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» April 2014

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Says Debt Collection Agency Issues are the Most Common Consumer Complaints in the Ohio Valley
April 21, 2014

Morrisey: Collection agencies have to follow very specific laws when trying to recover payments from consumers.
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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Alerts Consumers to Beware of Rental Property Scam
April 21, 2014

Morrisey: Scammers are hacking into personal emails and placing false advertisements to ruin housing rentals for families.
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Seeks Dismissal of City of Charleston Lawsuit Challenging State Gun Law
April 17, 2014

Morrisey: The City of Charleston violated basic court rules; the case has implications for municipalities across the state.
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Urges Consumers to be Cautious During the Final Days of Tax Season
April 14, 2014

Morrisey: Scammers are looking to steal important financial and personal information from those filing their taxes.
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s Office Offers Consumers Tips for Hiring Contractors
April 9, 2014

Morrisey: Always verify a contractor’s license before hiring them for home improvements.

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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Warns West Virginians About Calls Seeking to Profile Consumers for Later Scams
April 4, 2014

Morrisey: Scammers are offering lottery sweepstakes to consumers in order to collect information on potential victims.

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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Announces Approximately $1.2 Million Settlement in Auto Title Lenders Case
April 2, 2014

Fast Auto Loans, Virginia Auto Loans have agreed to erase any debt currently owed by West Virginia residents, pay $450,000, and end objectionable debt collection practices in the state.
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Alerts Residents to Fraudulent Offers of Free or Low-Cost Diabetes Testing Supplies
April 1, 2014

Morrisey: Scammers are looking to steal Medicare numbers, financial information from unsuspecting consumers.
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» March 2014

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Announces Distribution of Settlement Funds from E-Books Case
March 26, 2014

Morrisey: Approximately $697,193 will be distributed among West Virginia consumers who purchased electronic books.

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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Issues Statement on Supreme Court Declining to Weigh in on Spruce Mine Case
March 24, 2014

Morrisey: We are disappointed the nation’s highest court has opted to not intercede in the Mingo Logan Coal Co. v. EPA case.
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Alerts West Virginians About False Jury Duty Scam
March 17, 2014

Morrisey: This type of scam preys on West Virginians who are trying to do the right thing.
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Urges Federal Drug Enforcement Agency To Enact Stronger Restrictions On Hydrocodone Drugs
March 13, 2014

Morrisey: Drugs such as Lortab and Vicodin should be subject to Schedule II regulations to help combat substance abuse.
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Issues Statement on State Budget Agreement
March 13, 2014

"This agreement is consistent with my pledge when I was running for office to return settlement moneys to the Legislature for appropriation, while simultaneously ensuring the Consumer Protection Division is properly funded."
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Warns Consumers to Avoid Fake Funeral Emails
March 11, 2014

Morrisey: Links in innocent-looking emails about funeral services could import viruses onto a consumers’ computers.
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Warns West Virginians About Callers Offering To Increase Citizens’ Social Security Benefits
March 10, 2014

Morrisey: Scammers are targeting the elderly by telling them their benefits have been miscalculated and will be fixed if the senior citizen provides his or her banking information.
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Releases List Of Top 10 Consumer Complaints For 2013
March 7, 2014

Morrisey: Providing a list of the 10 most common complaints received by the Consumer Protection Division helps citizens make wise decisions.
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Says Consumers Should Always Be Wary Of Texts From Unknown Individuals
March 6, 2014

Morrisey: False texts offering free gift cards and other prizes may end up costing consumers on their cell phone bill.
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Urges Consumers To Be Careful When Evaluating Ways To Pay Down Debt
March 5, 2014

Morrisey: Consumers need to know their rights when settling debts.
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Warns Small Businesses About Website Domain Name Scam
March 4, 2014

Morrisey: Authentic looking message tries to get you to purchase unnecessary site
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Alerts Consumers About Fraudulent Microsoft Computer Repair Phone Calls
March 3, 2014

