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W.Va. Consumers Hit by Equifax Data Breach Can File Claims

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s attorney general says state consumers affected by an Equifax data breach last year can now file claims. Patrick Morrisey says in a news release the claims process is open for a $425 million national settlement along with a separate $2.4 million settlement reached in a lawsuit filed by Morrisey’s… Read More

W. Va. Joins Four Other States in Suing OxyContin Maker

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CHARLESTON, West Virginia (AP) – Five state attorneys general have announced new lawsuits against the maker of OxyContin as they seek to hold the drug industry responsible for an opioid crisis. Filings were announced Thursday by officials in Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, West Virginia and Wisconsin. With the suits, 45 states are now taking legal action… Read More

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Diocese Wants Suit Alleging it Hired Pedophiles Thrown Out

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A Catholic diocese and its former bishop want a judge to throw out a West Virginia lawsuit that claims they knowingly employed pedophiles. Attorneys for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and Bishop Michael Bransfield last week filed a motion to dismiss the suit brought by state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. The lawsuit… Read More

Morrisey Among Attorneys General Seeking Robocall Measure

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s attorney general is joining with others around the country to support federal legislation to help cut down on illegal robocalls. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said that his office receives frequent calls from residents complaining about scams, robocalls and call spoofing. The release said a coalition of 54 state and… Read More