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Morrisey joins brief backing states' right to defund Planned Parenthood

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 25, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has joined a 15-state coalition in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear and ultimately protect the right of individual states to defund Planned Parenthood and other medical providers for purposes of their Medicaid programs.

AG partnership sends man to prison on drug, firearms charges

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 23, 2018

CHARLESTON — A jury has found an eastern Panhandle man guilty of federal drug distribution and firearms charges, the product of a partnership between West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and U.S. Attorney Bill Powell.

Conservation organization accuses U.S. Fish & Wildlife of violating FOIA

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 23, 2018

ELKINS — A conservation organization is suing a federal agency, alleging violation of the Freedom of Information Act.

AG's office joins forces with NRA for school protection seminar

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 23, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has partnered with the National Rifle Association to provide expert training in how to identify security vulnerabilities and protect students.

From Legal Newsline

As Boulder sues, 15 states - including Colorado - oppose global warming lawsuits

By John O'Brien | Apr 21, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Two days after local officials in the Boulder, Colo., area filed a lawsuit that attempts to hold large energy companies liable for the alleged effects of global warming, the state’s top lawyer showed that she disagrees with their legal argument by voicing her opposition to similar lawsuits in California.

AG's office files action to force EPA to protect coal, steel jobs

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 19, 2018

CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has filed a petition to protect West Virginia coal jobs by demanding the federal government clarify onerous regulations that stymie the production of steel.

DEA announces proposed rule to reduce opioid supply

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 18, 2018

CHARLESTON — As a result of a lawsuit filed by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has announced a proposed rule to reduce the oversupply of opioid painkillers and end pill dumping in West Virginia.

Morrisey warns against price gouging during state of emergency

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 17, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning against price gouging during a state of emergency due to heavy rain across West Virginia.

AG's pill mill lawsuit results in $550K settlement

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 17, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has reached a $550,000 settlement with a pharmacy that stood accused of providing nearly 10 million doses of highly addictive prescription painkillers in just 11 years – all for a county with fewer than 25,000 residents.

AG's federal partnership sends heroin trafficker to prison

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 17, 2018

MARTINSBURG — A federal judge recently sentenced a Maryland man to prison for trafficking heroin in the state’s eastern Panhandle, the product of a partnership between West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and U.S. Attorney Bill Powell.

Standing up for West Virginia's seniors

By Patrick Morrisey | Apr 17, 2018

CHARLESTON – Every West Virginian has basic human rights, regardless of age, to be protected from unlawful harm and suffering.

Anti-sex trafficking bill backed by Morrisey signed into law

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 16, 2018

CHARLESTON —West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey backed federal legislation aimed at combating online sex trafficking as part of his broader focus on better identifying and ending human trafficking in the Mountain State.

Morrisey warns consumers of tax scams as filing deadline approaches

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 13, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is reminding consumers to be on the lookout for tax scams or tactics that could jeopardize personal information as consumers work to meet the approaching filing deadline of Tuesday, April 17.

AGs office files lawsuit against Equifax

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 13, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has filed a lawsuit against Equifax alleging it ignored warnings to secure its system, failed to safeguard consumer information and stalled in notifying the public of a data breach that affected 148 million consumers nationwide.

AG's office secures state's first handgun recognition with Minnesota

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 13, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey secured recognition of the state's concealed handgun licenses in Minnesota, ensuring for the first time ever that Mountain State permits will be recognized in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

Thousands of state employees shortchanged by pay change

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 10, 2018

CHARLESTON – The state auditor’s office has been served a notice of a pending lawsuit alleging failure to properly calculate and pay the wages of public employees from at least three state agencies.

AG’s office seeks order to lock up Logan Co. tombstone salesman

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 10, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office has asked a circuit judge to put a tombstone salesman behind bars for alleged violations of a previous court order.

AG's office warns consumers of 'pay for prayer' scam

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 10, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is warning of a pay-for-prayer scam targeting West Virginia consumers.

Deadline for AG's ‘Kids Kick Opioids’ PSA contest approaching

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 6, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is reminding schools and parents of the upcoming deadline for this year’s “Kids Kick Opioids” public service announcement contest – Friday, April 13.

Morrisey, Warner announce enhanced business search tool for consumers

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 5, 2018

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Secretary of State Mac Warner announced a tool to help inform consumers and combat fraud.

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