CALA takes longer look at state Supreme Court voting blocs

CHARLESTON – Another second batch of research from a legal reform group shows a trio of current state Supreme Court justices have been voting similarly for the past six years. West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse previously issued data showing Justices Robin Jean Davis, Margaret Workman and Brent Benjamin have voted most alike in non-unanimous decisions since the Spring 2013 term. New data compiled by WV CALA shows that has been the case among current justices since Spring 2009 as well Read More »

AG: Windows technical support scam resurfacing

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has issued an alert to consumers about a new wave of phone calls from scammers claiming to work for Microsoft. He said the AG's Consumer Protection Division has received multiple reports of consumers receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be from Microsoft Windows wanting to gain access to the consumer’s computer in order to “make repairs.” The caller tells the consumer that their computer has an urgent problem or virus that Read More »

Woman accuses Huntington Health & Rehabilitation of elder abuse

HUNTINGTON - A Cabell County woman is suing Huntington Health & Rehabilitation after she claims it abused and neglected her husband. SMV Huntington LLC, SSC Huntington Operating Company LLC, SSC Submaster Holdings LLC, SSC Equity Holdings MT LLC, Savaseniorcare LLC and SSC Special Holdings LLC were also named as defendants in the suit. Seventeenth Street Associates is doing business as Huntington Health & Rehabilitation. Richard Copley was a nursing home resident of the defendants from Aug. 14 Read More »

CALA: 'Major donor' to Davis sits on judicial panel

CHARLESTON -- A legal reform group again is asking for lawmakers to examine the state Judicial Investigation Commission, noting that one of its members is a “major donor” to a state Supreme Court justice for whom it just issued a favorable ruling. West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse says Wheeling attorney Robert Fitzsimmons and his coworkers have been major supporters of Justice Robin Jean Davis’ political campaigns. Read More »

AG's office warns of debit card phone scam

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning residents to be on alert for fraudulent phone calls that claim a person’s debit card has been deactivated. The AG's Consumer Protection Division has received several similar reports from residents regarding a debit card phone scam currently occurring across the state. According to the reports, the consumer receives a call from an unknown number and an automated voice tells them their debit card has been deactivated. Read More »