WV CALA wants probe of Judicial Investigation Commission

CHARLESTON – A legal reform group is calling on the West Virginia Legislature to study the Judicial Investigation Commission after its handling of a recent complaint against Justice Robin Jean Davis. West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse called the JIC “a secret court for judges.” WV CALA says lawmakers needs to set up a study of the JIC, its appointment process and its investigative process. “West Virginians deserve courts that are fair and impartial, and the latest report from the Sup Read More »

AG: 'Grandparent scam' happening again

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is urging West Virginia seniors to be on alert as the so-called “Grandparent Scam,” where someone pretending to be a person’s grandchild calls and begs for emergency cash, has begun reoccurring around the state. “This scam originally popped up in 2013 and is making its way back into the region this summer,” Morrisey said. Read More »

Morrisey asks phone carriers to offer call-blocking technology

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and 44 other state Attorneys General are calling on five major telephone companies to offer technology to block scam phone calls. In a joint letter to the chief executives of AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and CenturyLink, the Attorneys General said a new Federal Communications Commission rule clarification allows telecommunication service providers to offer customers the ability to block scam calls, and verifies that federal law doe Read More »

Federal agency files $1.34M lien over Charleston Newspapers' pension plan

CHARLESTON – A federal agency has filed $1.34 million in liens against Charleston Newspapers and other entities regarding the company’s pension plans. The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation filed the liens June 29 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Charleston Newspapers Holding LP, Charleston Newspapers, Daily Gazette Publishing Co., Daily Gazette Holding Co., Ridgeview Express Delivery, Abry/Charleston Inc. and G-M Properties. Read More »

Maloney, WV CALA blast JIC's Davis ruling

CHARLESTON – The man who filed an ethics complaint against state Supreme Court Justice Robin Jean Davis and a statewide legal reform group are blasting Tuesday’s dismissal of the complaint. Bill Maloney issued a statement Wednesday chastising the state Judicial Investigation Commission for its “elitist” ruling, and West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse said the decision was “light on facts.” “One thing is clear, there are obviously still a different set of rules for the elitist class of Read More »