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Legislator's father shares struggle of securing insurance for business

Chris Dickerson Feb. 27, 2017, 9:05am

CHARLESTON – State legislators always are hearing stories from constituents.

State Chamber boss thinks lawmakers will find a way to limit new taxes

Chris Dickerson Feb. 24, 2017, 11:59am

CHARLESTON – During his gubernatorial campaign, Jim Justice frequently said West Virginians were taxed enough.

Blankenship's request for a full re-hearing denied by Fourth Circuit

Chris Dickerson Feb. 24, 2017, 8:24am

RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court refuses to give Don Blankenship a full re-hearing of his appeal. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on Feb. 24 denied a request by the former Massey Energy with a three-sentence order.

Morrisey lauds Trump move restoring state control in transgender school policy

Chris Dickerson Feb. 23, 2017, 1:16pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is applauding President Trump’s directive restoring decisions regarding transgender students to states.

Carper thinks Gorsuch is 'totally qualified' for U.S. Supreme Court

Chris Dickerson Feb. 23, 2017, 11:10am

CHARLESTON – A well-known Kanawha County Democrat says he thinks Neil Gorsuch is well qualified to become the next United States Supreme Court justice.

AG's office reaches settlement with Putnam Co. funeral home

Chris Dickerson Feb. 22, 2017, 3:05pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's ofiice has announced a settlement with a Putnam County funeral home and its owners.

Bill to change medical monitoring advances to state Senate

Chris Dickerson Feb. 22, 2017, 10:35am

CHARLESTON – The state Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced a bill that would change the guidelines for medical monitoring claims. Senate Bill 236 was approved by the committee on Feb. 21, and now will be presented to the entire state Senate.

State Supreme Court to hear cases at WVU College of Law

Chris Dickerson Feb. 21, 2017, 3:10pm

MORGANTOWN – The state Supreme Court will make its annual trip to Morgantown on Feb. 28 to hear arguments in three cases at the West Virginia University College of Law in Morgantown.

After Trump's signature, Morrisey unsure of future of stream protection case

Chris Dickerson Feb. 20, 2017, 1:52pm

CHARLESTON – After President Trump signed measures undoing regulations that hindered coal mining, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says his coalition of AGs needs to review the need to continue a lawsuit about the matter.

Southern Xposure enters mediation with two former dancers

Chris Dickerson Feb. 20, 2017, 11:43am

BLUEFIELD – After a local chain of strip clubs asked to have a recently filed lawsuit by two dancers dismissed or stayed, the parties agreed to mediation.

W.Va. leaders praise Pruitt's confirmation as new EPA chief

Chris Dickerson Feb. 20, 2017, 10:38am

WASHINGTON – West Virginia leaders are hailing the confirmation of Scott Pruitt as the new administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

AG's office warns West Virginia employers of emailing phishing scam

Chris Dickerson Feb. 15, 2017, 11:48am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey recently alerted employers to an email phishing scam that already has targeted at least two entities in southern West Virginia.

Legal groups disagree about Loughry's 'appeal by right' statement

Chris Dickerson Feb. 15, 2017, 9:34am

CHARLESTON – Two groups that frequently butt heads are doing it again, this time over a recent state Supreme Court opinion saying West Virginia is “an appeal by right jurisdiction.” In a Feb. 8 opinion about the involuntary hospitalization of a Kanawha County woman, Chief Justice Allen Loughry used a case point to stress that “all properly perfected appeals are reviewed by the (West Virginia Supreme) Court and result in a written decision on the merits of each appeal.” In the opinion, Loughry writes that the petitioner had discounted the Supreme Court’s ruling in a previous case, relying on a case styled Hammons v.

W.Va. Paving president says DOH 'acted hastily' in filing asphalt suit

Chris Dickerson Feb. 13, 2017, 11:05am

CHARLESTON – The president of a paving company at the center of an antitrust lawsuit says the West Virginia Division of Highways “acted hastily” in filing the complaint.

In opinion, Loughry says West Virginia is an 'appeal by right' state

Chris Dickerson Feb. 10, 2017, 12:41pm

CHARLESTON – The Chief Justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court says the state is “an appeal by right jurisdiction.” In a Feb. 8 opinion about the involuntary hospitalization of a Kanawha County woman, Chief Justice Allen Loughry used a case point to stress that “all properly perfected appeals are reviewed by the (West Virginia Supreme) Court and result in a written decision on the merits of each appeal.” In the opinion, Loughry writes that the petitioner had discounted the Supreme Court’s ruling in a previous case, relying on a case styled Hammons v.

Justice doesn't discuss legal reform in State of the State speech

Chris Dickerson Feb. 9, 2017, 1:23pm

CHARLESTON – A statewide group is disappointed that Gov. Jim Justice didn’t discuss legal reform in his first State of the State address.

Morrisey named new chair of Republican AG Association

Chris Dickerson Feb. 9, 2017, 1:12pm

WASHINGTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is the new chairman of the Republican Attorneys General Association.

Pattern Jury Instructions get validation from federal judge

Chris Dickerson Feb. 9, 2017, 11:26am

DAVIS – West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum and Court Clerk Rory Perry will speak this weekend at a legal education seminar about the court’s Pattern Jury Instructions that were published last year.

WV CALA survey finds economy, jobs as top legislative issues

Chris Dickerson Feb. 8, 2017, 1:41pm

CHARLESTON – A new survey conducted by a legal reform group says about half of West Virginia voters say the economy and job creation are the most important issues facing the state Legislature this session.

AG's office warns consumers of sweepstakes scam

Chris Dickerson Feb. 8, 2017, 12:08pm

CHARLESTON —West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is warning consumers to be wary when notified of winning a sweepstakes bearing the name of a legitimate company, such as those perpetuated by impostors falsely claiming to represent Publishers Clearing House.