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UPDATE: W.Va. SOS has questions about probe of Davis' 2012 contributions

West Virginia Record

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Secretary of State’s office is questioning how the Kanawha County Prosecutor’s Office handled an investigation into some campaign contributions to Justice Robin Jean Davis’s 2012 re-election campaign.

Judicial elections in West Virginia will now be nonpartisan

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – The law requiring judicial elections to be nonpartisan is now in effect in West Virginia.

Asbestos trust transparency law takes effect in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – A key piece of tort reform legislation passed and signed earlier this year now is West Virginia law.

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

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. SC justice to seek 12 more years on bench

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – Brent Benjamin wants to serve another 12 years as a justice on the West Virginia Supreme Court.

W.Va. AG Morrisey looks to the future

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – Midway through his first term as West Virginia’s attorney general, Patrick Morrisey is proud of the work his office has done.

Attorneys: Asbestos trust claims bill good for West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – The asbestos trust claims act recently signed into law is good for business in West Virginia, according to several attorneys who played key roles in crafting the legislation.

Morrisey announces $393K judgement against synthetic drug maker

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says a permanent injunction has been entered against the owner of a Georgia-based business that sold illegal synthetic drugs in West Virginia.

W.Va. AG leads letter to EPA on power plant rules

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Friday said the state recently penned a letter on behalf of 19 states asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw its proposed rules on greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants because the agency failed to meet the specified deadlines set by law.

Judicial elections in West Virginia will now be nonpartisan

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – The days of Democratic or Republican judges in West Virginia are over.

W.Va. Senate unanimously passes asbestos trust claims act

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Senate on Friday unanimously passed Senate Bill 411, creating the Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Claims Transparency Act and the Asbestos and Silica Claims Priorities Act.

W.Va. Senate pondering asbestos trust claims legislation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - A West Virginia group representing trial lawyers says a state Senate bill targeting asbestos bankruptcy trust claims is unnecessary and only will hurt affected residents.

W.Va. justice refuses to recuse in another nursing home matter

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) -  An attorney involved in a major nursing home verdict last year has filed a motion in another case saying West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Robin Jean Davis should recuse herself from hearing a petition in a similar case.

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

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.

Asbestos attorneys settle racketeering case against them for $7.3M


W.Va. AG seeks summary judgment in lawsuit against Obama Administration

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has filed a motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit West Virginia filed against the Obama Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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

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."

U.S. SC rules EPA exceeded its authority by altering emissions standard

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A U.S. Supreme Court ruling will stop the Environmental Protection Agency from requiring permits for greenhouse gas emissions from new or modified industrial facilities.

AG's outside counsel policy has saved West Virginia nearly $4M


W.Va. federal judge consolidates water crisis lawsuits