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Walker sworn in as newest state Supreme Court Justice

Chris Dickerson Dec. 5, 2016, 2:39pm

CHARLESTON – Beth Walker was sworn in Dec. 5 to become the 77th justice to serve on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

Morrisey hails victory in dispute with Maryland over Potomac River usage

Chris Dickerson Dec. 1, 2016, 12:38pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is pleased with Maryland's plan to stop a permitting process that restricted West Virginia’s use of the Potomac River.

Morrisey joins lawsuit challenging federal rule for 'critical habitats'

Chris Dickerson Dec. 1, 2016, 12:26pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey joined an 18-state coalition in a lawsuit that challenges overreaching federal rules that broadly expand the definition for “critical habitats” for endangered and threatened species.

Three strikes and Ed Kohout is out

Chris Dickerson Dec. 1, 2016, 10:23am

Edward R. Kohout has been suspended at least three times in the course of his legal career: once by the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in Birmingham and twice by our Supreme Court of Appeals, this last time permanently. In case you're wondering, he was suspended from law school after being caught selling books he'd stolen from the university bookstore.

Raleigh Co. man files class action against strip club over wage laws

Chris Dickerson Nov. 29, 2016, 1:23pm

BECKLEY – A Raleigh County man has filed a potential class action lawsuit against a local chain of strip clubs, claiming the business violated state wage laws.

AG's office cautions holiday shoppers to watch out for scams

Chris Dickerson Nov. 23, 2016, 11:42am

CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey urges consumers to exercise caution as Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday kickoff the holiday shopping season.

Guardian sues Mercer school board for attack on special needs student

Chris Dickerson Nov. 22, 2016, 9:39am

PRINCETON – The guardian of a special needs student blames the Mercer County school board and some employees for allowing the girl to be attacked by another special needs student.

AG, DHHR and DMAPS reach $800K in settlements with three drug companies

Chris Dickerson Nov. 21, 2016, 10:31am

CHARLESTON —The state Attorney General, the state Department of Health and Human Resources and the state Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, have reached combined settlements of $800,000 with three prescription drug wholesalers.

Morrisey, other AGs accuse Suboxone maker of monopoly conspiracy

Chris Dickerson Nov. 21, 2016, 10:27am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and a coalition of 41 other AGs have filed an antitrust lawsuit against the makers of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin and opioid abuse.

Good Gravy!

Chris Dickerson Nov. 20, 2016, 1:32pm

EDITOR'S NOTE: This editorial originally appeared in the Nov. 16, 2007, edition of The West Virginia Record. Also, both cases mentioned in the following editorial eventually were settled out-of-court and dismissed.

Yearbook photo, caption of special needs student results in lawsuit

Chris Dickerson Nov. 16, 2016, 1:20pm

MOUNDSVILLE – A Marshall County man has sued county school board, saying a photograph and accompanying caption of him published in a high school yearbook’s senior superlatives section has caused emotional distress.

Man sues Lowe's, MTD after he cuts off toes while mowing yard

Chris Dickerson Nov. 15, 2016, 12:47pm

CHARLESTON – A former Putnam County resident has filed a lawsuit against Lowe’s Home Centers and a lawnmower manufacturer after he injured his foot while mowing.

Trump victory gives W.Va. Coal Association president reason to be excited

Chris Dickerson Nov. 9, 2016, 1:50pm

CHARLESTON – It was overcast the morning of Nov. 9, but Bill Raney woke up seeing sunshine.

AG's office secures $60K judgment against mortgage broker

Chris Dickerson Nov. 9, 2016, 12:08pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has secured a nearly $60,000 judgment against a fraudulent mortgage broker, who charged hundreds to thousands of dollars in unauthorized expenses to the credit cards belonging to his residential customers.

Morrisey earns second term with victory over Reynolds

Chris Dickerson Nov. 8, 2016, 10:30pm

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has earned a second term with a victory in the state’s most expensive general election race of 2016.

Customer says Wal-Mart drinking water actually was window cleaner

Chris Dickerson Nov. 7, 2016, 1:39pm

CHARLESTON – A Wal-Mart customer says he was injured when he drank what he thought was some store brand water that actually contained a chemical similar to window cleaner.

AG threatens lawsuit against Maryland over access to Potomac River

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

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says his office is ready to file a lawsuit against the state of Maryland regarding access to the Potomac River.

Longtime meter maid sues Town of Wayne for wrongful termination

Chris Dickerson Nov. 3, 2016, 1:31pm

WAYNE – A longtime meter maid is suing the Town of Wayne, claiming she was a victim of wrongful termination.

RAGA releases three more TV ads with a week to go in AG race

Chris Dickerson Nov. 1, 2016, 2:16pm

CHARLESTON – The Republican Attorneys General Association has released three new television advertisements with just a week to go in the contentious race for attorney general.

CALA praises Morrisey for returning more money to general revenue fund

Chris Dickerson Oct. 31, 2016, 12:17pm

CHARLESTON – A state legal reform group is praising the efforts of Attorney General Patrick Morrisey for the money his office has returned to the state’s General Revenue Fund since he took office.