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State Supreme Court announces 2019 interest rates on judgments, decrees

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 11, 2019

CHARLESTON – The Administrative Office of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia has set the interest rate at 5.5 percent for judgments and decrees entered during the 2019 calendar year.

Justice wants intermediate appeals court, but trial lawyers say it isn't needed

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 10, 2019

CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice is calling for the creation of an intermediate court of appeals in his annual State of the State address.

Morrisey, other AGs ask U.S. Supreme Court to protect Second Amendment

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 10, 2019

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey recently joined a coalition of 18 states urging the U.S. Sup​​​​reme Court to consider a case with implications for the Second Amendment.

Intermediate appeals court, judicial runoffs, other legal issues on 2019 legislative agenda

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 9, 2019

CHARLESTON – The 2019 Legislature now is in session, and those who follow the legal system are ready for a lively session.

Charges against former WSAZ meteorologist dropped related to bar fight with co-worker

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 8, 2019

CHARLESTON – Misdemeanor charges against a former WSAZ meteorologist who had been accused of assaulting a co-worker at a Charleston bar have been dismissed.

Opinion says judicial candidates should work to eliminate false statements in third-party ads

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 7, 2019

CHARLESTON — A recent opinion by the state Judicial Investigation Commission says candidates should ask third parties to stop making misleading statements in election advertising.

Hutchison officially sworn in as state Supreme Court justice

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 4, 2019

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court storm is over. That’s what Circuit Judge Alan Moats said Jan. 4 during the swearing in ceremony for new Justice John Hutchison.

Ignoring federal shutdown, Goodwin says he'll hear civil cases involving government

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 3, 2019

CHARLESTON – One West Virginia federal judge plans to continue to hear civil cases involving the federal government despite the government shutdown.

2019 brings new state Supreme Court Chief Justice, new circuit judges, vacancies

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 3, 2019

CHARLESTON -- The new year brings several changes to courts across West Virginia.

AG's office warns job seekers to watch for post-holiday employment scams

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 3, 2019

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is warning job seekers to exercise caution when looking for employment opportunities to pay off those holiday purchases.

Morrisey leads 30-state Supreme Court brief to protect World War I veterans cross

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 2, 2019

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is leading a group of 30 states in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a case regarding a historic cross honoring World War I veterans, a matter he says has much broader implications for the First Amendment.

Former WOWK reporter accuses station of racial and sexual discrimination, harassment, retaliation

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 26, 2018

HUNTINGTON – A former WOWK-TV reporter has filed a lawsuit accusing the station of racial and sexual discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Aaliyah Brown filed her complaint Dec. 10 in Cabell Circuit Court against Nexstar Broadcasting Inc., which operates WOWK.

W.Va., 39 other states reach $68 million deal with UBS over interest rate benchmark

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 23, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has announced the state is part of a $68 million, 40-state settlement with UBS to resolve allegations of fraudulent conduct involving the manipulation of LIBOR, a benchm​​​​​ark interest rate that affects financial instruments worth trillions of dollars and has a far-reaching impact on global markets and consumers.

Monongalia Circuit Judge Clawges retiring

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 21, 2018

MORGANTOWN – Monongalia Circuit Judge Russell M. Clawges Jr. is retiring next month. Clawges, who will turn 69 on Jan. 30, announced his retirement effective Jan. 31.

Circuit Judge Wilkes retiring in January

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 21, 2018

MARTINSBURG – One of the state's veteran circuit judges is retiring next month.

AG's office wants consumers to stay alert when buying last-minute gift cards

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 21, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is urging consumers to be selective and cautious when making last-minute gift card purchases as Christmas approaches.

Latest phone scam tries to trick consumer with drugs, crime allegations

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 20, 2018

CHARLESTON — ​West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is urging consumers to be wary of fraudulent calls alleging the consumer is linked to a drug offense or violent crime.

AG's office says Northern Panhandle fencing contractor has defrauded customers

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 18, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has filed a lawsuit alleging a Northern Panhandle home improvement contractor defrauded at least five consumers of more than $11,000 in down payments for fencing projects.

Morrisey joins other AGs to sign brief urging ban on discriminatory abortions

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 18, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey recently joined a 19-state coalition urging the U.S. Supreme Court to take action to protect state laws that prohibit discriminatory abortions based upon the biological sex, race or disability of the unborn child.

Claims deadline approaches in mortgage servicer case

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 17, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is reminding consumers of an approaching deadline to file claims as part of a $45 million settlement with one of the nation’s largest mortgage servicers.

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