take this ...
24, Nov 2014 - Man accused of fatally shooting former Westwood basketball star to stand trial in March
The man accused of fatally shooting onetime Westwood basketball star Ryan Henry in 2011 is set to stand trial in West Virginia in March, prosecutors said.
24, Nov 2014 - WVU beats UConn
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- 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.
24, Nov 2014 - Former executive in charge when mine exploded, killing 29, joins small club of indicted CEOs
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Don Blankenship joined a small club of executives when he was indicted on federal charges in the 2010 West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 people.
24, Nov 2014 - Raleigh, WV Ex-coal mine chief joins small club: charged CEOs
Don Blankenship joined a small club of executives when he was indicted on federal charges in the 2010 West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 people. The former Massey Energy CEO is accused of conspiring ...
24, Nov 2014 - Mingo, WV WV Supreme Court orders convicted sex offender released from prison
(WVVA) A Mercer County man is ordered to be released from prison by the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia . Virgil Shrader, 69, was arrested on May 28, 2007...
24, Nov 2014 - Beckley, WV Federal judge rules gay marriage ban unconstitutional in WV
Another huge step is made for gay marriage in West Virginia.On Friday, Federal Judge Robert Chambers in Huntington ruled the same-sex marriage ban in WV unconstitutional.His ruling came in a lawsuit brought by three same-sex couples. He had put the suit on hold pending the outcome of a Virginia case.Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review an appeals court ruling striking down ...
24, Nov 2014 - Kanawha, WV Lawsuits against ex-West Virginia judge settled
Two lawsuits against former Mingo County Circuit Court Judge Michael Thornsbury have been settled.
24, Nov 2014 - CSX Concludes Racketeering and Fraud Litigation Against Asbestos Lawyers
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX Transportation today announced that it has resolved the final stages of its racketeering and fraud lawsuit against asbestos attorneys Robert N. Peirce Jr. and Louis A. Raimond, and radiologist Dr. Ray Harron. As part of the settlement, the West Virginia jury's verdict stands and CSX will be paid $7.3 million to satisfy the trial court judgment ...
24, Nov 2014 - Lewis, WV Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon enters W.Va. prison
Patrick Cannon surrendered midday Tuesday at a snowy West Virginia prison, starting the process in which the former Charlotte mayor officially becomes federal inmate 29396-058. Click to Continue »
24, Nov 2014 - Beckley, WV Beckley man pleads guilty to distributing Heroin
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Ronald Greer, 59, of Beckley, West Virginia, pled guilty in federal court in Beckley to distributing heroin. Greer admitted that on August 29, 2014, he sold heroin to a person who was cooperating with law enforcement authorities. The drug deal took place on Adrian Court in Beckley, West Virginia.Greer faces up to 20 ...
24, Nov 2014 - Man accused of fatally shooting former Westwood basketball star wil stand trial in march
The man accused of fatally shooting onetime Westwood basketball star Ryan Henry in 2011 is set to stand trial in West Virginia in March, prosecutors said.
24, Nov 2014 - Judge reduces sex offender status for Steubenville teenager involved in rape
An Ohio judge today reduced the sex offender status of one of the Steubenville High School football players found responsible for the Aug. 2012 rape of a teenage girl from West Virginia.
24, Nov 2014 - More W.Va. court records to go digital in 2015
More West Virginia circuit court records are expected to go digital in 2015.
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