Morrisey: Consumers should never grant any unsolicited callers remote access to their computers.
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» February 2014

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Warns Residents About Cash-for-Collection Prize Scam
February 26, 2014

Morrisey: Asking for fees to collect prizes is illegal.
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Encourages Consumers to Use Caution When Purchasing Items from Online Sellers
February 24, 2014

Morrisey: Consumers can take a few steps to prevent themselves from becoming next victim.
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West Virginia Attorney General's Office Issues Statement on House of Delegates' Vote on House Bill 4490
February 24, 2014

The Office of the Attorney General is deeply disappointed that the West Virginia House of Delegates today passed unconstitutional and highly partisan legislation.
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Announces Initiative to Expand Access to Disposal Locations For Unwanted Prescription Drugs
February 18, 2014

Morrisey: Program’s goal is to secure drug drop boxes in each of the state’s 55 counties.
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Sends Letter To Speaker Miley Outlining Concerns With Proposed Legislation
February 18, 2014

Morrisey: House Bill 4490 creates a “constitutional crisis and puts at risk the core functions of the Attorney General’s Office.”
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Joins 18 Other States in Defending Second Amendment
February 17, 2014

Morrisey: Ruling could affect rights of law-abiding West Virginians

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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Files Price Gouging Charges Against Hurricane Business
February 14, 2014

The charges, which were filed in Putnam County Circuit Court, allege Mid Valley Mart inflated the price of bottled water by more than 100 percent after Elk River chemical spill.
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Issues Warning About Scammers Posing As Utility Employees and Demanding Payment
February 12, 2014

Morrisey: Scammers are telling consumers they must pay immediately or risk having their utilities turned off.
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Encourages Consumers to Be Mindful of Valentine's Day Scams
February 11, 2014

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey today urged consumers getting ready to do their Valentine’s Day shopping to be mindful of scams that take advantage of those who will be making those purchases online.
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Calls for Regular Audits of State Agencies Following Release of Agriculture Department Audit
February 10, 2014

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey released the following statement regarding an audit of the Department of Agriculture that was released to the Legislature today.
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Column by Attorney General Morrisey: W.Va. Must Go for the Gold
February 6, 2014

The road to prosperity won’t be easy. We may get sidetracked along the path, and opponents will try to thwart us to maintain the status quo. But just like the Olympic athletes who don’t give up when things get tough, neither will we.
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Warns WV Consumers About One-Ring Phone Scam
February 5, 2014

Morrisey: Many people in West Virginia are receiving calls from unknown or international numbers; if people call those numbers back, they may get hit with heavy charges on their next phone bill.
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Attorney General Morrisey Lauds Legislation Requiring Regular Audits for State Agencies
February 1, 2014

Morrisey: Citizens should know that taxpayer-funded state departments and offices, as well as branches of government are doing all they can to root out fraud, waste and abuse.

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» January 2013

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Asks Legislative Leaders to Support Regular Reviews of Agencies, Departments
January 30, 2014

Morrisey: Regular in-depth audits of agency practices will increase transparency and accountability in state government.
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Encourages Consumers to Participate in National Data Privacy Day
January 28, 2014

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is encouraging all consumers to take a couple of minutes this week to evaluate their online security in observance of National Data Privacy Day.
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Attorney General Morrisey Reminds Consumers to Protect Themselves Against Tax-Related Identity Theft
January 22, 2014

Morrisey: Consumers must be vigilant about protecting their personal financial information.
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Attorney General Morrisey Urges Target Shoppers To Sign Up For Free Credit Monitoring Offered By Company
January 20, 2014

Morrisey: This service will help customers, even those who were not impacted by the Christmas season security breach, to ensure their identities are protected.
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AG Morrisey Urges Consumers to be Mindful When Approached by Companies Offering Water Pipeline Insurance
January 16, 2014

Morrisey: Consumers should do their homework to determine whether the business is legitimate and consider if the product is worth the price.

