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9-3-2014 - Opinions
In this permenancy planning appeal, we hold the family court erred in finding it lacked jurisdiction to order reunification when no merits hearing was ever held to determine whether the children were abused or neglected. We also hold the family court erred in dismissing the oldest son from the action when he was removed pursuant to a removal action and custody was never permenantly awarded to a third party. We reverse and remand.
9-10-2014 - Opinions
William S. Barr, of Barr, Unger & McIntosh, LLC, of Charleston, for Respondent/Appellant.
Richard Stogsdill appeals the Administrative Law Court's order affirming the reduction in the number of service hours he receives pursuant to the Intellectual Disabilities and Related Disabilities Waiver. We affirm in part, reverse in part, and remand.
9-17-2014 - Opinions
In this workers' compensation appeal, the Court of Appeals affirms the Appellate Panel's determination that Cindy Dozier was not entitled to permanent total disability. Further, although the Appellate Panel improperly concluded res judicata barred Dozier's claim for CRPS/RSD, the Court of Appeals concluded the Appellate Panel acted within its discretion, as the ultimate fact finder, when it concluded Dozier did not prove she suffered from CRPS/RSD.