Other Articles Clipping from Morgantown Morning Reporter, Tue, Mar 15, 1977.

Clipped from US, West Virginia, Morgantown, Morgantown Morning Reporter, March 15, 1977

State Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal involvingCHARLESTON, W. Va. (UPI) -The West Virginia Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear an appeal by American Industrial Leasing Co. of a 1975 Monongalia County Circuit Court decision in a conspiracy case involving West Virginia University.American entered into a leasing agreement in 1966 with the Beechurst Co. of Maryland after that firm had run into financial difficulties in the construction of WVU’s Campaniledormitory.When American terminated the lease two years later, Beechurst contended that the lessor had conspired with the university’s Board of Governors so that American could sell the dormitory to WVU.The lower court had awarded $100-,000 in damages to Beechurst.Also successful in seeking an appeal were Paul and Dorothy Goodwin, who own 122 acres of mineral rights in Ritchie County. The couple is trying to dissolve a lease with W.B. Wright. The Issue revolves around whetherthe lease is still in effect because the owners are drawing free gas from their property. Under the terms of the agreement, the lease is not supposed to expire while gas is being extracted.Although both parties agree that no actual production is taking place, the lower court in December decided in favor of Wright.In other high court action, the justices agreed to:— Consider suspending the license of a Cabell County attorney John Daniel on grounds that he lied to Julian and Ellen Hill when he told them he had filed a bankruptcy petition in their behalf. The State Bar’s Committee on Legal Ethics is also seeking to have Daniel reprimanded on two other counts.— Grant an appeal of Jodie Lee Davis’ 1975 Boone County Circuit Court first degree murder conviction.— Order the Wood County Circuit Court to hear arguments on a habeas corpus petition filed by Franklin Romine, convicted last year of rape.