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Morrisey warns of credit, debit chip card email scam

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 1, 2015

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning consumers to be wary of scammers trying to take advantage of the millions of consumers who haven’t yet received a credit or debit chip card. Here’s how the scam works: Scammers email consumers posing as the card issuer.

AG's office urges caution with online holiday shopping

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 1, 2015

CHARLESTON — With the holiday shopping season upon us, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is urging shoppers to be wary of scammers when searching for deals online. “It is critical for consumers to know how to protect themselves from online scams,” Morrisey said in a press release. The AG's office says analysts believe increases in holiday sales numbers comes with the ease of push-button purchases as more and more consumers rely upon computers, smartphones and tablets to help fill

Calif. governor says Morrisey, Texas AG grandstanding on climate issue

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 30, 2015

SACRAMENTO – California Gov. Jerry Brown says the attorneys general of West Virginia and Texas are guilty of “crass obstructionism” as they seek to gain momentum against President Obama’s environmental agenda. Last week, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Texas AG Ken Paxton sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry in advance of next month’s United Nations climate summit also known as Paris 2015 and COP21.

Morrisey, Texas AG urge feds before climate summit

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 24, 2015

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, together with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, is calling upon U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to fully acknowledge the legal limits faced by President Obama’s environmental agenda as the secretary negotiates at the upcoming United Nations summit on climate change, also known as Paris 2015 and COP21.

WVDHHR wants Raleigh County pain clinic shut down

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 20, 2015

BECKLEY – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has filed a petition for injunctive relief and temporary restraining order in an attempt to get a pain clinic in Raleigh County to be shut down. Dr. Michael Kostenko is doing business as Coal Country Clinic Inc. The WVDHHR/Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification filed the petition in Raleigh Circuit Court this week after the owner, Kostenko, has twice defied the state’s orders to close. In 2012, the West Virgin

AG's office files suit against two Utah pharmacies over patient data

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 19, 2015

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has filed lawsuits against two Utah-based pharmacies – David Pharmacy LLC and Rock City Pharmacy LLC. The complaints, filed Nov. 19 in Raleigh Circuit Court, allege both companies engaged in a scheme to obtain personal data from multiple patients and used that information to transfer prescriptions to the Utah pharmacies without the patients’ knowledge or consent, a move that forced the patients to pay a much higher price. T

Manchin breaks ranks, votes to stop EPA coal regulations

By Jessica Karmasek | Nov 18, 2015

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin broke rank with fellow Democrats and voted Tuesday to pass a resolution to stop the Obama administration from imposing anti-coal regulations on new coal-fired power plants West Virginia’s senior senator also voted to pass a separate resolution, introduced by U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., to prevent the administration from moving forward with its proposed anti-coal regulations for existing coal-fired plants.

AG's office reaches settlement in Springleaf-OneMain merger

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 16, 2015

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office, in cooperation with the U.S. Justice Department and other state attorneys general, has reached an agreement that allows Springleaf Holdings to proceed with its acquisition of OneMain Financial Holdings from CitiFinancial Credit Company. The settlement, announced Nov. 13, requires Springleaf to divest 127 branches from the merged company, including six in West Virginia where Springleaf and OneMain operate within the same are

AG's office warns caregivers of nanny scams

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 12, 2015

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has issed a warning to nannies and caregivers who list their services on websites to proceed with caution. The Attorney General’s Office recently learned of a scam in which someone uses email or text message to initiate the hiring of a nanny or caregiver who have listed services on sites such as Care.com, Sittercity.com or craiglist.com.

Attorney files lawsuit against AG's office for EPA documents

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 12, 2015

CHARLESTON – A Charleston attorney has filed a lawsuit on behalf an environmental group for documents related to litigation against the EPA. William DePaulo, on behalf of Keeper of the Mountains, sent the Freedom of Information Act request on Oct. 7 with Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, according to a complaint filed Oct. 22 in Kanawha Circuit Court. Keeper of the Mountains claims the request was received on Oct. 13 and Morrisey had until Oct. 20 to respond to the request. After not hearing

AG's office settlement will benefit agencies across state

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 8, 2015

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has announced his office secured a settlement with Bayerische Landesbank to resolve an antitrust case and benefit local agencies across the state.

UPDATE: Putnam judge sides with Gazette-Mail over AG subpoena

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 5, 2015

WINFIELD – A Putnam County judge says the Charleston Gazette-Mail does not have to turn over information regarding this summer’s merger of two daily newspaper to the state Attorney General’s office. Circuit Judge Phillip Stowers on Nov. 4 said probable cause was needed before the Daily Gazette Co. possibly would be forced to hand over the information about July’s merger of the Charleston Gazette and Charleston Daily Mail. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office filed a petition Aug. 13, say

AG accuses Roger's Home Improvement of consumer credit violations

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 4, 2015

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has filed a lawsuit against Roger's Home Improvement for violating the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act, as well as other state and federal laws. Roger's Province is doing business as Roger's Home Improvement; Roger Province Home Improvement; Rogerson Home; Hand Man Service; Roger's House Doctor; Roger's Construction; Seal Right Waterproofing; Forever Dry; Forever Dry Waterproofing; and We Do It All. Since at least 20

Morrisey leads 23-state suit against EPA limits on new coal-fired power plants

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 3, 2015

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Tuesday said he is leading a 23-state federal lawsuit seeking to eliminate the U.S. EPA's new standards that would prohibit the construction of new coal-fired power plants.

Tomblin: State has questions, but will submit to EPA Clean Power Plan

By Jessica Karmasek | Oct 28, 2015

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says the state will submit a plan in an effort to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, even as a multi-state lawsuit over the rule’s legality looms. “As required by new legislation passed by the Legislature this year, the state Department of Environmental Protection has already initiated its feasibility study to determine what options may be available for West Virginia to meet these new standards,” Tomblin said Oct.

WVU law ethics professor: Morrisey could work on Cardinal case

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 26, 2015

CHARLESTON – A former West Virginia University law professor says state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey didn’t need to step back from a case involving a company for which his wife was lobbying. On Oct. 25, the Charleston Gazette-Mail published a story says Morrisey gave “specific instructions” for his office’s lawsuits against Cardinal Health and other prescription drug makers.

Davis calls out majority again in another DHHR dissent

By Jessica Karmasek | Oct 23, 2015

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis again called out the court majority in a dissent filed this week, this time accusing her fellow justices of an “arrogant and complete disregard of federal law.” Davis dissented to an Oct. 15 opinion, in which a majority of the court’s justices ruled that the state Department of Health and Human Resources must follow an order issued by Kanawha Circuit Court Judge Louis “Duke” Boom in August 2014 to immediately restore access to patient

Morrisey leads lawsuit to seek end of EPA Clean Power Plan

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 23, 2015

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is leading a coalition of 23 others states in a lawsuit seeking to strike down the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan.

AG's office sues NuWave for 'unscrupulous' marketing of cookware

By Anna Aguillard | Oct 21, 2015

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has filed a complaint for injunction, consumer restitution, and other relief against Illinois-based cookware company NuWave, LLC.

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