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Class action filed against WPA Intelligence over calls

Noddy A. Fernandez Nov. 16, 2017, 1:38pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A Wheeling, West Virginia, woman alleges a business headquartered in Washington, D.C., caused her injuries with "obnoxious" and "annoying" phone calls.

Frontier files suit over West Virginia's House Bill 3093

Louie Torres Aug. 1, 2017, 9:33am

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – The West Virginia arm of Frontier Communications has filed a suit against the state's governor and other officials regarding House Bill 3093, which pertains to access to utility poles.

Ohio coal company sues Army Corps of Engineers over W.Va. site

Mike Torres Jul. 10, 2017, 9:47am

WHEELING, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) — An Ohio coal company is suing Army Corps of Engineers officials, alleging violation of federal law.

Two companies defeat telemarketing claims holding them 'vicariously liable'

Kyla Asbury Jan. 9, 2017, 2:19pm

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – Two defendants in a multidistrict litigation proceeding involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act have won summary judgment, dismissing them from an MDL containing 30 cases. 

Former employees file suit against Seneca Coal Resources after mass layoff

Robbie Hargett May 16, 2016, 6:35pm

BECKLEY, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – A West Virginia coal company is being sued after it instituted a sudden mass layoff.

Wells Fargo to pay $8 million to resolve allegations against predecessor Acordia

Mark Iandolo May 3, 2016, 6:43pm

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – Wells Fargo has agreed to an $8 million settlement over allegations that its predecessor, Acordia, violated the state’s Antitrust Act and its Consumer Credit and Protection Act.

West Virginia AG takes action against contractors for alleged violations of consumer laws

Mark Iandolo May 3, 2016, 6:40pm

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey recently took action against Frederick Tarmon Sr. and Frederick Tarmon Jr., doing business as both Tarmon and Sons and Complete Handyman Service, suing for allegations of violating the state’s Consumer Credit and Protection Act.

West Virginia AG seeks change in methadone rules for state prescription drug monitoring programs

Mark Iandolo Apr. 15, 2016, 8:39pm

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey recently joined a coalition of 33 states requesting the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to permit methadone clinics to provide state prescription drug monitoring programs with dispensing data.

Rite Aid to pay $4.9 million in generic prescription drugs case

Mark Iandolo Apr. 8, 2016, 12:33pm

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) — Rite Aid will pay $4.9 million to resolve allegations it failed to pass cost savings from generic prescription drugs onto consumers, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has announced.

West Virginia AG asks EPA to retract proposal that could hurt racing industry

Mark Iandolo Apr. 5, 2016, 10:35pm

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey joined six other states in drafting a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency, asking the agency to withdraw a proposal that could significantly hurt stock car and drag racing in West Virginia.

West Virginia consumers to receive $20 million as part of Cavalry settlement

Mark Iandolo Mar. 25, 2016, 11:59am

CHARLESTON, West Virginia (Legal Newsline) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has announced West Virginia consumers will receive close to $20 million in debt cancellation as part of a settlement with Cavalry Investments and Cavalry Portfolio Services.

Cashland to pay $150,000 to resolve allegations of credit violations

Mark Iandolo Feb. 26, 2016, 2:13pm

CHARLESTON, West Virginia (Legal Newsline) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has announced his office has reached a $150,000 settlement with Cashland, an Ohio payday lender, that resolves allegations of Consumer Credit and Protection Act violations.

States file opening briefs against EPA’s Clean Power Plan in D.C. Circuit

Jessica Karmasek Feb. 22, 2016, 10:06am

Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court stayed enforcement of the agency’s new rule until arguments in the case conclude. Arguments on the plan’s legality are scheduled for June before the federal appeals court.

U.S. SC sides with states, halts EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Jessica Karmasek Feb. 10, 2016, 7:59am

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton hailed the high court’s decision to stay the agency’s new rule, calling it a “major victory” for Americans. The White House disagreed with the court’s order, but said it is confident the agency will prevail in the court challenge.

W.Va. AG, 30-state coalition file reply with U.S. SC over Clean Power Plan stay request

Jessica Karmasek Feb. 9, 2016, 6:50am

The states contend that if left unstayed, the EPA’s new rule will force “massive and irreversible changes” in terms of state policies and resources, power plant shutdowns, and investments in wind and solar power.

Miami-Luken settles for $2.5 million in larger case involving the alleged flood of drugs into W.Va.

Mark Iandolo Feb. 6, 2016, 3:22pm

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Attorney General’s Office for West Virginia announced it has settled for $2.5 million with Miami-Luken over allegations the company failed to detect, report and stop the flood of suspicious drugs into the state.

AGs want U.S. SC to stay EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Jessica Karmasek Jan. 28, 2016, 6:58am

A group of state attorneys general also take issue with the federal agency’s implementation plan, which would force cap-and-trade upon states that do not comply with the new rule.

D.C. Circuit denies states’ request for stay of EPA’s Clean Power Plan, but puts case on fast track

Jessica Karmasek Jan. 22, 2016, 8:25am

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, who is leading a coalition of states against the federal agency’s new rule, says he is considering an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court.

Morrisey files suit against McKesson Corp. over allegations of improper drug distributions

Mark Iandolo Jan. 13, 2016, 4:36pm

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced a lawsuit against McKesson Corp. over allegations that the prescription drug distributor failed to identify, detect, report and help stop certain drug orders.

More than 100 file opt-out notices with federal court over proposed W.Va. water crisis settlement

Jessica Karmasek Jan. 13, 2016, 9:02am

Those wishing to opt out or object to the settlement -- in which Freedom Industries executives have agreed to pay $400,000 -- have until next month to do so.