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Morrisey signs bipartisan letter to Social Security about identity theft

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 17, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey recently joined a group of 43 attorneys general in urging the Social Security Administration to prioritize necessary changes within its system to fight identity theft.

AG: Consumers need to be cautious with holiday donations

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 17, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is encouraging consumers to think before they open their holiday wallet for just any charity.

Last of SOS wrongful termination cases settled; plaintiffs attorney says Warner deflecting blame

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 14, 2018

CHARLESTON – The last two of 12 wrongful termination cases against West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner have settled. The cases of former SOS investigators Thomas Ranson and Jeff Shriner each were settled Dec. 13 for $50,000. With the 10 previous settlements, that brings the total to more than $3.2 million.

AG's office urges caution with pay-for-prayer phone calls

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 13, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is urging consumers to exercise caution when receiving unsolicited pay-for-prayer calls.

Leaders praise Hutchison's Supreme Court appointment

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 13, 2018

CHARLESTON – Members of the state Supreme Court and others are praising the appointment of John Hutchison as the state’s newest justice.

Hutchison appointed to state Supreme Court

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 12, 2018

CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Raleigh Circuit Judge John Hutchison to the state Supreme Court.

Morrisey praises proposed changes to EPA Waters rule

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 12, 2018

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is hailing a proposed change to the EPA’s Waters of the United States rule.

West Virginia joins bipartisan group of AGs to fight robocalls

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 11, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has joined a bipartisan group of 40 attorneys general to stop or reduce annoying and harmful robocalls.

Governor appoints Nines, Ewing to circuit judge positions

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 11, 2018

CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice has appointed two men to vacant circuit judge positions – Shawn David Nines of Thornton in the 19th Judicial Circuit and Thomas Ewing in the 12th Judicial Circuit.

Webb wants to serve West Virginia again, this time on state Supreme Court

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 7, 2018

CHARLESTON – In 1873, naturalist and preservationist John Muir famously wrote, “The mountains are calling, and I must go.” Rusty Webb now feels a similar pull. But he might write, “The Mountain State is calling, and I must go.”

Morrisey applauds EPA plan for new coal-fired power plants

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 7, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is praising the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for what he calls its commitment to a “more comprehensive approach” to regulating new coal-fired power plants.

Chiartas withdraws name from Supreme Court vacancy list, endorses Tabit for seat

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 6, 2018

Charleston attorney Gregory Chiartas submitted a letter Dec. 6 to the state Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission withdrawing from the process. And in his letter, he threw his support to Kanawha Circuit Judge Joanna Tabit for the position.

Former, future Supreme Court candidate Smith throws support behind Tabit for new vacancy

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 5, 2018

CHARLESTON – Just a month ago, Charleston attorney Dennise Smith and Kanawha Circuit Judge Joanna Tabit both were fighting to win spots on the state Supreme Court. Now, Smith is throwing her support behind Tabit to temporarily fill another seat on the court.

Supreme Court chaos leaves West Virginia on ATRA's Judicial Hellhole Watch List

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 4, 2018

WASHINGTON – West Virginia is on the Watch List for this year's Judicial Hellholes report because of the yearlong drama that has surrounded the state Supreme Court.

17 apply for state Supreme Court seat

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 4, 2018

CHARLESTON – Seventeen people applied for the vacancy on the West Virginia Supreme Court created by the resignation of convicted former Justice Allen Loughry.

Former WCHS, WVAH meteorologist accuses stations, Sinclair of age discrimination

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 3, 2018

HUNTINGTON – A former WCHS-TV and WVAH-TV meteorologist is suing the stations and their parent company, claiming he was fired because of his age.

Evans to hear case regarding state employees not getting paid properly

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 30, 2018

CHARLESTON – A class-action case regarding the state auditor’s office alleged failure to properly calculate and pay the wages of up to 40,000 p​​​​​ublic employees has been assigned a judge.

Supreme Court won't hear petition regarding governor's residency; Delegate might file again

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 28, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has refused to hear a petition regarding whether Gov. Jim Justice follows rules about where he lives.

Justice appoints Olejasz to 1st Circuit post

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 28, 2018

WHEELING – Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Michael J. Olejasz to the 1st Judicial Circuit Court to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge James P. Mazzone.

State Supreme Court won't rehear case involving impeachment of justices

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 23, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court will not rehear a case in which it blocked the impeachment trials of four current and former state Supreme Court justices.

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