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Insurer must defend drug distributor in W.Va. case, Seventh Circuit rules

Chris Dickerson Jul. 22, 2016, 12:46pm

CHICAGO – An insurance company has to defend a drug distributor accused of contributing to southern West Virginia’s “prescription drug epidemic,” according to a federal appeals court.

Humphreys firm appeals bankruptcy court remand, seeks stay

Chris Dickerson Jul. 22, 2016, 11:19am

CHARLESTON – A prominent Charleston law firm has appealed a recent federal bankruptcy court ruling that remanded part of a case against him and his firm back to Kanawha County.

AG's office announces weekend mobile office visits to flood areas of Clay, Kanawha counties

Chris Dickerson Jul. 21, 2016, 6:33pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's mobile office will visit flood-damaged areas of Clay and Kanawha counties this weekend.

Humphreys files $13.5M proof of claim in bankruptcy court

Chris Dickerson Jul. 20, 2016, 2:52pm

CHARLESTON – Just days after a lawsuit against him was remanded to Kanawha County, a prominent attorney filed a proof of claim against his law firm in bankruptcy court for $13.5 million.

Morrisey asks congressional leaders to stop agency overreach

Chris Dickerson Jul. 19, 2016, 4:37pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and a coalition of 14 other state attorneys general in asking Congress to rein in federal agencies that create and enforce regulations.

Reynolds unveils first in series of statewide ads for his AG campaign

Chris Dickerson Jul. 18, 2016, 4:08pm

HUNTINGTON – The Doug Reynolds for Attorney General campaign has released the first in a series of ads meant to introduce him to West Virginians.

Flood fraud case against Humphreys – not his firm – remanded back to Kanawha County

Chris Dickerson Jul. 15, 2016, 3:29pm

CHARLESTON – A federal bankruptcy judge has remanded the case against a prominent Charleston attorney back to Kanawha County.

AG's office warns car buyers to watch out for flooded vehicles

Chris Dickerson Jul. 15, 2016, 2:17pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is telling consumers to exercise caution when purchasing used vehicles potentially submerged by last month’s flooding rains.

McKinley hails appropriations bill that would rein in EPA

Chris Dickerson Jul. 15, 2016, 1:39pm

WASHINGTON – Congressman David McKinley is praising the House of Representatives' 2017 Interior and Environmental Appropriations bill that would cut back on many of the EPA’s rules and regulations that he says have hurt West Virginia's economy.

AG urges feds to remove opioid question from federal hospital surveys

Chris Dickerson Jul. 13, 2016, 2:07pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is asking officials to remove questions from a federal hospital survey that he believes encourages doctors to over prescribe opioids.

Juvenile Justice Commission to host forum on proposed DHHR changes

Chris Dickerson Jul. 13, 2016, 2:02pm

CHARLESTON – The Juvenile Justice Commission will host a public forum later this month regarding the state Department of Health and Human Resources plan to change child shelter care and residential service.

Best practices represent best chance to reduce painkiller abuse in W.Va.

Chris Dickerson Jul. 12, 2016, 9:27am

CHARLESTON – Fighting the drug epidemic and reversing its deadly consequences are some of the most important challenges we face in the Mountain State.

Morrisey: State law says fantasy sports are legal

Chris Dickerson Jul. 11, 2016, 12:21pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey recently issued an opinion stating that select fantasy sports are legal, based upon a review of existing state law.

Jury tacks on $500K in punitives to $5.1M DuPont C-8 verdict

Chris Dickerson Jul. 8, 2016, 8:50pm

COLUMBUS – A federal jury has awarded a college professor $500,000 in punitive damages on top of $5.1 million in compensatory damages awarded earlier this week in the second DuPont C-8 bellwether trial.

Justices overturn new trial order in Wood County car wreck case

Chris Dickerson Jul. 8, 2016, 2:34pm

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has reversed and remanded a Wood County case, saying a man’s knee injury was the result of a previously existing condition rather than the car wreck caused by the defendant.

AG warns flooding victims to be cautious when hiring contractors, others

Chris Dickerson Jul. 8, 2016, 10:55am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is urging residents forced to deal with damage from this summer’s severe weather to be cautious when hiring others to assist with repair and cleanup.

Mercer man says he lost home because attorney didn't draft deed properly

Chris Dickerson Jul. 8, 2016, 10:23am

PRINCETON – A Mercer County attorney is being sued for failing to prepare a valid deed.

AG's office seeks injunction to halt enforcement of Obama's transgender school policy

Chris Dickerson Jul. 7, 2016, 10:57am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is seeking a nationwide injunction to halt enforcement of the federal government’s directive on transgender students, while assuring local school systems that his office will defend them in court.

Morrisey hails FTC decision to withdraw challenge to Huntington hospital merger

Chris Dickerson Jul. 7, 2016, 10:50am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has applauded the Federal Trade Commission’s decision to drop any challenge to the merger of two West Virginia hospitals.

Jury awards $5.1M in second DuPont C-8 bellwether trial

Chris Dickerson Jul. 6, 2016, 4:02pm

COLUMBUS – A federal jury has awarded a college professor $5.1 million in the second DuPont C-8 bellwether trial.