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West Virginia's challenge of EPA rule too early, D.C. Circuit says

Chris Dickerson Jun. 11, 2015, 9:15am

WASHINGTON – West Virginia’s move to have a federal court review the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan has been denied.

W.Va. judge says state agencies can sue drug companies

Chris Dickerson Jan. 12, 2015, 12:31pm

MADISON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – A Boone County judge has rejected a request by a dozen drug companies to dismiss a case against them filed by the state Attorney General’s office.

Former W.Va. AG's lawsuit against Amerisource leads to investigation by class action firm

Kyla Asbury Nov. 11, 2014, 1:18pm

PITTSBURGH (Legal Newsline) - A Pittsburgh law firm is commencing an investigation into possible breaches of fiduciary duties following a lawsuit filed in West Virginia regarding AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation's violations in that state.

Obama 'cherry-picks' laws to enforce, W.Va. AG's suit alleges

Chris Dickerson Jul. 30, 2014, 3:54pm

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Tuesday said his office has filed a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's practice of "cherry-picking which laws his administration will enforce."

W.Va. AG objects to EPA's new power plant rules

Kyla Asbury Jun. 9, 2014, 7:57pm

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has sent a letter to the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency detailing legal objections to the EPA's proposed rule for existing power plants.

U.S. SC to hear case over sale of firearms

Bryan Cohen Jan. 22, 2014, 4:28pm

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Chesapeake subsidiary to pay $3.2 million civil penalty to resolve Clean Water Act violations

Jessica M. Karmasek Dec. 20, 2013, 5:45pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- A subsidiary of Chesapeake Energy, the nation's second largest natural gas producer, will spend an estimated $6.5 million to restore sites damaged by unauthorized discharges of fill material into streams and wetlands.

W.Va. AG: Abortion rights groups have a right to express their opinions at rally

Jessica M. Karmasek Aug. 21, 2013, 2:00pm

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) -- West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, who is questioning the policies and practices of the state's abortion clinics, said he encouraged abortion rights groups to express their opinions at a rally Tuesday.

W.Va. AG writes Obama about EPA leadership

Chris Dickerson Feb. 12, 2013, 5:56pm

CHARLESTON - State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has written a letter to President Barack Obama regarding the search for a new person to run the Environmental Protection Agency.

W.Va. governor files brief in coal company's case against EPA

Jessica M. Karmasek Sep. 20, 2012, 8:00am

Tomblin WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, in an amicus brief filed Wednesday, is lending his support to Mingo Logan Coal Co. in its ongoing legal battle against the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

Three to pay $30M for cleanup of Superfund site

Michael P. Tremoglie Aug. 22, 2012, 12:28pm

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - A settlement announced Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency requires three companies to pay about $29.8 million in cleanup costs for a Superfund site.

W.Va. SC says Fla. company should've paid prevailing wage

Jessica M. Karmasek Jun. 14, 2012, 8:00am

Chief Justice Menis Ketchum CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals says the state's Division of Labor was "not clearly wrong" in determining that work done by an out-of-state company on a new state museum was subject to West Virginia's Prevailing Wage Act.

W.Va. SC explains ruling in case over election opponent's removal

Jessica M. Karmasek Apr. 13, 2012, 9:00am

Ketchum CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, in a full opinion filed this week, elaborated on its decision in February to have a state lawmaker's election opponent removed from the May primary ballot.

W.Va. candidate wants state to join contraception challenge

Chris Dickerson Mar. 9, 2012, 7:49am

McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Maloney is calling for Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and state Attorney General Darrell McGraw to join a lawsuit against the Obama administration's contraception rule.

W.Va. AG reaches $13.5 million settlement with Capital One

Jessica M. Karmasek Jan. 17, 2012, 9:33am

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw said Tuesday his office has reached a $13.5 million settlement with Capital One over the bank's past credit card practices.

W.Va. GOP serves notice on redistricting documents

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 3, 2011, 10:39am

Stuart CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - The West Virginia Republican Party, anticipating future litigation, on Friday provided written notice to various state offices asking that all documents related to redistricting be preserved.

W.Va. AG wants subpoena enforced

Bryan Cohen Apr. 27, 2011, 2:11am

McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw announced on Tuesday that his office has filed a lawsuit against a Virginia title lender to enforce a subpoena.

W.Va. AG says he's not a class action lawyer

John O'Brien Jan. 20, 2011, 10:19am

McGraw RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) - Calling some of its arguments "weak" and "absurd," West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw has responded to a group of pharmacies that claims his lawsuit against it is a class action.

W.Va. legislature backs McGraw's settlement plan

John O'Brien May 19, 2010, 7:00am

McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw and the state Legislature are on the same page when it comes to how to spend part of a $22.5 million settlement with Eli Lilly & Co.

W.Va. chamber: Take attack ad off the air

John O'Brien Apr. 28, 2010, 8:00pm

Wells CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Advertisements attacking W.Va. Sen. Erik Wells' voting record on whistleblower lawsuits are upsetting him and the state Chamber of Commerce.