Latest Patrick Morrisey News

The Latest: J&J company says it will fight WVa mesh lawsuit

Sep. 18, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on The West Virginia attorney general's lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson over surgical mesh(all times local): 3 p.m. A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary says it will vigorously defend itself against a West Virginia lawsuit accusing the companies of mispresenting the...

W.Va. sues over pelvic mesh implant after sales halted in US

Sep. 18, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia on Wednesday sued Johnson & Johnson over its marketing of a surgical mesh used to treat pelvic conditions in women after regulators halted sales of the device in the U.S. The state's attorney general, Patrick Morrisey, filed a consumer protection case against the...

Sen. Manchin says he won't run for West Virginia governor

Sep. 3, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin announced Tuesday he will not run for governor, ending speculation on whether the moderate Democrat would challenge a Trump-backed incumbent in his deep-red home state. Manchin said his decision to stay put in the U.S. Senate came after months of...

West Virginia AG sues opioid makers, says they hid risks

Aug. 23, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's top prosecutor filed suits Friday against the major opioid makers Johnson & Johnson and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA for misrepresenting the risks of their painkilling drugs. The separate suits filed in Boone County, West Virginia, by Attorney General Patrick...

Kasich, Gee group to push opioid settlement toward hospitals

Aug. 22, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — West Virginia University President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich are creating a nonprofit that will fight to steer cash from any national opioid settlement to hospitals, rather than to local and state governments already sparring for control of the dollars. Gee and...

Lawsuit accusing ex-bishop of drunken sexual assault settled

Aug. 21, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit accusing the former bishop of West Virginia's Roman Catholic diocese of molesting boys and men has been settled. The terms of the recent settlement are confidential, Wheeling-Charleston Diocese spokesman Tim Bishop said in a statement. The diocese declined further...

Former W.Va. educators charged after alleged verbal abuse

Aug. 16, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's top prosecutor says three former educators have been arrested on charges that they verbally abused two autistic students. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says former special education teacher Christina Lester and former aides June Yurish and Kristin Douty were...

21 states sue Trump administration over new coal rules

Aug. 13, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A coalition of 21 Democratic-led states sued the Trump administration Tuesday over its decision to ease restrictions on coal-fired power plants, with California's governor saying the president is trying to rescue an outdated industry. In June, the U.S. Environmental Protection...

W.Va. lawmakers ask for control of $37M opioid settlement

Jul. 29, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A group of West Virginia lawmakers want control of a recent $37 million opioid settlement with the drug distributor McKesson. Members of the House of Delegates on Monday asked the attorney general to let the legislature to divvy up the money so it can be used for opioid treatment...

WVa consumers hit by Equifax data breach can file claims

Jul. 25, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

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...