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AG's office warns of DMV traffic ticket scam

Chris Dickerson Jul. 7, 2017, 2:03pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has issued a warning to summer travelers to be wary of a scam in which impostors send emails to collect traffic fines on behalf of a state department of motor vehicles.

Federal judge shoots down water crisis settlement proposal

Chris Dickerson Jul. 7, 2017, 9:11am

CHARLESTON – A federal judge has nixed a proposed class action settlement regarding the 2014 Elk River chemical spill. U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver Jr. on July 6 issued an order denying the proposal. He denied it without prejudice, meaning the parties can refile a revised agreement.

AG's office secures $150K in settlement with debt collection company

Chris Dickerson Jul. 5, 2017, 2:36pm

CHARLESTON—West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has reached a settlement with a debt collection company resulting in more than $150,000 in debt cancellation for West Virginia consumers.

Former player blames Logan High football coaches, staff for practice injury

Chris Dickerson Jun. 28, 2017, 11:46am

LOGAN – A recent high school graduate is suing the Logan County school board for injuries he sustained during preseason football drills last summer. Caleb E.J. McDonald filed his lawsuit against the Logan County Board of Education on June 19 in Logan Circuit Court.

AG's office wants to shut down charter bus company

Chris Dickerson Jun. 28, 2017, 10:53am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is asking a circuit judge to permanently shut down a charter bus company after ​​​​​it failed to refund nearly $18,000 for two canceled field trips.

Morrisey hails repeal of EPA's WOTUS rule

Chris Dickerson Jun. 27, 2017, 1:56pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel and 20 other state attorneys general are praising the repeal of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States Rule. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a notice June 27 to withdraw the Obama-era rule.

Supreme Court grants extension for DOJ to respond to Blankenship appeal request

Chris Dickerson Jun. 27, 2017, 10:27am

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice has been given an extra month to respond to former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship’s request to have the U.S. Supreme Court hear an appeal of his conviction.

Morrisey joins other states pushing against California coal plan

Chris Dickerson Jun. 26, 2017, 4:00pm

CHARLESTON—West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has joined a coalition of 13 states in urging the commissioner of the California Department of Insurance to reconsider a divestment policy that his office says undermines coal mining.

AG's office gains law enforcement support in human trafficking fight

Chris Dickerson Jun. 26, 2017, 8:55am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has introduced a draft best practices initiative to raise awareness about human trafficking within law enforcement communities across the state.

W.Va., Wisconsin AGs lead push asking EPA to respect states in WOTUS review

Chris Dickerson Jun. 21, 2017, 2:28pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, along with Wisconsin Attorney General Brad D. Schimel, are leading a 20-state coalition in requesting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency preserve the role of the states in protecting the nation’s water sources.

Morrisey part of bipartisan coalition fighting to protect broadband consumers

Chris Dickerson Jun. 21, 2017, 2:25pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is part of a coalition of officials from 34 states and the District of Columbia urging the Federal Communications Commission to affirm the longstanding shared role of states in regulation and enforcement of broadband business practices.

Supreme Court suspends Clay attorney’s law license

Chris Dickerson Jun. 19, 2017, 3:39pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has suspended a Clay County attorney’s law license for a period of 12 months retroactively to the date of his temporary suspension last year. Justice Beth Walker authored the opinion.

W.Va., Louisiana lead 10-state defense of Trump's sanctuary cities order

Chris Dickerson Jun. 18, 2017, 9:22am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, along with Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, is leading a 10-state coalition in defense of President Trump’s executive order that directs the federal government take lawful actions to ensure compliance with laws prohibiting sanctuary cities for illegal immigrants.

W.Va., other AGs want to intervene in federal oil, natural gas rule case

Chris Dickerson Jun. 15, 2017, 3:18pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is leading a coalition that has filed a motion to intervene in a case that seeks to prevent the federal government from halting its unlawful oil and natural gas rule.

Cardinal Health files motion for summary judgment in opioid lawsuits

Chris Dickerson Jun. 15, 2017, 1:42pm

CHARLESTON – Cardinal Health has filed a motion for summary judgment or partial summary judgment as to all claims.

Morrisey launches faith-based substance abuse initiative with Parkersburg conference

Chris Dickerson Jun. 15, 2017, 9:41am

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has kicked off a statewide initiative aimed at empowering religious groups to help fight the state's substance abuse problem.

AG's office says funeral home violated state's preneed rules

Chris Dickerson Jun. 12, 2017, 3:15pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has filed a petition against a funeral home and its owners alleging they refused to comply with a state audit and continue to operate without a certificate of authority.

Murray Energy coal companies accuse The New York Times of defamation

Chris Dickerson Jun. 9, 2017, 2:49pm

WHEELING – A group of Murray Energy coal companies has filed a lawsuit against The New York Times claiming the newspaper published defamatory statements that damaged the businesses’ reputation.

Morrisey introduces faith-based initiative to fight opioid abuse

Chris Dickerson Jun. 8, 2017, 9:49am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is starting a new faith-based initiative aimed at empowering religious groups across West Virginia in the fight against substance abuse.

AG's office announces June mobile office hours for Kanawha Valley

Chris Dickerson Jun. 2, 2017, 11:21am

A consumer representative from the Attorney General’s Office will be available to meet with local consumers.