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AG Morrisey Asks West Virginians to Keep Those Without Water in Their Thoughts
January 16, 2014

More than a week after a chemical spill, thousands of West Virginians are still without drinking water.
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Attorney General’s Office Confirms Investigation Into Water Containment Issue
January 14, 2014

CHARLESTON – Attorney General Patrick Morrisey today confirmed that the Office of the Attorney General has initiated an investigation into the chemical leak that rendered water undrinkable and unusable for more than 300,000 West Virginians.
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Morrisey Issues a Call for Citizens to Shop Local, Support Businesses Harmed By Water Crisis
January 13, 2014

Morrisey Issues a Call for Citizens to Shop Local, Support Businesses Harmed By Water Crisis
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Attorney General Morrisey Issues Warning to Consumers Regarding Target Gift Card Scam
January 13, 2014

Morrisey: Scammers are offering fake Target gift cards to consumers on social media websites.

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Attorney General Morrisey Urges Consumers to Report Instances of Price Gouging
January 10, 2014

It is illegal for any person or entity to inflate the price of water or other commodity in times of emergency.
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Attorney General Morrisey Issues Warning About Scammers Calling Consumers Posing As Frontier Communications Employees
January 8, 2014

Consumers should always remember that legitimate businesses typically don't call out of the blue and demand consumers' Social Security number, bank or credit card numbers or other private, personal information.
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Attorney General Morrisey Unveils Plan to Fight Government Corruption, Substance Abuse in West Virginia
January 7, 2014

Morrisey: All state offices and agencies should undergo regular audits to determine if there are instances of fraud or waste, and helping our state fight drugs shouldn’t be a partisan issue.
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Attorney General Morrisey Says Consumers Should Be Cautious of Price Gouging When Replacing Storm-Damaged Appliances
January 7, 2014

Morrisey: Consumers should know their options in the event of needing to replace an appliance.
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Attorney General Morrisey Files Suit Against Clear Rate Communications for Misrepresenting Itself to Customers
January 3, 2014

Company allegedly misrepresented itself as Frontier to sign up thousands of West Virginia customers.


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West Virginia Leads 11 States In Comment Letter Expressing Concerns About Legality of President Obama’s Unilateral Changes to ACA
January 2, 2014

Comment to proposed federal rule challenges the President’s attempt to circumvent Congress to fix the flawed health care law and reiterates need for stronger consumer privacy protections.
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Attorney General Morrisey Files Suit Against Debt Settlement Business
January 2, 2014

AG’s Office says debt collection business misrepresented hundreds of West Virginia consumers.

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» December 2013

Attorney General Morrisey Issues Warning About A Life Alert Scam
December 23, 2013

Morrisey said scammers tell consumers they can receive a free Life Alert device if they provide a credit card number and pay for shipping, handling and fees.
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West Virginia Joins 41 States, Territories Urging Congress To Extend The Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act
December 20, 2013

Morrisey: This Act is important for West Virginia families who may have struggled recovering from the housing crisis.
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Attorney General Morrisey Secures $1.17 Million For West Virginia Borrowers
December 20, 2013

Ocwen Financial will provide direct financial benefits to borrowers in settlement following continued investigations into mortgage servicing and foreclosure abuses.
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West Virginia Joins 40 Other States, Territories Calling For Tamper-Resistant Versions Of Generic Prescription Pain Relievers
December 19, 2013

Morrisey: Making generic pain pills tamper resistant is another tool to combat the epidemic of prescription drug abuse in the Mountain State.
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Attorney General Morrisey Offers Advice To Consumers If Their Credit Card Security Has Been Breached
December 19, 2013

Morrisey: Our Office will do everything we can to assist consumers who may have been impacted by the security breach.
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Attorney General Morrisey Leads Bipartisan Group Of 27 States In Brief Urging U.S. Supreme Court To Weigh In On Spruce Mine Permit
December 17, 2013

