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Wayne County deputies say commission made detrimental changes to health benefits package

By Chris Dickerson | May 23, 2019

WAYNE – Four lawsuits filed by Wayne County Sheriff’s Department deputies claim the county commission made changes to their benefits package after they were hired.

AG amends suit against Diocese to include more counts, more evidence

By Chris Dickerson | May 22, 2019

PARKERSBURG – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has amended his complaint against the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.

Capito sponsors another bill to regulate widely used industrial PFAS chemicals

By Chris Dickerson | May 20, 2019

West Virginia Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito has sponsored three bills in recent months would regulate the use of widely used industrial chemicals known as PFAS.

Some Kanawha County court documents now available to online subscribers

By Chris Dickerson | May 17, 2019

CHARLESTON – Three of Kanawha County’s seven circuit judges now allow subscribers to an online service to view documents in cases assigned to them.

State Supreme Court agrees with recommended sanctions for Loughry

By Chris Dickerson | May 17, 2019

CHARLESTON — The state Supreme Court agrees with recommended sanctions for former state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry.

U.S. Supreme Court wants to hear from Workman before it discusses impeachment case

By Chris Dickerson | May 15, 2019

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court hasn’t decided if it will hear the state Legislature’s appeal regarding the impeachment of state Supreme Court justices, but it has asked Justice Margaret Workman to file a brief in the matter.

West Virginia joins federal lawsuit claiming price conspiracy among generic drug makers

By Chris Dickerson | May 13, 2019

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – West Virginia and 43 other states have filed an antitrust lawsuit claiming some of the nation’s largest generic drug companies conspired to inflate and manipulate prices, cut competition and restrain trade for more than 100 different drugs.

AG's office urges consumers be cautious when seeking hail damage repairs

By Chris Dickerson | May 13, 2019

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is urging Putnam County and other nearby consumers forced to deal with hail damage from recent thunderstorms to be cautious when hiring others to assist with repair and cleanup.

State Supreme Court replaces majority of Judicial Investigation Commission

By Chris Dickerson | May 10, 2019

CHARLESTON – Five of the nine members of the state Judicial Investigation Commission, including the former commission chairman, have been replaced.

Morrisey says most of McKesson money should go to substance abuse programs

By Chris Dickerson | May 7, 2019

CHARLESTON – Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says most of the money from the $37 million settlement with McKesson will be used for substance addiction treatment in the state.

Fluharty also critical of state's $37 million McKesson settlement, Morrisey

By Chris Dickerson | May 6, 2019

WHEELING – The minority vice chairman of the House of Delegates Judiciary Committee is criticizing last week’s $37 million state settlement with a drug company.

Manchin criticizes state's 'sweetheart' $37 million settlement with McKesson

By Chris Dickerson | May 3, 2019

CHARLESTON – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey again are having a war of words regarding a state settlement with a drug company.

Governor, AG's office announce $37 million settlement with McKesson

By Chris Dickerson | May 2, 2019

That settlement, which Morrisey's office says is believed to be the largest state settlement of its kind against a single pharmaceutical distributor, pushes the total paid in West Virginia’s pursuit of 13 pharmaceutical wholesalers to more than $84 million.

State has paid Workman nearly $750,000 to lease PEGB offices for 10 years

By Chris Dickerson | May 1, 2019

CHARLESTON – For more than three years, the state Public Employee Grievance Board has paid $7,500 per month to state Supreme Court Justice Margaret Workman to rent its current headquarters near the state Capitol.

Diocese files motion to dismiss lawsuit filed by state Attorney General's office

By Chris Dickerson | May 1, 2019

PARKERSBURG — The Wheeling-Charleston Diocese has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office alleging it and a former bishop knowingly employed pedophiles.

Blankenship sues Trump Jr. claiming he was part of 'weaponized defamation'

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 25, 2019

WILLIAMSON – Don Blankenship has filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump Jr. claiming the president’s son was part of a conspiracy to keep him from being elected to the U.S. Senate last year. In his complaint filed April 25 in Mingo Circuit Court, the former Massey Energy CEO says Trump Jr. published a tweet to his 3.5 million followers on May 3, 2018, calling Blankenship a felon.

Former Wheeling teacher arrested on charge of sexual abuse by a person of trust

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 24, 2019

WHEELING – A former Ohio County teacher at the heart of a civil lawsuit claiming she sexually and mentally abused a former student has been arrested.

Marshall Co. couple says sewer district wrongly built pump station on their property

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 22, 2019

MOUNDSVILLE – A Marshall County couple says the county sewer district and two contractors wrongly built a sewer system pump station on their property.

Morrisey leads coalition supporting EPA plan to replace WOTUS rule

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 17, 2019

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is leading a 17-state coalition to support farmers and landowners by urging the Trump administration to adopt its proposed replacement of the Obama-era, Waters of the United States rule.

Second hygienist files lawsuit against New Martinsville dental practice, claims sexual harassment

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 15, 2019

NEW MARTINSVILLE – A second dental hygienist has filed a lawsuit against a New Martinsville practice, this one claiming sexual harassment and constructive discharge.

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