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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is facing some criticism after the Charleston Gazette-Mail ran an article saying he paid an outside law firm $600,000 more than his policy on paying legal fees dictates.

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State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says he won't seek a review by the U.S. Supreme Court in a Clarksburg man's 2001 rape case.

In November, the West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that Joseph Buffey's due process rights were violated when prosecutors failed to disclose that DNA tests exonerated him in the rape and robbery of an 83-year-old woman. They sent the case back to a judge to allow Buffey to withdraw his guilty pleas.

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The U.S. Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia Circuit rejected a request this week to freeze implementation of the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan while the broader lawsuit moves forward.

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Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will appoint a Democrat to a swing Senate seat this weekend unless the state Supreme Court rules otherwise.

The Democratic governor's court filing Friday says he'll appoint a Democrat Saturday afternoon. Republicans have a 17-16 Senate majority.

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West Virginia's highest court has rejected a bid by several drug firms to close the door on the state's lawsuit.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the Supreme Court has denied the companies' request for a "writ for prohibition." The prescription drug wholesalers claimed a Boone County Circuit judge committed error when he blocked their attempts to dismiss the lawsuit.

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An investigative panel has dismissed a complaint against West Virginia's attorney general regarding his involvement in lawsuits against pharmaceutical drug distributors.

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West Virginia's attorney general has accused one of the nation's largest drug wholesalers of flooding the state with tens of millions of doses of prescription pills in violation of state law.

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Friday announced a lawsuit against San Francisco-based McKesson Corp. The suit was filed in Boone County Circuit Court.

Among other things, the lawsuit alleges violations of state consumer protection laws and the uniform controlled substances act.

McKesson didn't immediately respond to an email request for comment.

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An opinion by Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says the vacancy left by a senator who was elected as a Democrat but flipped Republican should be filled by another Republican.

The Republican attorney general filed the opinion Tuesday regarding ex-Sen. Daniel Hall at the request of Republican Senate President Bill Cole.

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West Virginia’s attorney general is urging state lawmakers to adopt a substance abuse program used in South Dakota.


Patrick Morrisey says he sent a letter this week to the chairmen of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees urging them to consider the 24/7 Sobriety Program during the 2016 legislative session. 

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As many West Virginia residents make New Year's resolutions to shed extra pounds, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warns them to be aware of a weight loss scam.

Morrisey says the scammers charge additional money after the purchase of a weight loss product's trial offer. It could involve up to $87.95 being charged weeks after the consumer's initial purchase of a $4.95 trial offer.

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West Virginia’s attorney general is assuring gun owners in his state that their concealed-carry handgun permits will continue to be recognized in Virginia after Feb. 1.


Patrick Morrisey’s counterpart in Virginia announced this week permits held by handgun owners in 25 states will no longer be valid in Virginia after that date.

Frontier Communications has agreed to spend an additional $150 million to boost Internet speeds for about 28,000 rural customers in West Virginia.

The capital investment is part of a $160 million settlement announced on Thursday by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. The settlement resolves customers' complaints regarding the company's high-speed Internet service.

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West Virginia's attorney general wants the state Supreme Court to put a hold on its ruling allowing a Clarksburg man to withdraw guilty pleas in a 2001 rape case.

The Exponent Telegram reports that the ruling in Joseph Buffey's case is scheduled to become final Thursday. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has requested a delay while his office considers whether to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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The state Ethics Commission has issued rules for West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's taxpayer-funded telephone town halls.

According to The Charleston Gazette-Mail, the commission ruled Thursday that Morrisey can't use his name on pre-recorded robocalls inviting people to participate. The caller can only be identified as the attorney general's office.

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People who paid registration fees for the canceled 2014 Charleston Dirty Girl Mud Run will soon learn how they can obtain refunds.

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said Wednesday that his office is e-mailing instructions to about 1,100 people who signed up for the July 2014 event. Would-be participants paid entry fees of $65 to $95.

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West Virginia's attorney general has filed lawsuits against two pharmacies that he's seeking to block from doing business in the state.

  Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office filed the lawsuits against David Pharmacy LLC and Rock City Pharmacy LLC in the Raleigh Circuit Court Thursday. His office says both pharmacies are based in Utah.

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  About 430 West Virginia students won't have to pay nearly $446,000 in outstanding loans for online courses of a Pittsburgh firm that runs for-profit trade schools and colleges.

  Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced West Virginia's portion of the settlement Monday with Education Management Corporation.

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A Jackson County meat wholesaler has been ordered to comply with a subpoena in an investigation by Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office.

  Morrisey's office has been investigating complaints that Thaxton Wholesale Meats LLC coerced elderly customers into buying products.

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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning residents about a new scam involving bank card customer service numbers.

Morrisey says scammers are buying phone numbers similar to those of actual customer service numbers used by debit and credit card companies. They place ads online promoting the number as a customer service hotline to trick people who are looking for help with their account. Callers hear a recorded message promoting them to enter their personal information.