Morrisey: States’ involvement in this case is about protecting jobs and ensuring the EPA is not the lone arbiter in deciding whether economic development projects may proceed.
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Attorney General Morrisey Warns Consumers About Phone Scammers Posing As IRS Agents
December 16, 2013

Morrisey said some West Virginians have received calls from people who say they owe back taxes and must pay immediately.
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Attorney General Morrisey Announces West Virginia Secures 30th Concealed Carry Handgun Reciprocity Agreement
December 12, 2013

The new agreement with Alabama marks the sixth state to enter into a reciprocity agreement with the Mountain State in as many months.
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Attorney General Morrisey Reminds Consumers to Be Aware of Their Rights When Shopping Online
December 11, 2013

Consumers should know their rights under the law before going online to purchase merchandise.
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AG Morrisey Issues Statement Honoring Coal Miners On National Miner’s Day
December 6, 2013

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey issued the following statement today about honoring coal miners on National Miner’s Day:
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Attorney General Morrisey Reminds Consumers To Shop Smart This Holiday Season And Avoid Debt
December 5, 2013

Debt collectors must follow certain rules when trying to collect payments from consumers.
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WV Leads 27 States,Territories in Supreme Court Brief Supporting Citizens’ Rights to Buy, Sell Guns
December 4, 2013

Brief argues that the federal government is overstepping the law by trying to prohibit firearms sales between private parties and threatening legal gun owners with criminal penalties.
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» November 2013

W.Va. Leads 10 States in Brief Asking U.S. Supreme Court to Uphold States’ Right to Protect Citizens
November 27, 2013

States say Supreme Court should act to establish clear and consistent rules regarding States’ authority to delegate regulatory functions to professional boards.
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Attorney General Morrisey Offers 10 Tips For Practicing ‘Safety First’ When Shopping On Black Friday
November 26, 2013

Shoppers can take several easy steps to ensure they stay safe and have a happy holiday season.
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Attorney General Morrisey Urges Citizens To Use Caution With Holiday Charitable Giving
November 22, 2013

Morrisey said scammers would likely try hard selling citizens into donating immediately.
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Attorney General Morrisey Urges West Virginians To Keep Their Homes Safe While Traveling For The Holidays Or Hunting
November 21, 2013

Morrisey said home break-ins can occur during the holidays and hunting season when people are more often out of town.
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West Virginia Joins 33 States, Territories in Supreme Court Brief Seeking Better Restitution for Children, Adults Who Have Been Sexually Exploited
November 20, 2013

Morrisey: “We owe it to the children of West Virginia, and our country as a whole, to make criminals pay if they abuse and/or sexually exploit our youth.”
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Attorney General Morrisey Announces Nearly $4 Million In Settlements In Payment Protection Lawsuit
November 19, 2013

Two banking companies each agree to pay the state $1.95 million to settle suit alleging unlawful sale of credit card payment protection plans to West Virginia consumers.
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Attorney General Morrisey Applauds Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Office's Subpoena Power
November 18, 2013

Morrisey: This ruling is a significant victory for the Office’s ability to pursue consumer protection cases.

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Attorney General Morrisey Applauds Possible Ethane Cracker, Other Plants in Wood County
November 14, 2013

Attorney General Morrisey says the Office of Attorney General will work with all parties on any legal matter that may come up and assist the state, Wood County and Odebrecht in making Project Ascent a reality.
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Attorney General Morrisey Warns Senior Citizens To Avoid Scammers Who Call Posing As Grandchild In Distress
November 13, 2013

Morrisey said scammers use the Internet and social media sites to take advantage of senior citizens and prey on their concern for a loved one.
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WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Leads Bipartisan Group in Supreme Court Brief Opposing Cross-State Air Pollution Regulations
November 7, 2013

