CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced a lawsuit May 16 against Purdue Pharma and its former CEO for the marketing of opioids. West Virginia is one of five states to sue Purdue for its actions.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – West Virginia and 43 other states have filed an antitrust lawsuit claiming some of the nation’s largest generic drug companies conspired to inflate and manipulate prices, cut competition and restrain trade for more than 100 different drugs.
CHARLESTON – Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says most of the money from the $37 million settlement with McKesson will be used for substance addiction treatment in the state.
WHEELING – The minority vice chairman of the House of Delegates Judiciary Committee is criticizing last week’s $37 million state settlement with a drug company.
CHARLESTON – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey again are having a war of words regarding a state settlement with a drug company.
That settlement, which Morrisey's office says is believed to be the largest state settlement of its kind against a single pharmaceutical distributor, pushes the total paid in West Virginia’s pursuit of 13 pharmaceutical wholesalers to more than $84 million.
PARKERSBURG — The Wheeling-Charleston Diocese has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office alleging it and a former bishop knowingly employed pedophiles.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is leading a 17-state coalition to support farmers and landowners by urging the Trump administration to adopt its proposed replacement of the Obama-era, Waters of the United States rule.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has won restitution, a civil penalty and a court order to permanently block a Putnam County flooring contractor from any future work in the area of home improvement sales and installation.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia continues a fight against several asphalt companies it claims drove up the price of asphalt in the state and suppressed competition.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and other AGs are expressing concern that a draft pain management directive could weaken restrictions on the prescribing of opioid painkillers, something Morrisey has pushed for in West Virginia.
CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice has signed a bill that will move the state's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit to the state Attorney General's office. Senate Bill 318 was signed into law earlier this week. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey praised the move, calling it "a bold step that will significantly strengthen the state’s fight against Medicaid fraud."
CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Attorney General's Office finalized a settlement with both a drug manufacturer and marketer involving a prescription blood thinner for $3.2 million.
PARKERSBURG — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has filed a lawsuit alleging the Wheeling-Charleston Diocese and a former bishop, saying they knowingly employed pedophiles.
On March 7, the House of Delegates voted 58-42 to pass Senate Bill 318. It would move the state’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit from the state Department of Health and Human Resources to the Attorney General’s office.
CHARLESTON — The state Senate has passed a bill that would move the state's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit to be housed in the state Attorney General's office. On a 26-8 vote, the Senate voted Feb. 27 to pass Senate Bill 318. The bill now will go to the House of Delegates, where a similar bill already was introduced.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is urging anyone faced with wind damage to be cautious when hiring a contractor to make repairs. The advice comes following a weekend weather system that brought strong winds and heavy rain to residents across West Virginia.
MARTINSBURG – The state Attorney General’s office has filed a civil complaint against three Berkeley County school employees in the aftermath of abuse allegations against special needs students.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has finalized a $302,500 settlement with Fiat Chrysler as part of a broader multistate settlement with the auto manufacturer.