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Morrisey, other AGs ask U.S. Supreme Court to hear case on ban of dismemberment abortions

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 5, 2019

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has joined a 21-state effort urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case about a state’s ability to ban a disturbing type of abortion.

STEPTOE & JOHNSON: Firm Announces Retirement of E. Dandridge "Dan" Mcdonald

By Press release submission | Feb 5, 2019

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC announces the retirement of E. Dandridge “Dan” McDonald from the active practice of law.

Newspapers want federal appeals court to unseal data about opioid crisis

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 28, 2019

CHARLESTON — Two newspaper companies have filed briefs in a federal appellate court in order to obtain information involving the opioid crisis.

GMA Legal Conference: A 'must-attend event' for food, beverage and consumer product legal professionals

By Dawn Geske | Jan 24, 2019

PALM BEACH GARDENS – This year's Grocery Manufacturers Association's Legal Conference event is set to be held in Palm Beach Gardens on Monday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 5.

Governor invites Trump to give State of the Union speech in West Virginia

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 23, 2019

CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice has invited President Donald Trump to give the State of the Union address in West Virginia.

STEPTOE & JOHNSON: Firm announces Attorney promotions

By Press release submission | Jan 16, 2019

Steptoe & Johnson is pleased to announce that 18 of its attorneys have been promoted to Member of the firm, and 12 promoted to Of Counsel status.

From Legal Newsline

Trump DOJ acts on threat to trial lawyers who sue on behalf of the government

By Daniel Fisher | Jan 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Department of Justice's recent effort to toss lawsuits it says it wasted hundreds of hours investigating is emblematic of a strategy under President Donald Trump to rein in trial lawyers who are using a federal whistleblower law to seek millions of dollars.

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.

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.

From SE Texas Record

DOJ: A company created to file lawsuits has wasted 1,500 hours of the government's time

By David Yates | Dec 20, 2018

TEXARKANA – The U.S. Department of Justice is asking federal judges around the country to dismiss lawsuits it says are brought by shell companies that misrepresent their true purposes - filing meritless litigation against health care companies.

Ohio couple accuses Raleigh County health care providers or medical negligence

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 11, 2018

HUNTINGTON — An Ohio Couple is suing Raleigh County health care providers, alleging medical negligence in the treatment of their newborn child.

Supreme Court follies land state back on watch list

By The West Virginia Record | Dec 11, 2018

“The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals experienced a tumultuous year with justices being charged with unnecessary and lavish spending of taxpayer dollars, followed by the Legislature calling for impeachment of all five justices,”said ATRA President Tiger Joyce.

From Legal Newsline

Trial lawyers find unusual allies in fight against arbitration: Conservative state treasurers

By Daniel Fisher | Dec 11, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Class action lawyers who see arbitration as a mortal threat to their business have found unlikely allies among some of the nation’s most conservative state officials.

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.

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.

Trump’s energy policies are paying off for workers and consumers

By Richard McCarty | Nov 27, 2018

WASHINGTON – With the liberal media busy looking for excuses to attack President Trump and his administration, you might have missed some good news on the energy front. American energy jobs are being created, gas prices are dropping, energy imports are dropping and energy exports are rising.

Supreme Court gives Morrisey deadline to comply with FOIA

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 9, 2018

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has until the end of November to file court documents in a case against him for failing to respond to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from more than one year ago.

Attorney claims state AG's office 'blatantly ignoring' court order to turn over FOIA info

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 6, 2018

CHARLESTON – An attorney representing a Democratic group says West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office is “blatantly ignoring” a court order to turn over information regarding his communications with major drug companies.

State attorneys general impact our everyday lives; Their elections matter

By Zinelle October and Faisal Sheikh | Nov 6, 2018

State attorneys general always have played a significant role on issues of national importance, as they hold a unique and powerful position in our federalist system of government. They exercise an independent authority separate and distinct from other organs of state government, including the governor.

Ojeda wants Miller's campaign to cease, desist 'absolutely untrue' Medicare, coal miner ad

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 31, 2018

HUNTINGTON – An attorney representing U.S. Congressional candidate Richard Ojeda has sent a cease and desist letter to opponent Carol Miller’s campaign regarding an ad Ojeda’s team says is “absolutely untrue.”

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