Morrisey: “Coal and natural gas are a critical component of our nation’s electrical grid and our state’s economy. West Virginia is the second largest producer of coal, and our natural gas industry is booming. This move by the EPA is just one more effort to slam the door...
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West Virginia Leads 9 Other States in Letter Seeking Immediate Legislative Action to Fix ACA
November 6, 2013

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says recent events show the implementation of the ACA is not proceeding in a manner that best protects consumers’ interests.
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Asks EPA to Bring Carbon Emission Listening Tour to West Virginia
November 5, 2013

Morrisey says Mountain State citizens’ opinions deserve to be considered because the proposed carbon emission regulations will greatly affect our communities.
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» October 2013

Attorney General Morrisey Urges Parents And Kids To Think Safety During Trick-Or-Treat
October 30, 2013

Parents, children and candy-givers can follow some easy tips to ensure everyone has a happy Halloween.
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Attorney General Morrisey Announces New Concealed Carry Handgun Agreements With Iowa, New Hampshire
October 30, 2013

West Virginia now has full reciprocity/mutual recognition agreements with 29 states.
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W.Va. Attorney General’s Office to Sponsor National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Collection Site at Capitol on Oct. 26
October 21, 2013

People with unused or unwanted prescriptions are encouraged to bring them to the Capitol between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 26 so the medication may be disposed of properly.
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Attorney General Morrisey Warns Homeowners to Be Cautious of Letters That Urge Them to Buy Copies of Their Home Deed
October 16, 2013

Morrisey said homeowners are not obligated to buy copies of their deed from private companies; copies of deeds often can be obtained at local county courthouses at a lower price.
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West Virginia Joins 46 Other States, D.C. In Settlement Of More Than $32 Million With Business Marketing Discount Club Memberships
October 10, 2013

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says more than 2,100 West Virginians should receive refunds as part of the settlement.
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Attorney General’s Office Announces Tip Line For Consumers With Concerns About Health Insurance, Identity Theft
October 1, 2013

Attorney General Morrisey says his Office will dedicate staff to respond to concerns and questions about scammers.

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» September 2013

Attorney General Morrisey Warns West Virginians About Home Improvement Scams
September 27, 2013

Morrisey: Consumers should check contractors’ backgrounds and licenses before hiring them
for fall home improvement or winterizing projects.

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Attorney General Morrisey Announces Nearly $8 Million In Settlements In Payment Protection Lawsuit
September 24, 2013

Four banking companies each agree to pay the state $1.95 million after unlawfully selling credit card payment protection plans to West Virginia consumers.

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Attorney General Morrisey Issues Statement About EPA’s Regulations On New Coal-Fired Power Plants
September 20, 2013

AG Morrisey questions rule requiring a massive reduction of CO2 emissions from coal-fired plants
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Attorney General Morrisey Releases Statement About White House Consumer Privacy Meeting
September 18, 2013

Morrisey: Last minute steps show just how far behind Obama Administration is on implementation.


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COLUMN: Every Aspect of W.Va.’s Substance Abuse Problem Must be Reviewed
September 10, 2013

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Attorney General Morrisey Applauds FDA Decision to Include Better Warnings on Opioid-Based Prescriptions
September 10, 2013

FDA decision follows letter sent earlier this year by Attorney General Morrisey and attorneys general of 42 other states and territories.

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Attorney General Morrisey To Senator Rockefeller: Consumers Deserve Better
September 8, 2013

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey released the following statement today regarding the lack of consumer protection safeguards in the Affordable Care Act's navigator program.
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Attorney General Morrisey Disappointed by Lack of Response From HHS to Letter From 13 Attorneys General
September 4, 2013

Department of Health and Human Services was asked to respond to letter by Aug. 28
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» August 2013

Attorney General Morrisey Welcomes New Bear to the Office
August 26, 2013

West Virginia Bear Hunters Association loans a 200-pound bear from Randolph County to the Office for display in the East Wing.

