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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.”

AG's office says it has released all the records it can 'at this stage' to Democratic group

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 31, 2018

CHARLESTON – Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office says it has complied with counsel for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee to release all requested records "at this stage" and calls the actions of the group wasteful and purely political.

From Legal Newsline

Report: Surging securities class actions over corporate M&A, 'adverse events,' a growing 'litigation racket'

By Jonathan Bilyk | Oct 25, 2018

Saying the trend carries substantial costs for investors and the entire economy, a new report is calling for reforms to tamp down on the growing surge in the number of so-called securities class action lawsuits filed against companies over mergers, acquisitions or stock price drops - a phenomenon the report author called a "litigation racket."

Democratic group sues Morrisey, AG's office for failing to fully respond to FOIA requests

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 16, 2018

CHARLESTON – A Democratic political group has filed a lawsuit claiming state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office has failed to provide public records about its dealing with several drug companies.

Manchin’s vote: for Kavanaugh or for himself?

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 9, 2018

Thanks, in part, to Sen. Joe Manchin, Brett Kavanaugh is now a U.S. Supreme Court justice. Forty-nine other senators voted to confirm, but Manchin was the only Democrat. Still, if Manchin had voted no, Vice President Mike Pence could have broken the tie.

Manchin faces criticism for decision to confirm Kavanaugh to U.S. Supreme Court

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 8, 2018

When news of Sen. Joe Manchin's plan to vote for Kavanaugh came out, there were mixed reactions. But most people seemed to be unhappy with Manchin's decision.

Morrisey calls Manchin's decision to vote for Kavanaugh 'craven political calculation'

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 5, 2018

CHARLESTON – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin says he’ll vote to put federal Judge Brett Kavanaugh on the U.S. Supreme Court, and his election opponent says the senator simply caved to pressure from a majority of West Virginians.

Americans for Prosperity launch digital ad backing Kavanaugh

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 18, 2018

CHARLESTON — Americans for Prosperity-West Virginia has launced a digital advertisement to urge Sen. Joe Manchin to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

CSX derailment and oil spill leads to federal lawsuit

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 14, 2018

Federal and state officials accuse CSX Transportation of several environmental torts in response to oil spilled from a derailed train.

Water crisis attorneys to get more than $22 million in fees while plaintiffs split $73 million

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 12, 2018

CHARLESTON — While those affected by the 2014 Elk River chemical spill should be receiving their checks soon, the plaintiffs attorneys who handled the case will split more than $22 million in fees.

Morrisey receives U.S. Chamber endorsement in U.S. Senate race

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 30, 2018

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has endorsed West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in his bid for the U.S. Senate.

EPA proposes to relax power plants carbon emission limits

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 23, 2018

CHARLESTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a new rule called Affordable Clean Energy that will relax carbon emission limits on power plants.

Trump praises Morrisey, new EPA proposal on coal plants during W.Va. visit

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 22, 2018

CHARLESTON – President Donald Trump made another visit to West Virginia as the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to ease carbon emission limitations on power plants.

From Legal Newsline

U.S. settles with W.Va. restaurant accused of firing female worker who resisted supervisor's advances

By Marian Johns | Aug 22, 2018

MARTINSBURG, W. Va. — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has settled a lawsuit with a West Virgina restaurant accused of firing a female worker for resisting a supervisor's advances and subjecting other female employees to lewd sexual comments and grabbing.

From Legal Newsline

Texas officials were 'in over their heads' when they struck deals with opioid lawyers

By Dan Fisher | Aug 16, 2018

When it hired outside lawyers to represent it in lawsuits against the opioid industry, Harris County agreed to pay a contingency fee of 35%, more than double the rate in Dallas County and equal to the highest in the state.

Morrisey's campaign launches pro-life coalition

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 14, 2018

CHARLESTON — Patrick Morrisey's U.S. Senate campaign has launched the Pro-Life Mountaineers for Patrick coalition.

Manchin can support a stronger West Virginia

By Rebecca McPhail | Aug 14, 2018

CHARLESTON – As West Virginia’s economy recovers from years of federal regulatory overreach, the Mountain State received welcome news from President Donald Trump in the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.

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