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Morrisey leads 37-state coalition in fight against opioid insurance incentives

Chris Dickerson Sep. 19, 2017, 11:46am

HUNTINGTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is leading a group of 37 states and territories urging health insurance companies to examine financial incentives that contribute to the opioid epidemic in West Virginia.​​​​​

Blankenship says U.S. Supreme Court should hear appeal for future rulings

Chris Dickerson Sep. 15, 2017, 7:29pm

WASHINGTON – Don Blankenship’s legal team says the U.S. Supreme Court should hear his criminal appeal to ensure other corporate leaders don’t face similar prosecution for workplace safety violations in the future.

State Supreme Court vacates pro-union injunction in right to work case

Chris Dickerson Sep. 15, 2017, 2:17pm

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has dissolved a preliminary injunction that favored labor unions regarding West Virginia’s right to work legislation, clearing the way for it to become law.

Justices say lower court didn’t err in dismissing State Farm lawsuit

Chris Dickerson Sep. 15, 2017, 8:00am

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has issued a ruling saying that Berkeley Circuit Court rightfully dismissed a lawsuit for failure to state a claim.

Insurer asks court to declare it isn’t responsible for West Tenampa employees’ actions

Chris Dickerson Sep. 15, 2017, 7:54am

HUNTINGTON – Erie Insurance Property & Casualty Company is asking a federal court judge to declare that it is not responsible for the actions of two of West Tenampa’s employees who allegedly sexually harassed a female co-worker.

Consumers warned of imposter scam in wake of Equifax breach

Chris Dickerson Sep. 14, 2017, 1:38pm

CHARLESTON —West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning the public of a scam in which callers impersonate Equifax employees, calling and seeking more personal information in the wake of last week’s massive data breach potentially affecting more than 730,000 West Virginia consumers.

AG's faith-based anti-opioids initiative visits Wheeling

Chris Dickerson Sep. 14, 2017, 1:31pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey visited the Northern Panhandle to continue a faith-based initiative aimed at empowering religious groups in the fight against substance abuse.

New Eastern Panhandle circuit judge to be sworn in Monday

Chris Dickerson Sep. 14, 2017, 10:39am

BERKELEY SPRINGS – Morgan County Prosecutor Debra McLaughlin will be sworn in as a circuit judge at 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 18, at the Morgan County Courthouse in Berkeley Springs.

At 45th, West Virginia inches up rankings for state legal climates

Chris Dickerson Sep. 12, 2017, 8:59am

WASHINGTON – For the first time, West Virginia doesn’t rank 49th or 50th in a national survey ranking states’ legal climates. The Mountain State comes in at 45th in the survey released Sept. 12 by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform. In the 10 previous surveys that span 15 year, West Virginia either ranked 49th or 50th. It was 50th in the last six surveys, dating back to 2006 (also 2015, 2012, 2010, 2008 and 2007).

Baxter running for McKinley's 1st District House seat

Chris Dickerson Sep. 11, 2017, 3:28pm

WHEELING – The former CEO of a global law firm based in Wheeling is running for Congress.

AG's office urges consumers to give wisely to Hurricane Harvey, Irma relief efforts

Chris Dickerson Sep. 11, 2017, 11:51am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is reminding consumers to use caution as they open their wallets to help those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

AG says Equifax breach could affect more than 700K West Virginians

Chris Dickerson Sep. 8, 2017, 1:49pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office says more than 730,000 West Virginia consumers could be impacted by a massive data breach targeting Equifax Inc., one of the nation’s three major credit bureau monitoring agencies.

Attorney is suspended for multiple ethics violations

Chris Dickerson Sep. 8, 2017, 1:42pm

CHARLESTON – Charleston Attorney D. Adrian Hoosier II was suspended for multiple ethics violations, including a misleading telephone book ad and neglecting clients.

Morrisey takes faith-based program to fight opioids to Northern Panhandle

Chris Dickerson Sep. 8, 2017, 1:03pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's faith-based initiative aimed at empowering religious groups across the Mountain State in the fight against substance abuse will travel to the Northern Panhandle next week.

Arbitrator: Authority to cease publication of Daily Mail 'did not exist'

Chris Dickerson Sep. 7, 2017, 10:42am

CHARLESTON – A federal arbitrator’s nearly $4 million ruling sheds more light on how Charleston became a one-newspaper town. In his filing, Arbitrator Edward D. McDevitt of Charleston provides some details about what happened internally at Charleston Newspapers when executives were deciding to shut down the Charleston Daily Mail and merge it with the Charleston Gazette. In closing his 16-page order, McDevitt writes that a newspaper expert used by Charleston Newspapers determined that the authority to cease publication of the Charleston Daily Mail “did not exist.”

Arbitrator says Gazette owes nearly $4 million to Daily Mail publishers

Chris Dickerson Sep. 6, 2017, 1:40pm

CHARLESTON – An arbitrator has ruled Charleston Newspapers’ publishing company owes the publisher of the defunct Ch​​​​​arleston Daily Mail nearly $4 million. The petition confirming the arbitration award was issued Sept. 6 in federal court.

Morrisey, Jenkins both praise Trump's decision to rescind DACA

Chris Dickerson Sep. 6, 2017, 11:15am

CHARLESTON – Two Republicans vying for a U.S. Senate seat both praise President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind an immigration policy from the Obama Administration.

Justices hear arguments in West Virginia right to work case

Chris Dickerson Sep. 5, 2017, 2:32pm

CHARLESTON — The state Supreme Court opened its fall term on Sept. 5 by hearing arguments in a high-profile case. The justices heard arguments related to West Virginia’s right to work law, The West Virginia Workplace Freedom Act. Last year, the state Legislature became one of 28 states to enact a right to work law.

Poll suggests Manchin holds edge over Jenkins, Morrisey in U.S. Senate race

Chris Dickerson Sep. 1, 2017, 1:20pm

CHARLESTON – A new poll shows incumbent Joe Manchin with an edge over the two top Republican challengers for the 2018 U.S. Senate race.

AG warns consumers to be wary of fake email alerts

Chris Dickerson Sep. 1, 2017, 12:34pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is warning consumers to be cautious of fake email alerts, especially as the frequency of online purchases increase during the fall and holiday shopping seasons.