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West Virginia Enters Concealed Handgun Reciprocity Agreements With Georgia, Colorado
August 21, 2013

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced that two more states have entered into full reciprocity agreements with West Virginia; in addition, a new Alabama law means West Virginia concealed carry permits are recognized in that state.
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey issues statement on abortion rally at the State Capitol
August 20, 2013

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey issued a statement today regarding an abortion rally at the State Capitol.
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W.Va., 12 Other States Voice Concerns About Consumer Privacy Under Health Care Exchanges
August 14, 2013

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says privacy protections governing programs to assist consumers signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act are woefully inadequate.

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Statement from the Office of Attorney General About Recusals
August 14, 2013

The Office of the West Virginia Attorney General today released a statement about attorneys stepping aside in legal matters.
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Statement from Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Charleston shooting incident
August 12, 2013

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey released a statement today regarding a shooting incident in Charleston that took place earlier this morning.
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Attorney General Morrisey Issues Alert About Scams Targeting the Elderly and People with Disabilities in West Virginia
August 12, 2013

The Office’s Consumer Protection Division has received hundreds of phone calls from seniors, people with disabilities to report individuals seeking personal information.
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W.Va. Joins 22 Other States In Brief Supporting Government Bodies’ Right To Begin Meeting With Prayer
August 8, 2013

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says U.S. Supreme Court should overturn lower court’s ruling that praying before legislative meetings violates the First Amendment.

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Maryclaire Akers To Join Attorney General’s Office Consumer Protection Division
August 1, 2013

Morrisey: The addition of Akers “will bring years of prosecutorial experience to the Division and the Office’s working group tasked with looking at the drug abuse epidemic.”
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W.Va and 45 States Urge U.S. Supreme Court to Protect States’ Discretion in Bringing Consumer Protection Cases
August 1, 2013

Morrisey: “This case directly impacts our mission to protect consumers” by deciding whether states courts will retain a primary role in enforcing state consumer protection laws.
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» July 2013

AG Morrisey Unveils Final Policy on Outside Counsel
July 30, 2013

Public comments emphasize importance of transparency in outside counsel hiring process.
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Attorney General’s Office Secures Agreements With Hospital, Collection Agency Regarding Unlawful Collection Practices
July 30, 2013

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said the agreement with Hampshire Memorial Hospital and its collection agency, Mosaic Finance Solutions, protects consumers.

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Attorney General Morrisey Announces New Concealed Handgun Reciprocity Agreement With Idaho
July 26, 2013

New agreement means West Virginia has written reciprocity agreements with half of the states.
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Attorney General Says Law Allows Tyler County to Receive Donation to Keep Courthouse Open Longer, Digitize Records
July 25, 2013

Influx of people doing title work has made it necessary to consider expanding access to records room at Tyler County Courthouse.
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W.Va. Leads 8 Other States in Letter Supporting States and Businesses’ Rights To Use Criminal Background Checks When Hiring
July 24, 2013

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says EEOC policy could impede West Virginia laws restricting people with felony convictions from working at or owning a pain clinic.

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Attorney General Morrisey's Comments on President Obama's speech today regarding ACA
July 18, 2013

Because of the law's flawed design and the delay of issuance of many of the rules by the federal government, I fear West Virginia and our country will not be ready for open-enrollment on October 1st.
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Attorney General Morrisey Urges Citizens To Be Cautious Of Health Care Fraud Schemes
July 16, 2013

Confusion over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act has spawned scams that put consumers’ identity and savings at risk.
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West Virginia Consumers Win in Antitrust Lawsuit Filed Against Apple for Fixing the Prices of Electronic Books
July 10, 2013

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says a U.S. District Court ruling today upholds claim by West Virginia and 32 other states and territories that Apple violated the law.
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Issues Statement Regarding Letters From Abortion Clinics in W.Va.
July 2, 2013

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey issued a statement today regarding letters the Office of the Attorney General sent to abortion providers in June.
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Attorney General Morrisey urges West Virginians to be safe, avoid illegal fireworks on July Fourth
July 2, 2013

