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Justices admonish attorney for not disclosing sexual relationship with client

Chris Dickerson Nov. 20, 2017, 1:43pm

CHARLESTON – The state Supreme Court has admonished a Nicholas County attorney for not immediately disclosing a sexual relationship with a client. The Chief Justice, however, thinks the majority of the court should have been harsher with its punishment of the public defender.

Armstead also backs constitutional amendment on court budget; Former justice says 'not so fast'

Chris Dickerson Nov. 17, 2017, 11:24am

CHARLESTON – The Speaker of the House of Delegates and a former Supreme Court justice also are speaking out about the court’s recently revealed renovation spending.

More people calling for legislative control of Supreme Court budget

Chris Dickerson Nov. 16, 2017, 3:38pm

CHARLESTON – Officials and state leaders continue to discuss spending at the West Virginia Supreme Court and how to deal with it.

Loughry, Canterbury point fingers at each other over spending

Chris Dickerson Nov. 15, 2017, 2:12pm

CHARLESTON – The Chief Justice of the state Supreme Court and the court’s former administrator are pointing fingers at each other regarding a nearly $4 million renovation of the court and its offices.

Jenkins again pushes Morrisey to sign 'People Over Pills' pledge

Chris Dickerson Nov. 15, 2017, 11:52am

HUNTINGTON – U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins again is calling for West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to sign a “People Over Pills” pledge. And once again, Morrisey’s U.S. Senate campaign is calling it a desperation move by Jenkins’ competing campaign.

Senate president wants control of state Supreme Court budget

Chris Dickerson Nov. 14, 2017, 3:48pm

CHARLESTON – The president of the West Virginia Senate wants residents to vote on adding a constitutional amendment to give the Legislature power over the state Supreme Court’s budget.

Supreme Court suspends Parkersburg attorney’s license for three months

Kyla Asbury Nov. 14, 2017, 1:23pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ordered the suspension of a Parkersburg attorney’s law license for three months after he allegedly lied to a magistrate regarding his own case for driving under the influence.

Official: China Energy deal 'fulfills promise' of shale gas revolution

Chris Dickerson Nov. 13, 2017, 12:28pm

CHARLESTON – West Virginia leaders continue to praise the $83.7 billion agreement with China Energy as an amazing opportunity.

National panel to decide about consolidating federal opioid cases

The West Virginia Record Nov. 10, 2017, 3:45pm

WASHINGTON – Judges on a national panel must decide whether to consolidate opioid suits of local governments and, if so, whether to ​​​​​send them to West Virginia, Illinois or Ohio.

State leaders beaming about $83.7 billion China Energy agreement

Chris Dickerson Nov. 9, 2017, 12:10pm

CHARLESTON – An $83.7 billion agreement with China Energy has state leaders downright giddy.

State auditor dismissed from Richwood mayor’s lawsuit

Kyla Asbury Nov. 8, 2017, 7:06pm

CHARLESTON – Kanawha Circuit Judge Joanna Tabit dismissed Richwood Mayor Bob Henry Baber claims against State Auditor J.B. McCuskey in his lawsuit after he was put on administrative leave while the McCuskey’s office performed an investigation.

AG provides update on Frontier settlement

Chris Dickerson Nov. 8, 2017, 12:34pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has announced that Frontier Communications has increased internet speeds for approximately 43 percent of customers impacted by its estimated $160 million settlement with West Virginia.

Supreme Court says jet engine repair facility inventory not exempt from taxation, chief justice disagrees

Kyla Asbury Nov. 6, 2017, 3:22pm

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals filed an opinion last week, ruling that parts inventory at Pratt & Whitney Engine Services was not exempt from being taxed, but Chief Justice Allen Loughry disagreed.

Dog’s euthanasia case back in state Supreme Court

Kyla Asbury Nov. 6, 2017, 10:06am

CHARLESTON – The case involving a whippet mix named Jasper has been sent back to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

Former employees sue Charleston Newspapers for age discrimination

From staff reports Nov. 3, 2017, 1:25pm

CHARLESTON – Three former employees are suing Charleston Newspapers after they claim they were discriminated against due to their ages.

Four cities file lawsuit against Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations

Kyla Asbury Nov. 2, 2017, 8:31pm

CHARLESTON – Four West Virginia cities have filed a lawsuit against the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, alleging its misinformation of dangerous pain management standards encouraged the over-prescription of opioids in the state.

Woman says law firm coerced her into settling pelvic mesh case

Chris Dickerson Nov. 2, 2017, 12:26pm

CHARLESTON – A Georgia law firm involved in pelvic mesh litigation is asking for a federal court to dismiss a legal malpractice case against it.

Jenkins asks fellow Senate candidates to sign 'People Over Pills' pledge

Chris Dickerson Nov. 1, 2017, 11:16am

CHARLESTON – U.S. Senate candidate Evan Jenkins has signed a pledge to refuse campaign donations from “pharmaceutical companies and their lobbyists,” and he’s asking his fellow candidates to sign it as well.

Morrisey among 46 AGs in expanded generic drug antitrust lawsuit

Chris Dickerson Oct. 31, 2017, 4:20pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia has joined 45 other states seeking to expand an antitrust lawsuit to include 18 generic drug manufacturers and 15 generic drugs used to treat diabetes, heart and blood disorders, infections and other health conditions.

AG's disability fraud unit nears $7.6M in total savings

Chris Dickerson Oct. 31, 2017, 10:43am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s disability fraud partnership has reached a new milestone in the most recent quarter – achieving approximately $7.6 million in total savings during its first 21 months of operation.