Winfield files petition over rejection of annexation request

WINFIELD – The City of Winfield has filed a Petition for Writ of Error in response to its petition to the Putnam County Commission for annexation by minor boundary adjustment being rejected in August. The City of Winfield filed the writ of error requesting reversal and/or remand of the decision made by Putnam County Commission to deny the city’s application to annex property by minor boundary adjustment, according to a petition filed Nov. 16 in Putnam Circuit Court. Winfield sought approval to Read More »

AG's office files suit against two Utah pharmacies over patient data

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has filed lawsuits against two Utah-based pharmacies – David Pharmacy LLC and Rock City Pharmacy LLC. The complaints, filed Nov. 19 in Raleigh Circuit Court, allege both companies engaged in a scheme to obtain personal data from multiple patients and used that information to transfer prescriptions to the Utah pharmacies without the patients’ knowledge or consent, a move that forced the patients to pay a much higher price. T Read More »

AGs reach agreement with EDMC to change practices, forgive loans

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has announced a multistate agreement with for-profit education company Education Management Corporation (EDMC) that will reform the company’s recruiting and enrollment practices, as well as forgive $445,973 in loans for about 428 West Virginia student enrolled in online courses. The agreement with attorneys general in 39 states plus the District of Columbia, through a consent judgment filed Nov. 16 in Kanawha Circuit Court, mandates a Read More »

AG's office reaches settlement in Springleaf-OneMain merger

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office, in cooperation with the U.S. Justice Department and other state attorneys general, has reached an agreement that allows Springleaf Holdings to proceed with its acquisition of OneMain Financial Holdings from CitiFinancial Credit Company. The settlement, announced Nov. 13, requires Springleaf to divest 127 branches from the merged company, including six in West Virginia where Springleaf and OneMain operate within the same are Read More »

AG's office warns caregivers of nanny scams

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has issed a warning to nannies and caregivers who list their services on websites to proceed with caution. The Attorney General’s Office recently learned of a scam in which someone uses email or text message to initiate the hiring of a nanny or caregiver who have listed services on sites such as, or Read More »