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UPDATED: Loughry makes Court budget request; lawmakers barely discuss 'inappropriate' spending

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Chief Justice Allen Loughry made the court’s annual budget presentation to members of the House and Senate Finance committees. Loughry did mention the “inappropriate” expenditures associated with renovations to the five Justices’ offices, but members of the committees didn’t press him much about it.

Morrisey leads coalition pushing to kill Clean Power Plan

The bipartisan coalition filed a public comment letter as part of the EPA's proposed repeal of the plan. It encourages the agency to eliminate the Obama-era rule and return authority to manage energy resources to the states.

Lawmaker wants to consider impeachment of chief justice

CHARLESTON – A state lawmaker has raised the idea of impeaching West Virginia Chief Justice Allen Loughry.

ILR says West Virginia legal climate improving but still needs work

WASHINGTON – As Gov. Jim Justice prepares to give his State of the State address, a division of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says West Virginia’s legal climate is improving.

Morrisey demands apology from Jenkins 'for liberal past'

HARPERS FERRY – West Virginia Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Morrisey is calling on Rep. Evan Jenkins "to renounce and apologize for his decades of support for liberal candidates who have harmed West Virginia."

State's annual judgment interest rates now closer to federal rates

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court's annual judgment interest rates are closer to the federal rates now, and a legal reform group thanks lawmakers for making that happen.

W.Va, other states reach $45M settlement with mortgage company

CHARLESTON — A coalition of other states – including West Virginia – and mortgage regulators, have announced a $45 million settlement with one of the nation’s largest mortgage servicers.

Two sofas purchased by Workman being stored in Supreme Court warehouse

CHARLESTON – Two antique sofas purchased by Justice Margaret Workman are being stored in a state Supreme Court warehouse.

Chamber president calls China Energy visit 'serious,' 'productive'

CHARLESTON – A delegation of officials from China recently concluded a two-week stay in West Virginia related to the state’s potential $84 billion deal with China Energy.

UPDATE: W.Va. SOS has questions about probe of Davis' 2012 contributions

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Secretary of State’s office is questioning how the Kanawha County Prosecutor’s Office handled an investigation into some campaign contributions to Justice Robin Jean Davis’s 2012 re-election campaign.

W.Va., other states reach $13.5M settlement with drugmaker

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general have reached a $13.5 million settlement with a prescription drug manufacturer to resolve allegations it misled consumers in advertising four drugs.

Martinsburg City Council votes against joining opioid lawsuit

MARTINSBURG — Martinsburg City Council has voted against joining a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors.

Morrisey applauds President Trump’s effort to ease overregulation

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says he supports President Trump’s fight to reduce “the regulatory burden” on state governments and citizens.

Canterbury insists he did nothing wrong, says he's proud of work he did

CHARLESTON – The former state Supreme Court administrator says he did nothing wrong during his time in the position and that he has no worries about a potential investigation from the U.S. Attorney’s office.

AG's office joins coalition in pro-farmer suit against Massachusetts

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is seeking to protect Mountain State farmers and c​​​​​onsumers by challenging a Massachusetts law that attempts to impose unlawful agricultural regulations on other states.

Williamson attorney accused of legal malpractice by Logan County man

LOGAN – A Williamson attorney has been accused of legal malpractice after allegedly misrepresenting a man in divorce proceedings.​​​​​

AG's office wins judgment in contractor fraud case

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has announced a circuit court awarded the state judgment against a contractor and his businesses, moments after the defendant entered a guilty plea in a related criminal case.

W.Va. Chamber urges Congress to pass tax reform bill

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce is urging Congress to pass tax reform that will benefi​​​​​t the state and the nation.

AG's office secures judgment against debt negotiator

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has secured a judgment for more than $49,000 against a California-based lawyer after a court found that his debt negotiation firm failed to comply with an earlier settlement.

Counsel: Court has no written policy on furniture for justices' home offices

CHARLESTON – There is no state Supreme Court policy to provide Justices with court-owned furniture and equipment for use in their home offices.