Sugar Rock, Inc., et al. v. D. Michael Washburn, et al

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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.