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Bosch to Pay $550K to West Virginia for Role in Emissions Scandal

West Virginia has received a $550,000 payment from a German firm related to a car emissions-rigging scandal, state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced last month. Morrisey announced the payment from auto parts and technology company Bosch. German automaker Volkswagen admitted …

West Virginia Diocese Seeks $792K from Disgraced Bishop

West Virginia’s Roman Catholic diocese said last week that it wants a former bishop to pay it more than three-quarters of a million dollars after a series of alleged sexual and financial scandals. Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston Bishop Mark E. Brennan …

West Virginia AG Says Johnson & Johnson, Teva Hid Opioid Risks in New Lawsuit

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 …

West Virginia Lawmakers Ask Attorney General for Control of $37M Opioid Settlment

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 …

West Virginia AG Files Amended Suit Against State Catholic Diocese Over Abuse

West Virginia’s Roman Catholic diocese failed to publicly disclose decade-old allegations of sexual abuse of a student involving a Catholic school teacher, the state’s attorney general said May 21. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced an amended lawsuit against the Diocese …

McKesson to Pay $37M to Resolve West Virginia Opioid Suit

Drug distributor McKesson Corp has agreed to pay $37 million to resolve a lawsuit by the state of West Virginia alleging it helped fuel a U.S. opioid epidemic by failing to stop suspicious orders of painkillers by pharmacies in the …

West Virginia AG Reaches Settlement Over Unlawfully Repossessed Vehicles

West Virginia’s attorney general says his office has reached a settlement over allegations that a leasing company unlawfully repossessed vehicles. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said in a release that the settlement with Auto Trakk LLC was valued at nearly $900,000. …

West Virginia Settles With Pharmacy Accused of Providing 10M Painkillers

A pharmacy accused of dispensing millions of prescription pain pills in West Virginia has agreed to a $550,000 settlement with the state. In a news release, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says the settlement of a lawsuit involving Larry’s Drive-In Pharmacy …

West Virginia Sues Equifax Over Data Breach

West Virginia sued Equifax Inc on Thursday for failing to safeguard consumer information of hundreds of thousands of state residents and for delaying alerting the public to a breach that exposed the personal data of about 148 million people, the …

West Virginia to Get $153K in Drugmaker Settlement

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said the state will receive more than $153,000 in a national settlement with a prescription drug manufacturer. Morrisey says in a news release last month that every state and the District of Columbia are …