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Kanawha prosecutor calls Wells' ballot plan a 'statutory scheme'

Chris Dickerson Aug. 26, 2016, 2:05pm

CHARLESTON – A county official says a former state senator’s attempt to appear on the ballot as an independent candidate for Kanawha County clerk is nothing more than a “statutory scheme.” In a response brief filed Aug. 24 with the state Supreme Court, Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Charles Miller also calls Wells’ effort “too little, too late.” “Now, Erik Wells, a registered Democrat, seeks to render the statutory scheme regarding nominations and primaries irrelevant by seeking inclusion

Reynolds campaign calls out former AG staffer for racist video

Chris Dickerson Aug. 25, 2016, 2:28pm

HUNTINGTON – The campaign spokeswoman for Doug Reynolds has condemned comments made by a former member of Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s staff.

Wells' appeal says constitutional rights are being violated

Chris Dickerson Aug. 25, 2016, 12:30pm

CHARLESTON – A former state senator claims the 1st and 14 amendments to the Constitution are being violated by a ruling that doesn’t let him appear on the ballot as an independent candidate for Kanawha County clerk.

Woman says Five Guys created hostile work environment

Chris Dickerson Aug. 24, 2016, 8:07am

HUNTINGTON – A former employee is suing Five Guys Operations LLC after she claims a hostile work environment forced her to resign from her employment.

Morrisey praises federal ruling blocking enforcement of transgender directive

Chris Dickerson Aug. 22, 2016, 11:06am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is hailing a decision blocking nationwide enforcement of the federal government’s directive on transgender students.

State Supreme Court will hear Wells' Kanawha County ballot appeal

Chris Dickerson Aug. 19, 2016, 4:01pm

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court soon will hear an appeal from a Kanawha County Democratic lawmaker who wants to appear on the November ballot as an independent candidate for county clerk.

Morrisey, Ohio AD discuss substance abuse battle at Wheeling conference

Chris Dickerson Aug. 18, 2016, 2:54pm

WHEELING — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said a conference he hosted with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine about substance abuse was a success.

Morrisey announces $3M in settlements with Kroger, CVS, Walgreens

Chris Dickerson Aug. 16, 2016, 4:26pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has announced combined settlements of nearly $3 million to resolve disputes with Kroger, CVS and Walgreens, pushing total settlements in the broader case past $7.8 million.

Tomblin names Cromley as new 5th Family Circuit judge

Chris Dickerson Aug. 15, 2016, 2:46pm

CHARLESTON – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has appointed Bryan Cromley to West Virginia's 5th Family Circuit Court, Division 2, after the resignation of the Honorable Rebecca Cornett.

Reynolds sets sights on Morrisey in latest commercial

Chris Dickerson Aug. 15, 2016, 10:24am

HUNTINGTON – The latest ad from state Attorney General candidate Doug Reynolds takes aim at incumbent Patrick Morrisey.

Morrisey's office says Frontier has increased internet speeds for some customers

Chris Dickerson Aug. 8, 2016, 7:43pm

CHARLESTON — With Frontier Communications in statewide headlines for other matters, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says the company has increased internet speeds for approximately 15 percent of customers impacted by its estimated $160 million settlement with the state.

18 new lawsuits filed against Humphreys for mishandling of flood litigation

Chris Dickerson Aug. 8, 2016, 7:06pm

CHARLESTON – Nearly 20 more lawsuits have been filed against a prominent Charleston attorney over his firm’s alleged mishandling of litigation involving flooding that occurred in 2001.

National Right To Work Foundation files amicus brief defending W.Va. law

Chris Dickerson Aug. 8, 2016, 5:06pm

CHARLESTON – The National Right to Work Foundation has filed an amicus brief in defense of West Virginia’s recently-enacted Right to Work law.

Partnership between AG, U.S. Attorney prosecutes northern W.Va. heroin dealer

Chris Dickerson Aug. 8, 2016, 3:15pm

WHEELING — A federal grand jury has indicted a Wheeling Island man charging him with three counts of heroin trafficking in relation to a case prosecuted through a partnership between West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and U.S.

Morrisey announces $125M multistate settlement with pharmaceutical company

Chris Dickerson Aug. 6, 2016, 4:17pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has announced a $125 million, 48-state lawsuit and settlement with Cephalon and affiliated companies.

CALA criticizes return of Mississippi law firm to W.Va. courtroom

Chris Dickerson Aug. 5, 2016, 3:57pm

CHARLESTON – A statewide legal reform group is speaking out as attorneys from a Mississippi law firm behind one of the biggest cases in West Virginia court history – and one of the biggest news stories involving a state Supreme Court justice – make their way to the Mountain State again.

AG's office expands VW suit to include Audi, Porsche, others

Chris Dickerson Aug. 4, 2016, 9:11am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has expanded the state’s lawsuit against Volkswagen Group of America to include allegations against its parent company, in addition to Audi, Porsche and the German engineering corporation Robert Bosch.

Morrisey hails U.S. Supreme Court stay in Va. transgender bathroom case

Chris Dickerson Aug. 4, 2016, 8:54am

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court says a Virginia school board can keep a transgendered student born a female from using the boys’ restroom. On Aug. 3, the Court issued a stay in the high-profile case from Gloucester County, Va. The stay puts a hold on a 4th Circuit Court of Appeals order that would have let the student use whichever bathroom he chose. The stay halts any changes while the legal fight proceeds on appeal.

Morrisey, others challenge EPA 'job-killing' oil and gas rule

Chris Dickerson Aug. 3, 2016, 8:55am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is leading a coalition of 14 states and state agencies in filing suit against what he calls the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s job-killing attack on the nation’s oil and natural gas industry.

Ethics charges filed against attorney who defeated longtime Nicholas Co. judge

Chris Dickerson Aug. 2, 2016, 1:58pm

CHARLESTON – An attorney who defeated a longtime Nicholas County circuit judge in May’s election is facing ethics charges over a flier sent to voters during the campaign.