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Morrisey praises Congress for steps to stop stream buffer rule

Chris Dickerson Feb. 2, 2017, 11:52am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey praised the U.S. House for taking action to strip implementation of former President Obama’s stream buffer rule.

Town of Kermit files opioid lawsuit against five drug companies

Chris Dickerson Feb. 1, 2017, 8:26am

WILLIAMSON – The Mingo County town of Kermit has joined the list West Virginia, a handful of counties and a few communities that have filed lawsuits against five drug companies it claims helped fuel an opioid epidemic within in the town and across the state The suit, filed Jan. 31 in Mingo Circuit Court, names McKesson Corporation, AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation, Cardinal Health, Miami-Luken and HD Smith Corporation as well as former Kermit clinic owner Cameron Justice as defendants.

West Virginians will get nearly $3M in Western Union settlement

Chris Dickerson Jan. 31, 2017, 1:37pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has announced the state’s involvement in a $591 million settlement with Western Union Company, resolving a multistate investigation into consumer usage of the wire transfer service to send money in a wide variety of third-party scams. Approximately 2,300 consumers living in West Virginia are eligible for refunds totaling $2.9 million.

Woman sues State Police after Trooper nearly shot her dog

Chris Dickerson Jan. 27, 2017, 12:41pm

CHARLESTON – A Wood County woman says she has been the victim of malicious prosecution after she stopped a state Trooper from shooting her dog.

Intermediate court, medical monitoring changes atop legal reform legislative agenda

Chris Dickerson Jan. 26, 2017, 2:51pm

CHARLESTON – With the next legislative session just days away, two groups that follow legal reforms are ready to do battle once again.

State argues Callaghan 'was willing to lie' to win Nicholas Co. judicial seat

Chris Dickerson Jan. 24, 2017, 12:54pm

CHARLESTON – New Nicholas Circuit Judge Stephen Callaghan wanted the job so badly, “he was willing to lie to get it,” according to an attorney who argued the case before the state Supreme Court.

Senate committee to examine taxes, look at eliminating income tax

Chris Dickerson Jan. 23, 2017, 10:07am

CHARLESTON – West Virginians soon could see the elimination of their state income tax, according to the chairman of a new state Senate select committee.

Morrisey, other AGs challenge Stream Protection Rule

Chris Dickerson Jan. 19, 2017, 11:40am

WASHINGTON – The Attorneys General of West Virginia and Ohio are leading a group of 13 states in a challenge to the federal Stream Protection Rule, which is scheduled to go into effect Jan. 19.

AG's office warns consumers to beware of grandparent scam

Chris Dickerson Jan. 19, 2017, 11:25am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is urging residents to be wary of callers alleging to be grandchildren in need of help.

Panel denies Blankenship's appeal to have conviction overturned

Chris Dickerson Jan. 19, 2017, 9:30am

RICHMOND, Va. -- Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship must serve the rest of his one-year term in federal prison. A federal appeals panel on Jan. 19 issued a ruling upholding Blankenship’s conviction from U.S. District Court in 2015. Blankenship, who was sentenced to a year in prison on a misdemeanor conspiracy charge for the 2010 explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine that killed 29 miners, reported to Taft Federal Prison in California on May 12, 2016.

AG's office files suit against state's largest landlord

Chris Dickerson Jan. 12, 2017, 1:23pm

MORGANTOWN — A landlord that caters college students at West Virginia University and other schools across the state has been accused of illegally charging tenants fees, according to the state Attorney General's office.

UPDATED: AG's office stepping into asphalt pricing lawsuit

Chris Dickerson Jan. 11, 2017, 9:41am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Attorney General’s office is stepping into a lawsuit regarding the price of asphalt. On Jan. 10, a lawyer for the state Department of Transportation told legislators the agency has an agreement with Patrick Morrisey’s office to handle the case.

Bradley Dugan fails to scale Mt. Frito-Lay

Chris Dickerson Jan. 11, 2017, 7:43am

What kind of an airhead comes across a box of yet-to-be-unpacked snack items blocking the aisle in a grocery store and – instead of taking a detour or waiting for an employee to remove the obstruction – tries to climb over it?

Callaghan hearing before state Supreme Court continued until Jan. 24

Chris Dickerson Jan. 10, 2017, 1:41pm

CHARLESTON – A state Supreme Court hearing regarding the potential suspension of a newly elected circuit judge has been continued until later this month, and none of the elected Justices will hear the case.

Canterbury calls firing 'political,' says he still wants to contribute to state

Chris Dickerson Jan. 9, 2017, 11:23am

CHARLESTON – The former state Supreme Court administrator says his firing last week was political, but he also says he wasn’t surprised.

Judge who defeated new Supreme Court Administrator has hearing before Justices next week

Chris Dickerson Jan. 6, 2017, 2:35pm

CHARLESTON – The man who defeated a longtime Nicholas County circuit judge and new state Supreme Court administrator in last year’s election has a hearing before the Justices next week.

AG's office files third opioid lawsuit against a pharmacy

Chris Dickerson Jan. 5, 2017, 1:27pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office has filed a third lawsuit against a pharmacy claiming it dispensed an inordinate number of prescription opioids.

Man awarded $10.5M in punitive damages in DuPont C8 case

Chris Dickerson Jan. 5, 2017, 10:31am

COLUMBUS – A federal jury awarded a $10.5 million in punitive damages in a case against DuPont regarding contamination of water supplies in the Parkersburg area.

UPDATED: State Supreme Court has new interim administrative director

Chris Dickerson Jan. 4, 2017, 2:13pm

CHARLESTON -- The state Supreme Court has a new administrative director.

AG's office reminds college-bound students to submit FAFSA applications

Chris Dickerson Jan. 4, 2017, 1:44pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is reminding college-bound students to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which he says is a necessary part of qualifying for financial assistance.