Sugar Rock, Inc., et al. v. D. Michael Washburn, et al
Petitioners appeal the interlocutory January 15, 2015, order that granted partial summary judgment to respondents. The order mandated the dissolution of four general partnerships in mining; a winding up of partnership affairs; declared certain oil and gas leases partnership property; and appointed a special master and receiver for the winding up of the affairs pursuant to West Virginia Code § 47B-8-1, et. seq. Petitioners claim that the circuit court erred as the partnerships are “mining partnerships”, and therefore dissolution is not proper under West Virginia Code §47B-8-1, et seq. Petitioners further claim that the circuit court improperly found certain leases to be partnership property, and abused its discretion by appointing a special master and distributor for the winding up of affairs.