Estep v. Brewer
In Estep v. Brewer, 192 W. Va. 511, 453 S.E.2d 345 (1994) (per curiam) the Court was asked to determine whether the trial court committed error in submitting to the jury an interrogatory which required the jury to determine whether the plaintiff was a public figure.
The Court declined to address the issue after finding it was not properly preserved.
The Court made clear in Estep that "we do not endorse the submission of such interrogatory by the trial court." 192 W. Va. at 515, 453 S.E.2d at 349.