HUNTINGTON – At a recent ceremony, the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine welcomes its newest class of students during its annual White Coat Ceremony. The students among the Class of 2023 come from a variety of backgrounds, including a national champion baton twirler, a former coal miner and a few former college athletes. This class also includes Huntington attorney Erin Shaver.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is leading a 16-state group urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that halted construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Morrisey says that decision could unnecessarily block pipeline construction and impede economic growth nationwide.
CHARLESTON – A bipartisan House of Delegates group has asked Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to hold funds from the recent McKesson Corporation drug settlement so the money can be appropriated by the Legislature to combat the state’s drug epidemic. A Morrisey spokesman said that is the office's plan.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office says consumers affected by the Equifax data breach now can file claims as part of a $425 million consumer restitution fund. Eligible consumers must submit restitution claims online or by mail before Jan. 22, 2020.
WHEELING – The son of Murray Energy CEO Bob Murray has been sued for allegedly having sexual contact with his adopted pre-teen daughter. Jonathan Murray is a VP for Murray Energy and Murray American River Towing Inc. Both of those companies also are named as defendants in the lawsuit, which was filed July 22 in Ohio Circuit Court. The complaint was filed by a woman identified as M.S., Jon Murray’s ex-wife and mother of the girl – identified as S.M. – at the heart of the issue.
WHEELING – An Ohio County circuit judge has denied a reconsideration request by the county school board to have it removed from a lawsuit accusing a former teacher of sexually and mentally abusing a student for years, including giving birth to his children.
CHARLESTON – A chorus of Democratic lawmakers are urging Gov. Jim Justice to veto the recently passed House education bill. House Bill 206 passed the House of Delegates last week, and the state Senate approved it June 24 by an 18-16 vote. Justice has indicated he'll sign it.
MORGANTOWN – Members of the Morgantown Fire Department have filed a lawsuit alleging the city hasn’t properly compensated them for working on holidays. The complaint, filed June 7 in Monongalia Circuit Court, lists Lieutenant Jayson Nicewarner as the named plaintiff. He also is president of IAFF Local 313, and the other 57 plaintiffs are Morgantown firefighters and members of the union.