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W.Va. Judge Says No Conflict in Nursing Home Case

Justice Robin Jean Davis

West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis says there was no reason for her to recuse herself from a nursing home case.

ABC News reports that the plaintiffs’ attorney, Michael Fuller, bought a Learjet from Davis’ husband in December 2011 and contributed to Davis’ 2012 re-election campaign.

Davis says in a statement to media outlets that she wasn’t involved in the transaction. She says it occurred before the case was before the court.

Davis also says she doesn’t know who contributes to her campaign.

In 2011, a Kanawha County jury awarded $91 million to a family who sued Heartland of Charleston. The lawsuit said the nursing home failed to feed and care for a resident who died.

The Supreme Court reduced the award in June by more than half.