The safest way to celebrate the Fourth of July is to ‘leave the fireworks to the professionals,’ Morrisey said.
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» June 2013

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Warns West Virginians to be Wary of Social Media Scams
June 27, 2013

“These types of scams are very convincing because they start with a message that appears to come from a social media friend, and they involve conversations back and forth through ongoing messages,” Morrisey said. “The key thing people need to remember is that any offer that seems too...
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Says Federal Overreach Will Keep West Virginia in Poverty
June 25, 2013

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said today he is deeply disappointed by President Obama's decision to bypass Congress in his zeal to force his climate change agenda on America.
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Statement from West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey
June 19, 2013

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey released a statement today regarding allegations made by some groups in response to letters sent by the Office to abortion clinics in West Virginia.
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Seeks Information From West Virginia Abortion Clinics to Evaluate Need for Regulation
June 17, 2013

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced today that his Office sent letters to two clinics that provide elective abortions in West Virginia to begin assessing abortion regulation in the State.
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More than 2,600 West Virginians to Receive Checks from National Mortgage Settlement
June 4, 2013

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says consumers in the state will receive a combined total of more than $3.8 million in settlement funds.

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Attorney General Morrisey releases statement on West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruling
June 4, 2013

Morrisey says decision is arguably one of the most important decisions outlining the powers of the Office of the Attorney General in the past century.
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» May 2013

West Virginia Joins 47 States, D.C. in Visa, MasterCard Amicus Brief
May 30, 2013

Morrisey: W.Va. joined amicus brief ‘to protect the Office’s authority to fight for consumers.’

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W.Va Joins Other States in Urging U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Fight Over Greenhouse Gas Emissions
May 24, 2013

States file ‘friend of the court’ brief in support of Supreme Court petition challenging EPA regulations that will have adverse economic burden on states and consumers.

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West Virginia Attorney General, DEP Say Proposed EPA Rule Misinterprets Clean Air Act
May 14, 2013

Patrick Morrisey, DEP Secretary Randy Huffman say EPA’s proposed rules for emissions during plant startups, shutdowns or malfunctions are not supported by law.

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Morrisey Joins 42 Other Attorneys General in Letter to FDA Seeking ‘Black Box’ Warning About Prescription Opioid Use During Pregnancy
May 13, 2013

Women need to “understand the risks associated with taking prescription pain medicine to their unborn children,” West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says.
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Releases Statement on Medicaid Expansion
May 2, 2013

Attorney General Morrisey says, "While I have a great deal of respect for the Governor and the difficult choices he must make, I disagree with this decision. At a time when one of the principal authors of Obamacare is concerned about an implementation ‘train wreck,’ it is disappointing...
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» April 2013

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Unveils Progress Report for First 100 Days
April 24, 2013

Morrisey says his goals were to ‘advance ethics reforms, promote freedom, begin the process of taking on the federal government, and improve the state’s business climate.’

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to Highlight Accomplishments of First 100 Days
April 23, 2013

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey will host a news conference at 11 a.m. April 24 at the Attorney General's Office to go over his 17-point plan for his first 100 days.
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, Division of Protective Services Partner in Drug Take-Back Inititative
April 22, 2013

The two agencies will join in DEA initiative to safely dispose of unused or expired prescriptions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at the West Virginia Capitol.
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Attorney General Morrisey Works With Governor, Legislature to Reform Process for Appropriating Settlement Money
April 18, 2013

Patrick Morrisey says Senate Bill 1005 represents a landmark change in how the Attorney General’s Office does business.

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Attorney General Morrisey Advises West Virginia University to Re-Bid Its Multimedia Rights
April 15, 2013

Patrick Morrisey says a review of the process finds no signs of “intentional wrongdoing” but significant errors suggest the matter should be re-bid.
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Attorney General Releases Statement on Anniversary of Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster
April 5, 2013

Patrick Morrisey says everyone must work together to ensure state’s mines are safest in the world.

