Lawsuits

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The West Virginia House of Delegates has passed a bill that would allow voters with certain disabilities to vote electronically in the upcoming election. 

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West Virginia’s Attorney General filed two lawsuits against a pair of opioid-manufacturers in Boone County Circuit Court on Monday, alleging the internationally operating companies have illegally misrepresented their products and downplayed the risks associated with opioid painkillers.  

A boy protests the Rockwool company with his family on Aug. 2, 2018 in Charles Town, W.Va.
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This summer will mark one year since thousands of residents in Jefferson County, West Virginia started a movement to rally against a Denmark-based company called Rockwool. The company’s proposed West Virginia plant would manufacture stone wool insulation across the street from an elementary school. The issue has sparked contention throughout the region. The voices from those against Rockwool have grown louder, but so too have those who do want Rockwool in West Virginia.

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Two more West Virginia communities have joined others around the state in suing drug companies over the opioid epidemic.

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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says Solicitor General Elbert Lin is leaving soon to return to the private sector.

Morrisey announced Lin's impending departure Thursday.

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Seven more municipalities across West Virginia are joining in on lawsuits against several drug distributors accused of fueling the local opioid epidemic by shipping far too many painkillers there.

WSAZ-TV reports that five of the plaintiffs are in the Tri-State and Kanawha Valley area: the cities of Logan, Montgomery, Summersville, the town of Wayne and Nicholas County.

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Several cities in West Virginia are suing paving companies, accusing them of developing a statewide monopoly to inflate the cost of asphalt.

Beckley, Charleston, Bluefield and Parkersburg are accusing the companies of creating a scheme that caused the municipalities to pay at least 40 percent more for asphalt that they should have.

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A federal judge has ruled that five disabled West Virginians should get the same amount of funding they got before cuts were made to the state's Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities waiver program.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Johnston recently issued a preliminary injunction ordering the state Department of Health and Human Resources to reinstate the disabled West Virginians' individualized budgets to the amounts they received in 2014.

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West Virginia's attorney general has filed lawsuits against two pharmacies that he's seeking to block from doing business in the state.

  Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office filed the lawsuits against David Pharmacy LLC and Rock City Pharmacy LLC in the Raleigh Circuit Court Thursday. His office says both pharmacies are based in Utah.

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Dozens of West Virginia residents have filed lawsuits against chemical company DuPont for contaminating drinking water.

The web of Freedom Industries' ownership is complicated and their recent bankruptcy filing is likely to be as well. This article from BillMoyers.com attempts to unravel what's playing out, who's involved, and the impact it might have.