Case Results

Writ of Prohibition obtained from W. Va. Supreme Court of Appeals

June 2024

Charleston Equity Member, Jordan K. Herrick successfully obtained a Writ of Prohibition from the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on behalf of his client, the Health Services Administrator at Kenneth "Honey" Rubenstein Juvenile Center.  The Health Services Administrator was summarily held in criminal contempt by a circuit court judge pertaining to the medical care of a juvenile at the facility.  Mr. Herrick filed a Petition for Writ of Prohibition to the Supreme Court of Appeals arguing that the circuit judge did not have jurisdiction to enforce the contempt order because the court failed to afford the Health Services Administrator various due process considerations, including notice, the right to be heard, and the right to a jury trial.  The Supreme Court of Appeals granted the Writ to prohibit the circuit judge from enforcing the contempt order.

Court: W. Va. Supreme Court of Appeals

Jordan K. Herrick

Equity Member - Charleston Office - (304) 345-4222 - [email protected] -