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New Business Court Division judge named in West Virginia

April 8, 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A new judge has been appointed to the West Virginia Business Court Division.

Supreme Court Chief Justice Beth Walker appointed 19th Judicial Circuit Judge Shawn D. Nines to replace 13th Circuit Judge Joanna Tabit.

The 19th Circuit covers Barbour and Taylor counties. Gov. Jim Justice appointed Nines to the newly created judicial position, and he has served there since Jan. 2.

Nines will serve the remainder of Tabit’s Business Court term, which ends Oct. 9.

The Business Court is a division within West Virginia’s Judiciary that handles complex commercial litigation between businesses. Business Court judges maintain their own general circuit court dockets.