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AG's mobile office visiting flood ravaged communities

Chris Dickerson Jun. 28, 2016, 1:56pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has announced special flood relief mobile office visits for this week in Clay, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Nicholas, Roane and Webster counties.

AG's office reminds of price gouging laws during State of Emergency

Chris Dickerson Jun. 28, 2016, 10:16am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is reminding residents of price gouging laws, which took effect June 23 with the governor’s declaration of a State of Emergency in 44 counties.

AG's office receiving reports of price gouging in wake of flooding

Chris Dickerson Jun. 27, 2016, 12:54pm

CHARLESTON – As West Virginia begins the process of digging out from severe flooding that has left nearly two dozen residents dead, the state Attorney General’s office is receiving complaints of price gouging by businesses allegedly trying to take advantage of people in their time of need.

Morrisey calls out Manchin over due process comments

Chris Dickerson Jun. 23, 2016, 2:11pm

WASHINGTON – As House Democrats continued their gun control sit-in, one West Virginia political leader was calling out another for his “assault on due process.” West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey sent a letter to U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, who last week said “due process is what’s killing us right now” when it comes to striking a deal on gun control.

State reaches $4.2M settlement with five drug companies

Chris Dickerson Jun. 23, 2016, 1:50pm

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office, together with the state’s Departments of Health and Human Resources and Military Affairs and Public Safety, have announced combined settlements of more than $4.2 million with five prescription drug wholesalers.

WVAJ elects Morgantown attorney as new president

Chris Dickerson Jun. 23, 2016, 9:45am

CHARLESTON – Morgantown attorney Jane E. Peak has been elected the 2016–2017 president of the West Virginia Association for Justice. Originally from Hurricane, Peak has practiced with the Morgantown firm of Allan N. Karlin and Associates since graduating from the West Virginia University College of Law in 1996.

AG review clears path for Huntington hospital merger

Chris Dickerson Jun. 22, 2016, 3:11pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, after an independent review of pertinent facts, concurred with the state Health Care Authority’s decision to grant a certificate of approval sought by Cabell Huntington Hospital.

AG's office secures $400M in e-book settlement with Apple

Chris Dickerson Jun. 21, 2016, 1:12pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says state consumers soon will receive their portion of a $400 million e-book settlement between Apple Inc. and 33 states and territories.

Embattled funeral home director files lawsuit over purchase of business

Chris Dickerson Jun. 8, 2016, 8:59am

WINFIELD – A Putnam County funeral home facing its own legal issues has filed a lawsuit against another funeral home and some family trusts for “tortuous interference with an advantageous business relationship,” interference with a contract and civil conspiracy.

Morrisey's office reaches $336K settlement with Avant online lender

Chris Dickerson Jun. 6, 2016, 10:30am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has announced a $336,000 settlement with Avant, Inc. to resolve allegations the online lender’s business practices violated the state’s Consumer Credit and Protection Act. The settlement involves allegations related to the marketing, promoting and enabling of 90 unsecured consumer loans from April to August 2014 in West Virginia.

AG's office warns of phone call scam about student taxes

Chris Dickerson Jun. 6, 2016, 10:25am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning students to be careful of scammers posing as the federal government demanding payment for a “Federal Student Tax.” “IRS scams continue to evolve,” Morrisey said in a press release.

Supreme Court rules in favor of woman who took meth while pregnant, caused death of child

Chris Dickerson May 31, 2016, 2:14pm

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has ruled that a woman who injected meth while pregnant won’t be charged for child neglect after her daughter died 11 days after being born. The 3-2 decision says state child neglect laws don’t specify anything about unborn children while other state laws do specifically mention unborn children. So, the Court says current child neglect laws can’t be applied to the case of Stephanie Louk.

11-state coalition, including W.Va., sues over bathroom edict

Chris Dickerson May 25, 2016, 1:51pm

CHARLESTON — Behind Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, West Virginia is one of 11 states that filed suit against the U.S.

Jury awards man $2.5M in punitive damages over mortgage credit report

Chris Dickerson May 25, 2016, 9:43am

BECKLEY – A Wood County man will receive more than $2.5 million after a federal jury said a mortgage service company didn’t investigate his repeated disputes of his credit report.

Morrisey's prescription drug plan gains support of state RN board

Chris Dickerson May 24, 2016, 2:48pm

CHARLESTON — A plan by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office aimed at eradicating prescription drug abuse has garnered support from the state’s Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses.

Texas, W.Va. AGs ask EPA to halt spending on Clean Power Plan

Chris Dickerson May 23, 2016, 3:17pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently sent a letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency to stop spending federal tax dollars to comply with the halted Power Plan.

AG's office announces funding for prescription drug incinerators

Chris Dickerson May 20, 2016, 1:18pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office soon will be accepting applications for placement of four drug incinerators across the state.

Tomblin appoints Dent, Wills as new circuit judges

Chris Dickerson May 19, 2016, 4:01pm

CHARLESTON – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has announced the appointment of Jennifer Dent and Mark Wills as Circuit Court judges for the 11th and 9th districts, respectively.

Morrisey seeks funds from state to fight substance abuse

Chris Dickerson May 16, 2016, 7:39pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has reiterated his request that $10 million returned by his office to the state’s General Fund be used to fund drug abuse treatment and reduce the backlog of drug tests at the West Virginia State Police crime lab.

AG's office provides guidance on constitutional carry implementation

Chris Dickerson May 13, 2016, 10:17am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has provided the following guidance regarding this month’s implementation of constitutional carry, recent legislation that will allow most state residents to carry concealed handguns without a permit.