CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has filed a lawsuit alleging a Nevada business violated West Virginia consumer protection laws as it offered vulnerable consumers a cash advance on their pension.
CLEVELAND – The Ohio federal judge overseeing opioid cases soon could release the cases Cabell County and the City of Huntington have filed against opioid distributors to be heard in West Virginia instead.
CHARLESTON —Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office has filed lawsuits against two opioid manufacturers, continuing what his office calls its battle against those who helped fuel the state’s drug epidemic.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has announced a Putnam County contractor is headed to prison thanks to his office’s analysis of a consumer complaint and its subsequent referral to local prosecutors.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has joined a coalition of 44 attorneys general in urging Congress to support the expansion of specialized court services for military veterans.
CHARLESTON – A member of the House of Delegates says he is shocked by the state Department of Health and Human Resources’ decision to choose a Washington, D.C., law firm to handle a federal class action lawsuit regarding the state’s foster care system.
WHEELING – A circuit judge has ordered that Ohio County’s circuit clerk accept a filing she previously refused. Ohio Circuit Chief Judge Ronald Wilson made the ruling Nov. 13 from the bench during a morning hearing. A week earlier, he had filed a Rule to Show Cause ordering Circuit Clerk Brenda Miller to appear for the hearing.
WHEELING – The son of Murray Energy’s founder and former CEO is the subject of another lawsuit accusing him of sexual harassment, sexual battery and sexual assault of a minor. The case actually was filed last November, but had been sealed. The state Supreme Court denied a writ Nov. 8, allowing an Ohio Circuit Court order unsealing it to take effect.
PARKERSBURG – A circuit judge has dismissed one claim filed by Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office against the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and certified two questions to the state Supreme Court. Wood Circuit Judge J.D. Beane’s Nov. 6 order granted the Diocese’s motion to dismiss claims by the AG’s office under the state Consumer Credit and Protection Act. It also stayed the litigation until the certified questions are answered.
WHEELING – Ohio County’s circuit clerk has been ordered to appear before a circuit judge next week to explain why she allegedly failed to perform her duties by refusing to accept a filing by a Wheeling law firm.