Chris Dickerson News

Cheat Lake Marina seeks $4.5M from insurance agency and company, alleges civil conspiracy

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 30, 2019

MORGANTOWN – A Monongalia County business has filed a $4.5 million lawsuit against an insurance agent and insurance company, accusing them of civil conspiracy, breach of contract and bad faith.

Protecting your backyard from unlawful regulation

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 29, 2019

CHARLESTON – As your Attorney General, I have worked hard to keep the regulatory power of the federal government at bay, particularly as it creeps into the everyday lives of West Virginians.

House passes broadband bill on 97-2 vote

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 28, 2019

CHARLESTON – The House of Delegates has passed a comprehensive bill meant to encourage development and expansion of broadband ​​​​internet and high-speed wireless technologies across the state.

Judge gives sides two months to work out details about state wage payment case

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 28, 2019

CHARLESTON – A senior status judge has given the parties in a potential class action about wage payment for state employees two months to try to work out details of the case.

Survey says most residents want intermediate court, trial lawyers group calls it unnecessary

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 25, 2019

CHARLESTON – A recent survey by a legal reform group shows that a majority of West Virginia residents support the idea for an intermediate court of appeals. Meanwhile, a group for trial attorneys continues to say the new court isn’t necessary.

Community, technical college bill passes state Senate on unanimous vote

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 23, 2019

CHARLESTON – The state Senate unanimously has passed a bill meant to increase the number of West Virginia students gaining career education and workforce training.

Governor invites Trump to give State of the Union speech in West Virginia

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 23, 2019

CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice has invited President Donald Trump to give the State of the Union address in West Virginia.

AG's office announces record-breaking year for Disability Fraud Unit

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 22, 2019

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office says its disability fraud partnership had its most successful year in 2018, pushing its total savings to more than $14.3 million.

Applicants named for three circuit court vacancies across state

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 21, 2019

CHARLESTON – The state Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission has named applicants for three circuit judge positions.

Broadband expansion bill advancing through House of Delegates

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 18, 2019

CHARLESTON. – A House of Delegates committee has sent a comprehensive bill meant to make it easier to develop and expand broadband and high-speed wireless technologies in West Virginia.

House proposal would force a runoff in Supreme Court races

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 17, 2019

CHARLESTON – A bill forcing a runoff if no candidate for a state Supreme Court seat garners 40 percent of the vote in the election is headed to the House of Delegates.

Bill to make state Supreme Court appeals guaranteed by law passes House

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 17, 2019

CHARLESTON – A bill codifying the state Supreme Court’s rule guaranteeing appeals as a matter of right unanimously has passed the House of Delegates and is headed for the Senate. And one House leader – as well as the leader of a group for trial lawyers – thinks the bill answers concerns about the need for an intermediate appellate court.

Delegate introduces bill to target slow drivers in left lane

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 16, 2019

CHARLESTON – A House of Delegates member has introduced a bill that would make it illegal to continuously drive in the left lane of a highway.

Morrisey, other state AGs urge Senate confirmation of Barr as U.S. Attorney General

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 16, 2019

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and 20 other state attorneys general have written a letter to the United States Senate expressing support for confirmation of William P. Barr as the next United States Attorney General.

Federal sentencing dates for former justices Loughry, Ketchum postponed until February

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 16, 2019

CHARLESTON – The federal sentencing dates for two former state Supreme Court justices have been delayed until February.

Three delegates to introduce bill to help fund Trump's border wall plan

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 15, 2019

CHARLESTON – Three Republican members of the House of Delegates plan to introduce a bill to use $10 million of the state's surplus to help build President Trump's planned wall along the southern border of the United States.

Board hearing about state charges against Loughry postponed until February

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 14, 2019

CHARLESTON — A state Judicial Hearing Board hearing about former Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry scheduled for Jan. 14 has been postponed.

Judge denies Loughry request for new trial

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 11, 2019

CHARLESTON – A federal judge has denied a request for a new trial by former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry.

AG: Permanent fix to state's medical marijuana funding issue must come from feds

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 11, 2019

CHARLESTON – A permanent fix to questions about West Virginia handling money form medical marijuana must come from the federal government, according to state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

McDowell Circuit Judge Stephens to retire in May

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 11, 2019

WELCH – McDowell Judic​​​​​ial Circuit Judge Booker T. Stephens has announced his retirement, effective May 31.

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