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AG's office reminds residents of claims deadline in drug case

Chris Dickerson Jun. 2, 2017, 10:43am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is reminding consumers of an upcoming deadline to file claims in a $125 million multistate settlement with pharmaceutical company Cephalon and anticompetitive practices involving its drug Provigil.

State leaders hail Trump’s decision to withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement

Chris Dickerson Jun. 1, 2017, 3:02pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is praising President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.

Florida woman says she was injured in shuttle accident at The Greenbrier

Chris Dickerson May 31, 2017, 1:23pm

BECKLEY – A Florida woman says she was injured during an accident on shuttle at The Greenbrier Resort.

Woman says son was burned by swallowing Dollar Tree night light battery

Chris Dickerson May 31, 2017, 12:47pm

NEW CUMB​ERLAND – An Ohio woman claims her four-year-old son suffered a severe burn when he swallowed a lithium battery from a Dollar Tree night light.

AG's office warns consumers of utility scams

Chris Dickerson May 30, 2017, 3:53pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is urging state consumers to beware of impostor scams, particularly ones involving callers who claim to represent utility companies.

Blankenship's legal team files appeal petition with U.S. Supreme Court

Chris Dickerson May 26, 2017, 10:03am

WASHINGTON – Don Blankenship’s legal team formally has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his appeal. Attorneys for the former Massey Energy CEO filed the petition May 25 asking the Justices to take up an appeal of his criminal mine safety conviction. They say the U.S. District Court in Charleston and the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., both erred in rulings, and they claim Blankenship was a victim of politics.

Morrisey urges withdrawal from Paris climate agreement

Chris Dickerson May 25, 2017, 11:21am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is leading a 10-state coalition in urging President Trump to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.

AG wants federal legislation to help states get drug settlement money

Chris Dickerson May 25, 2017, 11:09am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has joined a coalition of 51 attorneys general urging the federal government to address state based recoveries involving the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit program.

Manchin, others have concerns about Trump's budget proposal

Chris Dickerson May 24, 2017, 4:19pm

WASHINGTON – Members of West Virginia’s legislative delegation are expressing concerns about President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal.

43 states reach $33M settlement with Johnson & Johnson

Chris Dickerson May 24, 2017, 12:07pm

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Attorney General's office, along with 42 other AGs, have reached a $33 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil-PPC Inc. regarding representation of product quality. West Virginia’s share will exceed $440,000. The settlement resolves allegations that McNeil unlawfully promoted its over-the-counter drugs as meeting federal standards for manufacturing.

West Virginia to get $200K in Target data breach settlement

Chris Dickerson May 24, 2017, 11:46am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced an $18.5 million settlement between national retailer Target, 47 states and the District of Columbia to resolve allegations stemming from a massive data breach in 2013.

AG's office leads push to roll back EPA regulations

Chris Dickerson May 23, 2017, 1:38pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is leading an eight-state coalition in establishing a list of federal regulations that should be repealed, replaced or modified.

Blankenship urges Trump to fight stricter sentences for coal execs

Chris Dickerson May 17, 2017, 11:43am

CHARLESTON – Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship is asking President Trump to fight legislation that would administer tougher sentences to coal executives convicted of mine safety violations.

Group calls $45M water crisis settlement for lawyers 'lawsuit greed'

Chris Dickerson May 12, 2017, 11:48am

CHARLESTON – A legal reform group is calling the $45 million fee request for the plaintiffs attorneys who have worked on the 2014 water crisis lawsuit and settlement a prime example of “lawsuit greed.” The executive director of West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse also said he hopes the fee amount will be “greatly reduced.” One of the attorneys who worked on the class action case, however, says the request is reasonable and says most people don’t understand all of the work and money that goes into handling such a case. And the president of a statewide group for trial lawyers says CALA is trying to distort the facts.

Couple blames Charleston veterinary hospital for dog's death

Chris Dickerson May 10, 2017, 3:42pm

CHARLESTON – A Charleston couple has filed a lawsuit against a veterinarian and a veterinary hospital, claiming they are responsible for their dog’s death earlier this year.

Blankenship says he'll continue to fight for the truth, wants to debate Manchin

Chris Dickerson May 10, 2017, 12:16pm

LAS VEGAS – Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship has finished serving his sentence, but he says he still plans to fight to get the truth out about the 2010 Upper Big Branch explosion.

Water crisis attorneys seek $45 million in legal fees, court expenses

Chris Dickerson May 10, 2017, 8:29am

CHARLESTON – The attorneys for plaintiffs in the 2014 water crisis litigation have asked a federal judge to approve more than $45 million in fees and expenses for their work on the case.

Former Capital High student says attorneys mishandled sexual assault case

Chris Dickerson May 9, 2017, 1:16pm

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County man is suing two Charleston attorneys and their law firm, claiming they improperly handled a case in which he was accused of sexual assault as a high school student.

AG's office urges consumers to use a contract with home improvement jobs

Chris Dickerson May 9, 2017, 10:09am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is reminding consumers they should have a written contract when hiring someone for spring home improvement projects.

AG's office provides update on $160M settlement with Frontier

Chris Dickerson May 4, 2017, 10:33am

CHARLESTON — Frontier Communications has increased internet speeds for approximately 36 percent of customers impacted by its estimated $160 million settlement with West Virginia, according to Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office.