Office of West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey News

Trump talks tax cuts on 4th visit to West Virginia

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 5, 2018

CHARLESTON – President Donald Trump visited West Virginia today to discuss tax cuts at a roundtable discussion in White Sulphur Springs.

AG's office secures nearly $1.5M in debt cancellation for consumers

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 5, 2018

CHARLESTON —West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office recently sent letters to more than 300 consumers explaining how they will benefit from approximately $1.49 million in debt cancellation secured as part of a settlement with First Sentinel Bank of Richlands, Va.

Jenkins, Morrisey campaigns attack over 'lies' at candidate forum

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 4, 2018

CHARLESTON – Campaigns for two of the leading Republican candidates for U.S. Senate are calling each other liars, this time over issues related to Planned Parenthood.

Morrisey wants unlicensed car dealerships immediately shut down

By From staff reports | Apr 4, 2018

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is seeking the immediate and permanent shut down of car dealerships that he says are unlicensed and breaking the law.

W.Va., Montana enter into concealed carry agreement

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 3, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey reached an agreement with Montana that bolsters Second Amendment protections for residents of both states.

AG's office warns residents of jury duty scam

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 2, 2018

CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warned consumers about a phone scam in which a person receives a call threatening arrest or other punishment for missing jury duty.

Justice vetoes bill to cap AG's consumer protection fund

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 30, 2018

CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice has vetoed a bill that would have capped the amount of settlement funds the Attorney General’s office could keep in its consumer protection fund.

Morrisey praises passage of opioid right of refusal bill

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 29, 2018

CHARLESTON — This legislative session, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey led a effort to empower doctors and pharmacists by giving each the right to refuse opioid-based medication to treat pain.

AG's office wins $443,000 judgment, shuts down bus company

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 27, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office recently won a nearly $443,000 civil judgment against a charter bus company that violated state consumer protection laws in failing to refund three canceled bus trips.

West Virginia sues DEA, reforms national drug policy

By Patrick Morrisey | Mar 27, 2018

CHARLESTON – Every aspect of the pharmaceutical supply chain bears responsibility for the havoc and senseless death unleashed upon West Virginia – and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is no exception.

Morrisey, other AGs seek answers about Facebook user privacy

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 26, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has joined a bipartisan group of 38 attorneys general in requesting Facebook executives respond to published reports that personal user information from its website was shared with third parties without the users’ knowledge or consent.

Morrisey targets elder abuse, exploitation with new prosecution unit, hotline

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 23, 2018

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced the formation of an elder abuse litigation and prevention unit.

Morrisey warns residents of jury duty scam

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 22, 2018

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning consumers of a phone scam involving missing jury duty.

West Virginia AG joins 13-state effort to oppose sanctuary cities

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 22, 2018

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has joined a coalition of 13 states in opposition of sanctuary city policies, defending the right of individual states to prohibit such jurisdictions within their borders.

Morrisey, Jenkins both praise Trump's plan to fight opioid abuse

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 21, 2018

CHARLESTON – Two leading Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate are hailing President Donald Trump’s plan to fight opioid abuse.

AG's office wins judgment, strips auto dealer of right to operate in W.Va.

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 19, 2018

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey won a judgment that will release dozens of automotive liens and permanently block a used car dealer from ever again operating or working for such a business in the state.

AG's office wants McNeil settlement distributed differently

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 19, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state Attorney General’s office has objected to how a settlement with a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary will be distributed.

AG's office warns tourney-bound fans to watch for ticket scalping

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 14, 2018

CHARLESTON — Both West Virginia and Marshall's men's basketball teams are playing in the NCAA championship tournament. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is urging Mountaineer and Thundering Herd fans to use caution as they purchase tickets for the upcoming NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in San Diego.

AG's office reminds consumers to safeguard personal info

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 7, 2018

CHARLESTON — As part of National Consumer Protection Week, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is reminding consumers to vigorously safeguard personal and sensitive information.

Morrisey, other AGs push to help EPA on Clean Power Plan replacement

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 7, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey led a 21-state effort to help shape the potential creation of any new regulation that would effectively replace the so-called Clean Power Plan.

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