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West Virginia, four other states filing suits against Purdue Pharma for opioid marketing

By Kyla Asbury | May 16, 2019

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.

West Virginia joins federal lawsuit claiming price conspiracy among generic drug makers

By Chris Dickerson | May 13, 2019

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.

Morrisey says most of McKesson money should go to substance abuse programs

By Chris Dickerson | May 7, 2019

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.

Fluharty also critical of state's $37 million McKesson settlement, Morrisey

By Chris Dickerson | May 6, 2019

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.

Manchin criticizes state's 'sweetheart' $37 million settlement with McKesson

By Chris Dickerson | May 3, 2019

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.

Governor, AG's office announce $37 million settlement with McKesson

By Chris Dickerson | May 2, 2019

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.

Diocese files motion to dismiss lawsuit filed by state Attorney General's office

By Chris Dickerson | May 1, 2019

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.

Morrisey leads coalition supporting EPA plan to replace WOTUS rule

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 17, 2019

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.

AG's office wins judgment against Putnam County flooring contractor

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 10, 2019

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.

State's allegations of price-fixing by asphalt companies heads to mediation

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 8, 2019

CHARLESTON — West Virginia continues a fight against several asphalt companies it claims drove up the price of asphalt in the state and suppressed competition.

Morrisey, other AGs worried federal plan would weaken opioid prescription limits

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 1, 2019

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.

Governor signs bill moving Medicaid Fraud Control Unit from DHHR to AG's office

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 27, 2019

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."

Morrisey leads coalition to protect lotteries

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 22, 2019

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is leading a bipartisan effort with 25 other attorneys general nationwide to protect state lotteries.

Attorney General finalizes prescription drug settlement

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 21, 2019

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.

AG's office sues Diocese and former bishop, saying they employed known pedophiles

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 19, 2019

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.

Bill moving Medicaid Fraud Control Unit to AG's office awaits governor's signature

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 8, 2019

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.

Senate passes bill that would move Medicaid Fraud Control Unit to AG's office

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 27, 2019

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.

AG's office warns residents to be cautious with contractors doing wind damage repair

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 26, 2019

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.

AG's office files civil complaint against teacher, aides accused of abusing special needs students

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 19, 2019

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.

State will get more than $300K of national $72.5M Fiat Chrysler emissions settlement

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 12, 2019

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.

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