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Manchin critical of W.Va. House delegation for MSHA funding vote

Chris Dickerson Sep. 29, 2017, 1:19pm

CHARLESTON – Sen. Joe Manchin recently criticized West Virginia’s three Republican congressmen for voting against additional funding for the Mine Safety and Health Administration.

Why does the fight against opioid insurance incentives matter?

Chris Dickerson Sep. 29, 2017, 12:40pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey recently led a coalition of 37 states and territories urging health insurance companies to examine financial incentives that contribute to the opioid epidemic in West Virginia. Using information from Morrisey's office, the following question and answer guide explains why the initiative matters.

Citizens United endorses Morrisey in U.S. Senate race

Chris Dickerson Sep. 29, 2017, 12:29pm

CHARLESTON – The Citizens United Political Victory Fund has endorsed West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in the 2018 race for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Democratic Senator Joe Manchin.

Morrisey advises buyers to beware of flooded cars hitting market

Chris Dickerson Sep. 28, 2017, 2:14pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is urging consumers to exercise caution when purchasing used vehicles potentially submerged by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma’s flooding rains.

Morrisey leads 25-state coalition supporting abolition of waters rule

Chris Dickerson Sep. 28, 2017, 2:11pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, along with Wisconsin Attorney General Brad D. Schimel, is leading a 25-state coalition in support of permanently rescinding language used in the 2015 Waters of the United States rule.

Baxter hopes First District is ready to take a chance on him

Chris Dickerson Sep. 28, 2017, 1:38pm

WHEELING – Th​​​​​e leaders of the global law firm of Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe took a chance on Ralph Baxter in the late 1980s, naming him CEO. Now, Baxter hopes the residents of West Virginia’s first congressional district are ready to take a chance on him as well.

Morrisey hails prosecution of kickback scheme, $510K returned to state

Chris Dickerson Sep. 27, 2017, 2:07pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey praised Acting U.S. Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen for her office’s successful prosecution of a kickback scheme set to yield $510,000 in restitution paid to the state of West Virginia.

Morrisey, other AGs fight against opioid incentives

Chris Dickerson Sep. 26, 2017, 2:04pm

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

AGs office holds contractor in contempt with possible jail time

Chris Dickerson Sep. 26, 2017, 1:59pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has announced it recently secured a court order holding an area contractor in contempt with the threat of jail time should the contractor continue his failure to comply with an agreement to stop home improvement contracting and pay more than $24,500 in fines and restitution.

AG's office returns more than $22K to victims of charter bus company

Chris Dickerson Sep. 26, 2017, 1:53pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey recently mailed checks totaling $22,682 to groups and individuals, refunding their payments for canceled services from a charter bus company.

W.Va, seven other states support laws banning sanctuary cities

Chris Dickerson Sep. 25, 2017, 1:47pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry are leading a multistate coalition supporting the right of individual states to prohibit sanctuary cities within their borders.

AG's office returns $600K more to state, total now above $38M

Chris Dickerson Sep. 25, 2017, 1:05pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has returned more than $600,000 to the state general fund.

AG, federal partnership sends opioid trafficker to prison

Chris Dickerson Sep. 25, 2017, 12:49pm

MARTINSBURG — A federal judge has sentenced a West Virginia man to prison for trafficking oxycodone in the state’s Eastern Panhandle. The work is the product of a partnership between West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Acting U.S. Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen.

Judge denies motion to set aside $2 million judgment in wrongful termination case

Chris Dickerson Sep. 22, 2017, 8:29pm

MADISON – A judge has denied a motion to set aside a nearly $2 million judgment in a wrongful termination lawsuit.

AGs ask Equifax to disable fee-based monitoring services, reimburse fees

Chris Dickerson Sep. 20, 2017, 12:48pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and other AGs from across the nation have written a letter to credit reporting firm Equifax requesting that it disable links for enrollment in fee-based credit monitoring service in the wake of the massive data breach.

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.