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AG Patrick Morrisey Announces Kickoff of Planned Jobs Summit
April 4, 2013

Attorney General invites all stakeholders to provide input on ways to attract jobs to West Virginia.
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Attorney General's Office Obtains $126,000 Judgment Against Family Credit Counseling Corp., Owner
April 2, 2013

Ruling stems from complaint filed on behalf of 250 West Virginians who were charged unlawful fees.

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» March 2013

Attorney General Morrisey Calls for Broader Religious Exemptions
March 27, 2013

Patrick Morrisey says refusal to extend exemptions negatively impacts Americans’ religious liberties.
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AG Patrick Morrisey Announces New Policy on Hiring Outside Counsel
March 21, 2013

New policy seeks to provide transparency and accountability in appointment process.
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WEST VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL ASKS FDA TO MAKE GENERIC PAIN PILLS HARDER TO ABUSE
March 12, 2013

Patrick Morrisey joins 47 other attorneys general in request for more abuse-resistant prescription drugs.
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ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE TO PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE TO WVU ON TIER 3 MEDIA RIGHTS ISSUE
March 5, 2013

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said his office has been asked to assist the University in its internal review.
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» February 2013

WEST VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL TO PRESENT PROPOSED BUDGET TO SENATE
February 20, 2013

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey will present his budget proposals for the 2014 Fiscal Year to members of the Senate Finance Committee at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20. The budget hearing will take place in Room 451M in the State Capitol.
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ATTORNEY GENERAL PATRICK MORRISEY FILES BRIEF IN GUN CASE PENDING BEFORE U.S. SUPREME COURT
February 14, 2013

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey today announced that West Virginia has joined with 19 other states this week in filing a “friend of the court” brief in a case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
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WEST VIRGINIA JOINS CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGE TO SELECTIVE BAILOUTS
February 14, 2013

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey today announced that the State of West Virginia and seven other states moved to join a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of certain provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act.
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Announces Comprehensive Ethics Plan
February 11, 2013

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced today his office is implementing a comprehensive new ethics package, which includes reforming state “revolving door” policies, implementing competitive bidding for outside counsel appointments, and banning the use of “trinkets” and other self-promotional materials which bear his name.
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Urges President Obama to Change Course in Appointing New EPA Administrator
February 11, 2013

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has sent a letter to President Barack Obama expressing his concerns about the current direction of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and urging the President to change the agency’s “current path” by nominating a more reasonable successor to recent EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson.
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Media Advisory - Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to Announce Comprehensive Ethics Reform Policies on Monday, February 11th at 2:00 P.M.
February 8, 2013

In his first formal press conference since taking office, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey will be announcing a package of comprehensive ethics reforms this coming Monday, February 11th at 2:00 p.m. at the Office of the Attorney General.
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WEST VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE ANNOUNCES HIRING OF BETH GORCZYCA RYAN AS NEW DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
February 5, 2013

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced today that his office has hired Beth Gorczyca Ryan to serve as Director of Communications for the Office of Attorney General.
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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Releases Opinion on Jefferson County Sheriff Vacancy
February 4, 2013

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has issued a formal opinion letter regarding the recent vacancy for Sheriff of Jefferson County.
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» January 2013

West Virginia Joins $113 Million Multi-State Settlement with Lender Processing Services
January 31, 2013

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced today that West Virginia has joined 44 states and the District of Columbia in reaching a $113 million multi-state settlement with Lender Processing Services, Inc., and its subsidiaries, LPS Default Solutions and DocX.

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Statement of Attorney General Patrick Morrisey
January 15, 2013

CHARLESTON, WV (January 14, 2013) - Today, Patrick Morrisey was officially sworn in as Attorney General of West Virginia on the steps of the Capitol. Morrisey is the first Republican to serve as Attorney General in West Virginia since 1933, and as a resident of Harpers Ferry, Morrisey...
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