WHEELING – The son of Murray Energy’s founder and former CEO is the subject of another lawsuit accusing him of sexual harassment, sexual battery and sexual assault of a minor. The case actually was filed last November, but had been sealed. The state Supreme Court denied a writ Nov. 8, allowing an Ohio Circuit Court order unsealing it to take effect.
PARKERSBURG – A circuit judge has dismissed one claim filed by Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office against the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and certified two questions to the state Supreme Court. Wood Circuit Judge J.D. Beane’s Nov. 6 order granted the Diocese’s motion to dismiss claims by the AG’s office under the state Consumer Credit and Protection Act. It also stayed the litigation until the certified questions are answered.
CHARLESTON — Kanawha Circuit Judge Charles King partially denied a request to send the case involving Gov. Jim Justice's residency to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to answer certified questions.
MORGANTOWN – A West Virginia attorney has launched an investigation to find out just how many in the state were affected by a giant credit card data breach and what legal moves can be taken, collectively or individually.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey praised the U.S. Senate for rejecting a resolution he says was an attempt to revoke the Trump administration’s Affordable Clean Energy rule.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission says lawyers and legal advertisers looking for plaintiffs to sue drug companies are making false claims in their TV ads, as well as possibly scaring viewers into stopping taking their medications.
WHEELING – A federal lawsuit filed by the son of Murray Energy CEO Bob Murray against his ex-wife days before he was accused of having sexual contact with his adopted pre-teen daughter has been dismissed.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – As a federal agency considers whether lawyers are illegally frightening potential clients who see their television commercials, research shows drugs like Invokana and Truvada are among the most popular subjects of lawyer spending.
CHARLESTON — The chairman and CEO of The Hawthorn Group, a public affairs and public relations firm, said if the West Virginia water crisis taught companies anything, it was to always be ready for what others do.