CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is warning against price gouging during the ongoing a state of emergency declared in response to heavy rains across portions of southern West Virginia.
According to documents filed in the federal opioid litigation, Paul T. Farrell Jr. has left the Huntington law firm of Greene Ketchum. A Jan. 31 Notice of Change of Attorney Information lists Farrell’s new firm as Farrell Law, which is located in Huntington.
CHARLESTON — Americans for Prosperity commended the Trump administration for issuing a report on how states can reform their occupational licensing laws in the hopes that those laws do not act as barriers keeping people from practicing their desired occupation.
CHARLESTON – A member of the House of Delegates is asking the director of the West Virginia Lottery to provide additional information regarding the former director’s sale of a home to The Greenbrier’s director of casino operations while he still worked for the lottery.
Recent advertising figures indicate the makers of the heartburn drug Zantac and its generic equivalents will soon be facing an onslaught of lawsuits, as personal injury lawyers have begun the process of rounding up clients.
CHARLESTON – The legal teams representing Huntington and Cabell County have a vastly different idea of how quickly they want their cases against the nation’s three largest opioid distribution companies to proceed.
Justice Margaret Workman did not file to run again during the filing period that ended at midnight on Jan. 25, according to filings listed online with the Secretary of State’s office. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has no primary challengers.
CHARLESTON – The former director of the West Virginia Lottery Commission sold his Glade Springs Resort home to The Greenbrier’s director of casino operations while he still worked for the lottery, according to public documents. State laws prohibit such transactions.
CHARLESTON — A Charleston attorney accused of charging the state for work he had never done has been arrested in Nicaragua, according to U.S. Marshals. William M. Lester Jr., who was arrested Jan. 23, is facing several felony charges of overcharging the state thousands of dollars for work he never completed.
WINFIELD – A Putnam Circuit Court judge stopped short of issuing a ruling in a civil lawsuit regarding the county’s school system being the only one to stay open during last year’s two-day work stoppage. But during a Jan. 24 hearing, Putnam Circuit Judge Phillip Stowers seemed to indicate he is leaning toward dismissing the complaint.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is praising the Trump administration’s decision to enact the Navigable Waters Protection Rule to replace the Obama-era Waters of the United States Rule, which Morrisey has characterized as a power grab.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has joined two multistate coalitions it says are aimed at protecting women’s health by urging the U.S. Supreme Court to protect the rights of individual states to regulate abortion within their borders.
HUNTINGTON — A former Veterans Benefits Association claims assistant has been sentenced to six months in prison for fraudulently access the medical records of six fellow veterans, including current U.S. Senate candidate Richard Ojeda.